CArnesen wrote:Well, I guess I should introduce myself now... I'm Chris Arnesen and I'm the new AMV/Original Animation Contest Coordinator for Sakura Con 2003!
Eric gave up? Guess I'm not surprised; it's a tough job which he handled quite well. Hope he goes back to AMV editing and enters next year's contest.
I agree with Senta about expensive prizes. Most entrants won't mind, but there are always some who can't handle the added pressure.
As a winner at Sakura Con 2001, I received a clapboard that was signed by the GoH's. Those character signatures by Hayashi and the others are worth more to me than a DVD player would be. Doesn't have to be a clapboard, either. If they'd just draw something on a dirty envelope, I'd frame it and hang it.
BTW, I don't think an applause meter is going to work very well in that "tube" of a room that this year's AMV contest was held in.