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Conjecture Masquerade 2010

October 2, 2010

Information & Rules

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The costume competition will be 7:30 P.M. Saturday evening.  The trophy categories are Best of Show, Judges’ Choice, and Best Presentation. Doors for audience seating will be open 15 minutes before show time, and flash photography and videotaping will be allowed. It is free for Conjecture badge holders to be in the show, or just be in the audience.

Entry Rules:

Costumes must be of original construction either sewn or put together from modified purchased parts. No fully purchased costumes permitted. “Hall costumes” and costumes that have been displayed at other conventions are allowed, but costumes entered in our previous shows may not return. All genres of costumes are welcome. Of course, costumes in our themes, “The Future is Now,” is especially appreciated.

Contestant sign-up is at the Masquerade Table in the Dealers’ Room. You may sign up until 2:00 P.M. Saturday, but please help us in our preparations by letting us know as soon as possible that you’d like to be in the show. When you sign up, there will be some brief show forms to fill out. Please return the completed forms to that table by 2:00 PM Saturday.

There will be a room available as a Green Room before the show. Contestants must arrive in the staging area and be stage-ready no later than 7:00 P.M. You may begin using the staging area and restrooms as early as 6:00 P.M. if you need to. If you have prerecorded music, it must be on CD or MP3 player, and a copy should be turned into the Masquerade staff no later than 6:00 P.M. on Saturday. You may retrieve your music after the show, or on Sunday afternoon at the Masquerade Review.

If your costume is a re-creation, we suggest you provide a reference photo or art showing the costume you have based it on, since not all the judges may be familiar with the design.

There may possibly be practice time available beginning at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday. Your presentation time on stage should be no more than 1 minute, but groups will be allowed more time if needed.

If you plan to draw bladed weapons or simulated weapons of any kind, you must get it cleared with the Masquerade Coordinator before the show, or you may be disqualified! The common sense rule of “Don’t do dumb stuff” includes fires or messes on the stage. The Coordinator reserves the right to refuse an entry on the basis of unsafe or inappropriate content or behavior. If the entrant is a minor, a parent or guardian must sign a consent form for them to be in the show.

Your Masquerade Coordinator is Nancy Hay. Feel free to seek her or any of her staff if you have any questions.

Conjecture is a non-profit, volunteer-run event.