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Otakon 2019 AMV Contest/Theater FAQ - WITH FINALISTS

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AMV CONTEST FINALISTS
Now That's What I Call Drama! (vol. 12)
Congratulations to the finalists for the 2019 AMV Contest.  May the odds be ever in your favor!
AngelMaeVictory
AntaresHeart07
Aquiline Studios: Cyanna
BecauseImBored1
BioticAMVs
BleachShippu5678
Cameron Combe
Cirera & Nugettochan
DopplerDo
Dragontamer5788
hamstar138
JMI Productions
Kent Clark
Kirbygal
lovinyoujacksparrow2
Maboroshi Studio
MadMegatax
MinetChan
Mycathatesyou69
Nekokitkat
Nuke
Oscar AMV
PerkyPastry
Pixelblended Studios (EnQuatre)
Pixelblended Studios (Xophilarus)
Rider4Z
Sean.PNG
ShinAMV
shorisquared
SilverEchoAMVs
Soltaru
Spits & Giggles Studio
TheDestineeAMV
Under The Box Productions (Krigen)
UnluckyArtist
Zeeruy

AMV Contest Non-Finalists
Akuda
Aly-san
Andrea Apuzzio
Annieamvs
Ayesha
Basedimouto
blueshiftofdeath
Bry__
Captain Drew
carmelaxkawaii
Cassandra Wood
Casual-swimmer
Copycat_Revolver
Deejaythink with James Farlow
DivineAMV
DoctorAn1me AMV
Dragon Girl Sam
drewaconclusion
Elixir
EmberFox
Erik Heckert
Espresso Yourself
FullmetalGirl
Gwendolyn Wood
Jason Wong
Jerry Li
Jurious
Kazemon15
Kireblue
Lennon Productions
MapleMAD
MarieJo's AMVs
Mm Durjoe
Mysunsai
NATALEO
Neene95
Opner
PaNTSU oF d00m
Peppermint Grinder
PieandBeer
Pikapwn
Pokechan
ProjectTwinsAMV
Prostrate Constantly
Pwncakes42
Ramen Noodle Productions
Rei-chan
RogeDogeLan
rogueintellectproductions
sacredfoxphoenix
Sephiroth
ShadyMacro
Shinjles
ShizayaFanart
Silent Hero Studios
Speedy180
SpookyYuki
Steve Gearhart
Sutton Productions
TeamKultzow
Teriyaki
Toon Addict Productions
Troubleclef
Tsunderbird Studios (KeiichiFace)
Tsunderbird Studios (Tsunderbird Seth)
TwigglyFiggly
Under The Box Productions (Davis 51)
VioletOleander731

AMV Contest: What Now?
First, congratulations on nobody getting outright disqualified this year!  I only listed the studio names in case anyone wants their entry to remain a secret.  Secrecy is NOT mandatory!  
Also, to preserve anonymity for those that want it, I'm not announcing who was moved to "non-finalist" due to our "no previous winners" rule, as that would give them away.  We only had a few, but given the drama that's happening "elsewhere", I tried to make extra certain that we were sticking to our rules, to the point where I was actually comparing source lists from other cons to see of people submitted potential finalists elsewhere, under different titles.  I want to be exceptionally clear, I look for any excuse possible to NOT penalize a video!  The spirit of that rule has always been to remove the videos that sweep contests across the country, to ensure that Otakon's contest is unique.  It is not an excuse to smash the "X" and move on to the next act.  This year is no exception to previous years.  We have an outstanding show that I can't wait to share, and we only got to this point thanks to each and every artist who submitted!

Official Otakon 2019 Schedule (subject to change):
https://hiroko.otakon.com/events_schedule.asp

AMV Contest Pre-screenings
AMV Contest entries will be evaluated on 6/29.  As of right now, this event is full, as 13 people are about as many as I can fit in my living room without it bursting.  We will then send the proposed finalists off to our legal department for final approval, before announcing them.  You'll know when we know.

AMV Contest Entrant Ribbons
If you sent a video to the 2019 AMV contest and it wasn't DISQUALIFIED (being a non-finalist is NOT a disqualification), then you are entitled to 3 ribbons that allow you to skip the line for all AMV contest screenings, and access reserved seats at all AMV contest screenings.  Each ribbon is good for the entire weekend.  You get 3 so that you can still hang out with your friends, or make some new ones.  These ribbons are distributed in PROGRAMMING OPS (though AMV Theater will have a few available).

AMV Contest Screenings and Lines
The AMV Contest is being simulcast in AMV Theater on both Friday and Saturday.  There is no room clear before the simulcast, so if there is room, please come in!
The AMV Contest screenings in Featured Events WILL have a line.  For Friday's screening, the doors open 45 minutes prior to the event.  I believe that they will be clearing the room after the previous event as it costs us money to leave the room open, regardless of whether there's content running or not.  For Saturday's screening, there is a room clear during the prior event, and we will start seating 45 minutes prior to the screening.

AMV Contest Winners
The winners will be announced in Featured Events this year.  Doors will open 1 hour prior.  This is our first year trying this, so we're not sure if there will be a line, or if the room will fill.

Fan Produced Videos
AKA: Fan Parodies
We're bringing it back.  This year we're keeping it mostly short-form, since we only had room for 2x 1 hour blocks, but we will be showing Evangelion ReDeath on Saturday as part of the block, so that there won't be riots.  Neither block will require an 18+ wristband, but because of the language, viewer discretion is very advised.  If you're up at 11:30pm, you're probably old enough to hear this stuff, but you've been warned.

Iron Editor
Kind of let the cat out of the bag early on this one, but Pikapwn will be facing off against PaNTSu_oF_d00m.  The theme is "Oops!  All Butlers!"  sources are:
Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic
Butlers x Battlers
Ladies versus Butlers!
Hayate the Combat Butler: Heaven is a Place on Earth
Hellsing Ultimate

AMV Sing-Along
Getting people to participate for 45-60 minutes straight has proven to be a tough sell, so we pulled this event from the schedule and will instead put some of the "classics" into the Iron Editor entertainment, instead.

AMV Theater Location
Same room as last year (144A-C)

Edited by VicBond007
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