Anime Punch is an organization founded in 2005 as a reaction against traditional anime convention format.  They have put their focus on serious academic discussion by day and wild partying by night while targeting a college age demographic.  Anime Punch also strives to build a healthy fan community in Columbus, Ohio where they host monthly discussions about Japanese animation as art at the local Urban Arts Space and a weekly Nerd Night event every Monday from 9am-2am at the Ruby Tuesday bar on Summit and 19th.