Ad Astra is soon upon us, and thought I'd share some more about it. Sarcasm-hime, with other Ad Astra staff, have put together a costuming track which includes corsetry, steampunk
props and gadgets, dressform making, electronics
and props, silicone
workshop, how to wear sari, and more. There's also a bunch of guests
, tastings (such as cheese and chocolate), room parties, musical guests/concerts, Saturday night dance, free autograph sessions
, Disney Karaoke [costumes encouraged!], and *free* Guest Meet & Greet Friday
evening, which even includes Ad Astra's special Walking Tacos and other complimentary refreshments.
is a perfect place to trial-run your Anime North costume, as it's a smaller, cozier venue. Due to its smaller size, it's also perfect for first-time entrants who want to get a taste of the spotlight. Any type of costume from anime, scifi, historical, comic, movies, books, etc is welcome and all genres are greatly appreciated by the audience, so come show off your costumes, new or old (and if you don't have one but want to get up on stage, we have a Lighting Round
where you are challenged to put together a costume in 1 hour from supplied materials). We also have received some prizes
for winners, including 2 weekend passes to Anime North 2013. Plus, if you've been in the scene a few years you may have heard of Gord Rose
and wondered who he is. This is your chance to find out, as he's coming to MC our Masquerade.
Pre-registration tickets are on sale on the website for $10 less their at-the-door price until the end of the month (March 31).
Hope to see you there!