ApolloCon 2010 Masquerade
Join us for our seventh annual ApolloCon Masquerade!
The ApolloCon 2010 Masquerade will be held on Saturday, June 26,
in the Seattle Ballroom.
Our Master of Ceremonies this year will be Graham Leathers, one of
our talented Filk GoHs.
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
Our judges this year are very distinquished:
C.S. Friedman (GoH), Jeff Sturgeon (Art GoH), and Becca Leathers
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!)
Full rules and registration forms are forthcoming,
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.
Doors open for seating at approximately 7:45pm. Show opens at 8:00pm
with a performance by Ravenar. Masquerade follows at approximately
8:30pm. After all the costumes have been presented, the judges will
withdraw to confer. While the judges confer, enjoy a new installment
of Skip Thruster: Space Detective. Awards will be announced
at the end of Skip Thruster.
Questions about the Masquerade? Check our
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
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.
Programming and guests subject to change without notice