Anime Club @ UCI

(Cal Animage Epsilon)


Timeline

Overview

Cal Animage Epsilon (CAE) was founded in October 1990 as a member of the Cal Animage Network and the first anime club at UC Irvine. It would evolve to become the anime club that we are today.

This timeline page is made to display the long history of the club. We derive our information and materials from limited records and first hand accounts; compiling this timeline is an ongoing process. If you are an alumni or old affiliate who might be interested in sharing a story, we encourage you to reach out!

2019 - present

As Cal Animage Epsilon’s sister-club, CAE Masquerade was renamed into the “Anime Community Club at UCI” in 2019 to reflect a broader focus on community and interactions among members. In 2020, both CAE and the Anime Community Club were forced to transfer online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021, both clubs were re-established as simply the Anime Club @ UCI (Cal Animage Epsilon).


Recorded Officers (2019)
CAE President - Jay T.
CAE Vice President -
CAE Secretary -
CAE Treasurer -

ACC President - Mike R.
ACC Vice President - Jorge
ACC Secretary - Noreen D.
ACC Treasurer - Johnny W.

2018 - 2019

Recorded Officers
President -
Vice President -
Secretary -
Treasurer -

2017 - 2018

Recorded Officers
President -
Vice President -
Secretary -
Treasurer -

2016 - 2017

Recorded Officers
President - Peter N.
Vice President - Lawrence D.
Secretary - Jennifer Y.
Head of PR - Sara B.
Webmaster - Jake B.

2015 - 2016

Recorded Officers
President - Peter N.
Vice President - Lawrence D.
Secretary - Jennifer Y.
Head of PR - Sara B.
PR - Greg, Cameron, and Alyssa
Webmaster - Jake B.

2014 - 2015

Recorded Officers
Presidents - Ziyiah R., Jackson
Secretary - Lisa D.
PR - Sammy, Bradley, Aristotle
Webmasters - Kevin, Peter


CAE Masquerade:
Winner in Anime Los Angeles 2015 (Best in Class Master Presentation, Judges Choice for Set Design)

2013 - 2014

Recorded Officers
President - Vincent C., Jackson (?)
Vice President - Robert B.
Secretary - Lisa D. (?)
Treasurer - Victoria T.(?)
PR - Nicha (Head PR), Brian, Sam, Ziyiah R., Jackson, John G. (“Costco ambassador, contractually obligated bringer of Corgi”)
Web Designer / Graphics - Will


CAE Masquerade:
Winner in Anime Los Angeles 2014 (Runner-up, Best in Class for Performance, Humor)

2012 - 2013

We suspect it is during this year that CAE Masquerade officially registered itself as a sister-club for the purposes of securing itself a guaranteed clubroom.

Recorded Officers
President - Vincent C.
Vice President - Alex R.
Secretary/PR - Victoria T.
Treasurer - Lisa D.
Media Manager - Robert B.
PR - Nicha T., Roseanna T., John G., Alexander T., Jackson C., Hataka M.
Webmaster - William T.

Masquerade Director - Katrina L.
Masquerade Coordinator - Justin

CAE Masquerade:
Winner in Anime Los Angeles 2013 (Best in Show: Presentation)
Winner in Anime Expo 2013 (Runner Up: Best Presentation)

2011 - 2012

Recorded Officers
President - Robert B.
Vice President - Max
PR - Victoria T., Vincent C., John G., Nicha, Rose, Alex R.
Events coordinator - Katrina L.

CAE Masquerade:
Winner in Anime Los Angeles 2012 (Best in Class for Performance, Humor)

2010 - 2011

First known organized performance by CAE members in a Masquerade event.

CAE Masquerade:
Winner in Anime Los Angeles 2011 (Most Humorous & Sign Construction)
Winner in Anime Expo 2011 (Judge’s Award”)

Recorded Officers
???

2000 - 2010

Records and sources for the history of Cal Animage Epsilon before 2010 become significantly less abundant, but we can gather some — rather compelling — pieces of information from old CAE websites.

2006-2007 Recorded Officers
President - Christopher N. (“Death God Extraordinare”)
VP - Chrislyn L. (“Professional Fan Girl”)
Secretary - Stephanie G. (“Resident Alchemist”)
Treasurer - Kimberly C. (“Keeper of the Cat Boys”)
Advisors - Jerry C., Jennifer C., Jason G., Shaun H., John J., Rob W., Justin E., Kevin E., Alex S., Ann C., George J., Jason S., Alice B.,

(All Advisors from 2002-2005)
Kong Chang (“One Of CAE's Founding Fathers, R2 DVD Elitist and Advisor”), Rob Wu (“Otter Clubber, Final Fantasy Dragoon, and Advisor”), Jennifer C. (“Behind The Scenes Advisor of Cute Things”), John J. (“Acquisitions Of Cool Tape Things”), Shaun Hendricks (“CAE's Fanzine Editor”), Jerry C,, Jason G,, Otter C.

2004-2005 Recorded Officers
President - Alice B. (“Sunshine Alchemist President”)
VP - Jason S. (“Presidential King of Gandits Bing”)
Publicity - Ann C. (“Publicity Scrabbler and Guktan Arch Convoker”)
Unspecified Officer - George J. (“The Iron Rod of Steel”)
Artisan - Alex S. (“Artisan Extraordinaire of Drawings”)

2003-2004 Recorded Officers
President - Justin E. (“Otaku Summa Cum Laude and Lord Commander Of Pecopecos”)
Vice President - Kevin E. (“El Vico Presidente and Frozen Wizard Of The Frost Diver”)
Publicity - Ann C. (“Publicity Scribbler and Arch Convoker”)
Unspecified Officer - George 'George' J. (“All-Purpose Gopher Fetcher”)
Master Librarian - Alice B. (“Master Librarian and Falcon-Eyed Hunter”)
Co-Librarian - Jason S.
Drawings - Alex S.

2002-2003 Recorded Officers
President - Justin E. (“Otaku Summa Cum Laude and Club Commander”)
Vice President - Kevin E. (“El Vico Presidente”)
Publicity - Ann C. (“Publicity Manager and Poster Scrawler”)
Unspecified Officer - George J. (“George Jiang”)
Artisan - Alex S. (“Artisan Extraordinaire Of Drawings”)
Librarian - Chris Cheung. (“Librarian Of Too Many Heavy Tapes”)

2001-2002 Recorded Officers
President - Jason G.
Co-Vice Presidents - Jennifer Ch., Justin E.
Publicity - Bryan G.
Advisors - Jerry C., William C., Robert W.
Acquisitions - John J.
CAE's Fanzine Editor - Shaun H.

2000-2001 Recorded Officers
President - Jason G.
Vice President - Robert W.
Publicity - Jennifer C., Bryan G.
Advisors - Jerry C., William C.
Acquisitions - John J.
CAE's Fanzine Editor - Shaun H.

1990 - 1999

Easily accessible sources about Cal Animage Epsilon from before 1999 are absent; the pieces we have are purely from the kind help of those that have provided us first-hand accounts.

1997-1998 Recorded Officers
President – Jerry Chu
Vice President – Kiet Han
Advisor – Andy Park, Joseph Lee, Christian Hwang, Mike Nguyen
Campus Liaison – Lawrence Bolante
Intern – Jason Gong

1996-1997 Recorded Officers
President – Andy Park
Vice President – Jerry Chu
Advisor – Joseph Lee, Christian Hwang, Mike Nguyen
Campus Liaison – Lawrence Bolante
Intern – Kiet Han

1995-1996 Recorded Officers
President – Joseph Lee
Vice President – Andy Park
Art Director – Christian Hwang
Advisor – Mike Nguyen
Campus Liaison – Lawrence Bolante
Intern – Jerry Chu