Well, with the exception of the Masquerade starting 30 minutes late and judging somehow taking incredibly long, I'd say that the costuming portion of MileHi Con was a resounding success.MileHi Con 33 Masquerade
I'd like to start by thanking all those guild members and friends who helped out, Vandy Vandervort, Robbi and Curtis Dyer, Pierre and Sandy Pettinger, Dave Kinnaman, Greg Bradt, Linda Peterson, Andrea Wernz-Hurtt, Chris and Kimberly Rose, Melissa Scheel, Tori Schneider, David Hang and other volunteers. (I hope I'm not forgetting anyone.)
Starting on Friday night, the Costumer's Party seemed to go well. We watched the Masquerade Videos from Worldcon '98 and '00 as well as a mixed masquerade tape that I've compiled. Over the course of the night, we cycled about 3 dozen people through my room. I definitely think we should do it again next year. We also had one new member pay her dues at the party, Amanda Berman. I hope everyone makes her feel welcome.
Saturday, as usual was my busy day. Masquerade Registration opened at 10 am in conjunction with the Costume Display in the Art Show and the first Costume panel of the day. All of the costuming panels that I arranged seemed to go very well, and seemed to be well received by the attendees. All of the panels had at least a dozen people attending. The Needles and Sequins panel on Sunday had the most people, filling the small room it was in. Over all, the Costuming from Art tour of the Art Show was the most popular. People were in the Art Show waiting for it start before 11 am on Saturday.
As mentioned earlier, the Masquerade went on 30 minutes late with a total of 20 entries. I think I just got overwhelmed the last hour before showtime with details. I definitely think that I need an assistant for next year. Any volunteers?
The complete running list and awards from the Masquerade are as follows:
There were a total of 20 entries: 9 Junior, 11 Adult (3 Advanced, 8 Novice)
Masquerade Director and MC: Michael Bruno
Judges: Kimberly Jewell
Tri-Destiny (Gentry, Paige & Kat Leigh)