The How and Why of WWWA
Who the hell are you?!
Simply put, we are the Weekly Watchers of Wonderful Anime. Melbourne University's anime club.
WWWA exists for anyone who is a fan of anime; whether a member of the University or not, WWWA brings together people who got into anime by watching Cheese TV (or older!), living in Japan, just got into it recently, or even people who woke up one day as a fully fledged anime-lover.
The club itself was originally founded by Paul Fenwick (rumour had it that he formed the club to fund his Sailormoon habit...) and has since grown into one of the biggest, oldest and most active anime clubs in Australia.
So... what do you actually do?
Well, that's easy. We watch anime, at screenings four days of the week, every week of semester (check out screening page for more info).
But there's much more than that. Members of the club are also able to borrow anime (in DVD format, and through our NAS) from the clubs extensive library which is open at almost every screening.
You want more? Well how about Anime Marathons: where the committee serve as much anime (8 hours sound good?) as possible in a single day, straight into your retinas (not to mention pocky and calpico!) How about our Welcome Back Event and Trivia nights? How about an inter-club Ramen eating competition?
Finally, we also maintain ourselves as a 'nice group of people' and many of us can always be found outside the screenings each week just chatting away, so why not join us?
Ok, where do I sign up?
You may signup online or come along to one of our screenings or events (if you signup online, you'll still need to bring your payment to one of our events!). Membership is just $5 for the whole year, until next year's O-Week. Once you've paid your $5 we will make a membership card for you which can usually be collected a few week after signing up.
As far as member benefits go, here's what you get:
- Free Access to the extensive Anime Library
- The ability to run for committee positions at the AGM
- Discounts from our sponsors
- Loads of Pocky at events
- Entrance to our various events (such as Welcome Back and Trivia)
- and the right to vote and let your voice be heard at club events
Being a member of WWWA is a really fun and enjoyable experience. Sure, many of us are a somewhat crazed bunch, but we're also fun and friendly people.
So even if you're not so sure about joining, show up to a screening anyway and give us all a warm hello.
One last event before the end of 2014: Our End of Exams Celebratory Marathon (more info to come, will be on 27/11).Screenings
Screenings have finished for the semester, thanks for coming everyone! Stay tuned for what we'll be screening in 2014, information will come near the start of semester 1.Library
Check out the new library site for information about how to borrow, and what series we have (it's a lot, we have over 9TB of anime on offer!)IRC (Chat) Facebook
Meet like-minded members on our Facebook Page. Join our group to keep up to date!MyAnimeList
Keep up to date with what shows you're watching and see what other members are doing at our MyAnimeList Club Page.