Good lord. I forget to check in here for a week and look what happens. Hokay, how about this. Rules: The Cliff's Notes
Showings: Each contest has it's own showing
I'm not making any declarations as to when (schedules always change), but it'll be roughly like it was last year. In addition to those four showings, there is:
AMV awards, a three-hour block in the biggest room of the con. There, the award-recieving videos will be shown and the trophies/certificates/jacket etc. will be handed out.
Depending on time limits, some contests may not be shown at the AMV awards
simply because we don't want to glue y'all in your seats for longer than three hours at a time.
Time Limits for entries:
Expo: 2 hours total
Pro: 15 min total for one or two videos
Dance: None, but needs to be approved by Kanchou
Number of entries limit:
Expo: None, so long as they all total less than two hours
: There are no restrictions
on content for entry into the contests. Any video entered that conforms to all the rules (due date, etc.) will be elligible for the awards. Thus your offensive video could win best technical, or even best video. Yes, that means sex, violence, nudity, political activism, sacreligous, language, really sick humor, etc. etc. etc. HOWEVER
if you send in something that would get us in a hell of a lot of trouble with the police or angry parents, the award will be announced
at the AMV awards but will not be shown at the awards
so we don't get sued. We'll be more lenient at the individual contest showings. If you send something that would even get us in trouble there, it will be shown in a late night block after the kiddies are in bed.
I'm not gonna split hairs on this, 'cause you could always work around them. Use your own judgemet. If you have a specific question about what is likely to get you moved to a late night block, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, though, AWA is the home of the "sick and twisted" awards. Been phased out a bit in the past, though.
(Machine: I'll take that bet.)
What will be shown:
Expo: At least one video from your selection, possibly more, time permitting, at our choice (although you can suggest one). Extras will be shown throughout the con.
Pro: Everything, so long as there is time. If there isn't (doubtful) some second entries may be shown later.
Dance: Everything, until Kanchou drops.
Pro: Is OVER 18 or got a parent to sign the submission form.
(Bear with us here, it's another "don't sue us" safeguard.)
Dance: Song pre-approved by Kanchou (to go with the announced theme of 80's music...see webpage for details).
Masters: Contestant must have recieved some recognition (award or honorable mention) at some con for some video. That vid and the name of the award it won has to be sent along as well.
Expo: September 6, 2002
Pro: August 2, 2002
Dance: August 2, 2002
Masters: August 16, 2002
As for the judging? Go read the awa page: http://www.awa-con.com/vat/
It's a little too complicated to get into here.