Press Releases

May 9, 2007

News for Zenkaikon 2007:

Zenkaikon's AMV contest open for submissions

VALLY FORGE, PA - Here's a chance for you to show your AMV (anime music video) creation talent! You can compete in one of two categories: Novice or Champion. Categories are determined by the experience of the AMV creator. Entries must be received by August 3rd, 2007. Please visit to carefully read the contest rules and regulations, and download and print the AMV submission form.

Video Specifications

Your video file must meet the following guidelines to be considered for the contest:

File Type: AVI, MPEG, Windows Media (WMV), or QuickTime movie (MOV)
Accepted Codecs: MPEG-4 (preferred), H.264, Cinepak, IntelIndeo
Resolution: 640 by 480 or 720 by 480
Frame rate: 29.97 fps

Files may be sent on a data CD, data DVD, or USB Flash Drive. You may also burn a DVD-R of your AMV using your own DVD burning program. VHS entries are permitted but highly discouraged due to the video quality loss that can occur when converting to DVD. If you are confused about how to put your video in the correct format, feel free to contact the contest coordinator, Katrina at [email protected]

Entries must be received by August 3rd, 2007.

The Anime and Sci-fi convention Zenkaikon 2007 is on October 13, 2007 at the Valley Forge Scanticon Hotel and Conference Center in King of Prussia PA 19406-1355. Go to to pre-register online and get information on reserving exhibitor space, AMV contest details, Zenkaikon rules and regulations, and forms for snail mail pre-registration

Zenkaikon 2007 Membership
$10 until June 1, 2007
$15 until Sept. 15, 2007
$20 at the door
For more information about Zenkaikon 2007 please visit and/or email the Zenkaikon chair, Jackie Reitnauer, with any questions to [email protected]