Bangor Animation Watchers and Lovers Society
Calling all animation lovers! If you enjoy watching any and all animations, be they Japanese anime, animated movies, or the western cartoons you enjoyed every Saturday morning, then the Bangor Animation Watchers and Lovers Society (BAWLS) is for you! Each week, we pick a topic or genre and post a poll on our Facebook group of various movies or series within the chosen topic. The two winning votes will be shown during our weekly sessions every Thursday at 7pm in the Academi cinema. We always have a wide variety of topics available, such as 90s stuff when we’re feeling nostalgic, mecha anime when we just want to watch giant robot fights, or post-renaissance Disney when we fancy those less successful but still loved Disney classics, such as Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, and Brother Bear. Those are just a few of our many different topics we will be showing, so each week will bring something new and fresh to watch! The usual Thursday sessions is not all we will be doing! We have different events planned throughout the year. Every so often, we will be doing pub crawl socials where we can all just have a few drinks, chill, and talk through the night and are a perfect way to get to know both new and old society members. On the other side of the coin, we will be doing the occasional quiz night where we get into teams to test your knowledge on different anime and cartoons (there may also be a prize or two for whichever team wins!). Also in store for the year are cinema trips, various collaborative events with other societies, and possibly a Comic Con trip if enough members are interested! Finally, we end the year off by booking the Wheldon lecture theatre to marathon through a series over the course of 48 hours, which will also involve a poll on what series will be marathoned, such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Psycho Pass, all of which have been marathoned in previous years. If you’re a fellow watcher or lover of all things animated, come join our Facebook group by searching “Bangor Animation Watchers and Lovers Society (BAWLS)”. This will also link you to our Discord server where we frequently chat and share memes on various topics. We will also be present at Serendipity, so keep an eye out for us if you want to talk to any of the committee members or would like to find out any other details about the society. We look forward to warmly welcoming you into BAWLS!