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Re: Blind voting

Post by The Wired Knight » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:24 pm

MaboroshiStudio wrote:I
As far as AWA yep I think my wife and I will be in attendance. I can't believe the hotel is already sold out! suckage...
Yeah, AWA sells out earlier every year.

So now that you're back; where the hell is C-ko?
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Re: Blind voting

Post by Vlad G Pohnert » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:28 pm

The Wired Knight wrote:
MaboroshiStudio wrote:I
As far as AWA yep I think my wife and I will be in attendance. I can't believe the hotel is already sold out! suckage...
Yeah, AWA sells out earlier every year.

So now that you're back; where the hell is C-ko?
ALL RIGHT! We can stay up all night talking about how we were all elitist bastards in the good old days :P I'm sure the wife would LOVE to hear all those stories :twisted:

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Re: Blind voting

Post by Castor Troy » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:17 pm

The Wired Knight wrote:
MaboroshiStudio wrote:I
As far as AWA yep I think my wife and I will be in attendance. I can't believe the hotel is already sold out! suckage...
Yeah, AWA sells out earlier every year.

So now that you're back; where the hell is C-ko?
Maybe with Kevin Caldwell in AD's basement.
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Re: Blind voting

Post by outlawed » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:43 pm

Vlad G Pohnert wrote:ALL RIGHT! We can stay up all night talking about Freakshow and the good old days :P I'm sure the wife would LOVE to hear all those stories :twisted:
FIXED.

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Post by krzT » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:01 pm

Wow...this thread alone is like epic blast from the past. o_o
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Post by AbsoluteDestiny » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:54 am

Hey, I've got nothing to do with the missing Beaver. Last I heard he was still kicking out fan parodies. I know Scott Melzer is still doing that sort of thing too. Anyone seen Duane?

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Post by Vlad G Pohnert » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:42 am

Wow, first Joe and now AB... Who's next to make an appearance here.. Kevin K?

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Post by Scintilla » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:36 am

AbsoluteDestiny wrote:Anyone seen Duane?
Don't they usually call him "The Rock" these days?


Oh wait.
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Post by MaboroshiStudio » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:28 am

Duane Johnson is a pretty cool guy and really laid back. Last I spoke / saw him was when i was out in VA like 5 years ago and he was working in the manga industry translating comics...

I still think the event to end all events would be to get all the old farts...
rent some of those fat / Sumo suits and and have

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Post by The Wired Knight » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:42 pm

Tony could also arise to suddenly start making videos again; since now we have Ian and Joe back. Though Tony is still around, just doesn't make AMVs anymore.
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Post by madmallard » Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:25 pm

hah...

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Post by MCWagner » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:50 pm

WHOA. Look what happens when I go away for a week!
Vlad G Pohnert wrote:Auuu yes, the good old days... back then even Matt still had all his hair :P
.... ow. I think VLAD just called ME old.



Quick note on the premier/no premier vids for Pro. The allowance is largely for two reasons:

1) Reality. We want people to participate. There are a LOT of contests out there and we really can't expect EVERYONE to make premier videos just for Pro. We're happy when people do, but we also know that y'all can't do your best work churning out a new vid every other month to participate in your local con, the big, high attendance cons, and then our Con. (Even if we did, it would just be bullying other cons contests.) We want as many people as possible to feel they can participate in the entry and the judging. (Before anyone brings it up, AFAIK, NO ONE has ever created a "made in 2-hours" vid just to participate in judging. So vids like that "clogging the contest" has never been a problem.) So, like with other contests, if you feel the vid you entered at "X" convention didn't get a fair shake (tech problems, wrong crowd, etc.) Pro is still an option. If you premiered it at your little local convention, and really want a chance to be on a big screen in front of a big audience, Pro is still available. And if you want to see how your "multi-award winner" stacks up against some of the hardest critics around, the other creators, then come along and send it in.

2) Size. Just as no one wants Pro to be a ginormous contest (hellooooooo Expo), no one wants a tiny one either (hello Masters). We need a good spread of entries, competition in all categories, etc. in order to make the contest interesting and exciting for everyon. We've been fine-tuning this system for (jeez) almost a dozen years now, and in spite of the occasional misstep towards huge or tiny, the "premier or not" rule gives us a contest at just about the right size. I hesitate to do anything more than slight tweaks on a system that seems to be working.

I do appreciate everyone's comments about liking the "puzzle" and "mystery" elements of the premiers. I like that myself (though I'm notoriously bad at picking out ANYONE'S style) and I like that everyone looks at it as motivation to create more new vids for the contest. At the same time, if half the entries were not premiers, that doesn't prevent the others from being mysteries (especially since the limit was raised to TWO videos this year... knowing that so-and-so entered one video doesn't exclude him from contributing the mystery #13 video, etc.). Besides, many of the videos premiered elsewhere still haven't been seen by many of the participants (like myself), so they're just as much a mystery.

Yeah, vids that aren't premiers can be easily "unblinded," but everyone's pretty much learned that they're just cheating themselves if they do hunt down the info.

Anyway, my long-winded explanation of Pro's workings aside......

Y'ALL GET TA' WORK! Only TEN DAYS LEFT! Let's make this a PRO CONTEST TO REMEMBER! (Yes, there's the standard couple days delay for the upload permissisons... etc. etc.)
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Post by Castor Troy » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:05 pm

I dunno if I can make it in time... :x
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Post by Kisanzi » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:08 pm

Castor Troy wrote:I dunno if I can beat NG2 in time... :x
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Post by Vlad G Pohnert » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:08 pm

I'm trying my best

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