The Schedule is now LIVE! Fan Art Theater at Youmacon 2016


That’s right! Ready to plan out your time at Youmacon? Want to know what cool things will be happening in The Fan Art Theater? Well wait no longer. You can click the image above or head to the link below in order to view our schedule. Keep in mind that the times may be subject to change, however keep checking back as when they do they’ll be updated in this online schedule as well! Head here for more info:

However don’t think that the schedule is all we’re posting. Nope. Below you can read up on what each event is and is about!

Fan Art Theater Events for 2016

Hang out with your Vic’s out

Toothpickvic will be streaming live from our premises! Come join in on the fun and hang out. He’ll be doing his traditional multiplayer monday…on a thursday. We’ll be doing some interactive games, such as choice chamber and more! Bring your smartphones/tablets & battery backups if you want to play along.

AMV Request Block

We have an extensive archive of AMVs dating back to the early 90s all the way to today. Want to see your favorite video on the big screen? Want to show off your own video on the big screen? Just want to let our staff entertain you? Come on in and help us plan out our playlist live!

Staff Music Video Showcase

Many of our staffers are editors themselves. Come watch as we showcase the entries from this year’s staff competition as well as other videos made by our staff.

Livestream 101: The Tools of the Trade

Get your feet wet with Toothpickvic as he leads you on a journey of self-discovery…if that self-discovery was trying to gather the tools you’ll need to stream effectively.

Livestream 102: How to Train Your Streamer

Hope you’re still damp from your voyage that you took with us on Livestream 101, now it’s time to light that inner fire and dry out. We’ll be going over how to use the tools you gathered in our 101 panel; how to craft and sell your stream, and personal brand.

Fan Art Theater Competition Showing

Come see the best in fan created entertainment at the Youmacon Fan Art Theater Competition. Creators from all over have submitted their works of blood, sweat, and tears. Take a load off and prepare to be entertained.

Nat-chan’s Top 10 AMVs

Join us on a magical journey as we count down the top 10 AMVs of all time. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll want to grab them all!

AMV 101

Ever wanted to learn AMV’s from the pros? Well we don’t have any professionals here but we do have these guys named Mike, Ralph, Albert, and King from some studio called Twenty 200 Productions. Come learn the basics of getting into AMV editing. From recommended software, to common used techniques, to some of our pet peeves! We hope you learn enough to get you started on making your first video.

AMV Dance Block

Wanna get a little warmed up before the Dance? Like watching flashy effects and fast beats? Or just want to chill and get your groove on? Well this block is the right one for you. Come enjoy some of the best AMVs set to dance music.

The AMV Feud – Your Price is Right

Think you know your stuff regarding AMVs? Wanna test your knowledge of source material? Want to join in on a rousing game of The Price is Right or Family Feud? Or just want to watch people try to win fabulous prizes? Either way this gameshow should prove to be a blast!

Batsu Game: The streamining!

Come chill with our streamer guests and get in on the fun! We’ll be playing Jackbox Party, and if the audience can topple the streamer team, punishment will be swift and merciless!

Watch AMV’s with Twenty 200 Productions [18+]

Are you a fan of Mystery Science Theater? Have you ever just searched AMV on YouTube and just randomly clicked on videos? Then you may find yourself enjoying members of Twenty 200 Productions watching and riffing on random AMV’s from all over the internet. We will laugh, we will critique, and quite possibly actually enjoy a video or two! Join us won’t you?

Terror Time with Sailor Death

If you think pasta is creepy, you should see some of the things Sailor Death has in store; come on up for a undying sense of dread and possible fever dreams in the near future!

You’ve found the weird part of Youmacon!

The weird part of Youmacon is a massive vortex, which upon discovery is inescapable like a black hole. The videos shown will entertain, enthrall, frighten and mystify the mind. Are you ready to accept the weirdness that lies within? During this time you will be stepping into a dimension that lies beyond all rationality. What you will see is as vast as space and timeless as infinity. It is the halfway point between light and dark, fear and bravery and sanity and the insane. The weird part of Youmacon is a world of imagination where many come to see the silly, outrageous and bizarre.

Hentai Music Video Contest [18+]

The best of the best when it comes to making HMVs all submitted their works to our competition. Come watch what they have to offer and then let them know what you think. After all, you are the ones who get to choose the winner

Videos Against Humanity [18+]

Think you’re sick and twisted? Think you’ve seen it all? Our contestants in this live Cards Against Humanity style event aim to prove you wrong. We’ve got a number of contestants that have collected the dankest and darkest clips they could find from the depths of the internet to link to our prompts. Come watch and help choose who wins!

Anime Youtube! How to Make Your Show Stand Out

There’s a lot of great YouTube channels on anime! A lot! Learn some ways to stand out with your content, get advice and see great examples of anime youtubers.

The AMV Wars

The ever-popular challenge famous in Japan where you pit two chefs against each other and force them to make a meal is back with an otaku twist! Instead of chefs, we have AMV editors, and instead of making a meal, they make an AMV. We provide the footage and they supply the expertise. Come watch the action unfold as we see who will reign supreme! Did we mention the free swag?

AMV Hell Marathon

AMV Hell has been a staple of the AMV Community since its inception and an example of how to properly make a blip vert project. Come partake in the latest and greatest as we have one Hell of a marathon!

Fan Art Theater Competition Award Ceremony

Come watch the best of the best from this year’s competition as we showcase the winners and give out the awards.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Music Videos!

How can we have programming dedicated to fan made videos and not deal with the explosion of videos using this popular series? What good would we be? Come on down, enjoy some of the best MLP:FIM videos ever made! Cosplay and singing encouraged!

Lie Swatter Part Deux: Electric Boogaloo

Grab your phone or tablet, connect to the free wifi at Cobo, and come join in on a rousing game of Lie Swatter live with the Fan Art Theater!

AMV Morning Work Out

It’s morning so why not have a little entertainment to go along with those bacon and eggs? Come wake up with the Fan Art Theater as we seek to amaze and entertain with videos to get your blood pumping. Requests welcome. Calisthenics not required.

Pokemon AMVs

With Pokemon Go, the upcoming game, the on-going anime, and just general popularity of Pokemon there have been a ton of AMVs made to it over the years. Come take a load off and enjoy the best of the best videos featuring the Anime, Game, and music of Pokemon.

Tom Fawkes: Some A’s for your Q’s

Ever wanted to make a gameplay channel on YouTube? Wonder about the in’s and out’s of Source Filmmaker? Want to question the origins of repeated jokes from a niche corner of the Internet? You’re in luck! Because Tom Fawkes, renowned YouTuber and Twitch Streamer, is here to answer those questions for you!

Jelloapocalypse 2: The Search for MORE Money!

You’ve seen him online, you may even have seen him last year, but Jelloapocalypse is back once again with a vengeance! Come join the creator of the “Welcome To” series on YouTube as he provides yet more behind the scenes insights into his creative process, the “Welcome To” series, as well as some Q&A.

Livestream 201: Streaming Boardgames…The old fashioned way!

Join Longsii as he explains why you shouldn’t use your mom’s camcorder to stream boardgames. We’ll be going over different techniques and equipment that you can use to take advantage of the unique opportunities presented by this otherwise challenging style of stream.

Let’s Brew [18+]

Are you a fan of Let’s Plays? How about Craft Beer? The come watch Let’s Brew! the combination of both! Join hosts Mike and Connor as they play through various games and try different brews from around the country

AMV Wars: Hentai Edition [18+]

In this AMV Wars competition, the footage used will have very adult themes. Come watch our editors struggle to make the best HMV they can according to the theme chosen by you!

Happy Fun Time

Come relax as we play the funniest, happiest, and most fun videos of all time. Come take a seat or hop on the dance floor and cut a rug. Either way beware, once you enter you won’t want to leave!

Like Them Before They’re Cool: Indie Short Films and Animations

The best in short animations and films that will provoke your thoughts, give you a smile, or pull your heartstrings. This will be your best chance to see some of the most incredible creative work that otherwise gets little chance to shine. Find your new favorite hidden gem!

Moon Animate Make-up! Parts 1 and 2

A TON of animators got together and decided to re-animate an episode of Sailor Moon. Not once, but TWICE! Come watch both episodes and cheer on the creativity of all of these animators. Check them out at:

Livestream 202: Tabletop games and how I learned to love streaming them

Longsii explains how to make games like Dungeons and Dragons interesting on stream, and some of the successful techniques for showing your game in the best light, from an entertainment perspective.

Fan Art Theater Closing Ceremonies

It’s now time to bring it all to a close. We’ll go over a few details with all those in attendance and open the floor up for suggestions and gripes. Missed the award ceremony but still want your award? Then come pick it up here when we go through all previous awards.

Pirates Vs. Ninjas

This is what you’ve been waiting for all con. The ultimate question needs to be answered, and you can be the judge; do pirates or ninjas have the best AMVs?


About Nate

Nate is the the Fan Art Theater Department Head and our fearless leader. He also runs his own Youtube Channel as the Old School Otaku reviewing anime and talking about his experiences with older anime. Nate also makes AMVs as well!

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