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PandaPuff
06-24-2009, 12:02 PM
"NYAF’s Masquerade is Saturday night. It’s a competition with some big prizes. But along with the prizes come a lot of rules, and if you’ve got a skit that doesn’t fit, what are you to do? Enter NYAF’s Cosplay Variety Show. From avant garde, to absurd, to the yaoi coupling of Max Fenix and Master Chief, the NYAF Cosplay Variety Show is a non-competitive event for big, bold, daring, and experimental acts. If you’ve got talent and want to impress a crowd and have a good time — and don’t care about judges and scores – enter NYAF’s Cosplay Variety Show."

So I guess if you wanna do something totally ridiculous without the masq rules this is the place for you. And it's on a Friday. I'd like to do something Hetalia related but not by myself. xD

Anyone doing this?

TheAnarCHris
06-24-2009, 10:37 PM
"NYAF’s Masquerade is Saturday night. It’s a competition with some big prizes. But along with the prizes come a lot of rules, and if you’ve got a skit that doesn’t fit, what are you to do? Enter NYAF’s Cosplay Variety Show. From avant garde, to absurd, to the yaoi coupling of Max Fenix and Master Chief, the NYAF Cosplay Variety Show is a non-competitive event for big, bold, daring, and experimental acts. If you’ve got talent and want to impress a crowd and have a good time — and don’t care about judges and scores – enter NYAF’s Cosplay Variety Show."

So I guess if you wanna do something totally ridiculous without the masq rules this is the place for you. And it's on a Friday. I'd like to do something Hetalia related but not by myself. xD

Anyone doing this?

No, but I'm AM running it, so I'll be there.

DespairedPheonix
06-25-2009, 09:02 AM
Is this new? o.O I never heard of it before >.>

TheAnarCHris
06-25-2009, 10:26 AM
Is this new? o.O I never heard of it before >.>

Brand spanking new for 2009. I was inspired with what mangaNEXT did with their masquerade, and we needed a Friday night event. So there we go! It's also good for people who enjoy doing skits, but dont want to be overshadowed by the WCS!

DespairedPheonix
06-25-2009, 03:16 PM
I agree, I think this is an amazing idea. If I can come up with something, I'll probably partcipate. :)

Aqua's Rhapsody
06-26-2009, 10:18 PM
Have they even decided if they are having the WCS at NYAF again this year?

lost_teflon
06-28-2009, 09:18 AM
that sounds like fun!!! I'm a newbie to skits but I'll try to think of something ^___^

TheAnarCHris
06-28-2009, 12:22 PM
Have they even decided if they are having the WCS at NYAF again this year?

Taken from the NYAF/NYCC company blog:

"As part of their prize, Laura Hale and Hannah McCue were presented with two tickets to NYAF along with a guaranteed place within NYAF's Masquerade. By taking part in NYAF's Masquerade, Laura and Hannah will be in the running for numerous prizes, chief among which being two tickets to Japan for the contest's winner."


Nothing set in stone at this point, but I wouldn't rule it out.

einlee
06-28-2009, 06:25 PM
Could a skit be a dance? I might be able to convince my friend to do the Melencholy dance with me from The Melencholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. We would just need to practice a lot -.-U Thank god we'd have a couple of months to rehears it!

Aqua's Rhapsody
06-29-2009, 01:20 PM
It can. If you were entering a Masquerade, I would recommend against it, because that dance is so old and overdone. On the other hand, since you are interested in the variety show and you won't be judged or scored, go for it, although some of your audience might still groan.

einlee
06-29-2009, 04:33 PM
It can. If you were entering a Masquerade, I would recommend against it, because that dance is so old and overdone. On the other hand, since you are interested in the variety show and you won't be judged or scored, go for it, although some of your audience might still groan.


It's that overdone, really? NYAF will be my first con, so I'm not really sure about anything that goes on really. Thanks for the advice though :)

TheAnarCHris
06-29-2009, 06:12 PM
It's that overdone, really? NYAF will be my first con, so I'm not really sure about anything that goes on really. Thanks for the advice though :)


Truth be told, The Hari Hari Yuki was overplayed several cons ago. So yeah, you may wanna do your homework as far as skits go. If anything, check out the video section on American Cosplay Paradise, which can hopefully inspire you to try something else.

Tranquility
07-05-2009, 10:45 PM
Have they even decided if they are having the WCS at NYAF again this year?
Taken from the NYAF/NYCC company blog:

"As part of their prize, Laura Hale and Hannah McCue were presented with two tickets to NYAF along with a guaranteed place within NYAF's Masquerade. By taking part in NYAF's Masquerade, Laura and Hannah will be in the running for numerous prizes, chief among which being two tickets to Japan for the contest's winner."


Nothing set in stone at this point, but I wouldn't rule it out.

It's so strange seeing our names written out like that. My cousin and I entered Metrocon's contest for fun and we ended up winning a surprise trip to NYAF this year :) I've never been outside of Florida for a convention or ever been to New York, so I am super excited and grateful. But yeah, even though the blog doesn't specifically say so, they did tell us that we have "a guaranteed place in the WCS preliminaries". (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=183328) So I am 99% sure that they will be having the WCS there. We are waiting for more info about it too though.

edit: Nevermind, no WCS preliminaries, but an amazing prize!: http://www.newyorkanimefestival.com/en/Events/Masquerade/

To be more on topic, the Cosplay Variety Show is a great idea. I have never been to an event like it, so I plan on watching it :D

TheAnarCHris
07-06-2009, 12:12 AM
To be more on topic, the Cosplay Variety Show is a great idea. I have never been to an event like it, so I plan on watching it :D

Thanks. I'm pretty pumped myself, as we already have Uncle Yo MCing/performing on stage that evening, plus several sound submissions already entered. Should be a hell of a night.

sinisterspades
07-08-2009, 05:57 PM
WOW this makes me so excited!! I was hoping to show a skit. But I was wondering wether it was a good idea to use the "internet is for porn" song from Avenue Q

But, I'm still looking fer a group to help me out with my skit... I just cannot find cosplayers willing to do it... ah well. X3 I have enough fun just walking around the convention recording randomness!!

phantomthief
07-09-2009, 02:07 AM
Oh man... I might try some actual theater XD TO THE DRAWING BOARD!

Pandapuff- Failing that, I'm bringing my Russia costume :3 Any ideas?

PandaPuff
07-09-2009, 05:10 PM
^I have no clue. Due to certain circumstances (refer to Hetalia thread lol) I'm going as America and Turkey (possibly switching around on Saturday). We could probably do a Cold War thing but I don't think anyone will get it? @_@

Ph34rPirogoeth
08-06-2009, 10:00 PM
WOW this makes me so excited!! I was hoping to show a skit. But I was wondering wether it was a good idea to use the "internet is for porn" song from Avenue Q

But, I'm still looking fer a group to help me out with my skit... I just cannot find cosplayers willing to do it... ah well. X3 I have enough fun just walking around the convention recording randomness!!

To be honest that one is overused to, it may not over as well as you intended it to.

ScarletRhapsody
08-07-2009, 01:52 PM
I'm quite tempted. Depends whether or not I want to see a Broadway show that night. (aww...poor 9 to 5 is closing! ;_;)

TheAnarCHris
08-09-2009, 10:14 PM
We should have some cool news regarding the show, as 2 (American) NYAF guests have expressed interest in doing acts on stage, and I'm pleased with the responses we've been getting. Submissions are due by the end of the month, so ppl need to submit stuff soon if you wanna participate!

GreyKungF00l
08-13-2009, 09:10 PM
I believe I already submitted my info. Did you require the song lyrics for my performance?

TheAnarCHris
08-13-2009, 09:49 PM
I believe I already submitted my info. Did you require the song lyrics for my performance?

You'll know sometime after the 1st of September.

TheAnarCHris
08-20-2009, 02:59 PM
The entry deadline has come and Im happy to announce that evryone who's submitted skits should most likely be able to perform. I'll be emailing everyone individually over the week regarding details and what have you not.

Aqua's Rhapsody
08-21-2009, 10:11 AM
I'm so excited. Now we just have to wait 10+ more days for the Masquerade results *sweating bullets* xD

santose2008
08-21-2009, 10:15 AM
I wish I could do this but I don't have anybody to do it with. Not inculding what to do it on.

Ph34rPirogoeth
09-13-2009, 08:45 PM
I got roped in to doing it so expect to see Minato doing out of character things on stage!

Aqua's Rhapsody
09-14-2009, 06:52 PM
I got roped in to doing it so expect to see Minato doing out of character things on stage!

That sounds terrible Ashley.


xDDD

Ph34rPirogoeth
09-14-2009, 10:48 PM
Well the skit fell through so my rope was cut, no more out of character things! HAPPY MATT!