Talent Show Rules

*THE INFORMATION BELOW IS NOT FULLY COMPLETED. IT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND WILL BE ADDED TO AS NEEDED. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN READING THIS DOCUMENT.

PERMISSIONS

BY ENTERING THE ANIME MAGIC! MASQUERADE, I GIVE PERMISSION TO ANIME MAGIC! AND ITS DESIGNEES TO PHOTOGRAPH AND/OR VIDEO TAPE MY COSTUME AND/or PERFORMANCE, TO USE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AND/OR VIDEO TAPE AS THE CONVENTION SEES FIT. I ALSO ATTEST THAT I AM ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE AS PER THE ANIME MAGIC! talent show RULES AND THAT ALL INFORMATION ON THIS ENTRY FORM IS TRUE AND CORRECT.

I ALSO, HEREBY, ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I, AS THE PRIMARY CONTACT FOR THIS ENTRY, AND MY GROUP, IF IN ONE, WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A PAPER COPY OF THIS FORM AT THE talent show CHECK-IN AT THE CONVENTION. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT IF I, AND MY GROUP IF IN ONE, DO NOT SIGN, MY ENTRY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO ONSTAGE. IF I OR ANY MEMBER OF MY GROUP IS UNDER 18, I UNDERSTAND THAT I/THAT GROUP MEMBER MUST HAVE A LEGAL GUARDIAN SIGN THE PAPER COPY OF THIS FORM AT THE CONVENTION.

BY SUBMITTING THIS ENTRY FORM, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE RULES AND GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED AND POSTED BY ANIME MAGIC!.

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

ALL COSTUMES MUST COVER YOUR GENITALS, NIPPLES, ETC. YOU MAY NOT EXPOSE THESE PARTS OF YOUR BODY BY STRIPPING ANY GARMENTS OFF DURING THE talent show. ALL talent show performances SHOULD BE IN GOOD TASTE. PLEASE DO NOT SWEAR OR USE ANY OBSCENE LANGUAGE OR GESTURES ON STAGE. YOUR SKIT MAY NOT BE USED TO PURPOSEFULLY INSULT SOMEONE. YOUR talent show performance MAY NOT BE USED AS A POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS,ETC. STATEMENT. 

WEAPONS & EFFECTS POLICY

NO LIVE STEEL. THIS MEANS NO REAL SWORDS, KNIVES, BLADES, GUNS, ETC. NO REAL WEAPONS. PERIOD. YOU MUST USE AN OBVIOUS FAKE IF YOUR talent show performance CALLS FOR IT. IF YOU ARE FOUND TO HAVE A REAL WEAPON, IT WILL BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY.

WEAPONS SUCH AS NUNCHAKU, BOKKEN, ETC. MAY BE USED WITH EXTREME CAUTION AND SHOULD NOT BE SWUNG IN A MANNER TO INJURE ANYONE.

NO REAL GUNS. PERIOD. ONCE AGAIN, IF YOU ARE FOUND WITH A LIVE FIREARM IT WILL BE TAKEN VERY, VERY SERIOUSLY. IF YOUR talent show performance CALLS FOR A REPLICA, YOU MAY NOT POINT THE REPLICA AT ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. IF YOU MUST "SHOOT" SOMEONE IN YOUR performance, POINT IT AWAY FROM THE PERSON. NO LIVE PROJECTILES ALLOWED, PERIOD. THIS INCLUDES AIRSOFT BB'S. IF A PROJECTILE IS FIRED (EVEN BY "ACCIDENT") IT WILL BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY.

IF YOU ARE CARRYING A SLING, BOW, OR OTHER SIMILAR WEAPON YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CARRY AMMUNITION ON STAGE.

YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO THROW ANY OBJECTS (EVEN IF SOFT) INTO THE AUDIENCE, PERIOD.

NO FIRE, FLAMES, EXPLOSIVES, FLASH POWDER, SMOKE, LASERS, ETC. WILL BE ALLOWED. NO PYROTECHNICS. ELECTRONIC FLASHES ARE PERMITTED PROVIDED YOU INFORM THE STAFF BEFORE HAND. IT MUST BE ANNOUNCED BEFORE YOUR performance TO PROTECT THOSE WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO FLASHES. 

NO SMOKE OR VAPOR OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED.

ENTRY LIMIT

EACH CONTESTANT MAY perform ONLY ONE performance UNLESS IN A GROUP DOING ONE LARGe performance. MULTIPLE ENTRIES BY THE SAME PERSON WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

STAGE ENTRANCE & EXIT

WE DO NOT ALLOW JUMPING OFF THE STAGE. IF YOU JUMP OFF THE STAGE, YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED AND EJECTED. YOU MUST ALSO USE THE PROPER STAGE ENTRANCES AND EXITS. USING OTHER ENTRANCES OR EXITS THAT ARE NOT APPROVED MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND/OR EJECTION. AISLES AND AUDIENCE AREAS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PART OF THE Performance. EVERYTHING MUST BE CONFINED TO THE STAGE.

TIME LIMITATION

TIME LIMIT INFORMATION COMING SOON - STAY TUNED

ENTRY LIMITATION

ENTRY LIMITATIONS COMING SOON - STAY TUNED

GROUP SIZE

GROUP SIZE INFORMATION COMING SOON - STAY TUNED

TIME COMMITMENT

TIME COMMITMENT INFORMATION COMING SOON - STAY TUNED

talent show PRE-REGISTRATION

Talent Show pre-registration

AT-CON CHECK-IN

MORE CHECK-IN INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON - STAY TUNED

performance REVIEWS

DURING YOUR performance REVIEW, YOU WILL PROVIDE talent show staff any INFORMATION THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE READ WHEN YOU STEP ONSTAGE, etc. YOU WILL PERFORM YOUR performance AS IF YOU WERE ON STAGE FOR FINAL APPROVAL. THIS ALLOWS US TO NOT ONLY READ YOUR performance BUT SEE THE ACTUAL THING.

SHOWTIME REQUIREMENTS

ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT MAIN PROGRAMMING FOR THE SHOW ITSELF, YOU MUST BE STAGE READY, MEANING THAT YOU ARE READY FOR WALK-ON OR PERFORMANCE. ALL CONTESTANTS WILL NEED TO BE THERE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

IF YOU WISH TO BRING SOMETHING TO KEEP YOU OCCUPIED WHILE YOU WAIT (DECK OF CARDS, NOVELS, HANDHELD VIDEO GAMES), YOU AND YOU ALONE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR BELONGINGS.
FOLLOWING THE STAGE APPEARANCE, YOU WILL BE GUIDED BACK TO THE WAITING AREA TO ENJOY THE REST OF THE talent show UNTIL THE AWARDS PRESENTATION.

NO SURPRISES!

DO NOT MAKE ANY LAST MINUTE CHANGES TO YOUR ENTRY WITHOUT CONSULTING talent show STAFF, AND MAKE SURE YOU CONSULT THEM WITH ENOUGH TIME BEFORE THE SHOW!

STAGE COMBAT

YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PERFORM ANY COMBAT UNLESS YOU CAN PROVE THAT YOU ARE A WELL TRAINED AND HIGHLY SKILLED STAGE FIGHTER DURING YOUR INTERVIEW. THE STAGE IS MADE FROM MULTIPLE SECTIONS WHICH SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN YOUR PLANS.

talent show OFFICE HOURS & LOCATION

OFFICE HOURS & LOCATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO THE CONVENTION - STAY TUNED

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