As for the lighting issue, stuff happens, and Ken Nabbe made the call and restarted the video. Thats why I ask him to jockey the show.
Congrats again, it sounds like everybody had a great time.
And here I was, holding a grudge against the man (Nabbe) about what happened at JACON when none of my friend's videos were shown. Then, at AFO6, the lights were turned on during my vid (the Gungrave one) and he starts my video over once things return to normal.
Wild. I've gotta' say that I'm torn, but much props to him for making the call, especially since you guys were on a time crunch with Closing Ceremonies hot on the heels of the contest.
Congrats to the winners; you three really put in work on those and here's hoping that you give those other guys a run for their money at AWA (if they're being entered there). Especially Bryan and Joslyn, who were awfully nicer to me than a cat like myself deserves. Dap goes out to Marlex too, who I met for the first time at the "Class of '03" (aka - the AFO4 AMV contest), my first competition. My Meeting and reuniting with all of you is always a treat and I learn something each time, which is a priceless bonus.
To Brandon, much love goes to him and the hours he clocked in the AMV room sharing his wisdom and opinions. I ran into him later and my other friends in the AMV contest (Devon & Leroy) drank with him as he dropped more gems on us about AMVs and life in general. He's cool people and I hope to shoot the sh!t with him again.
Finally to Eric, our gracious emcee, infinite thanks goes out to you for the venue and the gracuous treatment of our videos. So far, AFO has been my favorite convention to submit videos to, and with folks like you running it, there's no doubt as to why. You didn't even have to treat us to breakfast or RSVP us for the Wasabi party - but you did, and that was above and beyond what I had expected. You're a stand-up guy, man, and don't let anyone tell you different.
That's enough gushing out me, but I had a blast and I look forward to the next episode. ^_^