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Animethon 2022

Aug 5 - 7 / 2022 Edmonton Convention Centre Edmonton Alberta Canada
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Gunpla at Animethon

Animethon and Edmonton Gunpla Builders are excited to bring the world of Gundam PLASTIC models to Animethon 2022. There will be displays, workshops, building demos, as well as THE ANIMETHON X EGB BANDAI BUILDERS CONTEST! Come to the EXHIBITION HALL and enjoy many activities, SOCIALIZE WITH THE BUILDERS ABOUT THE exciting world of Gundam and other 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 is the Edmonton Gunpla Builders (EGB)?

Edmonton Gunpla Builders is a collective community of like-minded builders and collectors that enjoy the hobby of Gunpla Building! Community members meet up once a month at Wizards Comics & Collectibles (8625 109 St. NW) to socialize, build, and showcase their work!


Come and see a wide variety of model displays from the world of Gundam and beyond. 
This year's hands-on workshop focuses on the first-time experience of model ki building without the hassle! No tools and no clean-up are needed. 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 once a day during Animethon 2022. 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 spots available for each session)
Friday 2:00 PM -3:00 PM ; signup prior
Saturday 12:00PM - 1:00 PM ; signup prior ; 4-5PM ; signup prior
Sunday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ; signup prior

Gundam Model Building Demos (At the Gunpla Booth)
The representatives will be present to show you how to build Gunpla. This is the perfect place to come to watch, interact and learn various tips and building techniques. And a bonus, you and your friends can come and build model kits (Please see the schedule for timeframes). This will happen at the booth throughout the event. Please feel free to stop by and enjoy. 

Animethon BANDAI Model Builders Contest

In partnership with Edmonton Gunpla Builders, and sponsored by PLAMOD Distributors and Comex Hobby LTD. Animethon would like to present the Animethon Bandai Model Builders Contest!

This event will loosely follow GBWC, but it is open to other BANDAI Model Kits.
  • Judging is Sunday from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (with special Guest of Honour Chris Hackney; Albert Leung; Ryan Lau)
  • Winners to be announced at 2:00 PM

1. To enter, models must be brought to the registration table in-person at the Gunpla area in the Exhibition Hall (see map) during open hours (see schedule) on both Friday and Saturday. Contest registration closes at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.
2. Judging will take place on Sunday. Winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m. at the Gunpla area in the Exhibition Hall.
3. All models can (must?) 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, 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, Pokémon, 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 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.