A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area
The FenCon Masquerade needs you to show off your fannish finest.
FenCon Masquerade General Information:
The FenCon Masquerade includes costumes entered in competition and those entered for display or presentation only. You can enter a costume just to show it off, or to compete. If you enter to compete, you are subject to the competition rules. Costumes assembled from all purchased items are welcome in the Masquerade and will be judged in their own category. All costumes may be eligible for presentation and/or skit awards at the judges' discretion. NO rented costumes allowed.
The FenCon Masquerade is an inclusive masquerade. While there is an understandable preference for costumes with Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror themes, we welcome costumes of all sorts, including Anime, Historical, Comics, and original concepts.
Costumes must be registered to be part of the Masquerade. Deadline for all
Masquerade pre-registration (competition and display) is 4pm Saturday. To pre-register, complete
the registration form (available online and
also at Registration during FenCon) and drop at Registration NO LATER THAN 4PM SATURDAY.
If you enter the Masquerade, please read the rules, with particular attention to registration and sound deadlines, and the Muster information.
Important Note Regarding Sound for the Masquerade:
Participants will not have the use of a microphone for skits or presentations. Pre-recorded music and/or dialogue that you would like played for your presentation must be provided on a CD or CD-R (standard audio or MP3 or WAV files only) with the starting track and time noted, or on a USB Thumbdrive (MP3 or WAV file s only) when you turn in your form. An MP3 emailed in advance will also be accepted. Sound should be clearly labeled with your name and the title of your Masquerade entry; if providing whole tracks from which you want only a short segment, PLEASE note the minute and second of the start and end of the segment, and whether you want fades in or out or hard start/end. Note your sound requirement and cues on your registration form.
MP3 files ONLY can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before the con, but must be sent no later than midnight, Wednesday, September 16th.
NOTE: All technical systems are subject to failure. Be prepared to present without sound. Just ask last year's Harry Dresden...
The proposed path for the FenCon Masquerade involves gathering in a function room,
lining up in a hallway, entering the main room through a standard door, waiting in a curtained-off area
of the main room, climbing stairs to reach the stage, crossing the stage, walking down stairs
( we hope to have a ramp as well.) to leave
the stage, and exiting the room or taking one of the seats reserved for contestants.
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Last updated 28 August 2009
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