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AMV Contest

Hello everyone! We at the Tekko AMV Department are working long and hard getting back into the groove of things now that we have a convention starting up again.

First, news about the AMV Theater. After hearing that Tekko was starting up again and that they may be carrying over the theme from the cancelled 2020 convention, we revived our Sports content for playing at the Theater this year. Sadly, we learned a little late (as in, just a couple of days ago) that they shifted the theme to their next planned theme, Cyberpunk. Since we put in a lot of work with Sports, we decided to not scrap all of our hard work and instead split the AMV Theater between two themes this year!

  • On December 10th, you will be inundated with Sports Friday! With Winter Olympics around the corner, that day will be centered around the Sports theme that echoes what would have been with Tekko 2020, now in 2021!

  • On December 11th, we embrace the new future of Tekko with Cyberpunk Saturday! Along with some great theater play and the main showing of the AMV Contest, we will be adding in some inspired distant dystopia and cyber tech a plenty!

  • Finally, December 12th will be a theme mash-up day! While you can enjoy our contest overflow and our traditional AMV Sing-A-Long event, we will incorporate both themes in our splash pages all day.

Speaking of the AMV Contest, the one debate we had was how to handle the 2020 contest, as entries were all collected and were almost prepared for sorting when we were informed Tekko 2020 would be cancelled. We wondered if we wanted to do a 2021 Contest parallel to the 2020 Contest, which at the time we thought was going to also be Sports carried over, or scrap 2020 for 2021. We went with the third option: We carried over 2020 completely to 2021 and revived all the work put into it.

Therefore, the following creators are finalists for the Tekko 2021 Sports AMV Contest:

  • AllegoriestAMV

  • AnimeMashupAMV

  • AngelMaeVictory x2

  • Azukano

  • BecauseImBored1

  • Dexter

  • drewaconclusion

  • EnQuatre

  • Gina Nelson x2

  • hamstar138

  • James Blond x2

  • Kenji

  • Krigen

  • Luna Starfall

  • Maborosi Studio

  • Mycathatesyou69 x2

  • Nuke

  • Opner

  • Rider4Z x2

  • SerAvium

  • Shizaya

  • shorisquared x3

  • Silent Hero Studios

  • Speedy180 x2

  • SuperEltanin

  • Synaesthesia

  • Toon Addict Productions

  • UnluckyArtist

  • Zeeruy

The AMV Contest will be shown twice during Tekko, at 11:00am on Friday and at 1:00pm on Saturday, both at the Tekko AMV Theater on the second floor of the Convention Center.

Congratulations to our finalists, and we cannot wait to see you at Tekko 2021!

Scale Model Competition

Build Area

Wire cutters, sanding sticks, and Gunpla markers will be provided for use to build kits. You are free to bring any other tools you want to use to build your kits with.

Painting of kits will be limited to brush painting and Gunpla markers only. Airbrushes and spray cans are forbidden.

If you wish to paint with brushes, you are required to bring a drop cloth of some kind to cover the area you will be painting. Open paint bottles will be kept in boxes or another container to prevent spills from leaking over the table. The box the model kit comes in works for us.

Model kits cannot be left at tables overnight or to be stored in the room. If other people are waiting for a workspace, please pack up your kit and any tools that you brought so they can have a spot

Scale Model Competition

The Tekko Scale Model Competition Returns to Tekko for 2020! The Scale Model Competition Room is more than just the competition. The room also has a showcase for kits that people bring in for display only, as well as a space for building kits at the convention.

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Snap Build

The Snap Build category is for kits solely built at the convention. This category is primarily judged by construction techniques with paint and detailing work being considered bonus points to be earned during the creativity section of scoring.

Full Build

The Full Build category is for kits that are worked on outside the convention in part or in whole and are judged on equal parts construction and paint/decal work. Creativity with regards to effects, added detail, custom paint jobs and other improvements are also factored into the final score. For the purposes of judging and supporting the kit, the action bases used to pose/support the kit will not be counted.

Diorama Build

The Diorama Build category is for kits that are placed inside of a display/scene. The judging rules are the same as the Full Build category above, but now also apply to the scenery and the display base of the entry and any action bases to pose/support the kit.

Kit Showcase

The kit showcase is for kits that people want to show off. Any kit can be put on display. The kits can be dropped off anytime before judging starts at 5PM Saturday and can be picked up anytime during the con, though they must be picked up before the end of the con.

Fine Print

Scale Model Room Hours

Thursday: Con Open - TBD

Friday: TBD

Saturday: TBD

Sunday: TBD

Submissions for the scale model contest start when the room opens on Thursday and stop at 5pm Saturday. Winners will be announced two hours later at 7PM

Things to note about scoring and the categories:

  • The scale of the entry is not taken into consideration when scoring a kit and the categories are not broken down by grade or scale.

  • The use of kitbashing or option parts or hand made custom parts is allowed.

  • Custom paint schemes are also allowed, and points will be awarded for creative schemes for the creativity section.

  • At a minimum, panel lines and large areas of correct color applications are a requirement for full build kits and diorama builds. If the correct color application is provided with a decal or sticker, like for the face or eye parts of a Gundam type for example, then the decal's placement and any peeling will be judged.

Pachinko Fever

Pachinko Fever

Pachinko Fever Bio:

Back in 2009, we bought our first pachinko machine for engaging fans at our convention table. The rest is history, as we now own 14 machines, in various stages of restoration. Pachinko is Japanese pinball, Japan’s favorite pastime. Its been one of their most popular leisure activities for nearly a hundred years.We set up an interactive parlor that works just like it does in Japan (minus the Yakuza, of course), where you buy balls to play with, and redeem your winnings for prizes much like an American arcade. Our machines represent the history and evolution of pachinko over the last 55 years with machines dating from 1961 up to 2010, so we have a machine for everyone! Come try your hand at some great prizes and experience this really fun part of Japanese culture first hand with Pachinko Fever!

Flea Market

Sunday, December 12th, 10AM - 3PM (Hall A)

Seller sign in and set up is from 9-10AM.

General public line starts forming at 9AM.

Doors open at 10AM

Event ends at 3PM

Now accepting seller reservations! Cost to sell is $20 for an 8 foot table (Tekko has to pay for table use). To place a reservation: please email your full name, to [email protected] Payment for tables will be collected at sign-in, in the form of cash.

Allowed to sell:

  • Anime Merchandise

  • Card Games

  • Cosplay & Props

  • Figures, statues, and Pops

  • J Fashion

  • Manga & Doujin

  • Plush

  • Video Game Merchandise

Not permitted to sell:

  • Bootlegs

  • Crafted items or art (We have an Artist Ally for this!)

* The above lists may be incomplete, and staff reserves the right to allow or disallow an item. Because we have a dealers room, with vendors who pay for space; vendors are not allowed to sell at the Tekko Flea Market. If you’re suspected of being a vendor, you may be asked to leave.