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How do I join the club?
In order to be considered an official member of the club, you must sign the membership list which is available at any showing throughout the year. Membership is valid for the club year that you signed up in.
How much is club membership?
As of September 2009, membership fees were abolished.
Can I attend the showings without being an official club member?
Yes, you may attend any showings without being an official club member. If you become a regular attending member we may ask you to sign up, but you may decline. However, if you are not a member you are not entitled to the benefits of membership that are listed below in the next Question & Answer.
What does club membership get me?
The benefits of being an official club member are,
- the ability to attend all our events;
- the ability to vote in any process that requires a vote;
- speaking rights during any general meeting of the club;
- eligibility for any giveaways that we hold;
- the ability to get more involved in the club through Officer or Executive positions.
Do I have to be a Carleton student in order to attend the showings?
No, anyone can attend our showings. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a student at the University of Ottawa/Algonquin College, someone who resides in Ottawa, or are just passing through the city.
When are the showings?
We hold weekly showings on Saturdays from 1:30pm until 11:00pm. Showings are held year round. The only break that the club takes is over the Christmas and New Years holiday and sometimes over the weekend of Anime North.
Where are the showings?
Showings are held on the Carleton University campus. To find out where we’ll be for any given week, check the Home page. We’ll always have a room posted in the weekly post.
If you need access to maps to find your way around campus visit the Maps page.
How is a showing's timetable structured?
Starting September 2015 our showings will follow this timetable, unless otherwise posted,
1:30pm to 2:10pm: Setup
2:10pm to 3:00pm: Series Slot 1 [2 episodes]
3:00pm to 3:10pm: Discussion
3:10pm to 4:00pm: Series Slot 2 [2 episodes]
4:00pm to 4:10pm: Discussion
4:10pm to 5:00pm: Series Slot 3 [2 episodes]
5:00pm to 5:10pm: Discussion
5:10pm to 6:00pm: Series Slot 4 [2 episodes]
6:00pm to 6:10pm: Discussion
6:10pm to 6:30pm: Weekly Slot [same series each week, 1 episode]
6:30pm to 7:30pm: Dinner Break
7:30pm to 11:00pm: Movie(s) and Free Showing
What is a classic series slot?
A classic series slot is a slot in the timetable that we fill with an older series. Series that fall into the classic category are any from the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s. Besides the classic slot, sometimes the weekly slot is used for older series.
For the schedules that started the 2015-2016 club year it was decided that there wouldn’t be as much of a presence of older series in the schedules.
What is free showing?
Free showing is a part of the schedule that is open to any members who have brought stuff in they would like to watch or introduce to other club members. Please be advised that the content must be appropriate (i.e. no hentai, extreme fan service, or extreme violence).
Anything that gets shown in free showing will normally get finished in free showing at a rate of one episode per week.
What are Schedules A and B?
Schedules A and B are our weekly rotating schedule of content. Each week we'll rotate between Schedules A and B, this is done to allow members who don't come to every showing a chance to stay current with whats in the schedule that they show up for.
Besides showings, what other events does the club hold?
Besides the weekly showings the club holds,
- bimonthly sushi dinners where we go out to an all you can eat sushi restaurant;
- marathons of requested series;
- meetups at theatrical screenings.
There is also gaming between members on Steam and sometimes meetups for boardgames.
Does A@C watch its Anime subtitled or dubbed in English?
All series and movies shown are subtitled in English with Japanese audio, unless otherwise posted.
Are you going to continue series xxxx?
With few exceptions, if we start something, it will generally be finished.
Will you show Anime xxxx?
If you would like to request a certain series, movie, or OVA to be shown, let us know and we'll take it into consideration when making up the schedules.
Do you need Anime for the showings?
Most likely not, we have a fairly extensive collection and can usually track down any episodes we are missing. But it never hurts to ask; at least we will know what all the options are.
How can I get involved?
You can get involved with the club though an Executive or Officer position.
Be advised that only Carleton University students may be Executives.