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U-Con 2019

The U-Con Gaming Convention is a gathering of gamers and companies from all over. You can meet new people and participate in many different events. We have events that are sure to pique the interest of the most avid gamer, as well as those new to the hobby. We offer a wide variety of role-playing events, as well as many board and war games. We also offer Live Action RPG’s and collectable card game tournaments and events. We are one of the largest gaming conventions in Michigan.

Aside from gaming, we have an exhibitors hall filled with a wide variety of exhibitors selling everything from swords to dice, shirts to games, and a number of other unique and interesting items. And what convention is complete without an auction? Of course we have one!

Tokyo Godfathers Screening

Directed by Satoshi Kon. Middle-aged alcoholic Gin, teenage runaway Miyuki (Candice Moore) and former drag queen Hana are a trio of homeless people surviving as a makeshift family on the streets of Tokyo. While rummaging in the trash for food on Christmas Eve, they stumble upon an abandoned newborn baby in a trash bin. With only a handful of clues to the baby’s identity, the three misfits search the streets of Tokyo for help in returning the baby to its parents. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles. 2003. 97 min. Comedy/Drama/Anime. PG-13

Events for the Week Apr 1st-7th

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Kiki’s Delivery Service Screening

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. In this anime feature, 13-year-old Kiki moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji, to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village’s tradition for witches in training. After learning to control her broomstick, Kiki sets up a flying courier service and soon becomes a fixture in the community. But when the insecure young witch begins questioning herself and loses her magic abilities, she must overcome her self-doubt to get her powers back. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles. 1989. 120 min. Drama/Fantasy/Anime. G

The Music of Harry Potter March 17th

Sunday, March 17
2:30-3:30 pm
Pre-concert activities
Instrument Petting Zoo

ALL patrons (including little ones) MUST have a ticket to enter the event.

4 pm

Come in your favorite Harry Potter costume! Ollivander has been hard at work crafting wands — have one pick you at the preconcert activities. There will be a myriad of real instruments for youngsters to try in the Michigan Theater lobby before the concert at the Instrument Petting Zoo.

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Events for the Week Mar 18th-24th

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The Music of Harry Potter March 16th

Saturday, March 16

6:00- 7:30 pm
Muggle Cocktails & The Ring of Steel Action Theatre and Stunt Troupe in Harry Potter costume
Come in your Hogwarts uniform and enjoy a muggle cocktail, capture your best selfie of the year with the actors from Ring of Steel recreating Harry Potter memories.

8 pm

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Con Ja Nai XXV

Come join us for a momentous milestone in Animania history: Con Ja Nai’s 25th anniversary!

That’s right! For 25 glorious years, Con Ja Nai has been (not) a con that has brought many people together, from the community, through their shared love of anime. Throughout these 25 years, we have seen many familiar faces, new faces, and have made many memories with them all. We are proud that CJN has lasted so long, and we thank everyone who has come in past years for making this con popular enough to carry on for more than two decades.

That being said, Con Ja Nai XXV will be happening Saturday, March 16th at the Modern Languages Building on the University of Michigan campus. We, at Animania, have been working very hard this year to prepare a con that is bigger and better than ever! Come enjoy various panels, vendors, games, our wonderful maid cafe, and anime!

Ghost in the Shell Screening


It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles. 1995. Anime/Drama/Fantasy. 86 min. R.