Founded in 2005, Anime Club was created to provide people a method to access anime before the development of the internet; members would meet to watch and discuss anime shown on VHS. As the internet grew and anime became more accessible through streaming, the purpose of Anime Club shifted to becoming a venue where individuals can come to discuss anime, play video games, and discussing general Japanese culture and other nerdy pursuits. During it's transition, Anime Club has brought people together and shown them a culture beyond watching anime; such as going on anime convention trips, discussing anime on a podcast, creating a newsletter about nerdy topics, and etc. In addition, Anime Club has inspired one of it's former president, Justin Brough, to create a locally run and operated convention called Con-Jikan.
List of Cons Attended
- Anime Los Angeles
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