As far as titles are concerned, it would be great to be able to view some old along with the more recent releases. Perhaps a room or block can be dedicated to classic anime titles, such as Jin-Roh, Ghost In the Shell, Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999, to name a few. Not necessarily those particulars titles, but you get the idea. Another room or block might be dedicated for movies or episodes of more mature titles (Ninja Scroll, Gantz, or Dance Of The Vampire Bund type of fare). Then of course, there are the recent releases, which I'm sure Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, or Bandai Entertainment, for example, would be happy to sponsor.
Personally, I believe there should be a mix of subbed and dubbed videos no matter which titles are picked. Some titles could even be shown twice, one set dubbed and one set subbed (for example, title X episodes 1-3 shown dubbed in one block, and then shown again subbed in another block). All materials displaying the schedule, whether it's the convention guide or the list on the outside of the room where the title is being shown, should clearly indicate whether that showing is dubbed or subbed. There should be no deviations to what's been posted, as far as being shown dubbed or subbed is concerned. In other words, votes are NOT taken to determine whether a title is shown dubbed or subbed. When people attend a showing that's clearly scheduled as being dubbed, or subbed, they expect the title to be shown that way.
Some key things to keep in mind:
- Publish the video schedule in the convention guide and another one in front of each room where the videos are being shown, tailored to each individual room;
- Indicate in the published schedules (convention guide and each video room) whether the title is being shown dubbed or subbed;
- Unless some unforeseen circumstance arises (title unavailable), stick to the published video schedule;
- Any deviations from the published video schedule should be clearly marked on the list posted outside the video room affected.
Video rooms are a great way to remember the old and to experience the new. Several of the titles I've purchased over the years were done so because I saw them for the first time at an anime convention and liked them enough to add to my collection.