VicBond007 wrote:This was the only time that we could get the ballroom. The convention center only has 2 "giant" rooms. The ballroom in the hotel, and main events in the con center. The alternative option was that we would simulcast in AMV Theater and Video 2, which combined, only seats 1000 people, a far cry from the 1800 capacity ballroom, and would result in people being turned away from the AMV contest on both Friday and Saturday. Also, this simulcast time slot would run against the concert on both days, and we don't want to pull people away from the concerts. They're a once in a lifetime opportunity.
While the news about the early Contest showings is still disappointing, I do understand the reasons for it, as I definitely would agree that the AMV Contest is the type of thing that's better suited for one of the bigger rooms (as well as wanting to give those attending the concerts to check out the Contest as well).