We have gotten a few questions about this so I'll clarify here.
Yes, we do plan to continue the program of sending out badges to all editors who enter the contest so they can get early access seating to the AMV contest. However this only applies to qualified entries, so if your video is disqualified due to not following the rules, you will not receive one. The AMV judges staff also reserves the right to not allow an entry if we feel that it is of such poor quality and is only submitted so you can skip the lines.
Unlike previous years, badges will NOT be available on site, I have new responsibilities associated with the con and will not be available to extend "I forgot mine at home" accessibility.
NDK AMV Coordinator 2006-2016
Sac Anime AMV Coordinator 2007 & 2010
Fanime AMV Coordinator 2003-2006