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Admirers of Illustrated Literature

Admirers of Illustrated Literature

Admirers of Illustrated Literature is a student organization that celebrates various forms of illustrated entertainment media such as anime, video games, manga and comic books. Its goal is to increase the appreciation and awareness of these genres throughout Iona College's community. We strive to form a friendly and hospitable atmosphere, to provide a creative outlet for our members, and keep up with new releases within the illustrated entertainment media world.


Thursdays, Noon - 1 p.m. in McSpedon 01(All are welcome)

AIL Executive Board 2018 - 19

Deron Chu

President Deron Chu

Mario Bonavita

Vice President Mario Bonavita

Genesis Matias

Secretary Genesis Matias

John Agro

Community Service Chair John Agro

Stephen Bisaillon

Literary Liaison Stephen Bisaillon

Robert Weber

Literary Liaison Robert Weber


  • Get Your Game On – A 24 hour gaming event to raise money for charity
  • Tournaments (Super Smash Bros., Dragon Ball FighterZ)
  • Movie Nights and Viewing Parties
  • Advocacy Panels (Cosplay is Not Consent, Gaming Etiquette, etc.)
  • And more!


  • Reviewing/positively critiquing all forms of Illustrated Literature
  • Card games
  • Creative writing
  • And more!

Gael Awards

  • Organization of the Year – Commitment to Mission (2017)
  • Unsung Hero (Former President Arlene Vivar: 2017)
  • Organization of the Year (2015)
  • Excellence in Programming (2015)
  • Outstanding Programmer (Former President Joshua Jay Espinosa: 2015)
  • Club Senator of the Year (Former President Shanice Gilchrist: 2014)

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