Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby TnAdct1 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:56 am

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).

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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby Studio Hawk » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:15 pm

One week to go! I'm getting hyped!

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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby Scintilla » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:19 pm

VicBond007 wrote:These ribbons allow you to skip the line for the AMV Contest screenings ONLY, and also entitle you to reserved seating for all AMV Contest screenings.

Just thought to check this now, and wanted to make sure -- this means that the ribbons do not let us skip the lines for the awards show on Sunday this year?
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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby VicBond007 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:42 pm

Scintilla wrote:Just thought to check this now, and wanted to make sure -- this means that the ribbons do not let us skip the lines for the awards show on Sunday this year?


Correct. Since there's no room clear beforehand, we can't throw anyone out of "your" seats without looking like total JerkFaces. We don't anticipate capacity being an issue this year.
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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby BlindToLove » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:16 pm

VicBond007 wrote:
Scintilla wrote:Just thought to check this now, and wanted to make sure -- this means that the ribbons do not let us skip the lines for the awards show on Sunday this year?


Correct. Since there's no room clear beforehand, we can't throw anyone out of "your" seats without looking like total JerkFaces. We don't anticipate capacity being an issue this year.


Where should finalists go to get the ribbons this year? Gofer ops?

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Postby Studio Hawk » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:52 pm

Panel ops

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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby Studio Hawk » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:01 am

I really liked the contest yesterday! There were quite a few gems in there

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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby Kireblue » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:08 am

contest ballot
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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby dragontamer5788 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:06 am

It seemed like a rather solid set of AMVs this year. Vic noted that Drama / Serious was good, and I agree with him. But I actually liked Romance a lot. Upbeat/Dance gets a shout out for being so quirky this year (in a good way).

There was an "AMV Overflow" video that I thought was especially well done: "Seven Deadly Sins" set to "Galavant" by Warlike Cygnet. I only got to see maybe the last 4 Overflow AMVs, got in a bit late to the con. So I didn't get to see many overflow videos... but I really thought that one stuck out.

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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby TnAdct1 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:37 pm

Definitely going to be hard to figure out who will end up being the winners, as there's different ways the results could go (especially given how the one category where I can see a clear winner, Upbeat, is one of three videos that I think could win Best in Show).

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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby ssgwnbtd » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:59 am

kireblue wrote:contest ballot
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2nd video to play. Nice. :0

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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby Scintilla » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:24 pm

Rider, I just wanted to note how much I enjoyed your video despite knowing very little about One Piece. Cyanna told me that, as a huge Elton John fan (and also a fan of El Dorado), she was grinning like an idiot the entire time. That guy is just too perfect.

Also:
VicBond007 wrote:We don't anticipate capacity being an issue this year.

Well, now we know better for next year. A good problem to have, of course -- I sure wish we could attract that many people for the awards at AnimeNEXT.
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Postby Rider4Z » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:19 pm

Scintilla wrote:Rider, I just wanted to note how much I enjoyed your video despite knowing very little about One Piece. Cyanna told me that, as a huge Elton John fan (and also a fan of El Dorado), she was grinning like an idiot the entire time. That guy is just too perfect.

Thanks :) That video only consists of maybe the first 20 minutes of the movie. Right as it started first time I watched I immediately had El Dorado come to my head. "Oh this is just too perfect" :ying:

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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby Scintilla » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:44 pm

Additional reactions:

I'm really glad to see Utena still getting so much AMV love 20 years later.
Romance/Sentimental was STAAAAACKED. I really did not know whom to vote for.
I'm still struck by the idea that "Let's Dance to Joy Division" is a cool concept for a song.
Comedy seemed pretty twisted this year. Friday's audience sounded like they dug it though.
I'm not sure just what I expected from "Cracking Open the Cold One with the Boys", but I'm pretty sure it wasn't that.
I didn't realize until afterwards that the categories on the ballot were "Trailer" and "Comedy/Parody", not "Trailer/Parody" and "Comedy" like they should have been (and apparently were on the trophies?). Can't remember if this is consistent with previous years.
Anyone know what the record is for number of times finalist at Otakon? :P

Congrats to all the winners, and thanks to Vic and the whole team for putting it all on!
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Re: Such Otakon, Very 2017, Much DC, Wow

Postby King Redeem » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:25 pm

Most important take-away from Otakon: Scintilla has a beautiful singing voice. The AMV sing-along MVP


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