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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!!!

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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Face to Face Games - Magic: The Gathering

Face to Face Games

We will be hosting all day $10 drafts that start as soon as we have 8 willing players. Never played Magic: The Gathering before? No problem! We will be hosting a learn to play workshop where we will teach you how to sling spells. Finally, tables will be open all day to allow for casual, relaxed play.

Web page: http://www.facetofacegames.com/

 
 

Schedule

For a preview of when the Video Gaming events will be taking place at the Sheraton, check out the Google Sheet Schedule.

 

The NES Club

We will be discussing the significance and cultural impact the NES had in the world of video games and why to this day it is still important. We will be discussing digital versus physical games. What it was like hunting across North America for every NES game in 30 days.

Saturday at 7:00PM in Muskoka 3 of the Sheraton Hotel.

 
 

Wood for Sheep

Wood for Sheep

WoodForSheep Hobbies Ltd. excited to be back at Anime North to showcase the best that tabletop games have to offer. Match wits against your opponent or cooperate with your friends to save the world. Gamers of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Stop by the gaming area and try a game (or two or three)!

 
 

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, Ultra Street Fighter 4Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, Guilty Gear Xrd, Killer Instinct, and Mortal Kombat X. Anime North is excited to announce that EvenMatchupGaming http://www.evenmatchup.com/ will be joining us to host Super Smash Brothers WiiU and Melee.

We will also be holding a few tournaments for non-fighting games such as Call of Duty Advance Warfare, Halo 4 2v2, Halo 2 anniversary 4v4, Just Dance, Duck Hunt and Mario Kart.

 

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

 

AnimeNia Card Game Cosplay Event

A new cosplay gaming event in is production this year combining a creative card game with the action of cosplayers and fans – think of it as a the next evolution of Cosplay Chess.

Fans have always wanted to do a live action Yu-Gi-Oh duel but there were never enough Duel Monster cosplayers available.

Our creative new card game, currently called AnimeNia, features content anime fans can relate to while our cosplayer volunteers perform the actions of the game.

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All Night D&D - The Fellowship of the Lemon Cart

Four heroes transporting a cart full of lemons are the only hope to defeat an ancient evil.

For the first time ever, Anime North Gaming presents All Night D&D! The Fellowship of the Lemon Cart is a three-part saga played over 9 hours run by professional comedy writer and game designer Jason Anarchy from Drinking Quest.

Registration prior to the convention required and spots are limited!

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LAN Gaming Area

Anime North Gaming returns for our 6th Annual BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN this year! Drop on by with your computer for Free Play Friday yet again as we'll have a whole host of different games and game modes that YOU decide on; anything goes - within reason of course! In-house games, ARAM, teemo hunts, and HearthStone are just some of the possibilities! Saturday brings about our annual League of Legends championship - will last years' victors repeat or will a new team rise triumphant in the end? We'll have the later stage matches up on the big screen and streamed online even - so come on by and join us! Whether it's to spectate, chill out, or partake in the free play festivities, we're sure you'll end up having a blast!

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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)
  • Z-World LARP (post apocalyptic)
  • Fantasy Alive (fantasy)
  • Epoch (fantasy)

They 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!!!

Please note, the 2015 LARP section is now full and we are unable to accept any more groups

 

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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Late Night Werewolves - The Resistance

AWWOOOOOOO Comrades! Are you a SPY?! Get ready to lie, cheat, and do anything you can to convince your fellow players that you are in fact, who you say you are. Your host Shane Zeagman will guide you through this all-night gaming extravaganza of games in the Social Deception genre: Werewolves of Millers Hollow, The Resistance, and Coup. Come in, stay the night, and have fun, and for those in the know: don't forget the "Sham-wow!" Game tutorials will begin the night so new players are encouraged (though not required) to show up early (starting at 9pm on Friday)

 

Warhammer

Warhammer

Warhammer is back at Anime North 2015 — All weekend long!

Space Marine Speed Painting Contest. Small entry fee, GW prizes!
Presented by The Game Chamber (http://thegamechamber.com/?page_id=36)

 

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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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Costuming

Anime North Gaming has our own brand of costuming events, including AnimeNia, a new cosplay-card game.

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BeyBlade

Grand Battle Tournament 2

The World Beyblade Organization is back at Anime North for the eighth straight year, this time with Team BeyBattle Revolution on Saturday, May 23rd! Team BeyBattle Revolution will make use of the WBO’s brand new Team Format; team up in groups of three and battle it out against Bladers from across North America in a frenzied competition to take home the Triple Crown Face and some fabulous prizes!

 

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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 2015 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 on Sunday at 3:00 PM 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!

 
 

Featured Programming

Check out all the other neat gaming stuff we have for you!

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Steve Jackson Games - Men in Black

Wood for Sheep

Members of the Steve Jackson Games volunteer Men in Black program will once again be joining us in our gaming area. There will be a selection of SJ Games' product available that will be free to play during open gaming hours, as well as hosting game demonstrations to teach new players interested in learning. As a great way to change things up for those already familiar with Munchkin, a Tournament, complete with Steve Jackson Games prizes and other blended theme games will be scheduled.

 

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DDR / Japanese Rhythm Games

The intense arcade rhythm action returns yet again with even more DDR, Beatmania IIDX, Pop'n Music, and Sound Voltex than you can shake a stick at!

 

Our Sponsors

  • LG Canada
  • Super 1Up Games
  • Nerd Block
  • We Got Game
  • Burning Meter
  • Chop Shop Goods
  • Game On Entertainment Services
  • Game Asylum
  • Roany's
 

Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt Competition

Game On Entertainment Service (http://gameonentertainmentservices.com/) will be back this year and with their convention favourite Duck Hunt Points Tournament with prizes provided by Chop Shop Goods (www.Chopshopgoods.com) and a Retron video game console provided by GOES for the winner of the Two Duck competition.

 
 

Participating Organizations

  • Even Matchup Gaming
  • EGE
  • Toronto Top Tiers
  • Ontario Smash
 

Just Dance

Come by and Just Dance in the Sheraton for the return of our Just Dance competition and win awesome prizes like gear from Chop Shop, passes to Atomic Lollipop, and a 65 inch LG TV!

 
 

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 handhelds room in the Sheraton Hotel. Bring your 3DS and Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire 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 board

Go is an ancient Chinese board game of area enclosure. Everyone attending Anime North is welcome to play and learn to play all weekend. Go tables will be at the table top gaming venue in the Toronto Congress Centre, Hall B.

 

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Game Asylum

Game Asylum is pleased to offer various video gaming tournaments and free play all weekend at Anime North from directly inside the Toronto Congress Centre! Xbox 360s, Wii Us, and Wiis will be available along with a vast arsenal of the best multi-player games out there. Tournaments for Super Smash Bros U, Mario Kart 8, Halo 4, and NHL '15 will be run all weekend with awesome prizes! Stop by to face the best of the best, or for a fun race of Mario Kart, but don't forget to get in and play!

 

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Hairy Tarantula: Magic the Gathering

Once again the Hairy Tarantula will be hosting drafts (including Modern Masters 2!) and "gunslinging" all weekend long. Win great prizes, "level up" as a skilled player, and get tips from their expert staff on deckbuilding.

 
 

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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