ApolloCon 2008

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ApolloCon 2008 Masquerade
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Join us for our fifth annual ApolloCon Masquerade!

A formal, onstage costume show, the ApolloCon Masquerade features a display stream and a competition stream in order to maximize participation. Costumes not eligible for competition are invited to enter the display stream, and may still be eligible for presentation awards. All awards are determined by our panel of distinguished judges.

Competition stream is open to costumes that have been wholly made by the competitor or that have been assembled from diverse purchased items; rental or wholly purchased costumes may be entered as out-of-competition (eligibility for competition may be a judgement call by the Director).

Costumes must pre-register for the masquerade, preferably by 4pm Saturday afternoon, and Muster begins at 7pm in Scottsdale. Full rules and registration forms are available in the Ops Office and on the website. Early registrations should be dropped off in the Ops Office before 4pm. Late registrations may be brought to the Muster. (We strongly advise early registration as it helps us plan the show to everyone's best advantage!)

You can download the full rules and a registration form, but basic guidelines are:

  • Must be a member of the convention to enter
  • Costumes must be pre-registered
  • Children compete in a junior division
  • Microphones will not be provided; consider using pre-recorded sound
  • Muster begins one (1) hour before the show start time
  • Rules and registration forms will be available at the con in Ops.

Questions about the Masquerade? Check our FAQ!


We are happy to announce that Kathy Thornton & Derly Ramirez II will MC the ApolloCon 2008 Masquerade!

We are also extremely pleased to announce that our show judges for 2008 will be:

  • Lou Anders (Editor Guest of Honor)
  • Brad Foster (Artist Guest of Honor)
  • Victory

Our workmanship judge will be Rich Ladewig.

AND, we will be awarding Hall Costume Ribbons in 2008 with the gracious assistance of:

  • Sandy Hutchins
  • K. Hutson Price
  • Cat Osborne

Junk Pile Wars

Have you ever looked at a winning costume and thought "I could do that, with one hand tied behind my back and only one hour to make it?" Well, here's your chance to prove it!!

In 2008, for the first time, ApolloCon will offer DIY costumers a chance to play JUNK PILE WARS. We supply basic tools, a room, and a pile of random supplies. You supply your innate creativity and craft a costume in only one hour. That's 60 minutes, in case you're counting, and we will be. Afterwards, go that one step further and compete in the special popular-vote lightning round at the Masquerade.

Junk Pile Wars is currently scheduled for 6pm Saturday evening to lead you into the Masquerade. The freeforall workshop will be limited to 8 participants.

Rules for Junk Pile Wars

NOTE: Junk Pile Wars needs your junk!

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Programming and guests subject to change without notice