ASAPA presents

Animethon 27

Aug 7 - 9 / 2020 Edmonton Convention Centre Edmonton Alberta Canada
/ Events / Gaming Hall

Gaming Hall

Please Note

All information regarding this hall is subject to change.
Animethon will be dedicating over 24,000 square feet of space just for gaming! Featuring console gaming, free-play and tournaments, LAN gaming, Tabletop Cafe Board Gaming, Adventurers' Guild Card Gaming, Community Booths, and much more!
  • The Gaming Hall is located in Hall A of the Edmonton Convention Centre.
  • It will be a combination of Gaming Area and Cafeteria.
  • The Gaming area is expected to take up over 24,000 sqft.
Entry Requirements
  • ANY valid Animethon 26 pass is permitted entry. (Your Event Pass is a valid pass to enter this hall.)
  • Only interested in the Gaming Hall? Best value is our $20 Gaming Pass! Valid all three days.
  • Only provides access to the Gaming Hall.
  • Gaming Pass can be upgraded to an Event Pass at the event for $40.
Hours of Operation
  • Friday & Saturday: 11AM to 11PM
  • Sunday 11AM to 4PM.

Gaming Stage Programming

We will be having a stage to showcase all the things going on in this hall! This is where you can come sit down and enjoy things like tournament finales, live streams, performances,  and much more! 

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Animethon 26: Tournament Arc Summer Season

Tournament Arc is Alberta’s Premier Fighting Game Tournament Series ran year round by Animethon in partnership with the Edmonton Smash Bros Community, the Edmonton Fighting Game Community, and OverKlocked Gaming. We’ve got tournaments for both serious and casual gamers, including trophies, prizes, and glory for the winners. Do you have what it takes?

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LAN Gaming

Sponsored by Memory Express

A gaming hall would not be complete without showing some PC love! With the help of Memory Express, we've got a LAN section for both casual free-play LAN and competitive!
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Proudly hosted by our long time partners Table Top Café and Adventurers' Guild. This area is where you can play all the board and card games to your heart's content! From Settlers of Catan, Pokémon TCG to D&D!

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Free-Play Console Gaming

The Free-Play area is a great place to hang out and meet fellow gamers in a more relaxed atmosphere. This area will feature gaming from the Microsoft Store and a little bit of everything gaming that caters to all!


Our Gaming Hall cannot be what it is without the help from our partners in the local gaming community!


By providing free weekly tournaments, special events and support to community events Microsoft aims to help grow the gaming scene in Edmonton. 

Stop by the Microsoft booth/Xbox console area to learn more about its community program, try a wide-variety of games and for your chance to win some awesome XBOX Swag.

Bring your Animethon Gaming Hall pass to the West Edmonton Mall Microsoft store for a special discount. Receive 20% off Hyper-X mice, keyboard and headsets. Receive 5-10% off various other items in store. Stop by the store or the Microsoft booth for full details. Limits and exclusions apply. Various Hyper-X products will be on display at the Microsoft booth.

Meetup: Microsoft West Edmonton Mall Gaming Events

Adventurers Guild Card Gaming

Hosted by The Adventurers Guild. Come join us to learn or play your favourite card games such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Weiss Schwarz, Cardfight, Magic The Gathering, and much more! Magic drafts will be hosted on demand with enough participants (minimum of 8 players).

Table Top Café Gaming

Table Top Cafe returns to Animethon with a large area for open board gaming from open to close! Featuring con favorites like Splendor, Catan, Coup, Werewolf, Codenames, Cards Against Humanity and Superfight plus tons of hot new titles like Tiny Towns, Azul, Just One, Unstable Unicorns and more. We will also have a wide range of board games and D&D accessories for sale.

Outside of Animethon, Table Top Café is located at 5716 75 Street and downtown at 10235 124 st, now with Patio Seating!

Edmonton Smash Bros Community

No Items? Fox Only? Final Destination? Wavedash over and discover the world of competitive Super Smash Brothers, one of today’s most popular eSports! Join over 2000 other Smashers in the Edmonton Smash Bros Community. Whether you're looking for friends to play with, looking to compete to be the best, or somewhere in between, everyone and all skill levels are welcome.

Edmonton is home to players for all the Smash games, including Melee and Ultimate. Our community is focused on creating a friendly environment for all fans of Smash to meet and play, and for competitive players to compete in tournaments and test their skills. 

Find us at Edmonton Smash Community on Facebook or @EdmontonSmash on Twitter.

Edmonton Fighting Game Community

You wanna hit some buttons?  The Edmonton Fighting Game Community is the place for you.  Community members group together to host fighting game events with a fun, competitive atmosphere on a weekly basis.  Whether you're a total casual, or you want to climb the ladder of your local scene, everyone is welcome at our events!

Edmonton is home to many high-level players across multiple games, like Street Fighter, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear, Mortal Kombat, and more!  Our community is focused on supporting the growth of Edmonton's players, you can train with people who have lots of high-level tournament experience.  All you have to do is show up and play!

Find us at Edmonton Fighting Game Community on Facebook or @EdmontonFGC on Twitter.


OverKlocked is dedicated to pushing the boundaries when it comes to your gaming experience. With a massive game library, PC’s that perform at the highest level and peripherals that optimize your performance and comfort, we are proud to service the Edmonton area and be Alberta’s largest internet gaming and LAN center.

Find us at

Extra Life Edmonton

Extra Life Edmonton is so excited to join Animethon's Gaming Hall!  

Extra Life Edmonton raises money for The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through gaming! This year, the annual 24-Hour Game Day Marathon will be held at West Edmonton Mall’s Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace - with over 200 gamers fundraising for the kids! Stop by our booth anytime to learn more about how you can make a difference. Unlock awesome buttons and pins by joining, sharing and donating!

Facebook: Extra Life Edmonton
Twitter: @yegextralife
Page: Extra Life Edmonton Page
 Foam Fighters
Foam Fighters is Edmonton’s premiere indoor NERF arena with a NERF target range, Gamers Lounge, Private Party Rooms and Rebite Cafe.
Foam Fighters indoor arena is designed for NERF and Arrow Tag games and is perfect for people who are looking for a fun, indoor, activity to do in Edmonton. Foam Fighters offers party packages for birthdays, corporate events, stag/stagettes, parties, and more!
Foam Fighters believes in the importance of play for children and adults.  Play helps foster imagination, encourage exercise, increase cognitive and emotional skills.  Foam Fighters also believes in a safe space for everyone to play without judgement and to just have fun!

Core Values
Honesty:          Be honest to yourself and everyone else to build trust.
Teamwork:      Help each other out to foster friendship and loyalty.
Innovation:      Use your imagination and come up with new ways to play.

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