November 3rd - 6th 2016 in Downtown Detroit
Cobo Center & Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

AMV Contest 2016 Deadline Oct 7

It's that time of the year again. Time to dust off those source DVDs, BluRay's, and CDs and blend them together in your favorite NLE (Non-Linear Editor) in order to make an AMV to submit to Youmacon! Going on our 12th year The Fan Art Theater Competition at Youmacon is a yearly celebration of AMVs and other fan created videos as editors from around the world submit their works for chances at awesome prizes, unique awards, and of course the chance to have their videos played on the big screen in front of an audience at the convention itself. If you're or someone you know makes AMVs or other kinds of fan created content (we accept all forms of footage, not just anime) then click the image above or forward this post on! We LOVE getting TONS of videos and can't wait to see what ya'll send us this year!

Below is some basic information related to the competition, however for a more complete list of info, rules, and the most up-to-date updates please be sure to check the competition website linked via the image above!

Important Contest Info
The winners can be found here: Posted once winners are selected
Entries Due: October 7th, 2016 (Web Upload), September 28th, 2016 (FTP upload), September 28th, 2016 (Snail-mail)
Contest Database:
Contest Info Page (includes PDF & HTML formatted rules): Forum Thread for updates/questions/ext. -

What is Youmacon?

Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.

Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, “Live Action Mario Party”, emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.

Wearing costumes, or “Cosplay” as it's known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later.