The AMV Wars – Featured Event – Youmacon 2016

The Fan Art Theater is once again bringing back it’s Signature Event that it has run at Youmacon since Year 1, The AMV Wars!

What is The AMV Wars? It is a competitive live editing event in the same vein of Iron Chef and other types of competitions. This year we will have 3 editors compete live on stage in order to make an AMV in 2 hours time! They will receive a secret ingredient (anime source) which they will not know about before the event. They will also receive a theme they must adhere to which is chosen live before editing begins from suggestions provided by the audience (that’s you!) They must then take this and make a video all while we play awesome videos, games, give out prizes and swag, laugh, sing, dance, and just be a loud and rowdy bunch. It takes a special kind of editor to successfully complete this task as generally AMV Editors are used to spending months working on their videos in the quiet comfort of their parent’s basement.

This year we will be holding a 3-way Grudge Match. Lonesaiyan115 has held on to his championship belt successfully defending it 2 times now after first obtaining it from DA. His past challengers however have grown restless and want to ensure he is dethroned. Our chairman has grown tired of seeing the same champion hold onto his belt and agreed to allow it. So this year we will have Proceedtoheaven return to take on Loan once again after his defeat 2 years ago. We will also have Sailor Death, the previous champion who lost the belt to an editing duo of The Compbros (combined efforts of BG and DA) only to see half their might (just DA) take on Lone the following year and loose. Both of these competitors are out for blood and will be gunning for the champion’s seat. This will prove to be one epic battle that you shouldn’t miss!

The AMV Wars will opening it’s doors at 12:30PM on Saturday during Youmacon in Fan Art Theater A (COBO 330A) to begin seating, start the pre-game show, and choose the theme. Editing will begin promptly at 1PM. Get a seat early to ensure the best spot to view the great AMVs and get your chance to win free swag!


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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