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Table Top/Board Games/CCG Games

Calling all lovers of collectible card games, board games, and miniature table top games! Check out what Anime North has in store for this year!

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Video Gaming

This year at Anime North, there will be an even wider variety of video game events than ever before. Come join us for some great video game competitions at the Sheraton.

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Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

Live Action Role Playing (LARP) is a form of role-playing where the participants physically act out their character's actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while interacting with each other in character. Anime North wants to bring you the best of the best with companies like Underworld LARP (horror/fantasy), Resurrection (horror/survival), Epoch (family-friendly fantasy), Katharsis DC (vampire) and Fantasy Alive (family-friendly fantasy) are here to show you how to get into the genre, how to make weapons, and present battle royales that YOU can enter and defeat your friends for the chance at a grand prize!!!

Wood for Sheep

Wood for Sheep

Besides video games, comic books, and movies, there are a variety of good tabletop games that are inspired and influenced by Japanese culture. Games with anime-inspired art, a Japanese cultural theme, and even games based on well known anime properties. More recently, unique and fun games created by Japanese designers have made their way across the ocean. WoodForSheep Hobbies Ltd. is excited to present and share these games with you.

 

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Console Gaming

Anime North is excited to announce that Toronto Top Tiers http://torontotoptiers.com/ will be joining us to host our fighting game tournaments. You can expect several popular games such as Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4, and Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Melee, and great new fighting games such as Injustice: God’s Among Us and Killer Instinct.

We will also be holding a few tournaments for non-fighting games such as Call of Duty Black Ops II, Just Dance, Duck Hunt and Mario Kart.

Important Reminders

  • Bring your own controller.
  • Registration for each tournament ends one (1) hour before the tournament is scheduled to begin.
 

Table Top/Board Games/CCG Games

Calling all lovers of collectible card games, board games, and miniature table top games! Check out what Anime North has in store for this year!

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Anime North Cosplay Contest: Gaming Edition

Pit your best video game cosplay and compete in the Anime North Cosplay Contest: Gaming Edition.

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LAN Gaming Area

Anime North Gaming returns for our 5th Annual BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN - "League of Legends" edition this year! With a whole weekend primarily dedicated to League of Legends - from in-houses, ARAM, and other game modes on Free Play Friday to our two-day tournament starting on Saturday and concluding on Sunday afternoon, we plan to make this year even better.

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Video Gaming

This year at Anime North, there will be an even wider variety of video game events than ever before. Come join us for some great video game competitions at the Sheraton.

Read more

 

Other Cosplay Events

You should also check out the events run by the Cosplay Department, such as the Saturday Masquerade and Friday Skit Contest.

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Warhammer

Warhammer

Warhammer is back at Anime North 2014.

 

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Retro Room

Miss the bleeps and bloops of the games from past generations? The Retro Room gives you the opportunity to play all the video games you don't have at home or wish you could play right now in a safe environment!

Request a game from our list and we will set it up for you! We will also be having retro video game challenges throughout the weekend and competitive retro tournaments with medals! We'll be having all our tournaments and challenges in the Golden Delicious Room at the Sheraton Hotel!

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Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

Live Action Role Playing (LARP) is a form of role-playing where the participants physically act out their character's actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while interacting with each other in character. Anime North wants to bring you the best of the best with companies like Underworld LARP (horror/fantasy), Resurrection (horror/survival), Epoch (family-friendly fantasy), Katharsis DC (vampire) and Fantasy Alive (family-friendly fantasy) are here to show you how to get into the genre, how to make weapons, and present battle royales that YOU can enter and defeat your friends for the chance at a grand prize!!!

 

BeyBlade

Grand Battle Tournament 2

The World Beyblade Organization is proud to announce their return to Anime North with GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2: WBO North American Championship 2014

 

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Rock Band Idol

Rock Band Idol

It's time to Rock out! So let’s start with the fun! Rock Band Idol 2014 qualifiers start on Saturday at 6:00 PM in the Northern Spy Room of the Sheraton Hotel (if you’re participating, you’ll need to show up then), and runs until 10:00 PM (this may change depending on the number of bands that sign up). Finals will be held the next day at 3:00 PM on the main stage in the Ambrosia Room with the top contestants battling it out in front of our panel of judges. Award ceremonies to follow! All bands will play at least two songs in qualifiers, but only one in the finals, so make it your best! Your band can range in size from two to four people. However, if you're in a band of two, you will lose a few points, unless you can play multiple parts at once!

 
 

Costuming

Anime North Gaming has our own brand of costuming events.

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Steve Jackson Games

Representatives from Steve Jackson Games will be at Anime North 2014 with a variety of games.

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DDR / Japanese Rhythm Games

Informally known as the "DDR Room", the Japanese Rhythm Game Room features such awesome games as DDR (goes without saying), Beatmania IIDX (pronounced 2 D X), Pop'n Music, and Sound Voltex Booth.

 

Anime North Gaming Sponsors

  • LG Canada
  • Game On Entertainment Services
  • Toronto Top Tiers
  • Candi Werx
  • GDLK Clothing
  • Cambridge Cards and Games
  • Super 1Up Games
 

Pokemon CCG

Skyfox Games is proud to be bringing Pokemon CCG tournaments to Anime North 2014.

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Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt

Game On Entertainment Service (http://gameonentertainmentservices.com/) will be back this year and with their convention favourite Duck Hunt Points Tournament with great candy basket prizes provided by Candi Werx (www.candiwerx.com) and a Retron video game console for the winner of the Two Duck competition.

 
 

Just Dance

Come by and Just Dance in the Sheraton for the return of our Just Dance competition with the top score winning a set of weekend passes for Atomic Lollipop 2014.

 
 

King of Tokyo

Learn to play King of Tokyo! Take on the role of an enormous city-crushing Japanese monster as you battle your fellow mutant beasties for control of Tokyo. Be the last GigaMonster standing, or gain 20 victory points, and you are the King of Tokyo!

Free demos and frequent "tournament" games with prizes for the winner. Brought to you by The Hairy Tarantula.

 

Pokemon Gym Leader Squad

A live-action Pokemon event! The Pokemon Gym Leader Squad is a group of Pokemon fans who cosplay as Pokemon Gym Leaders, Elite 4, and other strong trainers, and we're ready to accept challengers of all skill levels! Look for us at our table in the hallway outside the Ambrosia Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel. Bring your 3DS and Pokemon X or Y version, win badges, and see if you have what it takes to be the very best! Visit http://ctrl-a.org/gymleaders/about-us/rules/ for more details.

 
 

GO

Go is an ancient Chinese board game of territorial strategy. In addition to free play, the Go event for Anime North this year will feature a full-fledged Go tournament, run in conjunction with the Canadian Go Association. The tournament is open to visitors of Anime North and is free to attend with any pass to Anime North.

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Anime North Casual Magic the Gathering Tournaments

Test your Magic the Gathering skills against other attendees at one of our tournaments running all weekend long.

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Hairy T's Official Magic Tournament

The Hairy Tarantula is running a Sealed Deck Grand Prix Trial for Washington DC, as well as Game Day on Saturday! There will also be draft and win-a-box events throughout the weekend.

 

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Hairy T Kaijudo

Kaijudo is a trading card game in which players take control of kaiju (giant otherworldly monsters) and battle for dominance! Come join us for demos, Booster Brawl and Constructed tournaments!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! and Cardfight Vanguard

Untouchables

Untouchables is happy to bring you all a fun weekend full of Vanguard and Yu-Gi-Oh! Join us as we will be hosting tournaments all weekend where you can get cool promos and win some of the newest packs.

All three days of Anime North, Untouchables will be hosting four intermediate tournaments for Cardfight and Yu-Gi-Oh. Players pay $10.00 to play and receive two booster packs for play and top cut will receive store credit to spend at the booth.

On Saturday we will also be having non-stop $10 box tourneys for both games between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Everyone gets a pack and the top four split the box. Whenever we have eight players signed up, we will start a new one.

 
 

HeroClix: Demo Play and Battle Royale

HeroClix is a collectible miniatures turn-by-turn battle game. Come out to learn how to play and compete the battel royale.

 

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