Org Regulars to Interview:
Vlad G Pohnert
Akross/AMVnews/AMVFrance (a lot of them are actually pretty active here too.)
Youtubers(most have org accounts too, but aren't active posters on the forums):
Others that might be interesting:
AceD and his BestAMVsofalltime youtube channels
Gigafrosty/Heardyoulikeamvs youtube channels
Bob - His existence itself is awe inspiring
There are a lot more names though would be interesting too, but it'd take too long to list them all.
gote wrote:"what do conventions' judges and/or their audiences look for in their winning amvs, is it different from what editors look for in videos"
This would be a really interesting panel question. In my opinion I think it has a lot of nuances to it and it would have a lot of different opinions from everybody, and would love to be on that panel.
Other interesting panels might be overused/underused effects/techniques (Twitch <.<) or just effects in general. Most important aspect of editing like flow, sync, scene selection, or emotion, etc.