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Postby Superios » Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:30 pm

Here are the results. I spent a while looking over my preivous notes to get these and for the life of me, I can not find the tallies and I am honestly sorry for that. *Yes, I know I wrote this in another thread. I'm putting it in a completely new one for good measure.*

-----Romantic/Sentimental
Winner:Waiting For You - Daniel Chang - Ah! Megami-sama - Richard Marx "Right Here Waiting"

Runner-up:What it Means to be Young - A.T. Chang - Final Fantasy X - Fire, Inc. "Tonight is What it Means to Be Young"

Honorable Mention:Naota's Lament - rogueintellectproductions - Furi Kuri - lostprophets "Last Train Home"



-----Serious/Dramatic
Winner:Faithless - Daniel Charles Hopkins - Shin Seiki Evangelion, Evangelion: Death & Rebirth, The End of Evangelion - Linkin Park "Opening" "Numb"

Runner-up:Silence - Aluminum Studios - NieA_7/Niea Under Seven, Original Animation - Delerium featuring Sara McLaughlin "Silence"

Honorable Mention:Staring Down the Barrel - Seen - Trigun - Shinedown "45"


-----Action
Winner:End of All Hope - Senta Miller - X - Nightwish "End of All Hope"

Runner-up:Playing for Time - Nanashi Studios - Cowboy Bebop - Must "Time is Running Out"

Honorable Mention:Dark Journey - Orange Kitten Productions - Shamanic Princess - Evanescence "Imaginary"


-----Upbeat/Rhythm
Winner:Believe - VicBond007 Productions - Kanon - Nami Tamaki "Believe"

Runner-up:Build Me Up Buttercup - Kusoyaro Productions - Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou - Goops "Build Me Up Buttercup"

Honorable Mention:Three Outta Four Ain't Bad - Michael "VegettoEX" LaBrie - Dragonball Z - Papaya "Pink Dinosaur"

-----Humorous/Satirical
Winner:AMV Hell - Alan Clontz, Brian Moore - Various Footage - Various Audio

Runner-up:Alternate Eva Opening: Eva Bebop - Scintilla, Peter J. Tom-Wolverton - Shin Seiki Evangelion - Yoko Kanno "Tank!"

Honorable Mention:German 101 - Floyd Russell IV - Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu - Rammstien "Feuer Frei"

-----Fan's choice: Best in Show
Winner:AMV Hell - Alan Clontz, Brian Moore - Various Footage - Various Audio

Runner-up:Dark Journey - Orange Kitten Productions - Shamanic Princess - Evanescence "Imaginary"

Honorable Mention:Staring Down the Barrel - Seen - Trigun - Shinedown "45"

-----Themed Video (Theme:Conflict)
Winner:Staring Down the Barrel - Seen - Trigun - Shinedown "45"

Runner-up:End of All Hope - Senta Miller - X - Nightwish "End of All Hope"

Honorable Mention:Faithless - Daniel Charles Hopkins - Shin Seiki Evangelion, Evangelion: Death & Rebirth, The End of Evangelion - Linkin Park "Opening" "Numb"

-----Staff Choice:Best in Show
Winner:The Goal Is - Washu0 - Inu Yasha - U2 "Elevation"

This is the first website to know these results and I thought I'd let everyone know that. These results will be sent to the Otakon webmaster shortly. If you have something to say to me, my personal email is Spootchman@hotmail.com, so we can keep this stuff off of the list. If you want my new phone number (my personal phone number) email me and I'll give it to you personally)

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Postby aluminumstudios » Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:59 pm

I had heard a rumor that not all of the votes were counted, that 1 hr before the videos were announced at the 8:00pm panel sat. that only 1/3 of the votes had been counted (thus it being impossible to count them all before the announcment was made) or something like that. Is there any truth to that?
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Postby VegettoEX » Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:38 pm

aluminumstudios wrote:I had heard a rumor that not all of the votes were counted, that 1 hr before the videos were announced at the 8:00pm panel sat. that only 1/3 of the votes had been counted (thus it being impossible to count them all before the announcment was made) or something like that. Is there any truth to that?

I've heard the same thing from multiple sources. Were it to be true, it would deem every single result completely inaccurate... and rather embarrassing.
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Postby HurQlez03 » Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:49 pm

No wonder the coordinator of the event was fired.
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Postby Scintilla » Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:01 am

Um, you <i>do</i> realize that the coordinator of the event is sitting right up there at the top of this thread, right?
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Postby Bakadeshi [AuN Studios] » Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:17 am

aluminumstudios wrote:I had heard a rumor that not all of the votes were counted, that 1 hr before the videos were announced at the 8:00pm panel sat. that only 1/3 of the votes had been counted (thus it being impossible to count them all before the announcment was made) or something like that. Is there any truth to that?


if this was the case, it would seem rather suspicious that the scores conviniently disapeared at the time he posted these results..... Not particularly pointing any fingers of blame or anything, but..... chotto ayashi ne....
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Postby Scintilla » Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:20 am

Bakadeshi [AuN Studios] wrote:if this was the case, it would seem rather suspicious that the scores conviniently disapeared at the time he posted these results..... Not particularly pointing any fingers of blame or anything, but..... chotto ayashi ne....

A bunch of us had seen the tallies at the con, so we know they existed then.
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Postby VegettoEX » Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:29 am

Scintilla wrote:A bunch of us had seen the tallies at the con, so we know they existed then.

Even so, what we saw would still only consist of this "1/3 of the ballots actually counted," rather than the full amount.
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Postby HurQlez03 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:07 am

Scintilla wrote:Um, you <i>do</i> realize that the coordinator of the event is sitting right up there at the top of this thread, right?


Well then, who got fired from Otakon?
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:27 am

HurQlez03 wrote:Well then, who got fired from Otakon?


He did.

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Postby Pyle » Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:21 pm

Burn.

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Postby SDang » Sat Oct 02, 2004 1:10 am

I rarely subscribe to forums, but I was advised to read this forum. As my signiture suggests, I am Otakon 2004 and 2005's Programming Section Chief.* Otakon 2004 AMV Contest is a part of that section.

First off, I wish to apologize to Mr. Geoff Beebe for placing him in this situation. He had stepped up to the plate to coordinate the Otakon 2004 AMV Contest. Organizing and running a task such as this contest is quite daunting, especially after Mr. Matt Pyson had ran it so well for seven years (over seven?). Understand that those are some pretty hard shoes to fill.

I am disappointed in light of events called to my attention, and apologize for grievences caused by the Otakon 2004 AMV Contest. However, that does not excuse some of the members of this forum to verbally attack and/or incite rumors about Mr. Beebe or the workings of the AMV Contest Department. On the other hand, I applaud and thank those that have remained level headed (read: reasonable) on these topics.

I will not bring up past and locked posts, but will state that I did not fire anyone. Throughout the Otakon 2004 Convention year, one person was relieved of his position prior to the convention due to real world commitments (although he remains a staff member and performs staff duties). This person was not Mr. Geoff Beebe.

At the conclusion of the convention year, Otakon staff vote in new officers. Positions on staff are subject to change with the new administration. Section Chiefs retire, move on, and/or replaced; that is also true for Department Heads and Coordinators. Things change.

I have been in contact with a candidate for the 2005 AMV Contest Coordinator position. We realize the difficulties that the contest faces, and he has proposed resolutions to those difficulties. I hope that you are capable of looking past the 2004 contest and support, guide, and have faith in the 2005 AMV Contest Coordinator. An announcement of who this is will be made available on the Otakon website, forums, and possibly here in the near future.

Comments about the AMV Contest or Mr. Beebe can be sent to me at Sdang@otakon.com. I will respond as soon as I am capable.

Again I apologize, Geoff, for the actions and abuse you have been subjected to.

*Otakon is a servicemark of Otakorp, INC.
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Postby downwithpants » Sat Oct 02, 2004 1:40 am

my vote didn't get counted
cause i didn't know i had to bring a pen to mark my votes, and the next day i forgot to submit the ballot because of the l'arc concert.

i guess even though there were problems behind the scenes, the main contest was really amazing to watch, and I thought Geoff, Quu, and the other people running it did a great job in the presentation.
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Postby VegettoEX » Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:13 am

If someone could just step up to the plate, take some responsibility, and answer the questions at hand, there wouldn't have to be this cloud of mystery surrounding the contest.

One thing I can say for sure is that none of this was even an issue when Matt was around, and we're all certainly hoping for the best next year. Otakon is widely considered one of the hobby's most prestigious contests to be accepted to, and it would be a shame for a group of editors to not decide to enter the contest based on a single year's events. These editors provide hours of free programming for the convention, and for them to be left in the dark as to what's happening with their own contest *is* rather embarrassing.

No-one is answering any questions, and merely coming back with a) nothing, or b) calls to stop asking questions. It all sounds so petty, but with the potential for the entire contest's results to be deemed inaccurate... yeah.
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Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:54 pm

Yep... Sadly I must agree with you....

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