September 28th, 2004

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Costume-Con 23 Historical Masquerade rules posted

Yeah, I just posted a related update yesterday, but...

It looks like nearly all the competition rules have been posted on the Costume-Con 23 website.

The Future Fashion Folio deadline is approaching; I've been told that the directors will accept submissions received by 10/9/2004. You do not need to be a member of Costume-Con 23 to submit folio design entries.

The Doll Costume Competition is open to supporting and attending members of Costume-Con 23; if you're unable to travel to Utah in May but wish to compete, you may purchase a supporting membership and ship your entry to the convention. The Doll competition is a chance to design, create and compete a costume on a doll or stuffed animal.

The following at-convention competitions do require that purchase an attending membership in Costume-Con 23.

The Future Fashion Show (where folio designs are produced for a runway show) rules have not yet been posted.

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Masquerade rules have been posted. This is the big Saturday Night show, much like the masquerade competitions you've seen at WorldCon and regional SF conventions.

The Historical Masquerade rules have been posted. Show format is much like the SF&F masquerade, but judging is a little different. It's the big Sunday Night show.
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For laragoth and others...

So I finally slipped behind the cut on her Blackmore's Night entry.

Now this ain't about Blackmore's Night, but it is about the sort of folk/rock that they do.

Heather Alexander (Bay Area exile, long-time faire musician and full-time performer) and her new band Uffington Horse (well, not that new...) are coming back down to San Jose for Further Confusion.

We saw Heather (alone, or rather just her and Phil) at Westercon this summer in Phoenix; it's been quite a few years since kproche has seen them.

So anyway, for reddheart... Heather Alexander and the Album of Secrets (the "a-side" is Musical Me, "b-side" is Who am I?). No Harry Potter themed songs, just the title and covers. Oh, and it's mostly an out-takes album, so it makes most sense in conjunction with Festival Wind (from which recording sessions the out-takes come). Festival Wind does include a song inspired by the burden of the ringbearer.

I got a copy of Uffington Horse's promo CD at Westercon. It's some seriously headbanging folk.