Arisia '10

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Young Fans at the Masquerade

Welcome to the 2009 version of the Arisia Masquerade. Due to space issues and time constraints in our hotel, there are some changes that you need to know about.

There will be a separate Green Room for the Kamikaze Kids, in Crispus Attucks room on the first floor, available from 6:30-9 PM.

Kamikaze Kids must sign in at the Crispus Attucks before 6:45 PM or they may be scratched.

Young Fans will be using the main Green Room in Empress on the 14th floor. There will be Den Moms and a repair table, as well as some light munchies, water, and juice boxes with straws.

Please make sure you have fed your child a proper supper before coming to the Green Room. (The Masquerade starts at 8:00 PM).

Photographs will be taken of all entries upstairs in the Main Green Room in Empress on the 14th floor directly before they go on stage. As we will be traipsing through the back halls of the hotel, and up and down the service elevators, please make sure your children are wearing proper shoes. They can take them off for the presentation, but they do need them for getting to and from photos and stage.

Photos will be available for purchase on Sunday. 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 a set of doors so that when the kids enter, they won't create a disturbance. Please tell the usher that you are a parent and s/he 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 set of 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. The Green Room for the Kamikaze Kids is only available until 9 pm. Please make sure you have all your belongings collected by then.

We look forward to running another great Arisia Masquerade, and hope these changes are straightforward and clear. If you have any questions, please e-mail Persis Thorndike, persis@thorndike.name, or the Masquerade Staff at Masquerade@Arisia.org.