Paint Contest Results – Diorama on 100mmx150mm Base

We just finished up with our second paint contest at the store.  This time, the challenge was creating a diorama on a 100mmx150mm base.  There were two prizes given out.  One for People Choice, whoever received the most in-store votes, and one for Judge’s Favorite.  Our unbiased judge, Robynn, was again our judge.

People's Choice Brian

People’s Choice
Brian

People's Choice Brian

People’s Choice
Brian

People's Choice Brian

People’s Choice
Brian

Judge's Choice Sydney

Judge’s Choice
Sydney

Judge's Choice Sydney

Judge’s Choice
Sydney

Judge's Choice Sydney

Judge’s Choice
Sydney

Judge's Choice Sydney

Judge’s Choice
Sydney

Our next painting contest is all set.  Painters may enter any model usable in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.  The entry cost is $10 per submitted model. Entries due by 9/22/15 with results announced 9/29/15.  There are three prizes: First and Second place by popular vote, and one Judge’s Award given by an impartial judge. Prizes will be offered as Gift certificates with the value depending on the number of entries.

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Hang With Garruk; Win a Box of M15

Hey everybody.  We just finished a contest that ran from the release of the Magic 2015 Core set until last Saturday’s Magic Game Day.  The contest was simple:

1. Take a picture with the cutout of Garruk in the store
2. Post it directly to Anime Kat’s Facebook page
3. Tag yourself and anyone else in the picture
4. Add Anime Kat as the location tag for the post
5. Share the post with anyone you know.

The person with the most “Likes” would win a free box of M15.  6 of our players took the challenge and with a commanding finish of 48 “Likes,” Greg won!  Congratulations Greg with your impressive photo with Garruk.

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Anime Kat’s Move to a Larger Store

It’s been two months since our last article.  We’re very, very sorry for the long delay, but we were busy in the store.  Since May of 2013, we’ve been looking for a larger location.  We outgrew our 1,000 square foot store.  It was getting harder and harder to host events, and there were products we wanted to carry (I’m looking at you board games) that we had no room for.

We had a few requirements for a new location.  We wanted a location that was at least twice the size of our last one.  It needed to be relatively square shaped to make it easier for us to keep track of everyone and everything when we’re working.  Lastly, we wanted to stay in downtown Port Angeles.

After looking for 8 months (including walkthroughs at 3 different locations), we found out that Trading Post (an antique store) in the same building as we were already in decided to move out in March of 2014 and switch to online sales only.  From January to March we prepared to move.  The entire month of March 2014 was mostly spent preparing to move.  On March 25, we received the keys to the new location and we had lest than a week for painting, building, moving, and set up (I didn’t want to pay rent on two locations at the same time).  On April 1st, 2014, we opened our new 2,100+ square foot store only two doors away from were we started exactly four years priors.  The following Friday, we hosted a grand reopening event and ribbon cutting.

Robynn and I would not have been able to move without the support of everyone we know.  Family, friends from work & church, frequent customers, and other people we can’t even think of right this second helped us.  They helped us in more ways that we can think of: emotionally, physically (so much painting and moving), financially (thanks for buying stuff from us during the last 4 years), and other ways.

Robynn and I thank all of you for the support, and hope for continued support in the years to come.

Anime Kat Supports the Seattle Seahawks with Free Booster Packs

Greetings and salutations.  It’s been 2 months since our last entry.  The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, and we wanted to wait until things slowed down a bit.  But, things aren’t slowing down; they’re speeding up.  Last week’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Sneak Peak started off 4 weeks straight of card game weekends at Anime Kat.  In the middle of all  that is the Born of the Gods prerelease event on February 1st and 2nd.

What else is on the 2nd of February…the big game!  All season Anime Kat has supported the Seattle Seahawks.  If you listen to the radio coverage of the Seahawks’ games on Twilight 96.7, you’ve hear Anime Kat and Mark’d Body Art‘s joint radio ads. (If you haven’t, feel free to listen to the ad here).  You may have noticed we were closed during the Saints and Seahawks playoff game (we were at the game!)

Now, we are giving a gift to other fans.  If you play in any of our three Born of the Gods prerelease events (Feb. 1 & 2) in Seahawks colors or team apparel we will give you a voucher valid during the release weekend for a free pack of Born of the Gods.  That’s right.  Get a free booster pack for supporting the Seahawks.  Only at Anime Kat.  Go HAWKS!

foot ball special

Tanksgiving 2013 at Anime Kat

On Sunday November 10, 2013, Anime Kat hosted our very first “Tanksgiving” event.  Tanksgiving is a Warhammer 40k event.  Each participant in the Tanksgiving event fought in a free-for-all vehicle battle against all other participants.  When a player’s vehicle was destroyed they re-spawned from any table edge on their next turn.  When the game ended prizes where awarded based on points. (1pt-immobilized enemy, 2pt-killed enemy, 3pt-killed enemy by ramming, 5pt-killed enemy Super Heavy).  Players also got 10 points for getting the Tanksgiving Cup from the center of the board and successively leaving the battlefield with it.

We had 9 players for our event with some interesting choices of vehicles and obvious winners and losers.

1. Duke – 37 points – Ork Stompa
2. Jeff – 13 points – Imperial Guard Baneblade
3. Carlton – 12 points – Reaver Titan
4. Brandon – 10 points – Chaos Space Marine Helbrute
5. Ben – 6 points – Chaos Space Marine Helbrute
6. Brian – 6 points – Tau Hammerhead Gunship
7. Kieth -5 points – Necron Triarch Stalker
8. Drew -1 points – Space Marine Land Raider Crusader
9. Marcus -0 points –  Ork Bommer

The mighty Ork Stompa took out the mightier Reaver Titan half way through the game.  The Stompa was the only model to take down the Titan.  While Marcus’s Ork Bommer didn’t score any points, it is very important to note that he had the most assists.  It was his craft exploding into flames twice that allowed Duke’s Ork Stompa to pick up the trophy twice and scoring 20 points.

Tanksgiving Winner

The combatant line up on the store's brand new Citadel Realm of Battle Gameboard

The combatants line up on the store’s brand new Citadel Realm of Battle Gameboard

The Stompa takes on the Titan and wins.

The Stompa takes on the Titan and wins.

An Ork Bommer lines up for a bombing run.

An Ork Bommer lines up for a bombing run.

An Ork Bommer takes on a Titan and fails.

An Ork Bommer takes on a Titan and fails.

Halloween Port Angeles 2013

Greetings ghouls and gals!  Every year, the downtown Port Angeles merchants pause their normal day to day activities to pass out candy to all the trick or treaters downtown.  Thousands come downtown to trick or treat in the safe and familiar downtown stores.  This year Anime Kat gave out almost 2,200 pieces of candy and Magic: the Gathering cards (we track how much candy we give out).  We want to thank all of the kids and parents who stopped by our store for candy and a thank you to the fellow businesses to gave out candy.  Happy Halloween to all!

Queen Paula is in charge of handing out candy and Magic: the Gathering cards.

Queen Paula is in charge of handing out candy and Magic: the Gathering cards.

Waiting for candy and Magic: the Gathering cards.

Waiting for candy and Magic: the Gathering cards.

Trick or Treating in downtown Port Angeles.

Trick or Treating in downtown Port Angeles.

Trick or Treating in downtown Port Angeles.

Trick or Treating in downtown Port Angeles.

Trick or Treating in downtown Port Angeles.

Trick or Treating in downtown Port Angeles.

Halloween Party 2013 at Anime Kat

You can never have too much health or mana

You can never have too much health or mana

This year we hosted the 4th Annual Halloween Party at Anime Kat on the Saturday before Halloween.  Every year, we try to put on an event were our friends can enjoy a little time in the store playing games, sitting in costumes, listening to music, and enjoying snacks.  We had a few extra activities this year including a costume contest, a raffle, and a coloring contest.

Cliff won this year’s raffle contest.  He won an Anime Kat Promotional Bag with Magic: the Gathering promo decks, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Master promo decks, volume 1 of a couple different manga, and disc 1 of a Korean Drama all in a little canvas bag.

We also had our first ever coloring contest.  Participants could color in pictures of Planeswalkers for a chance to win Free entry into a standard or modern format Friday Night Magic of their choice.  It was very hard for us to pick our favorite picture.  Special congratulations to Will and Dalton who decide to instead color a My Little Pony and Faye Valentine picture respectively as a way to swing my vote.  Sadly for them the rules specified Planeswalker.  And with that, I’m pleased to announce Larry as our winner of our first ever coloring contest.  Check the store out soon; all of the pictures will be hanging up.

Lastly, we had our annual costume contest.  Jessi was this year’s winner with her “Baby Under Construction” costume.  She won a 30 Day Rental Pass.

Winner of the 2013 Costume Contest

Winner of the 2013 Costume Contest

Trying to win the coloring contest.

Trying to win the coloring contest.

Some party goers compete in Magic: the Gathering

Some party goers compete in Magic: the Gathering

Enjoying the Party

Enjoying the Party

2013 Magic Celebration

On September 7th, Anime Kat was of many game stores that hosted the Magic Celebration.

Magic Celebration is a free, yearly event courtesy of Wizards of the Coast.  Each Magic Celebration player received one Magic 2014 Core Set booster pack.   After opening his or her booster pack, the individual was able to choose a Magic 2014 Core Set Sample Deck to add cards from your booster pack to.  That created the deck players were able to use for the event.

When players were finished playing their matches, they received an additional Magic 2014 Core Set booster pack as a prize.  We had enough booster packs for only 18 players and we had every slot filled.  Thanks to Wizards of the Coast and our players for making this a great event!

Magic Celebration 2013 at Anime Kat

Magic Celebration 2013 at Anime Kat

2013 Clallam County Magic the Gathering Championship

On July 28, 2013, Anime Kat hosted the 2nd Annual Clallam County Magic the Gathering Championship.  The CCMtGC is an annual event were Magic the Gathering players compete in a Modern format tournament for large prizes.  The CCMtGC is in its second year and takes place during Port Angeles’ Arts in Action weekend.  In 2013, there were over $2,000 in prizes provide by several downtown Port Angeles businesses including Anime Kat, Mark’d Body Art, Northwest Fudge and Confections, and White Crane Martial Arts for the Clallam County Magic the Gathering Championship.  Just like last year, 8 players competed for the prizes.

2013 Clallam County MTG Championship Prizes

Championship Prizes

Here are the completed standings and what deck each player ran:

Rank          Name             Deck
1                  Mike               Melira Pod
2                  Aubry            Melira Pod
3                  Kelly D.         Boros Aggro
4                  Troy              R/W Token
5                  Ralph            Grixis
6                  Kelly T.         Nya
7                  Dylan            Affinity
8                  Jenny             Mono-W Solider

This year, we are pleased to announce that each round one match pairing was selected to be recorded.  Here are the four recorded matches:

In round 1, Troy (left) and Kelly T. (right) were paired. Troy won 2-1.

In round 2, Aubry (left) and Mike (right) were paired. Both players won their previous rounds. Mike won 2-1.

In round 3, Kelly D. (left) and Mike (right) were paired.  Going into the round Kelly D had one bye and one win and Mike had two wins.  Mike won 2-1.

In round 4, Troy (left) and Mike (right) were paired. Previously in the championships, Troy won 2 of 3 games and Mike had won 3 of 3 games. Mike won 2-0. Mike was the 2013 Clallam County Magic the Gathering Champion with an undefeated record.

2013 Clallam County MTG Championship Winners

Magic 2014 Core Set Prerelease

The newest Magic the Gathering core set is here!  This annual release forms the base set of cards for tournament play and for set rotations.  Typically, the majority of the cards are reprints from previous core sets while only a few are new introductions.  Core sets characteristically contain more cards than expansion sets.  Core sets also differ from each years’ new set by not, usually, introducing new game play mechanics.  Core sets are designed for newer players to begin simply and experience players have a way to flesh out their decks.  Unlike the rest of the year’s releases (called a block)  there is no real storyline to the core sets.

The prerelease for the core set is a change to see what impact the new cards will have on the game for the next year.  As always, Anime Kat is here to make sure you have a fun time trying out the new cards.  We want to thank everyone who were able to make it out for the event.  Good luck with this year’s core set; just watch out for the Slivers!

M14 Saturday Sealed Winners

 

M14 Two Headed Giant

 

M14 Sunday Sealed winners