The 58th Convention of the New York Science Fiction Society - the Lunarians (2), Inc., coming April 07-09, 2017 to the Westchester Marriott!
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Masquerade

Saturday night at Lunacon means the Masquerade. Let your imagination soar! Sign up and bring to life your favorite character from sf, fantasy, animé , or bring to life your own original creation. If you’re not entering, help us backstage. Or join the audience – it’s almost as much fun to be a spectator.

The Masquerade, as usual, will be run on a Skill Division system. We start off with a Young Fan Division (under 13 years old) followed by costumers at Novice, Journeyman and Craftsman/Master levels. Judging is by a panel of experts in the field of costuming. Photographs will be taken and available for purchase on Sunday.

There will also be Costuming-oriented Program items during the Convention.

Hall Costume Contest:

Hall costumes are highly encouraged at Lunacon and awards are given. If you wish your hall costume to be judged, please stop by the Masquerade Registration Table. Feel free while you are there to sign up for Saturday night’s Masquerade. Please be aware that nudity is NOT a costume, and if your costume is a bit too revealing, we ask that you cover yourself in public areas of the hotel, including the lobby, hallways, restaurants, bar and the assembly areas in front of the ballrooms.

Weapons:

Anyone considering wearing a weapon as part of a hall costume is warned that for any violation of the rules, you will be asked to remove the item from the event. Use good judgment. Even if it complies with the rules, if it is unsafe or would reduce others’ enjoyment (e.g., scabbards that extend far enough to be a trip hazard to passersby), please don’t wear it. When in doubt, ASK!

We define weapons to include real weapons, facsimile weapons, anything actually used as a weapon, and anything that might reasonably be surmised to be a weapon. We will have Event staff to assist with enforcement of this. Weapons rules for hall costumes are as follows:

No projectile weapons. If it projects a solid, liquid, gas, or energy with enough force to annoy or harm, it is a projectile weapon.

No flame, fires, sparks, or other flaming in the halls or on stage.

No replicas of any current or historical firearms are permitted (a phaser is acceptable; a space marine's assault rifle is not). Working bows are, unfortunately, included with the above. All edged weapons (“live steel”) must be peace-bound and incapable of being drawn. We will have Convention Staff to assist with enforcement of this.

Staves, canes and non-working replicas (boffer or cardboard swords, etc.), do not need to be peace-bound per se but must adhere to the same behavioral guidelines as any edged weapon.

Weapons may not be drawn in any public area of the convention.

Weapons may not be worn in such a way as to create a hazard to other attendees or fixtures of the convention (e.g. scabbards that extend far enough to be a trip hazard to passersby).

We define weapons to include real weapons, facsimile weapons, anything actually used as a weapon, and anything an otherwise ignorant being would surmise is a weapon.

These rules also apply to costumes included as part of the Masquerade competition unless specifically authorized beforehand by the Masquerade Director for use during the Masquerade. Please check our website for
further details.

Photography:

There is no flash photography outside of designated areas and all photography and audio/videotaping requires the permission of the individual(s) or group being photographed. Please check our for further details.

The longest-running Science Fiction and Fantasy convention in the New York area, presented by the New York Science Fiction Society - the Lunarians (2), Inc, at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY, on the weekend of April 7 - 9, 2017
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