The co-founder of last year's rocky Japan Expo 1st Impact talks about all the dramatic changes to this year's event, what went wrong last time and what to expect from this year's show at the San Mateo Event Center.
5th Anniversary Skin-Making ContestJuly 27, 2003
To celebrate ANN's 5th Anniversary, we decided to bring in a breath of fresh air by changing the look of the site. But this isn't just any simple redesign — it's a skin! Yes, ANN is now fully skinnable; you can choose how ANN will look to you from among 5 skins:
ANN 5th Anniversary - Dark Blue is the new default skin
ANN 5th Anniversary - White is the same as Dark Blue but the right menu is white
ANN Classic - Blue is the old blue layout created in 2001
ANN Classic - Red is the old layout colorized in red
ANN Classic - Sandy Night is a negative image of the old blue layout
But it's no fun to be skinnable if you don't have enough skins to try out... so we decided to run a skin-making contest! We have a skin editor where you can create new skins based on the 5 existing models, so it's not too hard to get started provided you have some knowledge of HTML. If you have questions about the skin-making process, please ask them in the technical questions forum.
There will be 4 winners.
The contest will be open for a duration of 2 months. On September 28th we will choose the winners. That gives you a long time to make a skin, but keep in mind that the sooner you make it, the more time it gives your skin to attract users.
Each winner will get to pick one of the following prizes:
Neon Genesis Evangelion box set - Death & Rebirth / The End of Evangelion
Sol Bianca: The Legacy - DVD Box Special
Maison Ikkoku - Box Set 1
Adventures of the Mini Goddesses - DVD Box Special
NieA_7 - DVD Box Special
Cosmo Warrior Zero - Box Set
Dragon Ball - General Blue Box Set
Battle of the Planets - Ultimate DVD Box Set
Utena, Revolutionary Girl: Apocalypse Saga DVD 1 (Hyb) +Artbox/Shirt [LIMITED]