Worldcon Masquerade Winners

The LoneStarCon 3 Masquerade was held on August 31 at the Worldcon in San Antonio, TX. There were twenty-nine entries. The Workmanship Judges were John Hertz and Michele Weinstein. The Presentation Judges were John O’Halloran, Pierre Pettinger, and Sandy Pettinger.

Workmanship Awards

    Young Fan Division

    • Best Leatherwork: Lady Lattitude and Wingnut, by Steward Facile (their Dad)
    • Best Sewing and Applique: Kirby Picachu, by Candace Pohle

    Novice Division

    • Construction of Fur Suit Heads: Project F-Zero-X, by Jay Brandt
    • Most Ingenious Use of Mundane Substance: AirProof, by Don Clary
    • Best Entry Made on Site: AirProof, by Don Clary
    • Additions and Alterations: Emmaleen and her Flying Machine, by Sharon Bass and Barb Galler-Smith
    • Best Use of Found Objects: Her Majesty Jadis, Empress of Charm and Queen of Narnia, by S. Kay Nash

    Journeyman Division

    • Arrangement of Transformation: A Crack in Time and Space, by Sabine Furlong
    • Best Engineering: Stinza Nickerson, Half-Horse, by Wendy Snyder
    • Best in Class, Journeyman Workmanship: Beren and Luthien, by Lorretta Morgan

    Master Division

    • Hand Painting: Tardis in vortex, by Steward Facile
    • Best in Class, Master Division: Saucer Country, by Kevin Roche, Andrew Trembley, Julie Zetterberg, Greg Sardo, Jerry Majors Patterson, Ken Patterson, Chuck Serface, and Nova Mellow as “Daisy”

Presentation Awards

    Young Fan Division

    • Most Royal: Medieval Princesses, by Emma Jackson and Hope Jackson
    • Best Story: Ni No Kuni, by Niki Hyatt, Micah Joel Hyatt, Tori Hyatt, and Malachi Hyatt
    • Best Recreation: Kirby Picachu, by Candace Pohler
    • Most Beautiful: Lady Lattitude, by Robyn Facile
    • Best in Class: Wingnut, by Lillian Facile

    Novice Division

    • Honorable Mention for Presentation: Emmaleen and her Flying Machine, by Sharon Bass and Barb Galler-Smith
    • Honorable Mention for Chaos: Randomly Generated Character, by Tamisan
    • Dr. Moreau Award: Project F-Zero-X, by Jay Brandt and Victoria Brandt
    • Deep in the Heart of Texas: Airproof, by Don Clary and James Cossaboon
    • Great Balloons of Fire: Airproof, by Don Clary and James Cossaboon
    • Best in Class: Daenerys Targaryen, by Andrea Morrison

    Journeyman Division

    • Best Transformation: A Crack in Time and Space, by Sabine Furlong
    • Most Beautiful: The Dragon Lady, by April Korbel
    • Best in Class, Journeyman Division: Beren and Luthien, by Tim Morgan and Lorretta Morgan

    Master Division

    • Most Humorous: Public Service Announcement, by Rebecca Hewett, Kevin Hewett, Serge Mailloux, and Janice Gelb
    • Close Encounters of the Texas Kind: Saucer Country, by Kevin Roche, Andrew Trembley, Julie Zetterberg, Greg Sardo, Jerry Majors Patterson, Ken Patterson, Chuck Serface, and Nova Mellow as “Daisy”
    • Best in Class, Master Division: Saucer Country, by Kevin Roche, Andrew Trembley, Julie Zetterberg, Greg Sardo, Jerry Majors Patterson, Ken Patterson, Chuck Serface, and Nova Mellow as “Daisy”

    Out of Class Awards

    • Judge’s Choice: Stinza Nickerson, Half-Horse, by Wendy Snyder
    • Best of Show: Otilia, by Aurora Celeste

Chicon 7 Masquerade Results

The Chicon 7 Masquerade was held on August 1. Presentation judges included John Hertz, Bethany S. Padron, and Jon Stopa. The Workmanship judges included Carole Parker and Gregory Rihn. Chicon 7 named their Best in Show (Presentation) Award in honor of Chicon 5 GoH Joni Stopa, who was instrumental in creating modern Masquerades. Chicon 7 also arranged for fans with severe visual impairment to have the opportunity to touch and examine the costumes during the half-time period.

Presentation Awards:

  • Most Compelling, Novice: Sith Inquisitor, by S. Kay Nash
  • Best Choreography, Novice: Prince Zuko of the Fire, by Torrey Stenmark
  • Most Humorous, Novice: Dragon Rider of Pern, by Sharon Bass, Barbara Galler-Smith, and Ita Vanedenbrock
  • Best in Class, Novice: Folken Fanel, by Mark Cloud
  • Best Re-Creation, Journeyman: Sakura Hime from Tsubasa, by Michelle Mussoni
  • Best Original, Journeyman: Mad Madame M’s Marvelous Machine, by Margaret Gentile
  • Best in Class, Master: Leather Sole Airship Pirates, by Charles, Kendra, and Paul Wayman
  • Joni Stopa Award for Best in Show: Lady of the Lake, by Aurora Celeste

Workmanship Awards:

  • Wing Work, Novice: Folken Fanel, by Mark Cloud
  • Dye Work, Novice: Steampunk Kimono, by Emma Roberts
  • Make-Up, Novice: Sith Inquisitor, by S. Kay Nash
  • Pattern Modification & Repurposing of Materials, Novice: Dragon Riders of Pern
  • Embroidery, Novice: (tie) Sally Ragdoll and Suzaku the Phoenix
  • Most Daring Workmanship, Novice: Phedre as Mara
  • Best Novice Workmanship: Suzaku the Phoenix
  • Form, Journeyman: Gur
  • Feathers, Journeyman: Sakura Hime from Tsubasa
  • Attention to Detail, Journeyman: Mad Madame M’s Marvelous Machine, by Margaret Gentile
  • Best Journeyman Workmanship: Mad Madame M’s Marvelous Machine, by Margaret Gentile
  • Nail Work, Master: Prince Zuko of the Fire, by Torrey Stenmark
  • Mechanical Work, Master: Leather Sole Airship Pirates, by Charles, Kendra, and Paul Wayman
  • Baby Prop, Master: Pleased to Meet You, by Leah Reed, Janet Catherine Johnston, Carol Botteron, Donald Eastlake 3, and Jill Eastlake
  • Spinning Wheel Prop, Master: Pleased to Meet You, by Leah Reed, Janet Catherine Johnston, Carol Botteron, Donald Eastlake 3, and Jill Eastlake
  • Hats, Master: Welcome to the Future
  • Best in Show, Workmanship, Master: Lady of the Lake, by Aurora Celeste

Renovation Masquerade E-mail Glitch

A recently discovered glitch in the e-mail set-up for Renovation’s Masquerade director means that e-mails sent to the masquerade address over the last four months were not being delivered. Kevin Roche notes that he has looked through the archive and has identified several messages that need responses, but he wants people to know that if they didn’t receive a response, it was because the mail never got delivered. The glitch has been corrected.

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