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Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Darkerlight on April 12, 2006, 10:19:46 pm
The voting site is live now!

http://www.nyetworking.com/kumoriconvote

Copy and paste this link into into your browser bar as nyetworking is not a full site and does not have a main page. Anyone can vote and may change they're own votes up untill April 15 midnight.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: BigGuy on April 13, 2006, 02:06:18 pm
It wouldn't let me vote for some reason.
 But I like this one
http://nyetworking.com/kumoriconvote/KumoriConMascot2CHIBI.jpg
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Neolucky on April 13, 2006, 04:31:15 pm
Eeeep..the php seems to be broken after you vote =o!
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: leashy on April 13, 2006, 04:47:14 pm
http://nyetworking.com/kumoriconvote/KumoriConMascot1.jpg
Absolutely adore this one! it is not letting me vote though ;-;
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Darkerlight on April 13, 2006, 05:35:52 pm
Fixing... forth-right!
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: MistressLegato on April 13, 2006, 08:22:14 pm
I was of the impression that TODAY was the last day to send in our entries.  I sent mine this morning and she's not there . . .

I understood that the last day of submission was today and voting was to begin tomorrow . . . so . . . yeah . . .
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Wolf Wood on April 13, 2006, 08:23:58 pm
i like this one http://nyetworking.com/kumoriconvote/done.php
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Misuteru on April 13, 2006, 08:34:10 pm
wait...voting began today? But doesn't that mean that people who send their entries in today (the dealine) don't have as much of a chance of winning as people who sent them in earlier?

I sent in an entry today and it's not up there :/
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: MistressLegato on April 13, 2006, 08:36:17 pm
Quote from: "Misuteru"
wait...voting began today? But doesn't that mean that people who send their entries in today (the dealine) don't have as much of a chance of winning as people who sent them in earlier?

I sent in an entry today and it's not up there :/


It seems as if both you and I got confused and are as of now . . . screwed  *sweatdrop*
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Neolucky on April 13, 2006, 09:07:41 pm
a friend of mine was going to enter today =\...And she can't now right?

Also..Erm..you have all the full res versions up there, are you sure you don't want to shrink them down or watermark them with "property of Kumoricon" or something? Cause it wouldn't be hard for anyone to lift those images.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Wolf Wood on April 13, 2006, 09:08:31 pm
that might be a good idea
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: MistressLegato on April 13, 2006, 09:12:24 pm
Quote from: "Neolucky"
a friend of mine was going to enter today =\...And she can't now right?

Also..Erm..you have all the full res versions up there, are you sure you don't want to shrink them down or watermark them with "property of Kumoricon" or something? Cause it wouldn't be hard for anyone to lift those images.


Yeah, it kinda blows how much confusion has happened.  One of the bulletins clearly states voting was to begin the 15th, mascot revealed the 16th, so . .. yeah.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Misuteru on April 13, 2006, 09:35:34 pm
edit: never mind...I'm happy, i see my entry!
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Neolucky on April 14, 2006, 12:17:03 am
Seems to be fixed now =) yay!
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: MistressLegato on April 14, 2006, 10:44:24 am
mine's still missing!  What's going on here? T_T
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Xaam on April 14, 2006, 10:47:31 am
Mine isn't up either.  :cry:
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: kylite on April 14, 2006, 11:05:09 am
I am trying to get ahold of darkerlight as wek speak to address this.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Hawkeye on April 14, 2006, 11:25:54 am
ky and I both have been trying to get ahold of darkerlight, we'll do what we can to help get this issue resolved
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: MistressLegato on April 14, 2006, 12:51:42 pm
Thanks a lot, guys!
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Xaam on April 14, 2006, 12:56:42 pm
Thank you.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Darkerlight on April 14, 2006, 01:15:17 pm
I will be putting up the update probably around 5 tonight. All the entriers recieved at that point will be going up.

PLEASE please please I BEG of you: send it in jpg format! Converting these sucks and the site cannot handle the other formats without going batey.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: leashy on April 14, 2006, 02:00:11 pm
why are there two topics for this?
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: MistressLegato on April 14, 2006, 03:15:59 pm
Thanks.  Mine was sent as a JPG format.  Since it's going to be soooo late when the final update is made, is it possible to extend the voting time at all?  We sorta didn't get a very fair chance.

If not, oh well.  Just curious :)
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Darkerlight on April 14, 2006, 03:17:11 pm
Quote from: "leashy"
why are there two topics for this?


Because not every would see it if it was just in contests and we want everyone to know where and how to vote... So it is both a contest topic for those entring the contest to see where voting is and a general topic to let the general con population know about the vote.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Darkerlight on April 14, 2006, 03:22:30 pm
Quote from: "MistressLegato"
Thanks.  Mine was sent as a JPG format.  Since it's going to be soooo late when the final update is made, is it possible to extend the voting time at all?  We sorta didn't get a very fair chance.

If not, oh well.  Just curious :)


Unfortunately not, it is much like the fan art contest that way. The deadline for our new logo and the poster is 04/16/06 so it is just not possible to extend the vote longer. I literally left the voting to end at the very last second that it can end.

On the bright side, 2007 entrys will be accepted too and have a much longer voting period.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: leashy on April 14, 2006, 03:32:30 pm
Quote from: "Darkerlight"
Quote from: "leashy"
why are there two topics for this?


Because not every would see it if it was just in contests and we want everyone to know where and how to vote... So it is both a contest topic for those entring the contest to see where voting is and a general topic to let the general con population know about the vote.


hah I mean it is totally fine I was just confused, It hought I was posting in the wrong place or that my posts were missing
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: MistressLegato on April 14, 2006, 07:16:16 pm
And mine still isn't there.  I quit . . . whatever
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Darkerlight on April 14, 2006, 09:45:15 pm
I can see it... Why can't you? What browser are you using?
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Negima on April 14, 2006, 11:40:20 pm
@MistressLegato
Try going to the page and hitting "refresh."  I've had experiences like that on other websites.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: MistressLegato on April 15, 2006, 06:03:25 pm
*kicks browser*  That's really weird!  I'm usin' Mozilla :D  I'm so happy that it is there!  *squeak*
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Darkerlight on April 15, 2006, 11:17:29 pm
Vote while you can! less than one hour to go! you would not believe how many hits have come in the last hour!
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Shadow on April 15, 2006, 11:19:41 pm
I voted not too long ago. It was a hard choice between a few of them. But I hope the one I voted for wins. ^^
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Darkerlight on April 16, 2006, 02:28:30 am
So The voting was VERY close up untill the very last. Every vote has been counted by our program, recounted by myself and by an uninvolved third party: My office coworker. results match on all three so here it is:

NDKumori1: Blue Beauty Kumoriko is our winner and new mascot
Pulled ahead fast in the last hour

Hot on her tail was second place winner MisuKumori4: Our Misterious Kumoriko

And closely followed by our third place winner ALKumori14: Magical Kumoriko
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: RemSaverem on April 16, 2006, 10:20:59 am
all the pieces were great. the site was impressive. especially unique was the potential to go back and reconsider and alter one's vote.

the only thing we might have done differently would be if after the vote closed, people could still click on the voting site and see which pieces won. probably most of us, myself included, only remember the images, and not the names of the drawings nor of the artists. is there a link for seeing the winner and the runners-up?

also, i would love to be able to go back and see who the artists were, and send pm's to my favorites, complimenting them and inviting them into the art contest in the creation station. is there a way to do that, or perhaps another thread in which they identify themselves?

overall, great work everyone, artists and website coordinators both!
love
ellen.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Xaam on April 16, 2006, 10:38:45 am
Well, the artists could just identify themselves in the threads....I know that I have already made it publicly known, but I drew the one with the rubber ducky floating inside the umbrella.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Negima on April 16, 2006, 11:49:39 am
Quote from: "Xaam"
Well, the artists could just identify themselves in the threads

Good idea.

I did these two:
http://www.deviantart.com/view/31581894/
http://www.deviantart.com/view/31581577/

Personally, I'm no good at adding color to my drawings.  I can do pencil shading and such but I'm still in the process of using copics to shade with.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Misuteru on April 16, 2006, 02:32:43 pm
Quote from: "Xaam"
Well, the artists could just identify themselves in the threads....I know that I have already made it publicly known, but I drew the one with the rubber ducky floating inside the umbrella.


I loved that one! x3

Here's one of the two I entered...
http://www.deviantart.com/view/31927890/

*likes this one so much better*
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Wolf Wood on April 16, 2006, 02:42:28 pm
thats one is really good
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Darkerlight on April 16, 2006, 03:23:46 pm
For all those that are curious:

http://nyetworking.com/kumoriconvote/analyzer.php

The last hour was the most critical.
Late votes were counted but it did not effect which one was the winner as blue beauty pulled further ahead with a solid lead.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: MistressLegato on April 16, 2006, 03:50:29 pm
One vote . . . PAINFUL . . . mine was the girl with the Japanese umbrella and the smaller ones in her hair.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: RemSaverem on April 16, 2006, 03:55:16 pm
wow, so close a vote! and so many late votes!
a fascinating way to view results, darkerlight. thanks for posting that!

wow! my favorite was the one with the umbrella behind the androgynous figure's back, gosh i shoulda recruited a vote or two! one vote behind. well the reason i so loved it was not only the incorporation of the kumoricon chop and the gorgeousness of the artwork itself, but also because it really stands out as unique. every single entry is stunningly beautiful and would have made a lovely mascot. but this one breaks the norm of cute, light, pixielike figures, with a tinge of sly and you kinda have to wonder what she's up to....kinda looks like someone cooking up a plan, something up her sleeve....gives the semiotic impression of you never know what you can expect, we will surprise you, you will be stunned and amazed by our work, etc.

for some reason it sort of also reminded me of what count d from pet shop of horrors, my current fascination, would look like if he were an 18 year old girl...must be the hair :)

anyway, great work everyone, including darkerlight for again making creative and unprecedented use of a voting site. would the creator of this particular image described above, mind if i printed a copy of it for myself?

negima: hi! i hope you don't mind my letting folks know that negima may be modest about his talents, but he won our manga contest last year!
he and all of you should feel free to practice with Copic markers in the Creation Station! copic will once again be the corporate sponsor of the creation station's art contest and related activities, as they were for our work at sakuracon. we will have ink pens, markers, and air brushing equipment available almost all hours that the con is open! just sign them out with your name and badge number and use them only in the room and compete in our contest!
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: RemSaverem on April 16, 2006, 05:38:04 pm
hey sorry to double post, but it dawned on me, this thread would be a great place to mention, that a friendly acquaintance of mine recently asked me if i could recommend any artists for a professional project she is working on. if any of the artists from this contest would like more info, please pm me, including, if possible, the link to your image. thanks!
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Neolucky on April 16, 2006, 09:48:47 pm
^^; I guess mine would be the winner, the ND Kimoricon one with the blue hair, outfit, umbrella ect as well as the chibi version looking up at the raindrop with the heart beside her. I only wish more people would have entered and I'm very flattered @_@!

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nikorescafe.com%2Fcontest%2FKumoriTeaser.jpg)

:D!
Title: Vote for Your Favorite Mascot!
Post by: Darkerlight on April 20, 2006, 06:04:52 pm
Congrats Neolucky :)

PM me for when you can pick up your award and prize.