Honestly I've seen really amazing performances that clocked under 1 minute. A lot of people think that it's not enough time to do anything memorable, but it really is, especially because audiences have incredibly short attention spans and the space between 'awesome' and 'boring' is only a few seconds.
I do agree that it's unfair for solo entrants to be relegated to second-class status as they are at many cons, and only allowed to do walk-ons. That's not cool IMO.
That said, I'd just ask the MD and see what they say.
COSTUME-CON 32 - 2014
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