Do you think anime is totally awesome? Are you a chic who is totally awesome? Then you should join this totally awesome group!
Anime Chics is founded on a basic premise....we're chics who love to watch anime. I started this group because I wanted to enjoy and discuss anime with other anime-loving women, as well as to create a space centered around geek/nerd womanhood.
The group guidelines are significant, but simple:
#1. BE A CHIC. This is a woman-centered space for adult (21+) woman-identified persons of all cultural backgrounds using she/her/hers gender pronouns. This includes cisgender women, transgender women, queer women, straight women, lesbians, feminine women, masculine women, and any other gender identity that is woman-based. Be respectful of all the women in this group.
#2. BE INTO ANIME. You don't have to be a hardcore fan or know about every anime genre or creator (I certainly don't). You just have to like (or love!) watching it and want to get with other women to talk about it. We use Netflix, Hulu, Funimation, and Crunchy Roll for choosing anime series, as well as anything available online for free. If you have series on VHS or DVD that you don't mind sharing or watching with others, that's welcome as well!
#3. BE ACTIVE. The point of the group is to get together and share our anime interests with one another. That can't happen if members aren't willing to get out and meet each other. And don't be afraid to host meetups to discuss your own favorite anime series and to share your other interests (movies, food, books, whatever....it doesn't ALWAYS have to be anime). More meetups help our calendar stay active.
We also have a "secret" Anime Chics meetup group on Facebook that's for members only. Once you're a part of the meetup group, send the organizer a friend request and a message asking to be added to the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/eternity.philops). The Facebook group is how we engage and bond with each other between meetups.
#4. BE A SUPPORT. Dues support this group for the cost of the meetup site and for the time and energy needed to maintain activity. The monthly dues are purposely low cost (the amount of a couple of fast food items per month) but are still critical to keeping the group going. Once your trial period is over, if you haven't paid your support dues you will not be able to attend any meetups until you do, and you may be removed from the group.
#5. BE ACCOUNTABLE. If you RSVP to a meetup, that means you're making a commitment to attend, so be sure to RSVP for meetups ONLY if you intend to go. For most meetups you'll have the option to bring guests; just make sure that 1.) you mark your RSVP to show that you're bringing a guest so the host has an accurate headcount, and 2.) your guest is woman-identified (remember, this is a safe space for women only!).
We all know life happens, so if you can't make a meetup or have to cancel last minute, be respectful of the group and change your RSVP so the meetup host knows not to expect you. If you have numerous meetup no-shows, you may be removed from the group.
#6. BE AWESOME. This group is about making new friends, and making new friends is about being friendly. Anyone who is disrespectful, mean, and just basically brings a bunch of negative energy will be removed and blocked. But I'm optimistic it will never come to that, because Anime Chics are totally awesome people!