meleechampion wrote:JACON usually has the best AMV audience, out of anywhere I've ever been.
Metrocon's my home. Oh man, I've been to every single one except for last year when other events I wanted to go to coincided with it. Convention-material-wise, Metrocon has always been the issh whenever I went. Too bad I've kinda lost alot of interest in that kinda stuff... I still want to go for one day for nostalgic sake.meleechampion wrote:So... all in all, a shameful end for what I once thought was the greatest of all Florida contests. Guess I'll have to search elsewhere... still haven't been to a Metrocon yet. AFO this year looks really promising. I'll try not to let JACON's demise get to me. I am sad that it'll never get a chance to redeem itself for this year.
meleechampion wrote:Haha, yeah, that was me. They showed it... it was the TTGL one with the AR all squished and the Evangelion with the Simon/Genome custom sprite animation at the end. "Credits cut for JACON, dawwww". That one.
meleechampion wrote:Anyway, as always, I was SUPER pleased with the audience turnout.
JACON usually has the best AMV audience, out of anywhere I've ever been.
meleechampion wrote:I was in on the DS Pictochat peanut gallery and they were all SUPER critical of every single AMV. Most of them deserved it, so even moreso, I am sad yours didn't get shown. That videogame supermove montage one was a waste of everyone's time and got more applause than my video... just because the audience was glad it was finally over with. I'd feel cheated if I were you. I can't believe they greenlighted showing that crap. It wasn't even an AMV. I had to follow it... maybe not directly... and the audience was close to DEAD.
meleechampion wrote:That and fucking Brad Demoss (can go to hell) stealing one out of only four awards and not even showing up. What the hell was that. Best Comedy, MY ASS. I honestly wasn't impressed with any of the winners. Best of the four was the Appleseed video Best Drama/Romance.
meleechampion wrote:The AMV Hell style video by Kuroneko was made of win, I don't care if it's a worn out concept. Shoulda won something, but same creator won Best of Show for... a pointless interlaced Death Note vid made to an unimpressive popular song? Oh well. So what if the award was for the wrong video... still the same guy.
meleechampion wrote:...and I can complain all day, but in the end, you work with what you can get, which wasn't much. The contest as a whole was lackluster. I'm sure it didn't help that the amv coordinator was also the con chair, and had a million other things to do that were more important than planning/promoting/attending his own contest.
So... all in all, a shameful end for what I once thought was the greatest of all Florida contests. Guess I'll have to search elsewhere... still haven't been to a Metrocon yet. AFO this year looks really promising. I'll try not to let JACON's demise get to me. I am sad that it'll never get a chance to redeem itself for this year.
That's sounds really out of the way, spending $45 just to get an AMV into a contest(and not be there), lol. I wonder if they even do check, 'cause I've heard some places have that rule, but they really don't check for pre-registers.Stryyder wrote:Damn, sad I missed Stan, that would have been great.
As to the harsh speak against Brad, hate to be a rules nazi but it simply states you have to have a "membership for Jacon" it does not state you must be in attendance to win. Pretty common for out of state editors to submit to conventions they can't go to. And I'm sure the reason he wasn't able to go is because he lives here in California. But I may be biased because I've met him, he's a good guy.
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