The Summer Festival: An Anime Event at SFU Burnaby 1

Location: Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus – Convocation Mall
Date: Saturday, July 16
Time: 2pm until late!

Grab your cosplays and yukatas!

The Altered Reality Club, SFU’s cosplay, anime and gaming club, is proud to present “The Summer Festival” at Simon Fraser University. With participation from IRL Events, we’ll be bringing you a full day of food, entertainment, activities, and prizes in true matsuri fashion! Attendance is ABSOLUTELY FREE!

The outdoor festivities will begin at 2pm in SFU’s Convocation Mall, where there will be food stalls, carnival-style games where you can win raffle tickets, and a market area featuring a variety of artists and vendors.

Artist Tables

We still have tables available for anyone interested in selling art, crafts, or similar wares. Half tables are available for $15, while a full table can be purchased for $30. If you are interested, please contact Greg at

Please keep in mind this will be an outdoor event. While we are expecting sunny weather and the Convocation Mall is covered, please be prepared for various weather conditions.


Vendors at this event will include: Sakura Media, Metropolis Comics and Toys, and Dragon Box.

If you’re interested in running a food stall or renting a vendor table please contact us at

Gundam Model-Building Competition

Metropolis Comics and Toys is kindly offering a chance for all you Gundam fanatics to show off your skills at snapping and painting replicas of giant robots! More details to come.

Live Stage Events

During the event we’ll be hosting a variety of live performances on stage, including:

  • Cosplay Show presented by Cos and Effect
  • Nerdcore hip-hop performances by Rai Kamishiro, Nursehella, and ultraklystron
  • After-hours outdoor summer dance
  • Live on-stage watermelon smashing!We will also be having raffle draws throughout the day, so be sure to stick around!If you would like to contribute on stage, please contact us at


Unfortunately, no free parking will be available, but stalls are available under the Convocation Mall. We highly recommend coming by transit! To get to the Burnaby campus, try taking the 144 from Burnaby or the 135 from Vancouver. Otherwise, simply take the SkyTrain to Production Way station and hop on the 145 from there.

If you use Facebook, please check out our event page!

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