Cosplay Day Victoria 2017

Cosplay Day Victoria 2017 Facebook Event here.

 

Events

10:00 Day starts
10:00 Select // Start improv for cosplay ECS125
10:30 Social Media for Cosplayers ECS124
11:00 Cunning Closefisted Costume Crafting; Captivating Cosplay Components on the Cheap ECS116
12:00 How to make a Sailor Fuku ECS124
12:30 Video Game Music ECS116
1:30 Cosplay Contest Prejudging/Sign-up in Theatre ECS125
3:00 Cosplay Contest
4:00-4:30 End of day

Costume Contest

Registration for the contest will begin at 1:30pm in ECS 125 (Theatre).

During the pre-judging portion of the event, judges will inspect each costume, inquire as to how they were designed and created, and answer questions contestants may have about the contest.

Costumes from all genres (video game, comic book, anime, movies, television, etc.) are acceptable. Mashups and original designs are also permitted. The majority of your costume must be homemade, or commissioned, although modified items are acceptable.

Contestants are encouraged to bring reference photos of the character they are portraying, on their cell or a tablet. The judges may not know the character in question, and this will help their ability to gauge the effectiveness of the costume.

Pre-judging will occur in ECS 125 (Theatre) Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1:30PM. All contestants must arrive by 1:30 PM  to register and check-in, although contestants will not be required to stay in the room for the full pre-judging period.

Contestants will be divided into 4 different categories during pre-judging. Contestants will be asked which category they prefer during pre-judging, although judges retain the right to bump a contestant into a higher category if they feel a costume deserves to be recognized at a higher skill level.

Categories:

Junior Cosplayers:
12 years of age and under (may be accompanied by an Adult on stage).

Novice Cosplayers:
13 years of age and over who do not qualify as Advanced.

Advanced Cosplayers:
Anyone who has won two or more costume contest awards.

Group Cosplayers:
Two or more people.

Judging Criteria:

Percentage of the costume that is handmade
Attention to detail
Quality
Overall appearance
Likeness to the character
Maneuverability / functionality
Stage presence & performance

Props

All Tsukino-Con Weapons and Props rules are in effect. See
http://www.tsukinocon.com/weapons/

All actual weapons and items that could be considered dangerous are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, anything illegal, anything against the University of Victoria Policies, any real weapons, functional or not. Firearms, including anything resembling a real world model firearm, regardless of colour, orange tip, material, etc. BB, Pellet, Paintball and Airsoft guns, any type of exploding device regardless of the method used for detonation, including air & CO2, Metal bladed weapons, including swords, knives, Glass, Ceramics, Stone, Skates; Roller Blades, Roller Skates, Ice Skates, Yaoi/Yuri, Seme, Uke, and/or any other fandom type paddle designed or intended to be used on another person. Anything currently capable of firing or releasing one or more projectiles, Any live ammunition, including bullets & tipped arrows

Items resembling futuristic weapons, fantasy weapons, and non-projectile boffer weapons may be allowed provided they are not handled in a careless, threatening, or destructive manner against persons or property. Please check with staff if you are unsure about your prop.
Costumes, introductions, and actions on stage must be in good taste. No nudity, offensive language or unruly behavior is permitted. This is a family-friendly event!

While on stage, jumping, flipping, running, throwing items into the audience or any movements that could compromise the safety of any contestants or spectators is prohibited. Any of these actions will result in automatic disqualification from the contest.

The use of fire, glitter, liquids, or any other objects that will cause a mess are prohibited. Leaving any portion of a costume on stage will result in automatic disqualification from the contest.

Audio/Music

There will be no microphone available. Any and all music and/or skit audio must be pre-cut, pre-recorded and turned in (in MP3 format) on a USB Flash Drive at sign-up. Bringing back-ups is strongly encouraged to ensure you have working audio.
Sound for your entry is not required but is highly recommended. You should plan to record any dialog for your entry.

There will NOT be audio editing software/machine on site. Please have all audio prepared ahead of time.

For pre-recorded sound, we highly recommend you work very hard on getting quality audio. Record multiple times, if necessary. Every individual should be the same level of volume. You can easily make even bad audio sound great by importing your sound into Audacity and running the compression effect. You will have to play with the settings and do it five or six times until you understand what it does, but it may help. We CANNOT answer questions about how to make your audio sound better, this is just a tip. Consider finding a friend with experience in audio.We will only accept submissions in MP3 format on a flash drive. Not accepted: cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc. Bring your laptop or other backups of your audio files.

The pre-recorded music/dialogue submitted to the contest staff must be 3 minutes and 00 seconds or less. There will be no exceptions to the “3 Minute” rule, unless you request permission prior to the convention and it is for a group or a very good reason. Any entry over the 3:00 mark will be stopped at that point.

All audio must be turned into the tech department at 1:30 – 2pm during pre-judging.

 

Disclaimer

All Rules are subject to change and may be posted in advance or at the contest itself.

Judges

Your judges this year will be:


Sue McCaskill — Athanasia Designs
Skookum PropsChris Gensey — Skookum Props and Armour
Batarang KissesSidney Merrick — Batarang Kisses Cosplay

We ask that all contestants display good sportsmanship to each other and the judges.

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Christine Cabanos

Christine is a voice over actress based out of Los Angeles, California. She is most known for her roles in animation and video games. Some of her most notable roles include Azusa Nakano of K-On!, Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Shiemi Moriyama in Blue Exorcist, Silica in Sword Art Online, Mako Mankanshoku in KILL la KILL, Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon, Hiromi in Erased, Sonoko in Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Yukiho Kosoka in Love Live!, Haruka in Oblivion Island, the titular character of Squid Girl in Squid Girl, Ivan Whisky in Cyborg 009 VS Devilman, General Pisti in Magi, Ruka Asato in Accel World, Yumemitchi in Tamagotchi Friends, Reina and Mew in Pokemon Origins, Minori Kushieda in Toradora!, Filia in Skullgirls, Marie Rose in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Symonne in Tales of Zestiria, Chiaki Nanami in Danganronpa 2, Nepgear in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Usalia in Disgaea 5, Sophie Neuenmuller in Atelier Sophie, Lisette in Stella Glow, Keina Sawaya in Atelier Meruru, and roles in video games such as Xenoblade Chronicles, Time and Eternity, Mugen Souls Z, Fairy Fencer F, Ragnarok Online 2 and more!

 

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Program Book 2017

Tsukino-Con 2017 Cover

 

The 2017 Program Book is now available as a:

PDF (PDF Viewer, PDF Reader, Kindle, NOOK, Kobo, iBook) 2.644 MB cleaner formating.

AZW3 (Kindle) 2.576 MB

MOBI (Kindle, FB Reader) 1.473 MB

E-Pub (most other E-readers) 2.743 MB

These formats should work on most mobile devices with e-readers.

 

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Vikes Improv

Vikes Improv is an improvisational comedy performance group based out of the University of Victoria. Vikes consists of students from all departments and all years, including graduate students! There are currently 3 performance teams, 2 of which are coached, and one self-directed team.

Not Rocket Science: NRS is Vikes self-directed team. They’ve been together as an official team since September but have been improvising together for a couple years in some way or another. They enjoy playing grounded characters with a flare for the dramatic.

Competitive Christmas Lights: Competitive Christmas Lights is a brand new improv comedy troupe performing together since September 2016. They are comprised of six students all in different departments: writing, computer science, geography, theatre, anthropology, and English . This eclectic mix of background makes their improv fun and diverse, a true reflection of the UVic spirit.

The Pendleton Collective: If you know a congregation who only speak in emojis and measured love in laughs, you know the Pendleton Collective. Established in 2016 this fresh Vikes Improv team made strides in the art, from short form games to long form scenes. The Pendletons' are a dynamic combination of veteran and new improvisers alike.

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.

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