407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA
Greetings one and all! Welcome, once again, to a fundraising night of anime and good cheer!
For those of you who haven’t been to one of these before, this event is designed to help raise funds to cover the costs and supplement future events. We have had a lot of success in the past, and I hope that you continue to come out and help support our group!
That being said, after the last attempt, we are going to try and MAKE THIS ONE THE BEST NIGHT YET!
How are we going to do that? WITH TWO MAJOR CHANGES!
But the one thing that will never change, is that there is NO COST for coming to this event!
RSVPing will be completely free!
First, let us cover what will be the same.
We will be requesting small, OPTIONAL donations from attendees to offset the associated expenses. The venue and equipment are not free so every little bit helps!
Also, we will be running a raffle with all sorts of goodies! I have ordered something special as the central prize, and an e-mail will be sent out with guidelines concerning other donations shortly. But as a main point, anyone who follows the guidelines on a donation will receive five free raffle tickets to use as they want!
Just like last time, THIS EVENT WILL FEATURE A POTLUCK! We have cleared food use with the venue, and anyone who contributes WILL ALSO GET FIVE FREE RAFFLE TICKETS!
HOWEVER, ALL FOOD AND DRINK PROVIDED WILL BE FREE!
Please note, to ensure this happens in future events, please be respectful and clean up after yourselves. Message me or write questions below for further guidelines or if you plan on participating.
Also like the last time, instead of having one feature film, we will be doing VIEWER’S CHOICE! A number of anime titles will be made available, and the crowd can choose between them as to what they want to watch. Use the time between episodes to mingle, fuel up and enjoy the evening that much more :)
Just to be clear, THIS WILL BE A PUBLIC EVENT! Members and non-members can mingle, allowing us to increase exposure! However, in recognition of the guidelines of the group, the participants will be encouraged to be eighteen and above before entering. Seats will be limited, but it will strictly be first come first serve. So make sure to get there early!
Last, but nowhere near least, we are working with the venue, Comicazi, to obtain a special discount on manga in the store for raffle participants during the event. While the final number is not quite set in stone, I assure you no one will regret it. Especially with the number of rare, out of print titles floating on their shelves :) Once full details are in place, I will update the event.
NOW FOR THE CHANGES!
First the date. In previous years, this event was held during dates that were after a number of early conventions. THIS YEAR, we are going to be hosting the event BEFORE the biggest local anime convention. While I won’t mention them here, since we are NOT officially affiliated with them, it is not something that you should have any trouble guessing. Use this event to network with others who are interested in attending and share your stories and experiences! :D Now, why is this so important, besides getting hyped up before the big event?
BECAUSE THIS TIME, WE WILL BE HOSTING A COSPLAY CONTEST! Full rules and procedures will be posted shortly, but given that a large number of you are attending said unaffiliated anime convention, this is also a chance for you to get your cosplay in line before the main event!
AS PROMISED, HERE ARE THE DETAILS FOR THE COMICAZI DISCOUNT!
Special Comicazi Manga Raffle Discount!
Buy five or more dollars worth of raffle tickets, and get a discount token for all in stock Comicazi Manga!
Buy any Manga in stock and get fifty percent off!
Prepackaged sets of manga count.
Also we will have tons of manga volumes for $1
Only good on the night of the viewing event.
Please come out and show your support!