POWA Returns at Joondalup Library, 30th May 2021

Location: Joondalup Library, Room 1/2

POWA is back from hiatus in a brand new location!

We’ll be picking up right where we left off – both in our line-up of anime shows AND our wonderful community in Joondalup. While there’ll inevitably be a lot of differences in the library venue, we hope that the community’s continued support will allow us to have keep having fun together.

POWA will be screening out of Room 1/2 on the library’s second floor. We know there will be a lot of questions regarding the new location, so we’ll be taking all the big ones we see throughout this next week to make an FAQ post before the big day!

Entry for this week’s screening will be free! In the week following, we will be upping our entry price to $4 for members and $5 for guests. Our doors will open at the same time as the library – 1:00PM and we will start screening at 1:30PM, leaving you time to find our new room and settle down with some drinks and snacks.

This Week’s Schedule:
1:00PM – Library Doors Open
1:30PM – Ascendance of a Bookworm – Episode 14 (Slice of Life/Romance/Arthouse, Final)
2:00PM – The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. – Episode 7 (Comedy)
2:30PM – Yona of the Dawn – Episode 14 (Fantasy)
3:00PM – Break & Raffle Draw
3:15PM – Durarara!! – Episode 19 (Drama)
3:45PM – Psycho-Pass – Episode 13 (Mature/Horror/Thriller)
4:15PM – Assassination Classroom Second Season – Episode 10 (Action)

The Facebook event can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

POWA GM & Spring Seasonal Preview, 2nd May 2021

As POWA is still on hiatus, we continue with our online events. Be sure to join our Discord to learn more.

From our Discord, we will be having our Second Quarterly General Meeting, and a very important one at that. The committee will discuss with the community the situation which brought about our break from the ECU Student Guild and concrete plans for our meeting location going forward.

While we’re unsure how long the GM will last, we’ll fill the rest of the evening with a look at the first episodes of some anime currently airing in the spring season! Look at the schedule below for what we’ll be watching and when we’ll be watching it. If the GM goes longer than an hour, shows may have to be cut.

This Week’s Schedule:
12:00PM-??? – Second Quarterly GM on the club’s future
1:00PM – The World Ends With You: The Animation – Episode 1
1:30PM – Super Cub – Episode 1
2:00PM – Those Snow White Notes – Episode 1
2:30PM – Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song- – Episode 1
3:00PM – I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level – Episode 1
3:30PM – Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro – Episode 1
4:00PM – Shadows House – Episode 1
4:30PM – SSSS.Dynazeon – Episode 1
5:00PM – The Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose! – Episode 1
5:30PM – To Your Eternity – Episode 1
6:00PM – 86 – Episode 1
6:30PM – Mars Red – Episode 1
7:00PM – Let’s Make a Mug Too! – Episode 1 (Short Episode)

The Facebook event can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

Important Announcement Regarding POWA’s Future

It was recently brought to POWA’s attention that the ECU eSports Society will no longer be allowed to book rooms at ECU for us. This decree has from the Student Guild itself, who feel they can no longer justify letting POWA use their services while being unaffiliated with them. For those who do not know, since losing Guild affiliation in early 2020, POWA has relied on the eSports Society to book all ECU rooms for us, for which we continue to offer sincere thanks.

With this being cut off, all currently planned POWA events at ECU Joondalup are cancelled immediately. This includes our upcoming weekly screening on Sunday, April 18. As such, POWA will once again be going on hiatus.

As the Student Guild has stated their unwillingness to assist us further in attaining the criteria needed for re-affiliation, we are also disappointed to announce the end of our relationship with ECU after over a decade. Events may still be run at the campus, but not in any regular capacity for the foreseeable future.

The Committee was always aware of this possibility, and through the help of the wonderful POWA community have become vastly more prepared for this than we were during our 2020 hiatus. The Committee are currently exploring a few solid avenues that may be able to get us up and running as early as May.

In addition, POWA has a number of online events ready to go as a way to tide everyone over, including improved online screenings and gaming events. We are sorry to ask for your patience and support for the second year in a row, but just like last time, these are the things that can keep this community going.

To keep up with online POWA events, the best place to go would be our community Discord server.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us through the Discord, our Facebook, our website, or our email.