ANIREVO GAMING ROOM

We will be having several games for everyone to play during the con. Need some downtime? Waiting for your next panel? Want some Streetpasses on your 3DS? Come by and play! Please note that consoles do take priority on tournaments so we cannot guarantee all consoles to be available at all times.

Puzzle Fighter (PS3)
Hatsune Miku Project Diva 1 (PS3)
Hatsune Miku Project Diva 2 (PS3)
Initial D (PS3)
Persona Dancing All Night (Vita)
Kinect Dance Masters (XBOX 360)
Sm4sh (WiiU)
Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)
DDR (Stepmania Emulator with Cobalt Flux Pads)


Our Tournaments this year include:

AniRevo Pokémon League Challenge (Signups at Con)
Dance Dance Revolution
Pokken Tournament
Puzzle Fighter (Signups at Con)
Hatsune Miku Project Diva (Signups at Con)
Super Smash Brothers WiiU
Super Smash Brothers Melee
StreetFighter V
Blazeblue Chrono Phantasma

For our bigger tournaments we encourage people to sign up online, however we will have signups at con for every tournament.

Have you pre-registered a 3-day pass for AniRevo and want to skip the pre-reg line? Do you have a full setup you can volunteer for the weekend? (TV, Game and Console) SIGN UP on the Google Docs Sheet below and you will be contacted via email to confirm the meeting place for the setups and the location on where you can pick up your pass.

http://goo.gl/forms/2V0flNcpkBwwUqmD2

If you have a setup you can only bring for the day of the event feel free to bring it up to the Games Room when you arrive. AniRevo staff, or VSB Staff will be able to help you find a place to set up. Any setups are greatly appreciated! Please still sign up on the form above. You will have to pick up your pass regularly if you can only volunteer your setup for one day since we will be busy during the con days but the more setups we have the more people we can accommodate in the games room.

 

We have a variety of tabletop games available for people to play including Tanto Cuore, Exploding Kittens Lord of Waterdeep and much more!

We also have a variety of tabletop tournaments throughout the weekend.

All Weekend
Weiss Schwarz presented by Treasure Chest Collectibles – Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Friday August 5th
Yu-Gi-Oh TCG Tournament presented by CORE Games – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Pokemon TCG Tournament presented by CORE Games – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Friday Night Draft – Presented by Magic Stronghold – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday August 6th
Cardfight! Vanguard TCG Tournament Presented by CORE Games – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Mini Masters – Presented by Magic Stronghold – 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sunday August 7th
Magic the Gathering Sunday Draft presented by Magic Stronghold – Sunday 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

 

August 5th, 6th, 7th (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM

It’s back! By popular demand we are bringing the Pokémon gym leader challenge back to anirevo. Bring your 3DS and your best team to take on our gym leaders and battle your way to the top!

ANIME REVOLUTION 2016: POKEMON LEAGUE CHALLENGE RULES


How to Participate

All attendees that wish to participate in the event must have an Anime Revolution 2016 badge visible. Participants must also have their own 3DS/2DS and a copy of either Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. All gym leaders and Elite four will be roaming the the Vancouver Convention center on Day 1 and will be identifiable by their armband so make sure you keep a lookout for them!
General Rules
1. Participants must have an Anime Revolution 2016 badge visible in order to battle.
2. Participants may challenge all Gym Leaders and Elite Four once per day. This is to allow everyone a turn to battle and for Leaders to enjoy the other events going on during the convention.
3. There is a maximum time limit of 10 minutes per battle. Exceeding the time limit results in a victory for the player that has the least amount of fainted Pokemon or whichever Pokemon has the most HP if there are only 1 Pokemon left for each player.
4. There will be 8 Gym Leaders, 4 Elite members and 1 Champion for 2016. Just like the video games, In order to challenge the Elite Four you are required to have all 8 gym badges.
5. In addition, challengers may choose which Gym Leader they want to battle first and once a challenger has obtained all 8 badges, can challenge any Elite four member in any order.
6. Please keep in mind that all Gym Leaders and Elite Four are AniRevo attendees just like you. We have things we want to see, so note there will be times when we’re not able or willing to accept challengers. In general, leaders will remove their armband when they’re not accepting challenges.
7. All Gym Leaders and Elite Four are all volunteers and are trying to make this experience fun for you. We would appreciate it if you would return the favor.
8. Just to keep in mind, the Event Organizers will be overseeing the event. If we see that there is misconduct during the event, we will intervene and issue a warning. If a challenger receives multiple warnings, that person will be unable to participate for the duration of the event and in extreme cases will have their Anime Revolution badge confiscated.
9. Also, if the organizers feel that there is a need for more Leaders during the convention they will step in and challengers will be notified on the Facebook group and AniRevo Twitter of their involvement.
10. We will be using the “Battle with Someone Nearby” IR connection option. This will automatically level Pokémon down to level 50 if they are above, and, unlike in previous gen games, it WILL level your Pokémon up if they’re below level 50. So you can use whatever Pokémon you like!

Detailed Rules
1. Game type: Challengers must own a either a New 3DS, 3DS or 2DS and have a copy of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire to participate, as all our gym leaders will be using X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire. If you are using a copy of Pokémon X or Y, let the leader know before the battle so he/she/they can set a team up that is compatible with your game.
2. Gym Leader/Elite Four Identification: Leaders will be identified by an armband.
3. Battle Type: Unless otherwise specified by the leader, all battles will be single battles played on IR, or local Wireless (GTS->Battle->Battle with Someone Nearby)
4. Species clause: A player’s team may not contain two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number.
5. Item clause: All Pokémon on a team must hold different items.
6. Sleep Clause: You may only sleep one of your opponent’s Pokemon at a time. You may not intentionally sleep an opposing Pokemon while one on their team carries that status. (Using Rest still triggers this Clause)
7. Evasion clause: A player cannot increase their Pokémon’s evasion stat with a move that specifically increases evasion. Items or indirect boosts do not break this clause.
8. Endless Battle clause: Any moveset on any Pokémon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned.
9. Speed Boost Blaziken: No team may contain a Blaziken with the ability Speed Boost.
10. Limited Pokémon: There may be only 1 of any of the following Pokémon on any team:
* 151 – Mew
* 251 – Celebi
* 380 – Latias
* 381 – Latios
* 385 – Jirachi
* 485 – Heatran
* 488 – Cresselia
* 490 – Manaphy
* 641 – Tornadus (any Forme)
* 642 – Thundurus (any Forme)
* 643 – Landorus (any Forme)
* 647 – Keldeo
* 718 – Zygarde
* 719 – Diancie
* 720 – Hoopa (Confined Forme)
11. Banned Pokémon: The following Pokémon may not be on any team:
* 150 – Mewtwo
* 249 – Lugia
* 250 – Ho-Oh
* 382 – Kyogre
* 383 – Groudon
* 384 – Rayquaza
* 386 – Deoxys (any Forme)
* 483 – Dialga
* 484 – Palkia
* 487 – Giratina (any Forme)
* 491 – Darkrai
* 492 – Shaymin (Sky Forme)
* 493 – Arceus
* 643 – Reshiram
* 644 – Zekrom
* 646 – Kyurem (any Forme)
* 649 – Genesect (any Forme)
* 716 – Xerneas
* 717 – Yveltal
* 720 – Hoopa (Unbound Forme)
* 721 – Volcanion
12. Banned Mega Stones: Kangaskhanite, Blazikenite, Gengarite, Mewtwonite X, Mewtwonite Y, Mawilite, Lucarionite, and Salamencite are not allowed as held items.

These rules are based off of the Official Play! Pokemon VG Rules and PAX Pokemon Rules. While some of you may disagree with some of our rules we felt that this current ruleset is the best for this year’s event. However we will continue to take feedback from the everyone to make sure that the rules stay fair for both Challengers and Gym Leaders. We hope that you will enjoy our rendition of this year’s League Challenge as much as we do!

 

Friday August 5 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Dance Dance Revolution Tournament is back and so is Stepmania! Have some fun on our Cobalt Flux Dance pads and dance your way to victory.

Early Bird Signups: http://goo.gl/forms/LfTDlkX82OgBaqZs2

Tournament Rules: Dance 3 songs of your choice to get the most points to proceed. The total score of your 3 songs per round will determine your tournament placement.

Round 1 – Top 10 Proceed
Round 2 – Top 5 Proceed
Round 3 – Top 3 Proceed
Round 4 – Finals Top 2

 

Saturday August 6th 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Vancouver Street Battle is hosting AniRevo’s first Pokken Tournament! There are no tournament fees, however you will need to pay admission to the AniRevo 2016 to enter. This admission grants you access to all AniRevo 2016 events including the game tournaments.

Early bird sign ups: http://goo.gl/forms/6izu08KECvLN1yj93

Pokken Tournament Tournament Rules:
-Pokken Tournament WiiU
-Please bring a WiiU Pro controller, Gamepad or the official Pokken controller to this event

General Tournament Rules:
-The tournament format is Single Elimination
-Matches will be Best of 3
-Winners Finals and Grand Finals will be Best of 5
-If a player pauses, both parties must agree to continue when ready.
-The opponent player may choose to forgive the pause and continue the match as normal

Controller Rules:
-This event will be a Bring Your Own Controller event
-Please bring wired controllers to this event
-Wireless controllers are fine but make sure to disable your controller as to not interrupt tournament matches (Players that interrupt a tournament match because of their wireless controller will be DQ’d from the tournament)

Have you pre-registered a 3-day pass for AniRevo and want to skip the pre-reg line? Do you have a full setup you can volunteer for the weekend? (TV, Game and Console) SIGN UP on the Google Docs Sheet below and you will be contacted via email to confirm the meeting place for the setups and the location on where you can pick up your pass.

http://goo.gl/forms/2V0flNcpkBwwUqmD2

If you have a setup you can only bring for the day of the event feel free to bring it up to the Games Room when you arrive. AniRevo staff, or VSB Staff will be able to help you find a place to set up. Any setups are greatly appreciated! Please still sign up on the form above. You will have to pick up your pass regularly if you can only volunteer your setup for one day since we will be busy during the con days but the more setups we have the more people we can accommodate in the games room.

 

Saturday August 6th 5:30PM – 11:30 PM

A Smash Brothers event being held at Anime Revolution 2016! There are no tournament fees, however you will need to pay admission to the AniRevo 2016 to enter. This admission grants you access to all AniRevo 2016 events including the game tournaments. If you have a setup please fill out the setups form below.

Early bird sign ups: http://goo.gl/forms/zkH3vZ08nFuNDc3u2

Tournament format will be pools into a double elimination bracket.

RULES:
– 2 Stocks
– 6 Minutes
– Matches are best of 3
– No Items, Equipment, Customs, Mii’s, or Amiibo’s

Starting Stages:
Battlefield, Final Destination, Smashville, Town & City, Dreamland

Counterpick Stages:
Castle Seige, Delfino Plaza, Duck Hunt, Lylat Cruise

When starting a match:
1: Pick characters, then begin striking starter stages
2: Player 1 strikes one stage, then player 2 strikes two, then player 1 picks between the remaining two stages.
3: After game 1 players may change character, the winner choosing their character first
4: Loser selects a stage from list of starter and counterpick stages
5: If there is a game 3, repeat steps 3-4

Have you pre-registered a 3-day pass for AniRevo and want to skip the pre-reg line? Do you have a full setup you can volunteer for the weekend? (TV, Game and Console) SIGN UP on the Google Docs Sheet below and you will be contacted via email to confirm the meeting place for the setups and the location on where you can pick up your pass.

http://goo.gl/forms/2V0flNcpkBwwUqmD2

If you have a setup you can only bring for the day of the event feel free to bring it up to the Games Room when you arrive. AniRevo staff, or VSB Staff will be able to help you find a place to set up. Any setups are greatly appreciated! Please still sign up on the form above. You will have to pick up your pass regularly if you can only volunteer your setup for one day since we will be busy during the con days but the more setups we have the more people we can accommodate in the games room.

 

Sunday August 7th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Come join us in the AniRevo Games Room for a Blazeblue Chrono Phantasma Tournament! There are no tournament fees, however you will need to pay admission to the AniRevo to enter. This admission grants you access to all AniRevo events including the game tournaments.

Early bird sign ups: http://goo.gl/forms/23KfhR43qhouZxvq1

Blazblue Tournament Rules
-Blazblue will be played on PS3
-Please bring a PS3 controller/stick to this event

General Tournament Rules:
-The tournament format is Double Elimination
-Matches will be Best of 3
-Winners Finals, Losers Finals and Grand Finals will be Best of 5
-If a player pauses, they will be issued a loss for that round (a match is two rounds)
-The opponent player may choose to forgive the pause and continue the match as normal

Controller Rules:
-This event will be a Bring Your Own Controller event
-Please bring wired controllers to this event
-Wireless controllers are fine but make sure to disable your controller as to not interrupt tournament matches (Players that interrupt a tournament match because of their wireless controller will be DQ’d from the tournament)

Have you pre-registered a 3-day pass for AniRevo and want to skip the pre-reg line? Do you have a full setup you can volunteer for the weekend? (TV, Game and Console) SIGN UP on the Google Docs Sheet below and you will be contacted via email to confirm the meeting place for the setups and the location on where you can pick up your pass.

http://goo.gl/forms/2V0flNcpkBwwUqmD2

If you have a setup you can only bring for the day of the event feel free to bring it up to the Games Room when you arrive. AniRevo staff, or VSB Staff will be able to help you find a place to set up. Any setups are greatly appreciated! Please still sign up on the form above. You will have to pick up your pass regularly if you can only volunteer your setup for one day since we will be busy during the con days but the more setups we have the more people we can accommodate in the games room.

 

 

 

Sunday August 7th 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Come join us in the AniRevo Games Room for a Streetfighter V Tournament! There are no tournament fees, however you will need to pay admission to the AniRevo 2016 to enter. This admission grants you access to all AniRevo 2016 events including the game tournaments.

Early bird sign ups: http://goo.gl/forms/T1gUKwNy1Uvl8hsV2

Street Fighter V Tournament Rules:
-Street Fighter V will be played on PS4
-Please bring a controller/stick to this event

General Tournament Rules:
-The tournament format is Double Elimination
-Matches will be Best of 3
-Winners Finals, Losers Finals and Grand Finals will be Best of 5
-If a player pauses, they will be issued a loss for that round (a match is two rounds)
-The opponent player may choose to forgive the pause and continue the match as normal

Controller Rules:
-This event will be a Bring Your Own Controller event
-Please bring wired controllers to this event
-Wireless controllers are fine but make sure to disable your controller as to not interrupt tournament matches (Players that interrupt a tournament match because of their wireless controller will be DQ’d from the tournament)

Have you pre-registered a 3-day pass for AniRevo and want to skip the pre-reg line? Do you have a full setup you can volunteer for the weekend? (TV, Game and Console) SIGN UP on the Google Docs Sheet below and you will be contacted via email to confirm the meeting place for the setups and the location on where you can pick up your pass.

http://goo.gl/forms/2V0flNcpkBwwUqmD2

If you have a setup you can only bring for the day of the event feel free to bring it up to the Games Room when you arrive. AniRevo staff, or VSB Staff will be able to help you find a place to set up. Any setups are greatly appreciated! Please still sign up on the form above. You will have to pick up your pass regularly if you can only volunteer your setup for one day since we will be busy during the con days but the more setups we have the more people we can accommodate in the games room.

 

Sunday August 7th 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

A Smash Brothers Melee event being held at Anime Revolution 2016 by UBC E-Sports! There are no tournament fees, however you will need to pay admission to the AniRevo 2016 to enter. This admission grants you access to all AniRevo 2016 events including the game tournaments. We will need as many set-ups as possible, so see the end of this description to sign-up your set-up.

Early Bird Signups: http://goo.gl/forms/w0VrOtm6dEtFwoCl2

General Rules

We will be doing a pools stage followed by an elimination bracket.

Game Settings: 4 Stocks, 8 Minute Time Limit
Items are disabled.
Stalling with moves such as Jigglypuff’s Rising Pound or Peach’s Wall Bomber is banned
Glitches such as Ice Climbers’s Freeze Glitch and Mewtwo’s Soul Stunner are banned.
Pause option is disabled in the game menu. If left on, accidental pausing mid match forfeits a stock.
You may not choose any stage you have won on during a set, unless agreed by both players.
A tie is determined by most stocks, and then if still tied, by percentage. If percentage is tied, the match is fully replayed.
Playing as Master Hand is banned

Stage List
Neutral Stages
Final Destination
Battlefield
Yoshi’s Story
Dream Land
Fountain of Dreams
Pokemon Stadium [Counter-pick Only]

Have you pre-registered a 3-day pass for AniRevo and want to skip the pre-reg line? Do you have a full setup you can volunteer for the weekend? (TV, Game and Console) SIGN UP on the Google Docs Sheet below and you will be contacted via email to confirm the meeting place for the setups and the location on where you can pick up your pass.

http://goo.gl/forms/2V0flNcpkBwwUqmD2

If you have a setup you can only bring for the day of the event feel free to bring it up to the Games Room when you arrive. AniRevo staff, or VSB Staff will be able to help you find a place to set up. Any setups are greatly appreciated! Please still sign up on the form above. You will have to pick up your pass regularly if you can only volunteer your setup for one day since we will be busy during the con days but the more setups we have the more people we can accommodate in the games room.

ANIREVO IDOL

Our Idol Competition is finally back! Love to Sing? Ready to entertain the crowd of future adoring fans? Then look no further than Anime Revolution Idol 2016! Choose your favourite tracks, and sing your heart out for the audience and our panel of judges to see if you could go home with the title of Anime Revolution Idol 2016!

 

 

Cut off for submissions are on July 15th, 2016.

Anime Revolution Rules and Guidelines

  • Have an AR 2016 Pass;
  • Must read and agree to all AniRevo Idol rules;
  • Consent to allow AR to use all images for promotional purposes in any media form;
  • Adhere to AR Rules and Regulations, especially those pertaining to Appearance, Costumes, Cosplays and Props;
  •  Complete all responsibilities and previous obligations, if you are an AR Staff and/or volunteer.

AniRevo Idol Contest Rules and Guidelines:

  • Song choice must be in Japanese (either J­pop or from an anime).
  • Performance time must be under 5 minutes per performance.
  • Only one performance per person.
  • You may dance and use props, but any forms of confetti, glitter, etc. and things. Thrown off stage will not be allowed.
  • Fire, water, explosives, and anything that could potentially pose a safety hazard as assessed by convention staff will not be allowed.
  • Songs will be screened for strongly inappropriate themes/ graphic descriptions, as this is an all ages event.
  • No auditions are necessary, but all who wish to participate must sign up online by deadline cut off: July 15th,2016 (Spots in the contest will be first come, first served).
  • There will be two tiers to this contest. Because of this, the contest will run over the course of two days. Contestants who pass the first tier will be called back to perform in the second day. Therefor every entry must be able to present for both days.
  • The people’s choice award and first place will perform their song choice from either tier 1 or 2 during the closing ceremonies, on Sunday.
  • Audio files will only be accepted via Dropbox link in .mp3 format.
  • Only solo singing performances will be allowed ­ duets and group acts are reserved for AniRevo’s Got Talent (sorry!).

Judging and Awards

Song Choice /10 – how well the contestant’s voice matches the song and difficulty of the song.

Range of Vocals /10 – how well the contestant demonstrates their range of vocal capabilities.

Breathing /10 – if the contestant breathes at the correct timing and utilizes proper breathing techniques.

Memorization of lyrics /10 – the extent to which the contestant has memorized the lyrics to their song.

Stage Presence /10 – how well the contestant uses the stage, and interacts with the crowd.

We will only be accepting submissions via Dropbox. Visit this page for more information on using dropbox links: How do I link to a file or folder?

Thank you to everyone who applied to the contest! We are full for 2016 but you are welcome to apply for our 2017 event.


ANIREVO'S GOT TALENT

AniRevo’s Got Talent is a fun opening night talent show for both guests and attendees to show off their talents. Singers, dancers, magicians and musicians, etc.. all are welcome!

Cutoff for entries: July 15th, 2016

UPDATED: 4/29/16

Convention Rules and Guidelines

  • Have an AR 2016 Pass;
  • Must read and agree to all AniRevo’s Got Talent rules;
  • Consent to allow AR to use all images for promotional purposes in any media form;
  • Adhere to AR Rules and Regulations, especially those pertaining to Appearance, Costumes, Cosplays and Props;
  • Complete all responsibilities and previous obligations, if you are an AR Staff and/or volunteer.
  • Audio must be submitted in .mp3 format! Please add Dropbox link in the submission form.

Competition Rules and Guidelines

  • Performances must stay within the 5 minute mark.
  • Any performances exceeding the time limit will be cut off.
  • Any liquids, explosives, fire, and all other dangerous acts perceived by convention staff will not be tolerated.
  • Any objects thrown off the stage (eg. confetti, candy, props..) will also not be tolerated.

  • July 15th, 2015 – Submissions closed
  • July 25th, 2015 – Contestants contacted about participation
  • August 5 -7 – Contest Days – specific times TBA.
  • Any questions please contact programming@animerevolution.ca

We will only be accepting submissions via Dropbox. Visit this page for more information on using dropbox links: How do I link to a file or folder?

Thank you to everyone who applied to the contest! We are full for 2016 but you are welcome to apply for our 2017 event.


AMV CONTEST

It’s time for the AMV contest again! Unleash your creativity and skills with video editing programs to create the best anime music video of the year and impress the audience!

Submissions will be accepted until July 25th, 2016.

UPDATED: 03/17/2016

DEADLINE: 25th July 2016, Monday, 00:00:00 PDT (UTC -7)
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 29th July 2016, Friday, 00:00:00 PDT (UTC -7)

  • Entries must be a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of 6 minutes.
    Keep in mind that we do pre-screen entries for quality.
  • Up to 2 entries per team OR person.
    Multiple entries are allowed (max 2). Please fill up one submission form per entry.
  • By submitting your video(s), you agree to let us play, copy, and use it to promote the event.
    Requests for removal will be put into consideration and handled on a case by case basis.
  • Most of your video must be anime/video game footage.
    This is an anime convention. Use your best judgement.
  • Most of your audio must be music.
    There is no arbitrary magic number for the amount of music. Some narration/dialog is fine. Use your best judgement.
  • NSFW content should be limited.
    The screening is open to the general public. Entries with excessive offensive language, nudity, and/or violence might not be accepted. We accept entries with some NSFW content, but keep it reasonable. Use your best judgement.
  • Please do not include intros or outros (Credits at the beginning or end of the video) to your AMV. This is to ensure that the duration limitations are equally respected.
    It is fine to integrate credits into the AMV itself.
  • If your entries have won 1st place/Best in Show at any other conventions before 5th August 2016, it will not be accepted.
    This is to give everybody a fair chance. This rule only applies to those who won 1st place/Best in Show. 2nd+/runner-up is fine.
  • All Winning AMVs will be available on Anime Revolution’s YouTube account within 3 weeks post-convention.
    Winning participants can request to have the posting of their submission delayed for up to 2 months. Basically, if you don’t want it posted yet for whatever reason, just let us know.
  • All submissions must be labelled in the following format:
    (AMVtitle)_Nickname_FirstnameLastname_email[eg, (Pure)_Zerothic_YuiHirasawa_Yui123@gmail.com]
    If the submissions are not labelled in the format above, the submission will be automatically disqualified.

Submissions are judged by the audience during screening. You do not have to be present to win. We will ship awards to those who are unable to arrange for a pick up. All participants will be contacted within a week after the convention ends. Winners will be asked to make shipping arrangements then.

Categories
Audience choice winning entries will be shown at the closing ceremony. There are no prizes for staff favourites.

  • Audience choice (3 positions)

  • Staff favourites (3 positions)

We will only be accepting submissions via Dropbox. Visit this page for more information on using dropbox links: How do I link to a file or folder?


The deadline for entries is July 25th, 2016.

You will have a chance to resubmit if it’s not in an accepted format. Quality is not guaranteed if we fix it for you. Please avoid 10bit entries for now.

Video:
This is to avoid having to deal with playback issues on exotic format. This is not difficult to correct but it is unnecessary work.

  • H.264/AVC (.mp4 container, this is the preferred format)

  • MPEG2 (.mpg container)

  • MPEG transport stream (.TS container)

  • AVIs are fine, but H264 AVIs are automatically rejected; no exceptions

Audio:
This is flexible as long as audio quality is not severely degraded

Resolution:
This is flexible as long as the aspect ratio is correct. Here are some suggestions:

  • 640×480

  • 720×480

  • 1280×720

  • 1440×1080

  • 1920×1080

Frame Rate:
This is to minimize playback issues

  • Either 23.976fps (24fps) or 29.97fps (30fps)

Playback
The equipment is not finalized yet. It is difficult to know what the playback resolution will be or what is even available. This likely won’t be finalized until after the contest entry period ends.

Breaking any of these would likely disqualify your entry. This WILL be enforced more strictly for this year’s contest.

  • Don’t use content from streaming sites like YouTube/Crunchyroll/etc.
  • No subtitles, watermark, or logos on the entry that was not added by you. Broadcast watermarks are fine. We’ll arrange to let you watermark your own entry before it gets posted online.
  • Use the proper aspect ratio. Artistic license aside, there is often only one main choice for this. Use your best judgement.
  • No interlaced footage in the entry. Progressive please.

  • July 25th 2016 – Submission deadline, accepted entries will be shown at the screening

  • Before August 5th 2016 – Participants notified of entry status

  • July 29th 2016 – Extended Deadline: Absolute last day of submissions – no guarantee of a spot during screening; these extra submissions may be used for the 2017 contest instead

  • Screening times TBA – AMV Contest screening & Closing ceremony

  • Before August 30th 2016 – All participants notified of contest results

  • Before September 5th 2016 – Winning entries posted on YouTube

  • Any other questions pertaining to this contest should be directed to: AMV@animerevolution.ca

COSPLAY CONTEST

The Cosplay Contest is back this year! We are continuing with our different tiers so that everyone from entrants with different levels of experience will have a chance to win some incredible prizes. We are accepting applicants up until July 15th.

If you want to join in on the Cosplay Skit Contest, please submit an entry in the Cosplay Skit Contest below.

Cut off for submissions are on July 15th, 2016.

Updated 5/3/16

Anime Revolution Rules and Guidelines

 

  • Have an AR 2016 Pass;
  • Must read and agree to all Cosplay Contest rules;
  • Consent to allow AR to use all images for promotional purposes in any media form;
  • Adhere to AR Rules and Regulations, especially those pertaining to Appearance, Costumes, Cosplays and Props;
  • Complete all responsibilities and previous obligations, if you are an AR Staff and/or volunteer.
  • Audio must be 45 seconds long and be submitted in mp3 format! Please link in the submission page, or email it to cosplay@animerevolution.ca 

Cosplay Contest Rules

  • Attend all pre-cosplay contest meetings;
  • This is a PG-13 rated event.
  • No confetti, liquids, items or materials that can ruin and/or harm the stage and other participants.
  • Costumes and props must be handmade by the participant or by non-professional family members and/or friends. Found item cosplays are allowed, but must be extensively modified as more than 70% of the costume must be made by the entrant.
  • Entrants may only compete individually or as a group(maximum of 6) in one of the following tiers:

Novice

No entrants may have won any awards in a cosplay/costume contest. Max 20 participants in this tier.

Journeyman

Each group member must have won fewer than four(4) major awards in the Journeyman/intermediate level and no awards of a higher tier.
Max 20 participants in this tier.

Masters

Open class. Professionals who work in a costume-related business and make more than 50% of their income through costuming must enter in this tier. If there are not enough people for this tier, then the contestants will be moved to Journeyman. Max 10 participants in this tier.

***Should the judges feel that your costume is on a higher level than the tier you registered under, they have the right to move you to a more fitting tier.

The entered cosplay cannot have entered at a previous year at Anime Revolution and must have less than 3 cosplay contest awards.

***Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification.

If you wish to go up on stage as a group please list all of the names and send your group request to daphne@animerevolution.ca Please note that you will still be judged individually. 

Judging Criteria and Awards

Accuracy: /10 (How well does the cosplay match reference art?)

Craftsmanship: /10 (How well is the cosplay constructed/good choice of material?)

Creativity: /5 (In terms of what was used/ how were details from source material portrayed)

Presentation: /5 (On stage)

The awards are as follows:

Best in Show Overall

NOVICE

  • Judge’s Choice

JOURNEYMAN

  • Judge’s Choice

MASTERS

  • Judge’s Choice

If you wish to go up on stage as a group please list all of the names and send your group request to daphne@animerevolution.ca Please note that you will still be judged individually. 

We will only be accepting submissions via Dropbox. Visit this page for more information on using dropbox links: How do I link to a file or folder?

Thank you to everyone who applied to the contest! We are full for 2016 but you are welcome to apply for our 2017 event.

 

Judging Category Tier: Novice Journeyman Masters


COSPLAY SKIT CONTEST

This is the Anime Revolution Cosplay SKIT Contest. This is where you can put on a jaw dropping performance for the attendees of AniRevo in your Cosplay. There are several categories in which groups can win including funniest and most creative.

Cut off for submissions are on July 15th, 2016.

UPDATED: 5/3/16

Anime Revolution Rules and Guidelines

 

  • Must have pre-registered for a AR 2016 Pass;
  • Must read and agree to all Cosplay Skit Contest rules;
  • Consent to allow AR to use all images for promotional purposes in any media form;
  • Obey and follow AR Rules and Regulations, especially those pertaining to Appearance, Costumes, Cosplays and Props;
  • Attend all pre-cosplay contest meetings;
  • Complete all responsibilities and previous obligations, if you are an AR Staff and/or volunteer.

Cosplay Skit Rules

  • No confetti, liquids, items or materials that can ruin and/or harm the stage and other participants;
  • Your cosplay skit must not harm the audience, your participants, other participants and yourself. All skits will be reviewed, if your skit is deemed too dangerous then it will not be approved.
  • Upon leaving the stage, all objects, props and items must come off with you.
  • Limit of six participants on stage at all times;
  • Please submit your mp3 via link on the submission page or emailcosplay@animerevolution.ca
  • These will be reviewed, please ensure they are PG-13;
  • Entire audio must be played; there will be no fast forwarding.
  • Pre-recorded skits only! No microphones, other than the one the host uses, will be available.
  • Audio submissions must be in an MP3 format;
  • PG-13 Rated skits only. Any skit that displays excessive cursing, inappropriate material and sexual content will be disqualified and all persons will be asked to leave the stage.
  • Skits will be 5 minutes – exceeding this will result in disqualification;
  • Dance routines are allowed as long as they are safe and PG-13.
  • Max 10 skits for Cosplay Skit Contest.

Judging Criteria and Awards

Best skit will be awarded:

  • Best Overall Performance

We will only be accepting submissions via Dropbox. Visit this page for more information on using dropbox links: How do I link to a file or folder?

Thank you to everyone who applied to the contest! We are full for 2016 but you are welcome to apply for our 2017 event.

 


LOVE LIVE! CONVENTION IDOL COMPETITION

Welcome to Anirevo’s first ever Love Live! Competition! Bring your glow sticks and cheer on some amazing dance cover groups as they battle to be the top idol group of Anirevo 2016!

All groups are welcome to join, from Love Live! and AKB48 covers to UtaPri teams, and more!

Cutoff for entries: July 15th, 2016

UPDATED: 04/24/2016

Convention Rules and Guidelines

 

  • Have an AR 2016 Pass;
  • Must read and agree to all Love Live! Competition rules;
  • Consent to allow AR to use all images for promotional purposes in any media form;
  • Adhere to AR Rules and Regulations, especially those pertaining to Appearance, Costumes, Cosplays and Props;
  • Complete all responsibilities and previous obligations, if you are an AR Staff and/or volunteer.
  • Audio must be submitted in mp3 format! Please add Dropbox link in the submission page.

Competition Rules and Guidelines

  • Groups must contain at least 3 members;
  • Groups will perform 2 – 4 dances depending on number of entries
  • Length of performance cannot exceed 5 minutes;
  • Must have a valid badge to enter the competition;
  • Performance must be kept PG13 (costume, music, content);
  • No use of flames, explosives, water, or other props that may be a hazard;
  • Winners will be chosen by our audience tally;
  • A copy of the music for the competition must be received by AR Events at least a week prior to the convention;
  • Any changes made to the group size or music must be confirmed with the Anirevo event coordinator.

Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification.

Groups will be judged by the audience – they will choose their favourite group in the competition for the audience choice award.

We will only be accepting submissions via Dropbox. Visit this page for more information on using dropbox links: How do I link to a file or folder?

Thank you to everyone who applied to the contest! Submissions are now closed. We will see you at con!

On The Mic Training Presents: Voice Actor Idol!

We are pleased to announce that this year we are partnered with On The Mic Voice Training to bring you Voice Actor Idol! Bring your best voice acting chops to win some great prizes and get valuable feedback from industry professionals.

Cut off for submissions are on August 1st, 2016.

 

Anime Revolution Rules and Guidelines

  • Have an AR 2016 Pass;
  • Must read and agree to all Voice Actor rules;
  • Consent to allow AR to use all images for promotional purposes in any media form;
  • Adhere to AR Rules and Regulations, especially those pertaining to Appearance, Costumes, Cosplays and Props;
  • Complete all responsibilities and previous obligations, if you are an AR Staff and/or volunteer.

Voice Actor Idol Contest Rules and Guidelines:

  • Only the first 10 contestants will be entered in the contest, it’s first come first serve!
  • You must register online to be part of this event.
  • Once you have registered you will receive an email where you will be assigned a script to practice before con

Judging and Awards

  • The contest will run as follows;
    • First Round will be done with your practiced script
    • Second Round will be done after feedback is received
    • Third Round will be a cold read for the finalists

The winner will receive a $400 Gift Card for On The Mic Training classes
The runner up will receive a $200 Gift Card for On The Mic Training classes

Thank you so much to those who entered! The contest is now full. We will see you at the con!

SWIMSUIT CONTEST 18+

Come strut your stuff and have fun at this year’s 5th Annual Cosplay Swimsuit Contest at Anime Revolution 2016 presented by Hentai Cupcake Productions.(https://www.facebook.com/HentaiCupcakeProductions).

Come and join the party!

Cut off for submissions are on July 15th, 2016.

UPDATED: 6/11/16

Female and male contestants choose a character they want to cosplay and compete in three rounds for fabulous prizes!

  1. Introduction: Introduce yourself as your character.
  2. Talent: Perform a talent to wow the crowd, the talent can be anything (we can help with it or help you come up with ideas!)
  3. Q&A: Contestants pick audience members to ask them questions.

The swimsuit cosplays do not have to be swimworthy in any way; have fun with them and think about what your character would wear to a beach!

At the end of the contest, we crown our 2 winners:

  • Crowd Favorite
  • Judge’s Choice!

Thank you to everyone who entered! Entries are now closed. We will see you at con!

Voice Coaching ft. Takeshi Takadera (Yowamushi Pedal Voice Idol)


We are pleased to announce that this year we have partnered with Sound Director Takeshi Takadera of Half HP-Studios to bring you YowaPedal Idol! This is a mini contest that will be held during his Voice Actor Coaching Panel. Get the authentic experience of being coached from the original Sound Director of the series itself! This EXCLUSIVE experience won't be found anywhere else!

 


Anime Revolution Rules and Guidelines 

  • Have an AR 2016 Pass;
  • Must read and agree to all Voice Actor rules;
  • Consent to allow AR to use all images for promotional purposes in any media form;
  • Adhere to AR Rules and Regulations, especially those pertaining to Appearance, Costumes, Cosplays and Props;
  • Complete all responsibilities and previous obligations, if you are an AR Staff and/or volunteer.

Voice Actor Idol Contest Rules and Guidelines:

  • Only the first 5 contestants  will be entered in the contest, it's first come first serve!
  • We will wait list up to 5 extra in case of cancellations
  • You must register online to be part of this event.

 


Judging and Awards

  • The contest will run as follows;
    • First Round will be done with your practiced script
    • Second Round will be done after feedback is received
    • Third Round will be a cold read for the finalists

All contestants will receive: an exclusive Yowamushi Pedal Gift (From Japan)
The winner will receive: a SIGNED (By Takeshi Takadera) Blue Microphones SnowBall iCE USB Microphone 

Submissions are full. Thank you to everyone that entered!

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What is AniRevo?

Short for Anime Revolution, AniRevo is a three-day convention hosted in the Vancouver Convention Center, Canada. Catering to a wide range of activities, exhibits, panels, and performances. These include art, animation, comics, costuming, cultural displays, dance, gaming, musical performances, and others. Our goal is to provide people of all ages with entertainment, education, and cultural exchange.