LVL UP EXPO General Rules and Guidelines must be followed at all times.
We will cap the groups at 80 entries. 50 entries will be available for pre-registration and after we hit 50, the remaining 30 will be available for at-convention signups. All entries must purchase badges to LVL UP EXPO.
Craftsmanship judging times will be done on Sunday with the Masquerade taking place Sunday late afternoon in the Main Events Room.
As far as JUDGING TIME (This is not TIME YOU HAVE ON STAGE), Individuals will receive 5 minutes, groups will receive 10 minutes.
Any contestant under 18 years of age at the time of the Masquerade, must have their parent or legal guardians sign the appropriate section of the General Release & Waiver Form.
There are four levels: Novice/Journeyman/Craftsman/Youth. Novice is 0-3 Major Awards, Journeyman is 4-6, and Craftsman is 7 and up.
Youth Awards are for those 12 and younger.
Competing “down” (A Craftsman entering as Journeyman for an easier win) is discouraged and will lead to disqualification.
The “strongest” member of the group will have the group entered as that level (One craftsman, two Journeyman, one novice entering will result in the group entering as Craftsman.)
There is a required meeting Saturday morning (Time TBA) for at least one person from each entry to go over stage movement, basic rules, and iron out any details such as music submission not already done online as well as ask questions.
Skit time limits are as follows: Groups are given 3 minutes, walk-ons are sixty seconds. Time will be given for set-up. Going over time will have you disqualified from receiving major awards. IF you send music please give a few days for the coordinator to review the music and get back to you. Time limit is STRONGLY ENFORCED.
All music is accepted in mp3 audio form. If necessary, we can accept CDs, although mp3 format e-mailed after receiving confirmation is strongly preferred. After your entry is accepted and you have Received an acceptance e-mail then you may e-mail your music in as well. We strongly prefer you have an mp3 file E-mailed as well as a back-up on on a memory stick at convention.
All skits must be PG and tasteful. No shocking, vulgar, or outright offensive performances. There are children in the audience – pleas keep that in mind.
Everything you bring on stage must be taken with you. No confetti, fire/explosives, or jumping off the stage. This is a platform stage, not a theater. If you have any questions over staging, please ask the coordinator. If you have any surprises, ask the coordinator. If you plan on doing any martial arts, gymnastics, hard falls – please consider this is a small platform stage and if it is deemed too risky, that the coordinator may ask you to tone down your skit.