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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. Westercon 36 - Page 29. July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 15, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/677/show/612.

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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. (July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983). Westercon 36 - Page 29. Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/677/show/612

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Title Westercon 36
Creator (LCNAF)
  • West Coast Science Fantasy Conference
Date July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983
Description A program book for Wetsercon 36/Westerchron.
Donor Fritz Leiber; Justin Leiber
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction, American
  • Fantasy fiction, American
Subject.Topical (TGM-1)
  • Meetings
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Leiber, Fritz, 1910-1992
  • West Coast Science Fantasy Conference
  • Tenn, William, 1920-2010
  • Austin, Alicia
  • Knight, Damon, 1922-2002
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Westercon
  • Westerchron
  • Whitmore, Tom
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • San Jose, California
Genre (AAT)
  • brochures
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 34
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Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
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Transcript MASQUERADE SEWS, INFORMATION, AND RULES What is the Masquerade? Those of you who know the answer may skip the rest of the next few paragraphs and continue with the GENERAL INFORMATION. Those of you who are new around here read on. In general usage a Masquerade is a dance or party in which all the persons present wear masks or costumes to disguise themselves and have the fun of pretending to be some(one/thing) else. In the fannish sense the Masquerade is closer to being an amateur Fashion/Talent Show, as the general attendee does not have to wear a mask or otherwise dress up. (You may attend in a costume without entering the Competition, too, and I recommend a bit of dress just for the fun of it.) Those who wish to compete for the Prizes or simply want to show off to others, or who want the glory of strutting on the stage or... (there are many reasons for entering the Masquerade) ... all do their best, and come showtime, they are out there trying to show you and the judges (and each other) what they can do in the way of creating images about the science-fiction and fantasy characters and worlds that we share. The Masquerade organization is therefore a compromise, as you may notice in reading the RULES below. On the one hand, the people who are putting in great effort to make their costumes deserve a good environment to show off in and deserve their time on stage. On the other hand there are about 8 to 20 times as many people who have come to watch and be amazed and entertained by those in the first group. I feel that they deserve not to be bored and to have a good show put on for them. Given that we are here dealing with amateurs (some very talented, some just starting out), there are bound to be problems and compromises. As you watch, you watchers, remember that the people you are watching didn't *have* to do anything. In addition, there has grown into being the tradition of Hall Costumes. These are costumes (generally easier to wear and less spectacular than Masquerade costumes) which your average fan wears in the halls of the convention hotel to give piquancy to the atmosphere of the convention and to satisfy primitive urges towards undirected play. I like them, I wear them in a loose sort of way, and they can be a lot of fun. If you are new here and you see someone in a costume you like, stop and say so, introduce yourself and talk. Most fans are friendly and don't bite, and they *love* egoboo. I am hoping for a nice, old-fashioned Masquerade, by which I mean one where the emphasis is on the costume itself and the wearing of it, and on the relevance to our literature. I look forward to seeing a lot of great costumes with a minimum of hassle for all. If you are being hassled I want to know about it! Some hassles are inevitable, but by no means all, and I am at the disposal of those who sincerely want to solve a problem. If you are creating a hasle, however, I will deal with you as I would with any other hassle—harshly. I am arbitrary and dictatorial. (I am also fuzzy.) That being out of the way, on with the information. IT'S ABOUT TIME 29