ASAPA presents

Animethon 2022

Aug 5 - 7 / 2022 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, Table Top Café Gaming, TAPS Card Gaming, Extra Life Edmonton, ERA Gaming Stage, and much more!
  • The Gaming Hall is located in Hall A of the Edmonton Convention Centre.
  • It will be a combination of a Gaming Area, Guest Autographs, and a Cafeteria.
  • The Gaming area is expected to take up over 24,000 sqft.
Entry Requirements
  • ANY valid Animethon 2022 pass is permitted entry. (Your Event Pass is a valid pass to enter this hall.)
Hours of Operation
  • Friday & Saturday: 11 AM to 10 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM.

Gaming Stage Programming

In partnership with Endless Era Gaming (ERA), who will be hosting our gaming stage! The gaming stage will be showcasing all the things going on in this gaming hall! This is where you can come to sit down and enjoy things like tournament finales, live streams, performances,  and much more! 

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Gaming Tournaments

We’ve got multiple tournaments for both serious gamers for paid tournaments to casual gamers for free tournaments. Earn your prizes and glory for the winners. Do you have what it takes?

Special this year is our partnership with "The Path of Glory".  SKL Esports,  will be flying out the Top 2 placing players in the Alberta province for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles! The path is a series of affiliated tournaments where the highest placing player from that region can win bonus airfare to attend the Path to Glory event at The Grey Cup Festival, it will be held on Nov. 18th-19th, at Regina, SK with a grand prize pool of $50,000!

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Table Top Café Gaming

Table Top Cafe returns to Animethon with a large area for open board gaming from open to close! Featuring con favourites like Giant Jenga, Azul, Catan, Coup, Werewolf, Codenames, Cards Against Humanity and Superfight plus tons of hot new titles like Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, Hues and Clues, Happy City, 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. 

‚ÄčTabletop Cafe will be hosting Puzzle Battles ($15 per session), Dungeons & Dragons sessions with experienced DM's ($12 per session), and live mini figure painting sessions by Figuratively Speaking Minis! ($33 per session) Don't miss out!
Table Top Café Programming Schedule 
(Note: See above for costs)  
D&D Session 1 [2pm - 5pm]
D&D Session 2 [4pm - 7pm]
D&D Session 3 [5pm - 8pm]
D&D Session 4 [7pm - 10pm]
D&D Session 5 [11am - 2pm]
D&D Session 6 [1pm - 4pm]
D&D Session 7 [4pm - 7pm]
D&D Session 8 [6pm - 9pm]
D&D Session 9 [7pm - 10pm]
D&D Session 11 [12pm - 3pm]
D&D Session 12 [1pm - 4pm]
Puzzle Battle Team [2pm]Puzzle Battle Team [6pm]Puzzle Battle Team [2pm]

Figuratively Speaking Minis Painting

Welcome to Learn to Paint where you will be provided a Miniature Figure, supplied by Tabletop Game Cafe, and where you can break in your painting skills with Courtney from Figuratively Speaking Minis. In this hour and a half class, you can base paint your figure to make it tabletop ready for your next game. These classes are open to all levels so if you have any questions, or want to know more about where you can paint in the city, feel free to ask! (Note: Each class has a cost of $33)
"Learn to Paint Beholder" - In this hour and a half class, you can base paint your figure to make it tabletop ready for your next game. Bring to life a terrifying Beholder to run your players out of your dungeon or add to your collection of cool monsters!

"Learn to Paint a Raging Troll" - In this hour and a half class, you can base paint your figure to make it tabletop ready for your next game. This Troll would be sure to make an impact on your table and get those dice rolling! 

"Learn to Paint a Young Remorhaz" In this hour and a half class, you can base paint your figure to make it tabletop ready for your next game. With a Young Remorhaz on your table, your players will be sure to be on edge, these monsters are something else!
Figuratively Speaking Mini's Programming Schedule 
(Note: each class has a cost of $33)  
Learn to Paint Session #1 [12:30pm - 2pm]
Learn to Paint Session #2 [2:30pm - 4pm]
Learn to Paint Session #3 [4:30pm - 6pm]
Learn to Paint ft. Beholder [12:30pm - 2pm]
Learn to Paint ft. Raging Troll [2:30pm - 4pm]
Learn to Paint ft. Young Remorhaz [4:30pm - 6pm]
Learn to Paint [6:30pm - 8pm]
Learn to Paint Session #1 [12pm - 1:30pm]
Learn to Paint Session #2 [2pm - 3:30pm]

Taps Games

Come join us to learn or play your favourite card games such as Pokémon TCG, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Weiss Schwarz, Cardfight, Magic The Gathering, and much more!  Outside of Animethon, Taps Games is located at 2854 Calgary Trail NW.

Taps Card Gaming Programming Schedule
Friday 5:00pmMTG Commander Open Play
6:00pm Digimon
Saturday 12:00pm MTG Commander Open Play
12:00pmPokémon TCG
3:00pmCardfight Vanguard
5:00pm Learn to Play Pokémon
Sunday 12:00pm MTG Commander Open Play
12:00pm Yu-Gi-Oh
2:00pm Warhammer Kill Team

Extra Life Edmonton

We are excited to announce that Animethon will be featuring exciting activities in support of our Official Charity Partner: Extra Life Edmonton,  benefitting the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation once again. We couldn't be more proud to team up to help change kids' health. Extra Life Edmonton raises money for The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through gaming! This year, the annual 24-Hour Game Day Marathon from in-person to virtual,  with over 700 gamers in our community fundraising for the kids! Stop by our booth anytime to learn more about how you can make a difference. Find out more here!

Facebook: Extra Life Edmonton
Twitter: @yegextralife
Website: Extra Life Edmonton Page

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!