Programming


To submit a panel, click HERE

There will be more to come so stay tuned!

A lot of our contests require you to send us music or video files online via Dropbox, if you need to know how please refer to these useful instructions.

Love Live! Convention Idol Competition

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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?

The deadline for entries is July 15th, 2016.





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Participants will be notified of their entry status by July 29th, 2016 via e-mail.


Anime Idol

 

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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.

 





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Anime Cosplay Contest

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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. 

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Anime Cosplay Skit Contest

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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 email cosplay@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

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AMV Contest

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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.

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.

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:

  • 640x480

  • 720x480

  • 1280x720

  • 1440x1080

  • 1920x1080

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.

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 the 2016 screening is July 25th, 2016. Submissions will be accepted until the extended deadline (July 29th, 2016) but may not be part of the 2016 screening due to time constraints.





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Status
Participants will be notified of their contest status by August 5th 2016 via e-mail.

 

  • 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

Anime Revolution’s Got Talent

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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.




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  • 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

Swimsuit Contest  +18

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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!




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Please note: If you are not contacted back within 3 days of submitting for the contest, please resubmit as there may have been an error in your submission.

AniRevo Lip Sync Revolution!lipsync

This new event coming to AniRevo this year is a for fun event that anyone can participate in. Inspired by the success of the Lip Sync battles from Jimmy Fallon, we're taking an anime twist on this event. If you wish to participate, come to the event on Friday August 14th at 2:00pm, and Name an Anime tune to be able to compete and lip sync your way to victory!

The list will be updated closer to con but here's a sneak peak of the list people can lip sync to!

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
Catch You Catch Me Cardcaptor Sakura
Groovy Cardcaptor Sakura
Let Me Be With You Chobits
What's Up People Death Note
I'm Going Digital Digimon
Run Around Digimon
Rage On Free!
Myself Fullmoon wo Sagashite
Before my Body is Dry Kill la Kill
Seikan Hikou Macross Frontier
Fly Away Panty and Stocking
Pokémon Theme Pokemon
2 B A Master Pokemon
Viridian City Pokemon
What Kind of Pokémon Are You? Pokemon
My Best Friends Pokemon
Everything Changes Pokemon
The Time Has Come (Pikachu's Goodbye) Pokemon
Pokémon (Dance Mix) Pokemon
Double Trouble (Team Rocket) Pokemon
Together Forever Pokemon
Misty's Song Pokemon
PokéRAP Pokemon
You Can Do It (If You Really Try) Pokemon
Pokemon Johto Pokemon
You an Me and Pokemon Pokemon
Sailor Moon Theme Sailor Moon
Scramble Scramble
Hare Hare Yukai Suzumiya Haruhi

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AniRevo Games Room

We will be having several games for everyone to play during the con. Need some downtime? Waiting for your next panel? Come by and play!

Please stay tuned for more tournament details!

Please stay tuned for more tournament details!

Please stay tuned for more tournament details!

Please stay tuned for more tournament details!