The other parodies for the most part were quite simply the best general collection of parodies Otakon has ever had. Both Friday and Saturday night, more people remained all the way through than any previous year in the 10 years I've been here. Evangelion Redeath is reborn, with Deuce joining the fray of the neo-Gendos who aren't really Gendos getting up and going crazy in the isles ^^ I'm happy to see it resurging. Frankly Evangelion Redeath is the Otaku Rocky Horror Picture Show. I've never even been to the real one, but I know enough about it to be able to recognize that analogy, and I wouldn't miss it for the world.
Faboy Soze, Scott's new one, was exceptional. Definitely stole the show. His ending was a beautiful parody of Glados' song from Portal that managed to be both hilarious and sentimental to the point of making me tear up a bit because I felt like a fan among fans for the first time in a while
He and I scrambled around on Thursday, including climbing 15 flights of stairs in the Hilton to make sure I got all the parodies he ever had so I can study them. I can even potentially find ways to get smaller copies to some of you with a bit of work.
The weak points were aspects of .WoW and TSR, but not due to anything in particular being bad about them, just some pacing issues, and they were both still quite good. Both were beta showing, basically, and are apparently unfinished. .WoW was an hour and 20 minutes, which is just too long, and it didn't need to be. TSR was good, but could be stronger.
Ideon/Off and Macross 7.5 and 1/2 were both quite good as well. Both done by the same creator and both different enough that I didn't really know until the credits. Ideon/Off, unlike the 'classics' last year, is a modern parody classic, and the audio is clear even if the footage is of older shows. Again, pacing issues as well, something I have discussed at length with Scott for whatever project I end up doing to make certain I avoid past mistakes as much as possible.
Sailor Moon Abridged was good, also in beta, and also pacing issues (definitely a fanparody pattern). Kampfer Abridged and DBZ Abridged were friggan amazing. MasakoX (Gokou in DBZ abridged in case you're unaware) does Kampfer abridged, and his timing is stellar.
Right now I don't even know how, but I'm going to need all the help I can get to make a parody ^^ Once I actually have a plot concept I believe doesn't suck, it'll become exponentially easier. May not be done by next year though, especially if I'm also doing AMVS6.