nccomicon.com http://nccomicon.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:04:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Costume Contest – FAQ http://nccomicon.com/costume-contest-faq/ http://nccomicon.com/costume-contest-faq/#comments Sun, 07 Sep 2014 03:51:02 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4471 Q: I have registered online. What do I need to do now? A: All you need to do is show up to the Judging room at the convention at your scheduled time. You must show up in your costume that you are competing in, and please bring a reference picture if possible. Be prepared to […]

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Q: I have registered online. What do I need to do now?
A: All you need to do is show up to the Judging room at the convention at your scheduled time. You must show up in your costume that you are competing in, and please bring a reference picture if possible. Be prepared to talk about the construction of your costume. You will have about three minutes with the panel of judges, so be prepared.

Q:Where is the Judging room?
A: We haven’t determined a place for the Judging room at this time, but we are scouting the convention center on Friday and will have it set up by Friday night. You can ask any staff member at the convention to direct you to the proper place for Craftsmanship judging.

Q: Last year I stood in line for hours for judging. Will I have to do that this year?
A: Last year was an interesting test run for us. There was not an awful lot of planning, and several of us were thrown into it at the last minute. This year we have taken a lot of time trying to organize a contest that minimizes the amount of time standing in line, and maximizes the amount of time you get to spend talking one on one with the judges. Judging times are broken down into 15 minute slots. Four contestants are assigned to each slot, so hopefully we can cut down on the time wasted standing in line. No contestant should have to wait more than 15 or 20 minutes for judging. There is still a chance that we may run behind schedule as the day goes on, so please be patient, but I hope this new judging system will fix a lot of the issues we had to deal with last year.

Q: Is this a Skit contest?
A: Not this year. We have looked into expanding the contest for future years, but this year it is only a craftsmanship contest. Show up in your costume, bring your costume props and reference picture, and be prepared to talk to the judges, and you will be good to go!

Q: How does the judging process work?
A: You will come to the judging room, wait outside with a couple of other contestants, have your picture taken to go up on the website after the con, and then you will each be directed into the room individually. You will have a one on one discussion with the judges about how you made your costume, and the winners will be announced on Sunday at the Awards Ceremony. The Judges will award points based on accuracy to the reference pictures, and how well your costume is put together. The judges reserve the right to award extra points for originality, enthusiasm, or other applicable categories.

Q: How do the Judges pick the winners?
A: We will be using a rubric for judging. Judges will be able to award points in each category based on their personal assessment of your costume. The points will be added up to form a final score. Winners are based on the highest scoring costumes in your division.

Q: Are there dressing rooms this year?
A: There are not designated dressing rooms. There are bathrooms in the convention center where you may change. If this is not an acceptable alternative, ask around and see if any of your friends have a room in the hotel that you can use to change in. I realize that some costumes are very heavy and cumbersome, and finding the most convenient way to transport yourself and your costume to the convention can sometimes be difficult, but we just do not have the extra space to designate dressing rooms this year. If this is something you would like to see in the future, please ask the con staff about sending in suggestions for next year, or send your suggestions or requests through the contact link at www.nccomicon.com

Q: Can I enter in one of the other divisions if I am under 16?
A: You may enter the other divisions even if you qualify as a youth contestant. If you are confident in your craftsmanship skills, please feel free to enter in the other divisions. Just remember that youth division is responsible for making at least 50% of their costume, while the other divisions are responsible for making 70% of their costumes. However, the other divisions have bigger and better prizes, so choose wisely!

Q: I want to change my division, is it to late to do that?
A: No, if you need to make changes to your entry information, you may email me at Lakefairycreations@gmail.com You have until Friday night to get your changes in. once you show up to the con and see your competition, you may not change your division. :) The changes will not be reflected in the public schedule on the website, but I assure you that I will have it changed for the active con judging schedule.

Q: I want to enter as an individual, as well as with a group. is this allowed?
A: You will be allowed to enter once as an individual, and you will only be allowed to enter with a group if you have a different costume to compete in.

Q: How do I know if I have won?
A: Winners will be announced at the showcase and the Awards Ceremony on Sunday at 3PM. You must be present to win. If a winning contestant is not present to collect their prize at the awards ceremony, their title and prize will be given to their runner up.

Q: Can I enter the showcase if I have already competed in the craftsmanship contest?
A: Yes! Anyone with a costume may enter the showcase, although you do not have to if you do not want to. If you entered the craftsmanship contest, you are not obligated to wear the same costume to the showcase as you did to your judging.

Q: I have not yet registered, but would like to enter the contest. How do I register once online registration has ended?
A: There will be an at con registration table for people who did not register online. We have a limited number of slots, so make sure to show up early to make sure you make it in! We have preregistered contestants scheduled for earlier in the day, so most of the at con slots are in the afternoon between 3:30 and 6PM on Saturday, and after noon on Sunday.

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John Barrowman http://nccomicon.com/john-barrowman-2/ http://nccomicon.com/john-barrowman-2/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:46:14 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4465 John can currently be seen playing Malcolm Merlyn in the new hit series Arrow on The CW Network in the USA and Sky 1 in the UK. Having created the role of Captain Jack Harkness in the first series of Russell T Davies’s revamped Doctor Who for BBC TV, the character created such an impact […]

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John can currently be seen playing Malcolm Merlyn in the new hit series Arrow on The CW Network in the USA and Sky 1 in the UK.

Having created the role of Captain Jack Harkness in the first series of Russell T Davies’s revamped Doctor Who for BBC TV, the character created such an impact that he was given his own spin off series, Torchwood. Series 4 aired on BBC1 and in the USA on the Starz Network as a co-production between BBC Worldwide and Starz Entertainment.

John’s multi talents were seen on primetime Saturday night in the UK, presenting his own entertainment show Tonight’s The Night on BBC1. The show, which helped ordinary people to fulfill their performing dreams, was a co production with John’s production company, Barrowman Barker Productions. Three series have aired in the UK, and the format has been sold worldwide, with the show now playing in countries as diverse as Sweden and China.

John has recently been seen in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and has completed filming Allstars which is due for release in May. John’s other movie roles include playing the Lead Tenor in the movie of the Mel Brooks musical The Producers and the role of Jack opposite Kevin Kline in De-Lovely.

John appeared in season 6 of the hit US TV show Desperate Housewives in the guest role of Patrick Logan and last year he filmed the ABC pilot Gilded Lilys. He was a regular on American television, playing Peter Williams in the Aaron Spelling series Titans for NBC and starred in Darren Star’s Central Park West for CBS. Other UK TV drama roles include guest appearances in Hustle, Hotel Babylon and My Family.

He has previously been a judge on the award winning talent shows for BBC1 – How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything. He hosted the family game show The Kids Are All Right on BBC1 and hosts the children’s show Animals at Work. He was a celebrity contestant on the first series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice, was the subject of a BBC1 documentary entitled The Making of Me, investigating the science of homosexuality and travelled across the USA for Children in Need in Around the World in 80 Days for BBC1. He won the 2010 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special and most recently has been guest hosting the daily chat show Attack of the Show for the US cable network G4 and he guest hosted The Brit List for BBC America.

John started his career as a leading man in musical theatre, with numerous credits on both London’s West End and Broadway. He has subsequently recorded four solo albums with Sony Music, the latest The Very Best of John Barrowman reaching number 12 in the charts. In 2008 his autobiography Anything Goes, which he wrote with his sister Carole E. Barrowman, was published by Michael O’Mara Books and reached number 2 in the Sunday Times best seller’s list, remaining in the top ten for 13 weeks. A follow up autobiography I Am What I Am was published in 2009. Hollow Earth, the first of a series of children’s book, which he has co authored with Carole, was published in 2012 and the second book in the series The Bone Quill was published in February. Torchwood: Exodus Code a novel based on the TV series was also published last year.



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Carole Barrowman http://nccomicon.com/carole-barrowman/ http://nccomicon.com/carole-barrowman/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:32:54 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4364 Carole was born and raised in a small town outside Glasgow, Scotland, which explains her sophisticated sarcasm gene and her inherent cheekiness. Carole has written six books, including the acclaimed “Exodus Code: A Torchwood Novel” (BBC Books), “Hollow Earth” (Aladdin Books) a middle grade fantasy series, and the Sunday Times best-seller “Anything Goes” (Buster Books) […]

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Carole was born and raised in a small town outside Glasgow, Scotland, which explains her sophisticated sarcasm gene and her inherent cheekiness. Carole has written six books, including the acclaimed “Exodus Code: A Torchwood Novel” (BBC Books), “Hollow Earth” (Aladdin Books) a middle grade fantasy series, and the Sunday Times best-seller “Anything Goes” (Buster Books) in collaboration with her brother, John Barrowman (“Dr. Who,” “Torchwood,” and currently on “Arrow”). John and Carole have also collaborated on a comic “Captain Jack and the Selkie” (Titan).

When Carole is not bossing around her wee brother, she writes a monthly crime fiction column and regular reviews and features for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and WTMJ4’s The Morning Blend (NBC affiliate). She contributed a chapter to the Hugo award-winning non-fiction anthology “Chicks Dig Time Lords,” and she and John penned the introduction for “Queers Dig Time Lords.” Carole is an English professor and Director of Creative Studies in Writing at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A voracious reader who still finds time to watch lots of SciFi television, Carole adheres to Elmore Leonard’s philosophy of writing. Adjectives tread softly. Adverbs run!

 

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Costume Contest http://nccomicon.com/costume-contest-3/ http://nccomicon.com/costume-contest-3/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:08:19 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4461 The NC Comicon Costume Contest returns Nov 15 & 16!  We have $1000 in cash to hand out to the best costumes at the con!  We also have loads of comic swag for our Winners!!! The Costume Contest is separated into two Categories: The Craftsmanship Contest and The Costume Showcase. The Costume Showcase The Costume Showcase will take place during the Costume Contest Panel […]

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The NC Comicon Costume Contest returns Nov 15 & 16!  We have $1000 in cash to hand out to the best costumes at the con!  We also have loads of comic swag for our Winners!!!

The Costume Contest is separated into two Categories: The Craftsmanship Contest and The Costume Showcase.

The Costume Showcase

The Costume Showcase will take place during the Costume Contest Panel on Sunday afternoon.  The Showcase is an opportunity for Costumers at the convention to walk across the stage and show their costume off to the rest of the convention!  Anyone who wants to participate in the Showcase should show up to the panel at least half an hour early.  Participants will be lined up in order with Youth at the front of the line, followed by Ladies, and then Gentlemen.  Everyone is eligible to participate in the Showcase, even people who are participating in the craftsmanship contest.  For the showcase, we will have several Special Guest Judges to be announced at the convention!

The Craftsmanship Contest

The Craftsmanship competition will be open to anyone who has made their own costume.  At least 75% of the costume must have been made or altered in some way by the maker to be eligible for competition.  Anyone under 16 years of age may enter in the “youth” category.  Participants in the youth category must have made at least 50% of their costume on their own.  Age restrictions are based on the age of the costume maker, not the model wearing the costume.  You may enter a costume that you have made for someone else, but both the costume maker and the model wearing the costume must be present for judging. Craftsmanship Contest Rules & Guidelines

Pre-Registration

Due to last year’s overwhelming participation, we have worked very hard to streamline the judging process.  There will be a limited number of registration slots open, and once they are filled up, we will not be accepting any more entries. Late arrivals and costumes expecting to be judged without a pre-arranged judging time will be selected via a first come, first serve basis while there are remaining available slots.  Once the available spaces are filled, we will not be accepting any more entries.

There should be approximately 100 spaces available for the Craftsmanship contest.  Group entries only count as one registration slot.  An online registration form will be made available for contestants to fill out and send in for registration.

Pre-Registered contestants should report to the judging area during their designated time.  Judging will take place on saturday between the hours of noon and 7pm so please make sure to check your scheduled judging time and be there promptly.   If you do not show up to your designated judging time, we cannot guarantee that we will have time to judge your costume at a later time.

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Costume Contest Registration http://nccomicon.com/costume-contest-registration/ http://nccomicon.com/costume-contest-registration/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:38:36 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4452 The post Costume Contest Registration appeared first on nccomicon.com.

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Frank Conniff http://nccomicon.com/frank-conniff/ http://nccomicon.com/frank-conniff/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:46:16 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4440 Frank Conniff played the beloved character TV’s Frank on “MST3K” for five seasons as well as writing on the show through that span. Since moving to Los Angeles, Frank has worked as a writer/producer on the ABC series “The Drew Carey Show” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, HBO’s “Perversions of Science,” and “The New Tom […]

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frankconiffFrank Conniff played the beloved character TV’s Frank on “MST3K” for five seasons as well as writing on the show through that span. Since moving to Los Angeles, Frank has worked as a writer/producer on the ABC series “The Drew Carey Show” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, HBO’s “Perversions of Science,” and “The New Tom Green Show” on MTV. Frank has also worked extensively in animation as head writer for Nickelodeon’s “Invader ZIm” and writer for “Disney’s Twisted Fairy Tales”. He has created both animated and live pilots for USA, Bravo, Nickelodeon and MTV. Frank also stays busy as a performer in TV roles, with his stand-up act, and as creator and host of the live show/webcast series “Cartoon Dump”.

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Trace Beaulieu http://nccomicon.com/trace-beaulieu/ http://nccomicon.com/trace-beaulieu/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:41:34 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4437 Trace Beaulieu was a founding writer/performer on “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ (MST3K), playing Dr. Forrester and Crow” for the show’s first seven seasons as well as the feature film version of MST. Trace continues to work as both a performer and writer. As an actor, he has appeared on “Freaks and Geeks” (6 eps), “The […]

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traceTrace Beaulieu was a founding writer/performer on “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ (MST3K), playing Dr. Forrester and Crow” for the show’s first seven seasons as well as the feature film version of MST. Trace continues to work as both a performer and writer. As an actor, he has appeared on “Freaks and Geeks” (6 eps), “The West Wing” and several independent features. He was also the host of “People Traps” on Animal Planet. Trace’s writing credits include ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, “Fast Food Films” on FX, and authoring the popular comic book “Here Come the Big People!”. Trace is also a dedicated visual artist with pieces in many collections.

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Scott Allie http://nccomicon.com/scott-allie/ http://nccomicon.com/scott-allie/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:28:45 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4427 In 2012, Scott Allie was named editor-in-chief of Dark Horse Comics, where he oversees the publication of comics like Hellboy, Star Wars, Aliens, HALO, The Goon, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  His writing includes the horror comic The Devil’s Footprints, set in his hometown of Ipswich, MA. Other works include Abe Sapien, Buffy, B.P.R.D., tributes to […]

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In 2012, Scott Allie was named editor-in-chief of Dark Horse Comics, where he oversees the publication of comics like Hellboy, Star Wars, Aliens, HALO, The Goon, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  His writing includes the horror comic The Devil’s Footprints, set in his hometown of Ipswich, MA. Other works include Abe Sapien, Buffy, B.P.R.D., tributes to H.P. Lovecraft, contributions to Star Wars, and Planet of the Apes.

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Daniel Way http://nccomicon.com/daniel-way/ http://nccomicon.com/daniel-way/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:41:51 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4357 Daniel Way is a comic book writer, known for his work with Marvel including Deadpool, Thunderbolts, Wolverine, Dark Wolverine, Venom, Ghost Rider and Hit-Monkey. Dan is currently working on a Kickstarter campaign to release the original graphic novel Gun Theory, co-created with Jon Proctor. View a Full List of the Creator’s Works Here Visit Daniel’s Twitter

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Daniel WayDaniel Way is a comic book writer, known for his work with Marvel including Deadpool, Thunderbolts, Wolverine, Dark Wolverine, Venom, Ghost Rider and Hit-Monkey. Dan is currently working on a Kickstarter campaign to release the original graphic novel Gun Theory, co-created with Jon Proctor.

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Lee Moder http://nccomicon.com/lee-moder/ http://nccomicon.com/lee-moder/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:23:24 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4354 Born, raised & based in Pittsburgh, PA, lover of fine beers, bacon snob and always looking to fill out his MST3K collection Lee E. Moder is currently the artist for the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ The Mucker webcomic for the ERB Digital Comics Strips Service (edgarriceburroughs.com/comics). He is also the regular cover artist for Anthony Ruttgaizer’s […]

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Lee ModerBorn, raised & based in Pittsburgh, PA, lover of fine beers, bacon snob and always looking to fill out his MST3K collection Lee E. Moder is currently the artist for the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ The Mucker webcomic for the ERB Digital Comics Strips Service (edgarriceburroughs.com/comics). He is also the regular cover artist for Anthony Ruttgaizer’s Action Lab comic The F1rst Hero. He and Anthony are also teaming up for their own book, Pulp/Hero and he is hard at work with Ron Marz on the second volume of their Image title Shinku. His other works include Painkiller Jane, Highlander, Stars & STRIPE, Legion of Super-Heroes, Batman: The Last Angel GN, an Action Comics Annual and Wonder Woman.

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