Arisia'15 is over. Please visit the new convention site: www.arisia.org.
Young Fans at the Masquerade and Kamikaze Kids
Welcome to the 2015 version of the Arisia Masquerade. Same Batplace, different Batday!
The Arisia 2015 Masquerade will be on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at 8PM.
There will be a separate Green Room for the Kamikaze Kids, in Grand Ballroom C, (entrance through Grand D-E) available starting at 6:00 pm on Sunday. There will be Den Moms and the repair table in the Adult Green Room can be used for quick fixes. Please make sure you have fed your child a proper supper before coming to the Green Room at 6:30pm (the Masquerade starts at 8pm), as there will be limited food in the Green Room. I would strongly suggest that you bring light snacks for your own child.
Young Fan entries are for children age 13 and younger and in costumes designed and created at home by themselves, their parents, or some combination. Parents may be part of the costume on stage as a "prop." All Young Fan entries must signup for a rehearsal slot. See the Masquerade Rules.
Kamikaze Kid costumes are typically made at and during Arisia in the Fast Track programming.
Photographs will be taken of all entries next door in the Adult Green Room directly before they go on stage. As we will be traipsing thru the back halls of the hotel, please make sure your children are wearing proper shoes. They can take them off for the presentation, but do need them for getting to and from photos and stage.
Photos will be available for purchase online. Be sure to check them out as our photographer has done brilliant work in years' past and is sure to show your costume to its best advantage. The Kamikaze Kids will be photographed as a group. The Young Fan entries will each be photographed individually.
Parents of Kamikaze Kids must sign a waiver and sign up for preferred seating for the Masquerade. There will be a special section of the seating for parents of Kamikaze Kids and Young Fans, close to the main doors so when the kids enter, so they don't create a disturbance. Please tell the usher that you are a parent and they will take you to the correct seating. Otherwise, it will be difficult for your child to find you.
The Kamikaze Kids will be released to their parents directly after they leave the stage, and will enter the audience by the main doors to either sit in the audience to watch the rest of the Masquerade, or leave and go up to bed. The Young Fans also will have the option of either sitting in the audience with their parent(s) or leaving and doing something else. The judges will decide the Young Fan awards directly after those entries have been on stage and will make the presentations before the adult entries begin.
We look forward to running another awesome Arisia Masquerade, and hope these changes are straightforward and clear. If you have any questions, please e-mail the Masquerade Staff.