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Animethon 2024

August 9 - 11 / 2024 Edmonton Convention Centre Edmonton Alberta Canada
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Gunpla at Animethon

Animethon Gunpla is excited to bring the world of Gundam PLASTIC models to Animethon 2024. There will be displays, workshops, building demos, as well as THE ANIMETHON BANDAI BUILDERS CONTEST! Come to the ENTERTAINMENT HALL and enjoy many activities, SOCIALIZE WITH THE BUILDERS ABOUT THE exciting world of Gundam and other Bandai model kits!


What is Gunpla?

The term “Gunpla” is short for “Gundam + Plastic Models.” They are models of the mecha featured in THE “MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM” FRANCHISE.

Who are our Sponsors?


Who is PLAMOD?

Plamod is a Distributor of Anime & Asian Hobby Products
Importing and Distributing Plastic Models Since 2005

Niig Logo

Nii G Shop is a local hobby supply shop.

Nii G Shop is a local hobby supply shop.

ENV collectible Logo


ENV COLLECTIBLE is locally owned hobby shop, they also have a bubble tea shop and host bi-weekly Gunpla meet-ups. (bubble-tea and gunpla, its almost perfect!)


Gunpla Builders Logo

Edmonton Gunpla Builders is a collective community of like-minded builders and collectors that enjoy the hobby of Gunpla Building! Community members in association with the Model Enthusiast Group meet once a week (Millwoods Town Center and soon to be various other locations, TBA) to socialize, build, and showcase their work!



Come and see a wide variety of model displays from the world of Gundam and beyond.


Sign up for give aways winners will be drawn and announced:
Friday and Saturday

Winners will be called and texted if they are not in the area at the time.


This year’s hands-on workshop focuses on the first-time experience of plamo model kit building. Tools will be available along with paint pens if you wish to finish and customize your creation. The representatives are always ready to help. Best of all, you get to take your model kit home to display as proof of your first build!

The first-time experience workshop will be held multiple time a day at Animethon 2023. There will be a limited amount of space for each session, so signing up in advance is required (In the Gunpla area of the Exhibition Hall B-C.


  • 11:00AM
  • 01:00PM
  • 03:00PM
  • 05:00PM
  • 07:00PM; signup prior


  • 11:00AM
  • 01:00PM
  • 03:00PM
  • 05:00PM
  • 07:00PM; signup prior


  • 11:00AM; signup prior

Gunpla Speed Build Competition

Speak with the Gunpla staff at the Gunpla info desk to purchase a ticket for Saturday’s speed build competition. With this ticket you will be supplied with a entry grade Gundam model kit, you may bring your own tools, if you require tools speak to one of our staff members and we will loan you a pair of nippers.

Prizes will go out to the contestants who build the fastest and the cleanest! Have fun!


  • 2:00PM; tickets available for purchase at Gunpla Info Desk (Hall C) day of
  • Cost of entry: $8

Plamo Kit Live Demos / Free Building Area (at the Gunpla Booth)

The Animethon Gunpla Team will be present to demonstrate the workflow of building plamo model kits. Observe expert builders, interact with them and learn the ways of this amazing hobby. If that piques your interest, space is available for you and your friends to come build a kit of your own.

Animethon BANDAI Model Builders Contest

In partnership with Edmonton Gunpla Builders, sponsored by PLAMOD Distributors and Nii G Shop. Animethon would like to present the Animethon Bandai Model Builders Contest!

This event will loosely follow GBWC, but it is open to other anime inspired BANDAI Model Kits.

  • Judging will be held Sunday with Judges: Ryan Lau, Thanh Nguyen and Albert Leung, Winners will be announced at 3pm on Sunday.


  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Third Place
  • Fan Favorite – publics favorite choice.
  • Breaking The Bank – the most expensive build
  • Best Diorama – Best environment around entry
  • Budget Build – For the most money conscious builder (note event kits or if you “got it for free” are not acceptable.”
  • The Crystal Abbenhuis Award for Women in Gunpla


  1. To enter, models must be brought to the registration table in-person at the Gunpla area in the Entertainment Hall (see map) during active hours (see schedule). Contest registration closes at 01:00PM Sunday.
  2. Judging will take place on Sunday. Winners will be announced at 3:00 p.m. at the Gunpla area in the Entertainment Hall.
  3. All models must be claimed after the winners are announced and before the Entertainment Hall closes.


  1. General rules for the contest will be the same as for GBWC (Gunpla Builders World Cup) standard rules. (This is a local tournament following the official rules) -
  2. One entry per person. If it's a diorama using multiple kits, it is considered as one entry.
  3. Bootleg/3rd Party kits are not allowed.
  4. Must be an official BANDAI model kit (Gundam, Dragon Ball, Macross, Ultraman, Pokémon, Evangelion, Kyoukai Senki, etc.). Transformers model kits, Metal Build and Robot Damashii figures and others will not be accepted.
  5. Entries that have been in past Animethon contests are not eligible.
  6. There will be 3 winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd) and a special award winner. All entrants must be present when the winners are announced in order to claim their prizes unless other arrangements have been made.
  7. As all aspects of the contest take place in the Entertainment Hall, contestants must have an Animethon pass to enter the hall.