Dinner - Day 0 @7pm is going to be held at Honda-ya in the Little Tokyo MALL (not plaza) at 7pm on Thurs Day 0. reservations have been made in the tatami section of the restaurant so we will be chillin' on the floor with our shoes off (so make sure to wear CLEAN SOCKS!) you have been warned. Bring your laptops for show and tell if you wish, and charge them. I did not check if they have outlets we can use. This little gathering will be completely informal. i plan on drinking I WILL CHECK ABOUT VALIDATED PARKING.
Hey guys, are we ready for another fun-filled geek meet???
Yeah i thought so.
Here's the layout of the past, and the plan:
Last year: we had the unfortunate lack of a TV to play amvs like we'd done the last 3 years. It was planned, however last minute things came up and it fell out of our control. I apologize deeply for this, I was as disappointed, if not more, than all of you. And i apologize to Sproth specifically because he chose last year to not bother bringing his laptop.
So this year:
Something New: It never fails. Each gathering everyone falls into their clicks and that's where they stay. No new people and faces being met and learned. It's understandable since it gets kinda loud at the restaurant therefore making it difficult to open up to new people. So here's my plan, assuming we'll have access to a large screen I want every editor in attendance to introduce themselves to the entire gathering. "But Rider, that'd be too embarrassing!... " Yeah, i know. Most of us are pretty introverted and have a hard time opening up for large crowds. .....that's where your editing skills are gonna come in handy I am requesting that all of you create a 1-minute (or less) video that represents yourself as a member of the AMV community. Example of this could be splicing together your best known or most proud work. Include your handle(s), awards you may have won, your real name if you wish, whatever you do MAKE YOURSELF LOOK GOOD. Do not be shy! Brag about yourself! You will still be required to step forward so we can all match a face to the videos tho. (it'll make it easier on me at least.) NOW, people will know "oh! so-and-so made such-and-such!" voila! conversation starter! EXAMPLE.
Tech Requirements: mp4 or avi, 1 minute or less, COMPRESSED (being only a minute there better not be anything over 50 megs - use zarxgui for compression if you need to). just shoot me a pm with a link by the 24th of June. any later and you run the risk of me being too busy to get it and then not being shown. i'll let you know if i have any problems.
***in case you're wondering, time restraints won't permit showing entire amvs as your representation. because this will be a scheduled event it won't go on for 4 hours like it did at Oiwake****
The AMV Poster will return!
I also have a new game in mind that may end up being experimental when we actually do it. However we decide to pull it off i'm sure it'll be good and satisfying.
Prizes: There will be games at this event and prizes are needed! I am requesting that if you have anything (new) you would like to donate as a prize then you will get full credit for doing so when given out.
We also have a sponsor that will have a booth in the Vendor Hall!