anneke pretty much has it right, but they do serve the useful purpose of:
>allowing one to meet some of the vidmakers
>ask questions in person
>see vids that aren't in the contest, or available for download (sometimes for good reason)
>wonder if a fight will start (AX)
and so you people can tell the attendees over and over: "go to animemusicvideos.org"
Only took me two cons to get my ass over here.
So, Hi and stuff, everyone.
My Eyes Are The Victim's Eyes.
My Hands Are The Assailant's Hands.