2017 AMV Contest

Rules
THE QUICK RULES

✦ Submit your videos to [email protected] with the following information:

✢ Anime:
✢ Song:
✢ Artist:
✢ Creator: (handle & email)
✢ Category: General, Action, Fun/Upbeat, Drama/Romance, or Comedy
✢ From: (where you live)

✦ Please submit your video via some sort of file sharing program. Our recommendation is Dropbox.
✦ Two (2) entries may be accepted per individual or group, to a maximum of one (1) per category.
✦ Videos must not have premiered publically (online, other cons, etc) prior to December 31, 2015, or have been shown in a previous Tsukino-Con AMV Contest.
✦ No bumpers or credits. MP4 less than 500MB is preferred. No technical defects.

THE FULL RULES
* These are not yet fully updated on the Tsukino-Con site though they will be within the next few days and I will link that page at that time. In the meantime, this forum post is gospel!

The Tsukino-Con AMV Contest is one of Tsukino-Con’s largest events, airing for about 2-3 hours at the con. The event is a showcase of fan-made music videos submitted directly by creators both local and from all over the world where you, the audience, get to vote on your favourites. The contest is open to anyone—amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between.

The deadline for submissions is: Sunday, February, 5th 2017, at 11:59PM PST.

CATEGORIES

Videos will be sorted into five categories:
1. Action
2. Fun/Upbeat
3. Romance/Sentimental
4. Comedy
5. Drama
6. Best of BC
Please note that these categories may be subject to adjustments depending on videos submitted.

GUIDELINES & REQUIREMENTS
Before you submit a video to the Tsukino-Con AMV Contest, please make sure it complies with our video requirements:

✦ Videos must not have premiered publically (online, other cons, etc) prior to December 31, 2015, or have been shown in a previous Tsukino-Con AMV Contest.
✦ Videos must be PG-13 and suitable for a con audience. Any songs with excessive swearing or anime footage with explicit nudity/violence/inappropriate themes will not be accepted.
✦ Videos must be between one (1) and six (6) minutes in length.
✦ Two (2) entries may be accepted per individual or group, to a maximum of one (1) per category. Submitting as part of a group counts as a submission for each individual.
✦ Videos must be 80% Japanese anime/manga or game footage.
✦ No credits, bumpers or trailers.
✦ No subtitles, watermarks, text, etc, though exceptions may be made if they are added by the creator as part of the video.
✦ All videos must be submitted by the original creator. Any submissions found to be in violation of this will not be accepted and you will be disqualified from participating in future contests.
✦ All AMVs must meet the technical requirements below.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
We will accept a variety of formats, but recommend the following. If for whatever reason we’re not able to work with the format you’ve submitted, we’ll contact you as soon as possible so that you can re-submit. If you can’t resubmit within 48 hours of the deadline your submission will be disqualified.

☀ No low-resolution entries. 1280×720 or greater is suggested.
☀ No audio or video quality defects (interlacing, blurring, distortion, low sample rate, etc).
☀ Suggested container is MP4.
☀ Maximum file size of 500MB.

BEST OF BC REQUIREMENTS
Best of BC is a new category, exclusive to local AMV makers based in British Columbia. This category was created with the intent to help foster growth within our local community to create the next wave of AMV makers. This is an open category accepting all of the previously listed categories above. As a BC creator, you can choose to submit your video for its consideration in another category in addition to Best of BC. However, if your video is deemed a finalist, it will only be a finalist in one of the available categories, as deemed by the judges. Not all BC videos are guaranteed entrance to the final contest, especially if technical aren’t met, however , all BC videos will be shown during exhibition at some point in the convention (more info to come). All AMV’s must meet these requirements for submission:

Made by a resident living in British Columbia, Canada
Only creators that have not won a major prize (Best in Category, Best in Show, Technical Awards) at another convention are eligable
Must meet the technical and the general requirements listed above

HOW TO SUBMIT
So you’d like to submit a video to Tsukino-Con’s AMV Contest? FANTASTIC. You’re already our new best friend. To keep things simple:

Submit all videos to: [email protected]

When submitting your video please send us the following:

☀ the anime used in the video
☀ the name of the song used in the video
☀ the name of the artist who the song is by
☀ the name you want to go by as creator of the video and an email that you check regularly that we can contact you at
☀ the category you feel your video falls into
☀ where you are from

Example:

Say I made a sweet video using footage from the movie 5cm per second and I wanted to submit it. I would send:
✢ Anime: 5cm per second
✢ Song: Timeless
✢ Artist: Kate Havnevik
✢ Creator: chaos.cubix ([email protected])
✢ Category: Drama
✢ From: Victoria, B.C

Please submit your video via some sort of file sharing program. Our recommendation is Dropbox, but Windows Skydrive, Sendspace and Mediafire work alright too. Please include the link to your video in the email you send us with your submission information. We will NOT rip videos from YouTube links.

Once we received your video we will send your confirmation that we have received it. If you do not receive confirmation within one week of sending your video in, please email us again.

JUDGING
Judging for the AMV contest will consist of a panel of a minimum of three (3) to five (5) Tsukino-Con staff members. Of these members, the AMV Contest Co-Ordinator must be in attendance. All categories must have a minimum of five (5) entries, no more than eight (8) entries will be permitted in a single category.

QUESTIONS, ETC.
By submitting an entry, contestants agree that they have read, understood & will comply by these rules. Contestants grant Tsukino-Con and the coordinators permission to use, copy, share and exhibit your entry in future showcases, exhibitions, and other events. We reserve the right to modify these rules at any time. Submitting to the contest does not guarantee inclusion as a finalist or inclusion in the contest even if all guidelines and requirements are met.

Open post

Fighting Dreamers Productions

Fighting Dreamers Production (FDP) is a cosplay group from Vancouver, British Columbia. For the past 9 years they have been cosplaying a wide range of genres
including anime, manga, video games, comics, film, and cartoons.

Fighting Dreamers Productions are known for their cosplay work on deviantART along with their group’s YouTube channel, which has over 150,000 subscribers and provides viewers with series shows, cosplay skits, CMV’s, convention happenings, and tutorials. FDP is a non-profit group and has organized a number of charity events through their cosplay work such as “Pray for Japan” helping earthquake and tsunami victims and “Aang for a Cure” which benefited cancer patients. As cosplayers, FDP emphasizes inclusivity and promotes accessibility of cosplay through panels and performances at conventions across North America, the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and Australia. FDP is honoured to be returning to the Island for Tsukino-Con this year!

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Cosplay Guest Valdrein

Valdrein

Cosplay Guest Nova

Nova

Cosplay Guest Twin Fools

Twin Fools

 

Tsukino-Con 2015

Tsukino-Con 2015

Victoria’s Anime Convention

 

 

Cosplay Repair Station

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Located in the MacLaurin Building room D103

Costume malfunction? Not to worry! For help with costume repairs, come visit the Cosplay Repair Station and see one of the apron-wearing staff members. Featuring stations for Sewing, Wig and Glue repairs, and specializing in quick fixes!

Cosplay Repair will be open:
Friday: 3pm – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Talent Show 2017

tsuki-lunaBe respectful to the judges and your fellow contestants.

All contestants must be in attendance for auditions.

All contestants with music must have it ready on USB beforehand.

Not all attendants will make it through to the final show.

Acts must be fandom related.

G through PG-13 only, we are a family friendly convention.

If you require a certain mic, stand, or other equipment, let us know before January 31, 2017. Contact Angel or Dia.

Please introduce yourself and your act: “Hi, my name is Ebony Darkness and I’m cosplaying my original character, I’ll be singing WAKE ME UP by Evanescence.”

 

Cosplay Day 2016

Tsukino-Con is the proud host of Cosplay Day! Here are some of the highlights from our July 17th Cosplay Day.

Tsukinoween 2016

Tsukinoween 2016

Victoria’s Halloween Cosplay

Local Conventions

British Columbia and Washington State are full of other great conventions and Events that we often attend, below is a list of other Conventions in the area.

Vancouver Island

2017

Tsukino-Con 2017 – Amine – February 17 – 19, UVic, Victoria
Gamer Fest – March 4th, Sunset Room, 401 Herald St., Victoria
LANtasy
– Gaming – March 18 – 19, Pearkes Arena, Victoria
GeekCon – Geek – March 25, Harbourfront Library, Nanaimo
CCAF – Comic Book – April 15, Camosun College, Victoria
InCon – Gaming – April 21 – 23, Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay
Curious Comicon – Comic Book – May 6, Country Club Mall, Nanaimo
Van Isle Con – Comic Book – June 11, Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney
Cosplay Day Victoria 2017 – Cosplay – July 22 ECS Building UVic, Victoria
M-CON – Gaming – September 16 & 17 Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo

2018

LANtasy – Gaming – March 10 – 11 Pearkes Arena, Victoria

Vancouver
Vancouver Comic Con – Comic-Book – January 22 , Heritage Hall, Vancouver
AniRevo: Winter 2017 – Anime – February 12-13, The Art Institute of Vancouver
Vancouver Comic & Toy Show – Comic Book – February 26, 3250 Commercial Dr. Vancouver
VancouFur – Furries – March 9-12, Executive Airport Plaza, Richmond
Vancouver Comic Con – Comic-Book – March 12 , Heritage Hall, Vancouver
Harumatsuri 2017 – Anime – March 18, Nikkei Centre, Burnaby
Sakura Days Japan Fair 2017 – Japanese Culture – April 8-9, VanDusen Botanical Garden
Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo – Gaming – May 27, Anvil Centre, New Westminster
Anime Evolution 2017 – Anime – July 30, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
AniRevo 2017 – Anime – August 4-6, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver
BeachCon 4 – August 19, Vancouver, BC
BronyCAN 2017 – My Little Pony – August 25, Executive Airport Plaza Richmond
VCon 42 – Sci-Fi – September 29 – October 1, Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey
Fan Expo – Geek – Nov 10 – 12, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver
Northern BC
Northern Fancon 2017 – Geek – May 5 – 7, CN Centre, Prince George
Mountain Cosplay Retreat – Photoshoots –  May 12 – 14, Birken
BC Interior
Kelowna Fan Xpo 2016 – Geek – March 25, Kelowna Community Theatre
Washington State
OrcaCon 2016 – Gaming – January 13 – 15, Holiday Inn Downtown Everett
Sakura-Con 2016 – Anime – April 14 – 16, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
Bellingham Anime Convention –  Anime – May 13, Whatcom Community College
Everfree Northwest – MLP – May 12-14, DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport
Japanese Anime & Manga Arts Festival 2017 – Anime – May 19-20, Everett Community College
PAX West – Comic – September 2-5, Seattle, WA
GeekGirlCon – Geek – September 28-Oct 1 Seattle, WA
Kumoricon – Anime – October 27-29 Portland, OR
Anglicon – Doctor Who – December 8 – 10, The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel

Video Room

Videos will run in ECS 130.

Friday

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Asterisk War 1-4 (5PM-6:36PM)
Anti-Magic Academy 1-4 (6:40PM-8:16PM)
The Perfect Insider 1-4 (8:20PM-9:56PM)
Haikyu S2 1-4 (10:00PM-11:36PM)

Saturday

Comet Lucifer 1-4 (11AM-12:36PM)
Beautiful Bones 1-4 (12:40PM-2:16PM)
Young Black Jack 1-4 (2:20PM-3:56PM)
Rokka 1-4 (4:00PM-5:36PM)
Utawarerumono 1-4 (5:40PM-7:16PM)
Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans 1-4 (7:20PM-8:56PM)
God Eater 1-4 (9:00PM-10:36PM)

Sunday

Owarimonogatari 1-4 (11:00AM-12:36PM)
Utawarerumono 1-4 (12:40PM-2:16PM)
Rokka 1-4 (2:20PM-3:56PM)
Perfect Insider 1-4 (4:00PM-5:36PM)

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