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Animethon 27

Aug 7 - 9 / 2020 Edmonton Convention Centre Edmonton Alberta Canada
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Gunpla at Animethon

Animethon and the Edmonton Gunpla Builders are excited to bring to Animethon 26 the world of Gundam models. There will be displays, workshops, building demos as well as Animethon’s first ever Gunpla model building contest all located in the Exhibition Hall! Come by and enjoy the activities or just to talk to us about the exciting world of Gundam and other model kits.


What is Gunpla?
Gunpla is short for Gundam Plastic Model that features model kits from the Gundam Anime series.
Who is the Edmonton Gunpla Builders (EGB)?

Established for like-minded individuals that enjoy building Gundam plastic models and plastic model kits in general. We meet up once a month at our local Wizard Comics to build models and showcase our models to the public.


Come and see a wide variety of model displays from the world of Gundam and beyond.
There will be hands on workshops for beginners held in the Gunpla area of the Exhibition Hall showcasing on how to build a Gundam Plastic Model. There will be limited free model kits and tools to build your very first model kit courtesy of the Edmonton Gunpla Builders.

Workshops will be held multiple times each day (see schedule for times). There will be a limited amount of space for each session and signup in advance is required (In the Gunpla area of the Exhibition Hall).
Gundam Model Building Demos
Demonstrations will be held at various times during the day (see the schedule for time). This is the perfect place to come to watch and learn various tips and techniques on how to build a Gundam model.

Animethon Gunpla Model Building Contest

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Gundam Universe we will be hosting the 1st Animethon Gunpla model building contest in partnership with Edmonton Gunpla Builders.
This is an event for everyone who wants to get a feel on how to compete in the same level as Gunpla Builders World Cup where you build, customize and paint your own Gundam Plastic Model Kit for a chance to win a prize and notoriety.
Also, we are providing a free photo booth for taking a high quality picture if you are competing for the 2019 Gunpla Builders World Cup (GBWC).

1. To Enter, models must be brought in person to the registration table in the Gunpla area in the Exhibition Hall (see map) during open hours (see schedule) on both Friday and Saturday. Contest registration closes at 7 pm Saturday.
2. Judging will take place on Sunday. Winners will be announced at 2:00 pm at the Gunpla area in the Exhibition Hall.
3. All models can be claimed after the winners are announced until the Exhibition 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 that is considered as one entry.
3. Bootleg/3rd Party kits are not allowed.
4. Must be a Gunpla aka Gundam Plastic Model. Pacific Rim, Transformers, Metal Build, Robot Damishii and others will not be accepted.
5. Entries that have been in past EGB 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 Exhibition Hall contestants must have an Animethon pass to enter the hall.

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