Iacon One: March 6, 2006 News, Art Contest info, dinner, Datatrax

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    IACON ONE: Where things are not what they seem....
    July 7-8, 2006
    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    March 6, 2006 News

    WELCOME

    Welcome to the latest installment of the Iacon One newsletter. This week brings details on our art contest, a teaser for our Friday evening dinner event, and the online debut of the Iacon One Datatrax!

    ART CONTEST INFORMATION

    The Iacon One team wants to see your art at our show! Whether it's 2D, 3D, video, or a costume, we've got a space for you!

    Categories:

    All 2D Art (Color or Black & White; Line-Art or Computer-Generated/Assisted)
    3D Sculpture and Custom Figures
    3D Diorama
    Costume
    Video
    Each category will have first, second, and third place winners awarded. There will also be one award each for Best Overall and Funniest Overall. You, the artist, will choose which category your entry/entries will be judged in (though we'll be happy to advise you). If you have, say, a diorama that incorporates custom figures, it's fine to count the figures as their own entires.

    Contest Judging:
    Everybody who attends is welcome to vote for their favorites in the art show! Contest results will be based entirely on popular vote, to be tallied Saturday afternoon. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the end of the show.

    Submitting Entries:
    Anybody can submit art on a walk-in basis for any category except the video category (more on that below), whether they have preregistered or are walk-ins for the show. We will get contact information for everybody during check-in this year so we can easily reach contest winners after the show if they need to leave before the awards presentation. Those not attending can also participate by sending their entry to the organizer beforehand. E-mail jenni@iaconone.com for shipping address and guidelines. We are also allowing non-attendee costume entries! Just mail (or e-mail) the organizer photos of your costume and they will be displayed alongside photos of the costumes that will be in attendance. This way not only will non-attendees be able to enter costumes, attendees entering costumes won't have to worry about their costume being underexposed if they don't wear it the whole weekend.

    Any non-attendee entry must be received June 24, 2006. Any entry received after that date will not be considered for inclusion. If you wish you have your art entry returned, please contact the organizer at jenni@iaconone.com to work out the details.

    Submitting Video Entries:
    Video entries are popular and we're thrilled to have them, but they're technically tricky. Since we will be showcasing the video entries on a standard DVD player, all entries for this category will need to be sent to the organizer, either through the internet or on physical media, by the deadline for non-attendee entries so they can be burned to a recordable DVD for the show. All video entries will need to have the creator's name and the name of the video inserted at the beginning and the end of the video, either as a title screen or music video style, for voting purposes. This way they can be voted on by name and we won't have to preassign entry numbers for you to edit into the clip. It would also be extremely helpful if they are sent coded in MPEG2 format. Once again, mail jenni@iaconone.com to work out the details.

    Art Auction:
    Anyone entering art in the show can also choose to put their piece up for auction. The entrant may choose to start bidding and increment bids at whatever amount they want. The organizer will coordinate payments for any non-attending entrants or those who leave before the end of the show.

    FRIDAY EVENING DINNER

    Friday evening at Iacon One, celebrate the winners of the Golden Disk Awards, the online Transformers fans’ choice awards, at a special dinner event featuring:
    Guest appearances (subject to availability)
    Souvenirs
    A special surprise from the MSTF parody crew!

    Seating will be limited, so get your tickets early! (Available with pre-registration, coming very soon!)

    DATATRAX

    What is Datatrax? We've set aside a portion of the Iacon One web site for a look at some fun artifacts / information of interest to fans, rarely seen before, some of which will be on display in their original form at the Iacon One event in July. We'll also be doing some 'behind the scenes' blogging about the event as plans progress.

    For our first Datatrax entry, we're going all the way back to 1985, showcasing the official line art / color specification style sheet for the Insecticon character "Kickback." These sheets show the exact Pantone Matching System color codes to use for each piece of the character model!

    We have plenty of additional pieces to add to the Datatrax, so keep checking the Iacon One web site for updates.
    http://www.iaconone.com/datatrax/

    EPILOGUE

    Help us get the word out about Iacon One! You may post the contents of this message to discussion boards, e-mail to your friends, etc., provided that no alterations are made to the text.

    If you would like to help promote Iacon One on your web site, a banner ad image is available for download on our event page: http://www.iaconone.com/2006/
    Please link it to http://www.iaconone.com/

    Copyright 2006 The Stasis Lock Group.
    E-mail: contact@iaconone.com
    Visit us on the web at http://www.iaconone.com/
     

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