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Postby Bakadeshi » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:11 pm

hackerzc wrote:
Otakon's AMV Contest is no AWA (yet), but I doubt 7000 people saw AWA's contests either. Otakon may not be the best contest... but without a doubt it's the best place to be seen.


Just to be clear, me thinking awa > then Otakons contest is just my opinion on the actual contest structure (AWA's expo, profesional, and Masters setup vs Otakons Fanvote) only. I ofcourse agree than Otakon remains the Largest amv screening (at least that I know off) and is one of the reasons I submit to it almost every year ;p
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Postby hackerzc » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:41 pm

Bakadeshi wrote:
hackerzc wrote:
Otakon's AMV Contest is no AWA (yet), but I doubt 7000 people saw AWA's contests either. Otakon may not be the best contest... but without a doubt it's the best place to be seen.


Just to be clear, me thinking awa > then Otakons contest is just my opinion on the actual contest structure (AWA's expo, profesional, and Masters setup vs Otakons Fanvote) only. I ofcourse agree than Otakon remains the Largest amv screening (at least that I know off) and is one of the reasons I submit to it almost every year ;p

And you would be right in that opinion. Personally I think AWA is the best contest I know off. I've never actually BEEN, but from everything I know and have heard, it's like the world series of AMV's. Otakon's is pretty average in comparison, but it's big. Otakon's contest has a lot of untapped potential at this point. I honestly don't have it in me to do anything about that now, but someone could fairly easily come in (and with enough support from staff) expand it to offer more of the type of stuff AWA has. Simply allow more entries per person, expand to multiple contests, etc.
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Postby MousePotato » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:44 am

I heard the contest wasn't that great this year because i didn't submit a video.... Lets face it. im so pretentious that i dont even need to compete anymore. I think im turning into dw.... except that im newsckool.
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Postby VegettoEX » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:23 am

hackerzc wrote:And you would be right in that opinion. Personally I think AWA is the best contest I know off. I've never actually BEEN, but from everything I know and have heard, it's like the world series of AMV's. Otakon's is pretty average in comparison, but it's big. Otakon's contest has a lot of untapped potential at this point. I honestly don't have it in me to do anything about that now, but someone could fairly easily come in (and with enough support from staff) expand it to offer more of the type of stuff AWA has. Simply allow more entries per person, expand to multiple contests, etc.
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I don't understand. Why would you make the Otakon AMV contest more like the AWA setup when AWA already exists? When it comes down to it, the only thing that separates each convention's AMV contests are its rules, presentation, and everything that goes along with that.

Maybe it's just me (as someone who's been attending the contest since 2000), but I like Otakon's contest the way it's set up and AWA's contest(s) the way it's set up. If they're both setup similar to each other, what incentive do I have to (a) attend one versus the other, or (b) submit to one versus the other?

I think the only real argument you could make is that since the AMV contests are *not* for the AMV editors (we are no-one; the contests exist simply to entertain an audience for two hours)... and both conventions receive a slightly different audience (in terms of the physical people), you would be justified in saying that since a lot of Atlanta-area people don't attend something in Baltimore (and vice versa), you would be bringing an experience to that group of people that otherwise may not experience that type of contest setup.
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Postby hackerzc » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:07 pm

VegettoEX wrote:I don't understand. Why would you make the Otakon AMV contest more like the AWA setup when AWA already exists? When it comes down to it, the only thing that separates each convention's AMV contests are its rules, presentation, and everything that goes along with that.

Because people seem to have issues with the way all that is done at Otakon. Besides, I'm not going to be the one doing any of it... I'm leaving the contest.

Maybe it's just me (as someone who's been attending the contest since 2000), but I like Otakon's contest the way it's set up and AWA's contest(s) the way it's set up. If they're both setup similar to each other, what incentive do I have to (a) attend one versus the other, or (b) submit to one versus the other?

To see if we screw up your vid or have a half hour technical issue int he middle of the contest? *shrug* :wink:

I think the only real argument you could make is that since the AMV contests are *not* for the AMV editors (we are no-one; the contests exist simply to entertain an audience for two hours)...

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