April 20 meeting

We’re meeting today, April 20, in the Bing Wong Auditorium.

Sorry for the late post. I was having technical issues.

February 23 Club Meeting

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: 1 p.m.

Place: San Bernardino Feldheym Library
Bing Wong Auditorium
6th and “E” Streets
San Bernardino CA

If you have suggestions for non-Funimation titles to watch on the big screen in the Bing Wong, leave a comment.

First Meeting of 2019

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 1 p.m.

Place: San Bernardino Feldheym Library, Kellogg Room
6th and “E” Streets, San Bernardino

Saturday, October 27, 2018, Meeting

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 1 p.m.

Place: San Bernardino Feldheym Library, Kellogg Room
6th and “E” Street, San Bernardino


Meet other trainers, battle to control multiple gyms, stock up at several Pokestops, and make some friends to trade with.



How long does the event last?

Registration begins at 1 p.m. The actual event begins at 1:30 p.m. The event, including prize distribution, will end by 4 p.m.

Are there prizes?

Yes, there will be prizes for the trainers who are in control of the gyms on the library property. Trainers can only win one gym-control prize even if they control more than one gym. There will also be a prize for the trainer who catches the most Pokemon during the event.

Will there be Pokestops with lures?

Yes, the first lure will be activated at 1:30 when the event officially starts. Lures will continue to be activated at random intervals on random Pokestops at the library until the event ends.

Anything else I need to know?

Free wi-fi is available at the library, but many people will be using it so the connection could be slow. Please bring your own device charger. Limited outlets are available for use in the Kellogg Room only. Please be respectful of other library patrons during the event—No Shouting, Please!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have questions, please visit www.animereliefoffices.com and post to the comments section or follow us on Twitter.


Come dressed as your favorite anime/manga character for a chance to win prizes. Participation prizes will be available while supplies last.


How long does the contest last?

Registration begins at 1 p.m. The actual contest begins at 2:30 and should end by approximately 3 p.m.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no age restrictions, but anyone under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Prizes will be awarded in two age categories: 12 & under and 13 & older. If you don’t have an ID, event organizers have the final determination of which category you will compete in.

Can I bring weapons into the event?

Real and real-looking weapons are NOT allowed. If you bring real or real-looking weapons, you will be disqualified from the contest and may be asked to leave the library. Clearly fake weapons, such as foam swords or cardboard shields, are allowed.

What costumes are allowed?

Participants may cosplay (dress in costume) as any character from anime and/or manga, including, but not limited to, Pokémon, Bleach, Attack on Titan, Inuyasha, Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Black Butler, Legend of Zelda, Oh My Goddess!, Tsubasa, My Hero Academia, Speed Racer, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yuri on Ice, and Cowboy Bebop.

Re-Introducing the Semi-Regular Blog

I thought about calling this Presidential Ramblings, but I was afraid it would bring to mind State of the Union addresses instead of contemplations on all things Japanese and not Japanese.

Actually, First-Class, Unlimited Musings is a direct homage to the classic manga and anime series Oh My Goddess! that also inspired our club’s name. The title reflects my hope that my musings will be, if not first class, at least not totally lame. And, of course, there is the unlimited number of topics I can, and probably will, cover. From basic anime reviews and club news to academic discussions of manga archetypes and Japanese culture, except anything and everything from me.

First-Class, Unlimited Musings is mainly a feature for the club website (what you’re looking at right now). Expect me to blog at least once a month or more often if I have a lot to say.  If you want to read them all, you’ll have to visit this website regularly. And, yes, that was a blatant plug.

I hope First-Class, Unlimited Musings will get not just Anime Relief Offices club members to think, react, and comment. I also hope it will attract people from across the Inland Empire and the world to get involved and make our club’s virtual community a more interactive and exciting place to be.

Feel free to suggest some future topics. I don’t promise to listen, but if you inspire me, I just might take up the challenge. And, remember, these are First-Class, Unlimited Musings, so I promise no lies and, though I can’t grant your heart’s desire, I will generally keep things clean and polite.

If you have no idea what that last paragraph means, you need to read Oh My Goddess!

Welcome to Our New Website!

We’ve changed a few things about Anime Relief Offices, and we thought a change to the website was in order to reflect that.

Mostly we’re starting from scratch as far as the website goes, but some posts will slowly migrate their way here.

You can help make this an even better site by sharing your thoughts in the comments. Don’t panic if you post a comment and don’t see it right away. We do moderate comments to keep spammers away.