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Our next Anime Sampler is coming up fast! A few things to note: • Only VIP members may RSVP and attend. • Guests are not invited or allowed. • Seating is limited so RSVP only if you can make it! • Leave a comment if you're bringing potluck food to share. • We will not be admitting anyone before 1:45pm. What is Anime Sampler? Join AnimeChicago as we watch first episodes of the upcoming anime season while enjoying some potluck food! This event is suitable for both new and regular members with any level of anime knowledge or experience. There will be breaks for chatting, snacks, and other shenanigans. What's a VIP? Members who have donated $12 or more to our nonprofit organization have VIP Status for one year. We host 4+ VIP thank you parties every year! About the Location This is a private office with a large projector setup, surround sound, water cooler, and a kitchenette with fridge and microwave. Sinks, restrooms and beverage vending machines are located in common areas throughout the facility. Office dogs are friendly to guests but not so great for those with allergies. Getting There Street parking is widely available. It's a two-block walk from the train and two buses if you like public transit. This space is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. Update your RSVP! We are instituting a three strikes policy for No Shows and last-minute cancellations. The room cannot accommodate more people, so unexpected guests will not be permitted entrance.
Watch the entire selection beforehand – spoilers guaranteed! • Round Table is a book club for anime → (https://www.meetup.com/animechicago/pages/22851498/Event%3A_Discussion_Groups) • We take No Shows very seriously → (https://www.meetup.com/animechicago/pages/22833517/Club_Policies/) • Tips for your first Meetup → (https://www.meetup.com/animechicago/pages/22851568/Attending_Your_First_Meetup/)
Astra Lost in Space 彼方のアストラ is a short sci fi shounen manga series from manga-ka Kenta Shinohara 篠原 健太 about a group of students at Caird High School who on an excursion to Planetary Camp, encounter a mysterious intelligent being who send them 5012 light years from their home planet. An old unmanned spacecraft nearby called the Aster gives them a chance to get home if they can work together with determination and grit. Manga Jam typically meets on second Sundays to discuss a selected work of manga and its international relevance. This event is suitable for attendees 18+ with any level of manga knowledge or experience. We recommend reading the entire selection beforehand – spoilers guaranteed! Getting the Comic About the Location This is a private office so the address is available for members only, and it accommodates 25 people comfortably. Also, there is an office corgi, so please keep that in mind if you have allergies or other aversions to dogs. Getting There Street parking is widely available. It's a two-block walk from the Brown Line and two buses (Addison and Ashland) if you like public transit. Apologies: this space is not wheelchair accessible. Attendance Policy Please note our three strikes policy for No Shows and cancellations within 6 hours of the event. You may RSVP for two additional guests. Arrivals who have not RSVP'd cannot be guaranteed a seat, but there may be room available.
Mixers are all about meeting other members, so it's perfect if you haven't been to many (or any) of our meetups yet. • This is a 21+ bar so bring your valid ID. • Check in and grab your name tag when you arrive. • Friends are welcome!