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lainey
06-16-2005, 09:00 AM
Like last year...just curious if there's a cap, and like AN, if there is pre-reg ^_^

I'm sure a lot is unknown...but I'll just ask anyhow ^_^ ^_^

Kaijugal
06-16-2005, 09:45 AM
Like last year...just curious if there's a cap, and like AN, if there is pre-reg ^_^

I'm sure a lot is unknown...but I'll just ask anyhow ^_^ ^_^

Hi Lainey,

There is no prereg at CNA. All masquerade sign ups will be on saturday this year.

The cap is at 60 entries same as last year. (perhaps one or two more if very small children enter we'll add them above the cap number).

Don't forget this is a multi con which means we're also looking for COMIC BOOK, SCI FI, FANTASY, and HORROR costumes as well as ANIME. ANYTHING GOES as long as it's contestant made.

I hope this is helpful.

More details soon.

Cheers!
~Dawn :)

kels
06-16-2005, 03:08 PM
mm.. *just wondering..*
but whats the time limit for each group/skit?

lainey
06-16-2005, 10:55 PM
I think I saw it on the website.. 45 seconds for groups of four or less..and 60 seconds for more...

but no group can be larger than 12 people ^_^

kels
06-17-2005, 11:44 PM
mmkay.. thx ^_^;;
lets just hope that group + me can get in before the cap..

Yuna-X2
06-18-2005, 05:36 PM
Hrm.. No pre-reg = lining up for a very long time. I'll probably pass on even attempting to get in.

Kaijugal
06-19-2005, 03:24 AM
Hrm.. No pre-reg = lining up for a very long time. I'll probably pass on even attempting to get in.

Unfortunately that is the way it is for this event. I belive this goes under the "suffering for ones art" category. * ^_~

Jo_Canadian
06-19-2005, 01:21 PM
we waited almost 3 hours to get in last year....but it was worth every second to hear the crowd cheer as loud as they did when we walked on stage

Yuna-X2
06-19-2005, 01:24 PM
I don't have any ideas yet for a costume, so I figure I could just help out at the masq and wait until I have a costume and idea for AN06.

Kaijugal
06-19-2005, 02:54 PM
we waited almost 3 hours to get in last year....but it was worth every second to hear the crowd cheer as loud as they did when we walked on stage


Yes. Sorry about the wait, but unfortunately that's what it takes to do things correctly. ^_^" It's not as easy to run as it may seem. (Unless we go back to putting everyone in line on stage and seeing who the audience cheers the loudest for, which I'm personally not a big fan of).

Yuna, we always welcome more enthusiastic help at the masquerade. ^_^ :bigtu:

Chosuke
06-20-2005, 02:39 PM
45 seconds?
I like the idea of having a short and sweet masq.. but it's pretty hard to do anything of 'substantial weight' in 45 seconds..

lainey
06-20-2005, 03:22 PM
here chobrat, this is from hobbystar.com:

"3. Presentations are limited to 45 secords for one to four persons, and 60 seconds for five or more persons. Groups are restricted to 12 participates at a time for any one presentation. Entries exceeding the time limits may lose points on judging. "

i believe it's the same time limit as last year actually...and yeah...45 seconds can be quite little for a 4 person group..depending on what is planned.

Kaijugal
06-21-2005, 09:28 AM
We weren't too insanely strict about it last year as long as the groups didn't go over a minute. We have to insist that people try and stick to the time limit however or we will have to consider dropping the number of available slots to around 40 , which I would rather not due given the size of the expo and the number of enthusiastic and talented people we have in our community interested in participating.

Our goal is to make the masquerade accessible to the maximum number of people and still maintain everyones sanity.

Unfortunately because of the venue we are in and the type of show it is, (not nearly as accomodating as some of the fan run ones we are lucky to have, and due largely to the convention center itself no neccissarily hobbystar), we have to keep the time limits enforced as we have to be out of the venue at a certain time wether we are finished or not, -_-" (and I'd rather not have to end the show suddenly in the middle of act 47 or something!) ^_^"

Sooo. There you have it.

Thanks for your understanding folks! :jjacks:

TribalButterfly
06-21-2005, 02:30 PM
I have 2 questions about the Masq.

1. I heard from someone, (I don’t remember who) that the Masq. Was going to be held in another venue, about a block away from the Convention Centre this year. Is this true? And if so, where???

2. Last year, Exhibitors were not allowed to watch the Masq. I think they were given “Last priority” or something. Is that the case this year? I’m not an exhibitor, and for the first time ever neither is any of my friends, BUT I am curious.

Thanx.

OH! Oh! 1 more thing! Are Exhibitors aloud to participate IN the Masq?

heki-chan
06-23-2005, 04:49 AM
I'm pretty sure the masq is still going to be in the theatre (john basset? cant remember the name) it is in the con center and just downstairs.

yeah i heard about the line-screwup last year. I dunno if they will enfore that again.

speaking from past experience, 3 of my friends are exhibitors and we've entered the masq several times with no problems ^_^

~*Virual*~
06-23-2005, 06:46 AM
Oh, so it is a 45 second limit. Interesting..

Kaijugal
06-23-2005, 12:41 PM
I have 2 questions about the Masq.

1. I heard from someone, (I don’t remember who) that the Masq. Was going to be held in another venue, about a block away from the Convention Centre this year. Is this true? And if so, where???

2. Last year, Exhibitors were not allowed to watch the Masq. I think they were given “Last priority” or something. Is that the case this year? I’m not an exhibitor, and for the first time ever neither is any of my friends, BUT I am curious.

Thanx.

OH! Oh! 1 more thing! Are Exhibitors aloud to participate IN the Masq?

Here are the answers to your questions. ^_^

1) Total rumor. The masquerade will still be held at the John Bassett just as Heki pointed out.

2) It wasn't a case of "last priority" or any type of favoritism whatsoever. Simply put many, MANY, people lined up to watch the masquerade and people were admitted to the theatre in the order they were in line until EVERY SEAT was absolutely full. The staff did an excellent job trying to squeeze every person they could, (within fire regulations), into the room. The reality of the situation is that the masquerade has just become a hugely in demand event and the venue, unfortunately, can not seat everyone who is interested in watching it.

This year we are instituting a ticket policy this year, free to attendees with a valid admission. More details will be on the official site soon. At this point I belive that the tickets will be available on saturday at the Masquerade Desk. I have no futher firm details to give you at this time.

Yes! Absolutely! Exhibitors are more than welcome to participate in the masquerade. :) You must however abide by the rules the same as all other entrants. Purchased costumes are welcome to be shown Out Of Competition, (meaning that they will not be eligiable for any prizes).

I hope this is helpful
Cheers!
~Dawn :)

Mekou
06-23-2005, 01:40 PM
>> This year we are instituting a ticket policy this year, free to attendees with a valid admission. More details will be on the official site soon. At this point I belive that the tickets will be available on saturday at the Masquerade Desk. I have no futher firm details to give you at this time.

I assume this will be similar to the wristbands at AN?

Kaijugal
06-24-2005, 11:06 AM
>> This year we are instituting a ticket policy this year, free to attendees with a valid admission. More details will be on the official site soon. At this point I belive that the tickets will be available on saturday at the Masquerade Desk. I have no futher firm details to give you at this time.

I assume this will be similar to the wristbands at AN?

I also assume so. I made the suggestion but Hobbystar will ultimately organize and handle this aspect how they see fit, at this point it's thier decision and out of my hands. ^_^

trixyloupwolf
07-07-2005, 01:41 PM
do we have to buy pre sale ticket or it ok to wait at the door..........
we want to go alls 3 day.tanks.

lainey
07-08-2005, 09:24 AM
oo my friend is an exhibitor..and she always assumed that she couldn't watch/participate in the masquerade O_O O_O

i should tell her the good news!!

o WOW..if CNA also uses a wristband policy...i think it's to their benefit!! less angry fans...more organized...i *really* hope that they do it

Kaijugal
07-12-2005, 05:14 PM
oo my friend is an exhibitor..and she always assumed that she couldn't watch/participate in the masquerade O_O O_O

i should tell her the good news!!

o WOW..if CNA also uses a wristband policy...i think it's to their benefit!! less angry fans...more organized...i *really* hope that they do it


As do I.

I want to point out however that the wristband/ticket policy for the masquerade is being handled by the CNA staff and NOT BY MYSELF OR MY MASQUERADE STAFF so if there are any problems I CANNOT HELP YOU.

TribalButterfly
07-12-2005, 05:30 PM
what should one do to try to win a prize? I think i did a great lust costume! :)

kuko-chan
07-12-2005, 07:46 PM
Oh, I really want to enter the masquerade for the first time, but I'm not sure of the reception I'll recieve. Not that this is necessarily true, but the masquerade has always seemed like a purely anime event with anime fans filling the audience. If memory serves me right, one year a guy dressed as Spiderman got a few boos from some people in the audience. I just don't want to go on stage and no one recognizes my costume because it's from a North American sci-fi show. But should I decide to go through with it, I'll be dressed as Rommie from Andromeda (probably first uniform).

jade_dincht
07-12-2005, 08:13 PM
well, it seems to me that it says they're looking for people with all different costumes, not just anime. I'll be going up as pippin from lord of the rings, if they boo me i'll be pissed, unless i really suck.

Oselle
07-12-2005, 10:18 PM
45 seconds?
I like the idea of having a short and sweet masq.. but it's pretty hard to do anything of 'substantial weight' in 45 seconds..

Actually, I disagree... with many years of combined experience both onstage and volunteering, my friends and I try to limit our skit to no more than 45 seconds. (We've won a range of awards, with both funny and serious presentations, and have never been over 60 seconds!). I find that after about 30 seconds, unless your presentation is extremely engaging, the audience starts to lose interest. There are always exceptions to this, but as a rule of thumb, I find that 45 seconds is a good number. :)

Kaijugal
07-13-2005, 09:16 AM
Oh, I really want to enter the masquerade for the first time, but I'm not sure of the reception I'll recieve. Not that this is necessarily true, but the masquerade has always seemed like a purely anime event with anime fans filling the audience.


The event is largely anime only due to the fact that anime is extreemly popular among the age range that makes up the majority of the masquerade participants.

The masquerade is actually intended for costumes from ANY facet of fandom and even original creations as well. I heard many expressions of dissapointment that there were not more comic book or horror entries last year. (There were a few).

If you have a costume you've made from ANY GENRE , PLEASE, PLEASE DO ENTER IT!! :)

Cheers!

JustinCredible
07-13-2005, 10:35 AM
Oh, I really want to enter the masquerade for the first time, but I'm not sure of the reception I'll recieve. Not that this is necessarily true, but the masquerade has always seemed like a purely anime event with anime fans filling the audience. If memory serves me right, one year a guy dressed as Spiderman got a few boos from some people in the audience. I just don't want to go on stage and no one recognizes my costume because it's from a North American sci-fi show. But should I decide to go through with it, I'll be dressed as Rommie from Andromeda (probably first uniform).

Non-Anime stuff has gotten goo reactions like Nightcrawler & Wolverine cosplays... there are a ton of great costumes from the different sections of the con, but they're mostly worn only in the halls during the con and often other events (like last year for the FoF) run against the masq. Regardless, go for it and the scoobs will cheer loud enough ourselves.

kuko-chan
07-13-2005, 10:23 PM
Non-Anime stuff has gotten goo reactions like Nightcrawler & Wolverine cosplays... there are a ton of great costumes from the different sections of the con, but they're mostly worn only in the halls during the con and often other events (like last year for the FoF) run against the masq. Regardless, go for it and the scoobs will cheer loud enough ourselves.

Thanks a lot, Taco! I think I'll do it for sure! With any luck, I'll be entry 37. ;)

lainey
07-14-2005, 11:05 PM
like they said above...any genre cosplay is welcome..and no one should shun a costume that isn't anime oriented!!!

good news dawn!! Sure you know about this...but CNA just officially announced that they will have a wristband-like policy for the masq!!

now a question since i cannot remember..what time do we have to check in at the green room? and what time does the dealer's room close???

Enk
08-07-2005, 01:04 PM
breakfast in line it is! This is going to be my first Masquerade and I am still contemplating whether to enter as one costume or another. Really torn, but neither is anime whee!

Kaijugal
08-07-2005, 03:21 PM
good news dawn!! Sure you know about this...but CNA just officially announced that they will have a wristband-like policy for the masq!!

now a question since i cannot remember..what time do we have to check in at the green room? and what time does the dealer's room close???

Yes I know about it, it was my suggestion after what happend last year. :)

I don't know about the dealers room but Greenroom check in time is 5:30 pm on saturday.

lainey
08-10-2005, 10:13 AM
do you need an anime pass to enter the masq......or could i get the regular 3 day pass?

Kaijugal
08-10-2005, 10:16 AM
do you need an anime pass to enter the masq......or could i get the regular 3 day pass?


No you do not. You could even have a one day pass (for saturday) and enter the masquerade competition. :)

Cheers!

apathyinspades
08-23-2005, 10:19 PM
Hi kaijugal. I've just found this on the hobbystar website:
http://www.hobbystar.com/ComicConTorontoV2/files/masquerade.pdf
(1. All contestants must have an Anime or Deluxe pass to enter this event.)

Is it true that you have to have an Anime or Deluxe (both 3 day passes) to enter the masq? Just checking before I bother to buy my tickets. I would hate to pay $45 for the Anime Pass, and find out that I only need a normal day pass to enter it.
Ack!