Saturday, April 16, 2011

BayCon 2011, May 27th - May 30th, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara


The Masquerade

The masquerade will be run in the same style as last year's, different than prior years. It's won't be as flashy as before, but also not as time-intensive for the folks entering. It doesn't have as much stage time, but it will provide everyone with a better opportunity to see people's wonderful costume creations up close and in all their glory. There's no venue for big, theatrical presentations -- but it's also not as daunting or intimidating for the first-time costumer who typically just likes to wear their outfits while roaming the halls. There are positives and negatives, both ways; we're hoping the focus will still be on what's important, which is giving the amazing Costumers who attend BayCon an opportunity to show off their imagination, innovation, and talent, and to allow the costume enthusiasts to show those costumers who enter just how much their work is enjoyed!
This year, anyone interested in presenting for judging at the masquerade Ball will be asked to show up at 6 PM at the Green Room off the Grand Ballrooms, where you will be given your number, have your name and costume title taken down, and meet with the judges if you wish to have your work included in the Workmanship category. During this time, you will also have the opportunity to have professional photos of your costume taken. We will not have specific entry lighting or sound cues this year- there will be appropriate mood music playing during the contest. Read More

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