Anime Evolution is the first of two new cons I’ve added to my yearly rotation. AE is currently at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, and has a more cozier feel compared the the larger cons I regularly attend (you can even rent out one of their dorm-rooms).
From Anime Evolutions website: “Anime Evolution started out as a 1-day public Japanese anime showing by the SFU Altered Reality Club (ARC) in 1998, named Anime Showcase at the time. This was expanded to a yearly three-day run at SFU Harbour Centre with participation from other local anime clubs: the Vancouver Japanese Animation Society (VJAS), the Vancouver Sleep is for Wimps Anime Team (VSWAT), and the UBC Anime Club…
In 2002, the 3-day showcase made the leap from local campus event to a full public convention under the name of Anime Evolution (AE). Attendence grew from 300 to 1,200+ as special events, vendors and industry guests were added to the video showings. The goal was to accommodate growing mainstream interest, while maintaining AE’s grassroots ties…“
To learn more about AE and ARC, feel free to check out AE’s website!
In the meantime, Day 2 random pics can be found in the AE2007 Gallery!!Share with your friends!