MaachaQ wrote:I'll be at the staff meeting this weekend, so I'll try to find out for absolutely certain when and where all the AMV events will be held. I know I can't get Main Programming at any time other than 9am-12pm on _Saturday_ for the main contest, but there will be several rescreenings. If we hold Iron Chef on Saturday night, we may be able to arrange a rescreening (as long as someone remembers to tape it ^^; ) sometime on Sunday as well. I'm afraid having any showing of Iron Chef in Main Programming is probably out of the question though, at least for this year. I think all the AMV panels are being held in the same place they were last year (the workshops room, which is the largest panel room), so hopefully that will be big enough for us.
I've been talking to Ryan (as well as other staffers that I know personally) and I know we DEFINITELY can't get the Main Programming any time on Saturday other than 9 - 12 (which I might add sucks) since Fred Gallagher is having a panel afterwards. Also, we all know how things get at around 3 with cosplay, so essentially it's only free from 9 - 3 and like I said Fred has it aftewards...damn you Mega-Tokyo fans!!!
As for the Iron Chef, Ryan also mentioned that they want to have alternative programming during the Masquerade, but at the same time, why an event that will have some people having to make a hard choice. I hate to be mean, but isn't the alternative programming stuff that not a lot of people will go to (thus less screwing) or events that are going on twice (like the AMV contest re-screening)? I surely hope they reschedule this to something like Saturday in the day or ANY time Sunday. I have mentioned it, but at the same time I don't know the finalized schedule and what's going on. I do however know we don't need a HUGE room for this and I'm hoping there's SOMETHING open at other times.
Perhaps the idea of a 4 day con isn't such a bad idea