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Furpocalypse hosts one of the most entertaining Masquerade shows allowed, and we want YOU to be a part of it! Participants do not need to have any experience, fursuit, or costume. The point of our Masquerade is to have fun and put on a great show for all ages to enjoy!
We are limited to a maximum of 12 acts. Walk-ins may be accepted, but spots are only guaranteed to those who apply before October 15th. Acts are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
There is a mandatory Saturday morning rehearsal. To perform during the masquerade your act must be registered and must attend the rehearsal. Priority will be given to those acts that pre-registered and showed up for rehearsal, any remaining spaces will be filled by acts that registering at the Saturday morning rehearsal. If you have any questions in regards to your act or the format of the show, contact the Masquerade Director well in advance. Don’t wait until rehearsal to sort out details!
Rules and Guidelines
There is a mandatory rehearsal Saturday morning (10am) in the Grand Ballroom.
All acts must take part in this rehearsal to perform in the show.
Type of Acts
All performances and costumes must be suitable for a general audience. All costumes must meet the stated requirements in our Code Of Conduct found in the Furpocalypse conbook and on our website. Costumes and acts may be subject to alteration, or rejected at the Masquerade Staff’s discretion.
Individual or group performances are both welcome to perform.
The act you perform during Saturday night’s show must match the act you presented at rehearsal. Drastic deviations, outbursts, obscenities, or inappropriate behavior will result in an immediate halt of your act, and may result in a ban from future Masquerades as well as possible disciplinary action and public embarrassment.
Length of Acts
The length of each act is limited to a maximum of 4 minutes. If your music or act is longer than the stated limit, please contact the Masquerade Department and we’ll do our best to work with you.
Audio and Stage Requirements
If your act is using pre-recorded audio or music, you must bring it with you to the Saturday morning rehearsal (this is the ONLY time we will accept audio files or CD’s). Any music should be on a single track Audio CD or on a CD or Flash Drive in MP3 or WAV format. Make sure to label your CD or Flash Drive with your name and the track to be used (we HIGHLY recommend you have just one track or file on your Masquerade CD or flash drive to assure the Sound crew plays the proper track). Mark your CDs with markers, not adhesive labels. We also recommend you bring additional copies of your music in case the original is lost or damaged.
You are responsible for bringing your own materials, props, costumes, and music. Please do not create elaborate props that are fragile, take a long time to set up/break down, or are overly large. If you need helpers, please try to recruit your own.
Microphones, stands, booms, chairs, tables, a podium, and an easel will be available for stage use.
Special requests such as unusual staging requirements or equipment requests may, or may not be honored depending on staff or equipment availability, safety, or compatibility. Ask in advance!
Furpocalypse’s Masquerades are judged by panel, winners will be honored at the end of the show. Acts will be judged on originality, execution, audience response, as well as swag points.
If you have any questions or concerns about your act and or what’s acceptable, contact the Masquerade Department in advance!
For more information please contact Furpocalypse’s Masquerade Department.