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  1. Not in the way you're probably thinking. Our cameras and encoder relied on the facility network to reach our production system, which was positioned in a different room. It makes it easier for us to do our thing without disturbing the panel, which wasn't always streaming Panel 1 anyway. In hindsight, 4 low latency NDI feeds might have been a big ask, and that's likely where the skips came into play. The cursing jar got pretty full by the end of the weekend. But rest assured, potential revisions for next year have existed since about 5 audio pops in.
  2. I've been quite surprised at how many people think adapting and putting on an online event will spoil the OG event forever and ever, or worse, will replace it. We all miss it, and I can assure you none of us were giddy sitting in front of computers 8+ hours in a row (that tally is August 1 only, the total goes much higher), isolated from our friends and fellow staffers. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, as the old folks say. Otakon.Online was intended as a means for people to focus their energy on something else, even if it was for a short amount of time, and not lose sight of wh
  3. "Babbit" your name alone makes me smile XD

    w00t Kodocha ;D

  4. hey babbit. we are from the same place. yay.

  5. Masquerade posts have been moved to /index.php?showtopic=18000">here.
  6. Please take a second to research your facts before offering speculation. The Masquerade runs on a 4 hours time slot: 7 pm to 11 pm. This year the Masquerade ended at 10:15 pm, with a start at 7 pm on the dot. We were in no risk of running over our 4 hours slot, and were actually very surprised the show even ran that long. Time limits per skit were reduced for the smaller skits this year, and only one skit ran over their respective time limit. With that said, the 10:15 pm everyone is talking about was not a hard out-time. It was the time that our con chair, who was presenting Masquera
  7. I agree that this is off-topic in regards to this thread. I invite anyone to join us on the Masquerade and Hall Costume Contest section for further discussion, but I briefly wanted to state a few things: I've expressed my reasoning a number of times over the idea of content-based screening, but there is one thing that can't be denied: the common misconception is that these "bad" skits are taking all the room away from the "good" skits. That's simply not the case. The only year between 2004 and now that we've had to turn away any skits is in 2006 by the slightest of margins. Please re
  8. "Other users have left no comments for Babbit."

    Oh no, here, have a comment!

  9. AMVs are a totally different boat, as they are not performances. Additionally, AMV creators who post their works online are doing so at their own risk and under their own will independent of the convention. Secondly, this isn't my definition, and there's no need to put words in my mouth. As previously stated, this is under the advice of our lawyer. Even it it's almost the same, it's exactly that, almost. A still photo is a different can of worms from video. We permit photography at the Masquerade. We don't permit flash photography as it's distracting and enough of it becomes a strobe
  10. First of all, none of us take any pride in prohibiting people from seeing what they enjoy. Anything you've heard otherwise is a gross mischaracterization on that person's part, and definately nothing that has come out of my mouth the past several years. I am a fan of this stuff just like anyone else. The primary issue that keep us from allowing distribution is the copyrights placed on almost each and every character each participant portrays. These are someone else's creation, and some company's product, both of which own copyrights on that character. Distribution of video that depicts th
  11. I'm pretty sure that Jonathan does not have a Myspace page, but I will pass along any feedback to him. Just in case anyone is curious, he does not have writers nor does he write anything in advance of the Masquerade. He does has material in mind whenever he does our show, but it is more or less Jonathan in the flesh on-stage... he is pretty much the same person on and off-stage, minus the wig.
  12. We are unable to post videos of the Masquerade due to the same copyright issues that require us to not allow videotaping of the Masquerade. The cameras you saw at the event were used for image magnification purposes only.
  13. Jonathan Hawk would be correct. He has been with us since 2004. It is little known that he has also been involved with a good bit of the pre-con planning over those 5 Masquerades. He has truely been an asset to us.
  14. That would be Jonathan Hawk. He was been with us since 2004.
  15. I'm moving this to the cosplay discussion area. While yes, it's about a skit at Otakon Masquerade, the contest forum is really meant for questions regarding the contest.
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