Page last updated Jun 26 2009.

The Masquerade Ball, in which OryCon members display both their costumes and their runway skills, will be held Saturday night. You need not be in costume to attend, but you certainly are encouraged.

Eligibility

  • Each entrant must have an OryCon 31 badge.
  • Each entrant must read and agree to follow all Rules of Conduct.
  • By reading and agreeing to the Rules of Conduct, all participants agree to allow OryCon 31 and the Greater Portland Area Costumers Guild to use their images for promotional purposes.

General Information

  • You may surprise the audience, but NEVER SURPRISE THE CREW, THE COURT, THE HERALD, OR THE MASKED BALL DIRECTOR.
  • No fire, flame, smoke, fog, dry ice, wind machines, lasers, pressurized gases or liquids.
  • No messy substances - wet, dry, or oily - in the green room or on stage.
  • No jumping on or off stage - please use the officially designated stage entrances and exits. Stage ninjas will be present to assist performers on and off stage.
  • OryCon 31 is a family friendly event. Content should not go beyond PG-13.
  • No profanity.
  • No excessive violence.
  • No sexual activity or contact - real or implied.
  • No nudity.
  • All content is subject to review by the Herald/Masked Ball Director.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all convention areas.
  • Entrants must abide by the Convention Weapons policy. All weapons must be peace bonded and approved. Pointing weapons at anyone not in your Presentation group will NOT be tolerated. The Masked Ball Director must approve any actions involving weapons.
  • All convention policies must be upheld during the entirety of the Masked Ball. Anyone breaking OryCon 31 rules will be disqualified and reported to Ops/Security.
  • All decisions made by the Masked Ball Director are final.
  • No harassment, making fun of others' costumes, or destruction of costumes.

Judging

Judging will be done using tokens. Each audience member will receive a token when they enter the room. This token will be used to vote for your favorite costume after the stage presentations. These tokens are worth 1 point. Participants will have a different token to cast their vote for best costume during the Ball. These tokens are worth 5 points. Glitzlandia and her court will have tokens worth 10 points. After mingling, anyone who received a token will be called to the stage for a final accounting. Tokens will be counted and tallied. Winners will be determined by the most points.

Any questions please contact the Masked Ball Director, Kathryn Brant of the Greater Portland Area Costumers Guild, at masked_ball@orycon.org.


OryCon 31 is a production of Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation.
Artwork is copyrighted and graciously provided by the Artist Guest of Honor, Lubov.


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