Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:13 AM
So, I had a few questions about the Masquerade/skits in general. Is there a time limit to the length of skits, and if so does it apply to how many people are in said skit? I heard/read one year that the skit for a single person was one minute, two people was two minutes and etc. does that still apply, or has the rules on that changed?
I'd love to try and do a skit, but I'd like to get an idea of how long I can have it before I decide on what I wanna do. It may just be me, so if I only have a minute I got a lot of work to do.
Also, is there like a rehearsal or practice? Like, a time where people can practice on the stage, and if so when would that be?
I'm sorry if this question is too early, but I've never done this before and would like to get a head start on it now before too long. Thanks you guys for helping me out!
oh, before I send this off; is there anything else I should know? Just, general knowledge or what have you, anything that a first time Masquerade goer should know before the con arrives?
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:42 AM
There is a time limit for skits. I believe the last few years it's been one constant limit no matter the number of people in the skit. However, I honestly can tell you that you really don't need all of the time provided. Some of the best skits I've seen have been under a minute and then there are some that are a few minutes. The point is to make sure that you keep on point and don't try to extend your skit just to fill time.
There's usually a rehearsal on Saturday afternoon a few hours before the actual masquerade.
And just practice as much as you can and make sure to have fun with it!
Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:23 PM
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:30 PM
A masquerade performance consists of three main parts - registration, the craftsmanship judging, and the masquerade itself. First, you stop by a registration desk at the con and give them your paperwork (if you haven't already mailed/e-mailed it to them) and your skit audio. You will then be told what your entry number is, and when/where you should show up for craftsmanship judging and the masquerade. The craftsmanship judging is where you meet with the judges and talk about how you made the costume. You are typically expected to make most of the costume yourself, but don't feel bad if there are some parts that consist of pre-made items. Just do your best. At the masquerade itself, the performers will assemble in the green room. There they will be seated in the order that they will perform. When their time comes they will be called up and directed on to the stage, do their performance, then exit and return to the green room. In the event an award is won, they will be called up again later to receive it. (Also... at some conventions, there is a rehearsal at some point before the masquerade. So in some cases a masquerade performance actually consists of four main parts.)
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