Anime Relief Offices, the San Bernardino Public Library’s Anime club, is sponsoring two special events at their next meeting on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The meeting will be in Kellogg Room A at the Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. 6th Street in San Bernardino.
There will be an Anime Cosplay Contest from 1 pm to approximately 3 pm Come dressed as your favorite anime/manga character for a chance to win prizes. Participants may cosplay (dress in costume) as any character from anime and/or manga, including, but not limited to, Pokémon, Bleach, Attack on Titan, Inuyasha, Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Black Butler, Legend of Zelda, Oh My Goddess!, Tsubasa, My Hero Academia, Speed Racer, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yuri on Ice, and Cowboy Bebop.
There are no age restrictions, but anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Prizes will be awarded in two age categories: 12 & under and 13 & older. Real and real-looking weapons are NOT allowed. If you bring real or real-looking weapons, you will be disqualified from the contest and may be asked to leave the library. Clearly fake weapons, such as foam swords or cardboard shields, are allowed.
There will also be a Pokemon Go event. Registration begins at 1 pm. The actual event begins at 1:30 pm. and will end by 4 pm. Meet other trainers, battle to control multiple gyms, stock up at several Pokestops, and make some friends to trade with. There will be prizes for the trainers who are in control of the gyms on the library property. Trainers can only win one gym-control prize even if they control more than one gym. There will also be a prize for the trainer who catches the most Pokemon during the event. There will be Pokestops with lures. The first lure will be activated at 1:30, when the event officially starts. Lures will continue to be activated at random intervals on random Pokestops at the library until the event ends.
For more information on both events, visit www.animereliefoffices.com and post to the comments section or follow on Twitter.