Originally posted by Sleepy
I've e-mailed AX's publicity, cosplay and asked on the AX message board about using a piano. Haven't gotten back an answer by e-mail. Heck I've even reg. for a special performance in the Masquerade. Still nothing. I would play stuff that would make any Final Fantasy fan go nuts. (uh-oh. revealing my music I am)
Hiiii tis Marisa, the AX Cosplay Events Manager.
I did some investiagtion into the piano thing (sorry I haven't had a chance to reply, I've been insanely busy) and unforutunately it's simply too expensive to try to get a piano into the rooms where we would want performances (Main Events in the ACC).
With Ramen & Rice (who will be back for AX2004 ^_^) it was easy to set up the stage for the violin & cello... not so with a piano, I'm afraid.
We were very sad that Ramen & Rice couldn't make it this year, due to other obligations of the personal variety, but I spoke with them at Fanime and over e-mail and they are definitely planning on AX2004.
If you are interested in playing something a little more portable (keyboard, violin, cello, sax, guitar, something like that), and you would like to perform during Masquerade seating, please come and find me (Marisa) at the Anime Expo Masquerade Registration Desk sometime on Thursday (July 3). I'd definitely like to hear an audition of sorts ^_^, not to be mean... We knew about Ramen & Rice's quality performances ahead of time from their "audition" of sorts playing for the lines at Fanime so we knew it would be a perfect match in advance. We definitely wouldn't put someone on the stage without prior knowledge of his/her skill level. For example, we had some great sax players at Anime Expo New York who we heard in the halls and were dazzled by ^_^ and our chocobo guitar player also gave us a preview.
If we are suitably impressed, and you would agree to perform during seating for the Mini-Masquerade & Masquerade, I can work on something as payment for your services.
That's about it ^_^; Sorry we can't accomodate on the piano, I did try...
AX2003 Cosplay Events Manager