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Fanime Artbook Available in Artist Alley!
« on: October 19, 2008, 08:48:59 PM »

New Update!

All is said and done for the contest, the entries were fantastic and the voting was close! The books have been sent to print and will be available for purchase on 5/22 in Artist Alley for $25 incl. tax. There will be an awards ceremony for the art contest winners on Friday, 5/22 at 4pm on Stage Zero. Come check it out and help us celebrate this truly By Fans, For Fans project!

Old Update!

Hello, everyone! Firstly, I want to thank everyone who has expressed interest here and contributed their thoughtfulness and suggestions! In the interests in staying true to our motto, "By Fans, For Fans," we feel we should create more of a doujinshi-style artbook that includes not only Fanime artwork archives and comics, but fan art as well!

By creating a doujinshi-style book, we are able to keep costs low so that more fans can purchase copies at a reasonable price. Finances are tight for everyone, including Fanime, which is why we want to make sure we don't pass astronomical printing prices onto our fans!  Additionally, we feel that a nice paperback book would feel more home-grown, as is Fanime itself. We know a hardback pretty would be delicious, and certainly our fans are worth it! However, we decided that being able to shave $15 from the cover price would make an important difference!

We got budget approved and now we're ready to make this thing happen!

Details
So here are the new details on the book! Please disregard the old information.

Content
Chronicles the artwork produced by Fanime's Artist Pool over the last 5 years! We're hoping to include to short manga chapters from two of our staff artists as well as a sketch/work in progress gallery. But, we also decided thanks to the input of many fans, that it wouldn't be a proper Fanime book if we didn't have fan contributions! See below for information on the contest.

Size/Specs
A4, 8.264inx11.694in. Paperback, perfect-bound with a full color cover and full color interior pages (except manga in black and white). Page Count TBD, at least 68 pages.

Cost
$20 (subject to change, but not likely to)

Editions are limited! The first pressing will only run 250 copies. It is not yet known whether Fanime will pursue a second run as we are doing this as a special celebration of our 15th year. If they are snapped up quickly, we may consider printing more. If not, we will continue to sell them until they are gone and that will be it.

About the Contest

By popular demand, we will hold a fanart contest! However, it will be slightly unconventional. There will not be a traditional ranking of 1st, 2nd, 3rd. There will be three winners in the following categories: Artist Pool Favorite, Staff Favorite and Fan Favorite! Each of the three winning pieces will be printed on a full page and the artist will receive one free copy of the artbook, signed by the artist staff (and maybe even sketched in, if you ask nicely!). There will also be a gallery of runners up that will be printed in the book in much smaller spaces, similar to fanart sections of magazines. Unfortunately, the runners up will not be elligible to receive free copies of the book, but will be able to be recognized for their hardwork by being printed and seen by hundreds of fans!

Fans will have until Friday, April 3rd, 2009 to submit their pieces! That's just under one month, folks. It may seem soon, but we need to get the selection process underway so we can get the book to print in April.

Rules/Details
1) Deadline: 11:59PM, Pacific Time, April 3rd, 2009. NO ENTRIES SUBMITTED AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE ACCEPTED.

2) Content: Your fanart must be an illustration or drawing featuring at least one of Fanime's five mascots: Amber, Becky, Candy, Damien and/or Elliot. http://fanimecon.deviantart.com/art/Fanime-Character-Sheet-113001063. Sorry, no photography or writing allowed; this is strictly an illustration-based project.

3)The characters can be featured in any theme from the last five years (Urban/College Students, Cyberpunk Gothic & Lolita, Space Odyssey, Feudal Japan or Music/J-rock) OR you may come up with any situation or theme of your choice, within good reason.

4)Absolutely NO hentai, yaoi or yuri! Anything of an exaggerated sexual nature will be declined. We have a wide range of attendee ages in our audience of which we have to be considerate. Romantic situations are welcome, of any gender pairing, but please keep it PG. (For the record, Amber/Damien and Elliot/Candy are considered "canon" in the Fanime universe.. aka in the artist pool's brains. LOL)

5) Media: Any media, traditional or digital, color or black and white, is accepted, so long as the file you submit meets our requirements.

6) File Submission:
- You MUST submit a CMYK digital file or scan of 300 dpi or higher
- File size should be 8.514in x 11.944in. This is bigger than the book size to allow for trimming during the printing process.
- Vertical orientation preferred but not required. If you have a neat idea for a landscape, square or oval design, go for it, but make sure your piece is at least 8.514in wide.
- All art should be sent to art@fanime.com. Please avoid sending attachments larger than 5MB! We may not receive them! Use a free file hosting service such as YouSendIt.com or MegaUpload, and send us a link.

7) Info to be published with your artwork if it wins:
Title of the Piece: (Optional)
Name you would like published: (Required!)
Age: (Optional)
Location: (Optional)
Website or DeviantArt URL: (Optional)

8) Info we need for legal and logistical purposes (will NOT be shared with anyone!)
Your Legal Name:
Your Age:
Your Address:
Your Contact Number:
Your Contact E-mail:

9) Agreement: By submitting your work you certify the following:
- Fanime has permission to reprint your work as part of the "Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook" without compensation other than outlined in the prizes section.
- Artwork becomes property of FanimeCon, as all characters are copyright FanimeCon, however FanimeCon will NOT use your artwork in any profitable projects outside this artbook. As artists ourselves, we respect artists rights.
- You are over the age of 18 OR you have received parental permission to participate.
- The artwork is 100% your creation! Copying or tracing is prohibited. All members of the artist team are active on DeviantArt. We all love anime genre's across the gamut. Don't think we won't know.
- You are not and never have been part of the FanimeCon artist staff.

10) Winners for each category will be chosen by vote. Artist Pool will vote on their favorite, Staff Pick votes will be held at a staff meeting. Depending on the number of entries, the Fan Favorite category will be isolated into 10-20 finalists on which fans can vote. Final voting will be held via poll on this forum.

Please feel free to post with any questions!

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2009 will be the 15th anniversary of FanimeCon! Woo! We have been throwing around the idea of putting together a special, limited edition commemorative artbook to collect mascot artwork from the last several years of Fanime. The artbook would contain illustrations spanning the last 5 years of the convention, Fanime character profiles, artist profiles and maybe even a short manga featuring the Fanime characters. It will be a nice hardback book with a dustjacket, like anime and manga artbooks one can purchase from their favorite series.

We'd like your feedback on interest in this project! To get this project approved, we need to make sure there will be enough fan interest and demand, so please post your thoughts and feelings. :}

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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 09:51:23 PM »

Now this sounds like a good idea to me.
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 10:05:54 PM »

saw the journal for this on DA, came over here to post.
I think a book of all the artwork from the last 5 years would be awesome! definitely be something I'd get for myself =D
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 10:50:24 PM »

Of course, since im on the staff, I think it would be awesome. X3
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 12:04:33 AM »

It sounds like a great idea!  I've been going to Fanime for many years, and I have a collection of all my badges and program guides.  A Fanime art book sounds neat!  From my point of view, everybody and their brother should want one!

But... what's the catch?  Art books are very expensive.  What would we have to give up for it?  I still want guests from Japan, console gaming, anime rooms, and all that.
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 12:26:56 AM »

Well... you already know my answer, since I sent you the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book... my answer is... this is probably the best idea for Fanime as this really makes it closer to Comiket. Count my brother and me in! And maybe a few of our friends!

... wait... was this a call for submissions or just a collaboration of your main artists? Cos if it's the latter... count us out. It doesn't represent the Fanime community unless your attendees are also participating, whether it be half or quarter page fan art or full page goodness, your fans need to be represented, not just your main artists.
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 02:03:51 AM »

Sounds like it could be pretty cool. I always keep the program books and badges (except for 2k which I lost..) from Fanime. I usually throw down a lot of money in the artist's alley, too. I hope you're planning to allow submissions from artists in the community.
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 02:40:38 AM »

That sounds pretty good. I'd support that. I would like to see that happen for next year's fanime. :)
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2008, 08:07:15 AM »

15 years? Really?
Well this made me Wiki to look up the history of Fanime and I found out Ive been going for at least the last 10 years
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2008, 10:22:18 AM »

This sounds like a great idea to me. I've been coming to Fanime since 2004. I woul love to support this idea.
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2008, 01:38:47 PM »

Sounds like a great idea, only thing that may concern me would be the cost of such a project to the con and to the fans.
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2008, 02:12:09 PM »

It seems in here that some attendees already want to be able to contribute some artwork to the book. Perhaps maybe have a small section or something with a collection of attendee-submitted fanart of the mascots so that the fans will still be represented to some extent, but at the same time the overall theme of the artbook stays the same.

By any chance, will there be any concept art of the character illustrations or anything else along those lines? Just curious...

Hopefully this turns out well if it goes through.
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2008, 05:08:43 PM »

I am very interested in participating and submitting artwork for the Artbook, nyaa~
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2008, 09:02:11 PM »

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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2008, 10:40:59 PM »

An artbook? I'm sold.
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2008, 12:31:14 AM »

I like this idea alot. We have so much artistic talent to draw from for it for starters, and art books are one of the few things I actually purchase at cons.
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2008, 12:39:33 AM »

I'm in. More details would be awesome
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2008, 09:16:32 PM »

That sounds Great.  Would It Help Fanime if users sent in Photos from years past that show fanime? Not people pics alone but big groups of people. Like line shots and such.  It would give Fanime more Photos to pick from to put in the book, and Add a For Fans By Fans theme to it.  you could see People looking though it and hear them say I took that pic.  I bet all you need to do is List a E-mail to send in photos and you would get lots of Fan pics to use.  But its just a thought.
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Re: Fanime 15th Anniversary Artbook
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2008, 07:31:46 PM »

Awesome idea, I'd so go for that.
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2008, 01:27:44 PM »

Definitely a good idea.  I'd be interested.
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