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.

POWA Returns! 17th January 2021

Location: ECU Joondalup, Room 7.101

POWA’s back from our Holiday break for a jam-packed Come to POWA Early Screening!

We’ll be opening up early to welcome you all back with the tried and true tradition of Super Smash Bros… Now with extra helpings of Sephiroth thrown into the fray. The Nintendo Switch will be open for other games and, as always, everyone should, of course, feel welcome in bringing some board games to play too.

At 3PM, we’ll return right back to where we left off with our regular weekly screenings. This means that ‘Ascendance of a Bookworm’, ‘Yona of the Dawn’ and ‘Psycho-Pass’ will all be having their first votes to decide if they stay in our line-up.
Much more importantly, we are starting the New Year off with TWO new shows. A new “Comedy” and “Action” series will be voted on by members. Nominations are still open for these slots, so be sure to check out our Facebook Group to suggest series that fit these slots.

Entry for our weekly screenings is $3 for members and $4 for guests. However, your first time is free! We will be at Room 7.101, ECU Joondalup. The doors open at 12:00PM for the Come to POWA Early event, but our regular screening will start at 3:00PM, leaving time for you to get settled and buy drinks and snacks.

This Week’s Schedule:
12:00PM-2:30PM – Come to POWA Early – Smash Bros. & Board Games
3:00PM – Ascendance of a Bookworm – Episode 4 (Voting, Fantasy)
3:30PM – Yona of the Dawn – Episode 4 (Voting, Slice of Life/Romance/Arthouse)
4:00PM – Short Break & NEW Comedy Voting
4:15PM – NEW Comedy Show
4:45PM – Durarara!! – Episode 9 (Drama)
5:15PM – Long Break & NEW Action Voting
6:00PM – Psycho-Pass – Episode 4 (Voting, Mature/Horror/Thriller)
6:30PM – NEW Action Show

As always, thanks to the ECU eSports Society for booking our rooms for us.

The Facebook event can be found here.

We hope everyone had a great Holiday! POWA looks forward to a bright New Year.