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AMV Iron Chef at ACen and Fanime

Postby Quu » Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:20 pm

Well... both are official now...

Fanime has been official for a while... and ACen just confirmed with me

I will be running the Iron Chef Video Editing Challenge at both cons...
I mainly do the back of house stuff with it... maintain the contest its self... keeping the rules and actuall competition consitant... its up to the con to add its own flavor to the presentation...

so far...
Fanime (Sponsoered by Manga Entertainment)
Theme (tenative) - guns
Iron Chef - ErMaC
Challenger - Doki Doki Production

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Theme - no idea yet
Iron Chef - Outlaw Production
Challenger - no idea yet

When i first started doing the iron chef at AWA i had lots of peopel ask me if they could be on the contest... well... now that other cons are also running it will be easier for me to add more people...

please note that this is not AWA taking over other cons... I run OtakuVideo which is me and a couple other people who help out convnetions with AMV and video services... AWA happens to be my home con... so it gets the royal treatment... I don't force the anythign on any con I help out... in fact i don't want to.... i want each con to have its own flavor... its own spin on things... i am here only to keep the technical aspects consitant, and to maintain a level playing field....

so... everybody who is goign to those conventions.... i hope to see you at the contest....

btw... Manga Entertainment is sponsoring the Fanime iron chef (I don't know if anybody is sponsoring the ACen one... i can get back to everybody about that) but they are being wonderfull about it. They are not forcing my hand in anything, not demanding any footage be used... there own words was to make it the best contest possible, not to use it soley to push manga products

and I do know about the Iron chef contest done at Ushicon and think that was wonderfull... but... this contest is done a little bit different... i will only have two contestants... and the two computers are identical... for my contest to be fair... everythign must be identical for the two editors...
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Postby Ashyukun » Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:36 pm

Sweet! Anime "Press Your Luck" and now Iron Chef at ACen! That con is just going to be an incredible amount of fun. 8)

Since I wasn't at AWA last year, do you dress up and Chairman Kaga and do lots of theatrics at the beginning and end, Quu? :wink:
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Postby Koopiskeva » Wed Apr 02, 2003 2:28 pm

oooh Iron Chef! I've been wanting to see this thing live since I haerd about it at AWA last year. Looks like Acen is gonna be a blast! weee..

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Postby Quu » Wed Apr 02, 2003 2:54 pm

I don't dress up...

in fact you have to look to find me... I run the contest its self... not the show during the contest

since sitting there and watching people edit for two hours is boring... they basically entertain the audiance during the time period...
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Postby BigName » Wed Apr 02, 2003 9:15 pm

Holy crap on a stick, that's awesome that it's coming to fanime.... now I'm so happy I do the dance of Joy!
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Postby gavv » Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:09 pm

Quu wrote:I don't dress up...

in fact you have to look to find me... I run the contest its self... not the show during the contest

since sitting there and watching people edit for two hours is boring... they basically entertain the audiance during the time period...



We'll definitely have a different 'kaga' (if one at all ^^) than our normal Iron Guest event, as Isaac will be busy with host of masquerade duties at the time.

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Postby dwchang » Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:13 pm

gavv wrote:We'll definitely have a different 'kaga' (if one at all ^^) than our normal Iron Guest event, as Isaac will be busy with host of masquerade duties at the time.

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The Masquerade?! The Iron Chef will be during the Masquerade?

(in Pedro from Excel Saga voice): NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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Postby BigName » Thu Apr 03, 2003 2:37 am

knew there had to be a catch... ah well, guess I'll just have to watch the masquerade at AX then... *grumble grumble grumble*
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Postby Ashyukun » Thu Apr 03, 2003 8:00 am

Well, hopefully the 'Masquerade Duties' mentioned are just thing like preparing for it and such and not the actual Masq. I think it would be a rather bad scheduling move to put the Masq and the Iron Chef contest opposite each other. Having them sort of integrated into each other might be amusing, timed so while the judges were off deciding the winner of the Masq. the final few minutes of the Iron Chef editing would be on center stage and then have the viewing, commentary, and decision on it as the entertainment until the Masq judges were back. Though this would kind of suck for the two editors, who would have to miss seeing the Masq (or at least had better be paying attention to their monitors and not the skits if they'd want a decent video!).
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Postby Quu » Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:50 am

the problem is that Iron chef is nearly a 3 hour event (the editing is 2 hours... plus introduction and judging... and setup)

that is a LARGE chunk of time to take away from the main events room at a con....

since Cosplay is usually 3 hours at a con... its alot of times a good counter blance to cosplay... since not everybody wants to see cosplay... it allows for some of the crowd to be drawn off from an already packed room....
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Postby dwchang » Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:53 am

Quu wrote:the problem is that Iron chef is nearly a 3 hour event (the editing is 2 hours... plus introduction and judging... and setup)

that is a LARGE chunk of time to take away from the main events room at a con....

since Cosplay is usually 3 hours at a con... its alot of times a good counter blance to cosplay... since not everybody wants to see cosplay... it allows for some of the crowd to be drawn off from an already packed room....


I've been talking to Ryan about the same thing and my argument is that it doesn't need to be in the main room. I hate to be brutally honest, but this even probably won't be as popular as it was at AWA (not as many creators there), so I think a panel room or video room would be sufficient. I've talked to him about the scheduling and what's going on in the rooms, so perhaps not, but if all possible, it'd be nice to have on Friday (any time) or Sunday (any time again). I know Saturday is packed with the contest at 9 A.M. and the cosplay LINE starting at 3 p.m.

I do however see the point as to having alternative programming during the masquerade since not everyone wants to go, but...well...I'm one of the people who wants to go and I don't know what I'd choose :(. Dang this is teh sux0rs :(.
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Postby dwchang » Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:54 am

Forgot to mention, if it were NOT during the cosplay, we could get Isaac to reprise his role as Kaga too...hmm..hmm :).

I'm also sure there is another "minor" event that could be moved and have this substituted in that room. Pretty please?
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Iron Chef times

Postby MaachaQ » Thu Apr 10, 2003 9:44 am

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.
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Re: Iron Chef times

Postby dwchang » Thu Apr 10, 2003 11:39 am

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 ;).
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