Yes! After and entirely unreasonable delay of over a month, the putz in charge
of the AWA VAT has finally gotten around to posting the final list, the list of
awards given by the invited AMV guests to the deserving videos that they felt
got overlooked in the judging process or just deserved special attention!
Why the delay? Well, we can jot down a couple of weeks to tracking down those
guests who had to leave the con early and confirming whether or not they wanted
to give an award in that category. The rest of the time can be put down to my
being a lazy bastard, and the fact that the individual awards were all given to
me written down on little scraps of paper that promptly got mixed into all the
reciepts for the track this year. Found the last couple as I was putting
together the reimbursement forms.
So, in no particular order (as they are still in a great pile of little pieces
of paper here) the Guest-elected awards are as follows:
Patrick Bohnet of Demon Kitty Productions
Presents his "Babylon 5 Challenge" Award
to the video "Redemption"
by Studio Tarantella
to the song "Swimming" by James Newton Howard
Jingoro of Kimagure Orange Julius
Presents his Guest Award
to Ian Roberts
for his video created during this year's "Iron Chef" contest
to music compiled from the ET:the Extraterrestrial soundtrack
with various footage
Presents his Guest Award
to the video "Blow Blow Buttlord: The Assholder Calypso"
by Jason Scheiner
To the song: "Jump in the Line" by daVinci's Notebook
With footage from the online comic Buttlord GT and Buttlord vs. Mr. Huge
Ian Roberts of Zettai Unmei Anime
Presents his Nostalgia Award
to the video "The Greatest Anime Hero"
by Ashyukun of Electric Leech Productions
to the song: "Believe it or not" by Joey Scarbury
With footage from Black Heaven and Moldiver
Tim Stair aka Fluxmeister
Presents his Wonderfully Creepy Award
to the video "Anger Management"
by Kazz, Silvercat, and Spyral of Studio Gaijin
to the song of the same name by Lovage [Nathaniel Merriweather]
With footage from Perfect Blue
Sotero Lopez of Random Variable Productions
Presents his "Carlos Stop Whining" Award
to the video "Drunk With Love"
by Carlos Corall of Mindwarp Entertainment
to the song "He Needs Me" by Shelly Duvall
With footage from His and Hers Circumstances
Ken Nabbe aka Joey Snackpants of Snack on This! Productions
Presents his More Snack for Your Buck Award
to the video "Reading Rainbow or DIE!"
by Hsien Lee of Kusoyaro Productions
to the song: "Reading Rainbow" by 5th Season
With footage from Read or Die
Presents his "On the Spot Award"
to the video production "Road to Iron Chef"
by Ian Roberts and Hsien Lee
With various footage
Tim Park of Doki Doki Productions
Presents his Ass-Kicking Action Award
to the video "Looks that Kill"
by Chad Weber
to the song of the same name by Motley Crue
With footage from Mezzo Forte
Vlad G. Pohnert
Presents "The After-Effect Award"
to the video "Sentence"
by Nicole Barras of Otaku Productions
With footage from Berserk
Presents his "80's Nostalgic Award"
by Robert Parmar of
With footage from Labyrinth
Victor Boruta of Vicbond007 Productions
Presents his "Jailbait" Award
to the Video "Idolology"
By Sotero Lopez
to the song "I Know What Boys Want" by The Waitresses
with footage from Pretty Sammy
Alan Chaess of Red Apple Productions
Presents his "Best Relationship Profile" Award
to the video "Deceptive Pasions"
by Meri Cantoni of Temple o' Trunks
to the song "Pretty Girl" by Sugarcult
With footage from Fushigi Yuugi
William Milberry of Aluminum Studios
Presents his Guest Award
to the Video "A Moment's Onegai"
by Joshua of Ninja Cracker Studios
to the song "Myung's Theme" by Yohko Kanno
With footage from Magic Knights Rayearth
Nathan Bezner of Nightowl Pictures
Presents "The Dean Martin Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr." Award
to the Video "Excel's Against it"
by Mike Barranti of Studio KZ
to the song "I'm Against It" by the Ramones
With footage from Excel Saga
Mike Barranti of Studio KZ
Presents "The Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute to Dean Martin" Award
to the Video "Mad World"
by Nathan Bezner of Nightowl Pictures
to the song of the same name by Gary Jules
With footage from FLCL
Matthew Wagner of Artificial Suns Productions
Presents his "Democracy Sucks, I Got Outvoted" Award
to the Video "Appetite for Dynamite"
by Willem Milo of Hype-Odermic Studios
to the song "Appetite for Lightin' Dynamite" by Citizen Cope
With footage from Cowboy Bebop
Now, for all of you who've won one of these awards, I'll be printing up the
certificates for each one and sending them off.....assuming you send me a
destination. Drop me a line with your physical address in my e-mail
email@example.com This goes for all of you who were unable to pick up
your awards at the convention for the other contests as well. This year I
swear not to be a complete bastard and actually get them all sent off before
the 6-month mark.
Finally, for anyone who's curious, I've dug up our master sheet of when videos
were shown. Anyone who's curious about what time slot they ended up in can
post here, and I should be able to tell them which video and when.