[Translation] Translation request - Events

Lance Sibley lance_sibley at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 1 23:53:22 PDT 2008

Hi Saskia,

I understand - Byron submitted quite a bit!

I just got the feedback I was waiting for about the Dance item - is there any chance you could try to do that one before the Masquerade writeup? It's shorter, and I've specifically said "check the website" in the writeup I've just submitted for PR3. I'll send it along in a minute.

Thanks again!


"Nature abhors a vacuum, which explains why drama appears where communication is lacking."
-- Alan Lutton

--- On Sat, 11/1/08, S L <waterdelph at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: S L <waterdelph at hotmail.com>
> Subject: RE: [Translation] Translation request - Events
> To: lance_sibley at yahoo.com, "ANTICIPATION - TRANSLATION LIST" <translation at anticipationsf.ca>
> Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008, 10:29 PM
> Hello LanceI'm ready to start the translation for these
> two texts (Chesley Awards and Masquerade). The text is quite
> long (over 3000 words); with my current work load I'll
> need 10-14 days to translate it.I may be done before that,
> but I can't promise. Saskia> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008
> 21:47:33 -0700> From: lance_sibley at yahoo.com> To:
> translation at anticipationsf.ca> Subject: [Translation]
> Translation request - Events> > Hi there,> > I
> have two items that require translation for the website.
> (Note that these will also be in PR3.)> > There will
> be a third shortly, regarding our Request for Proposals for
> dance DJs - I just want to run what I've written past my
> deputy and Terry Fong before I send it to you.> >
> ===================================================================>
> Chesley Awards> --------------> > Celebrate the
> visual arts of science fiction and fantasy! The Chesley
> Awards are the only annual peer awards that recognizes
> excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy art.
> Presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy
> Artists (ASFA), the Chesleys are nominated and voted on by
> artists in the field.> > Established in 1985, and
> named after famed astronomical artist, Chesley Bonestell,
> the Chesleys honor both individual works and achievements
> within the preceding calendar year.> >
> =======================================================================================>
> Masquerade> ----------> > We encourage members of
> Anticipation to show their fellow fans their costumes on
> stage and, if they wish to do so, compete for awards from
> our judges.  No experience is necessary; we’ll show you
> the ropes and help you on and off stage.  There will be
> experienced judges to review entries on stage and,
> optionally, the workmanship on costumes.  Registration is
> required to appear on stage; it is not required to attend as
> a member of the audience. > > The following
> information is very important.  Please read it carefully. 
> The Anticipation masquerade’s rules are similar to other
> masquerades’ rules; however, they are not identical to
> them.> > Venue> > We will hold the masquerade in
> Room 517a-c on the fifth floor of the Palais.  It seats at
> least 3,000 people.> > Stage> > We anticipate
> that the stage will be six meters deep by 15 meters long
> (approximately 19.7 feet deep by 49.2 feet long), with a
> four meter by four meter wing on each side (approximately
> 13.1 feet by 13.1 feet), not visible to the audience.  The
> height of the room is 7.42 meters (approximately 24.3 feet);
> there will be no low-hanging lights over the stage so
> available height will be 7.42 meters less the height of the
> stage, which has yet to be determined.  > > There will
> be stairs to reach the stage wings.  We plan on providing a
> passage behind the curtain that will permit entry or exit
> from either stage right or stage left.  (Stage right is to
> your right on stage as you face the audience; it is the
> opposite of the audience’s right.)> > We anticipate
> that the podium for the Master of Ceremonies (MC) will be at
> the front of the stage, far stage left. > > Green
> Room> > Entrants wait in the masquerade “green
> room” to go on stage.  We anticipate using room 516 as the
> masquerade green room.  It is immediately behind the stage
> and is 42.7 meters long by 18.3 meters deep (140 feet by 60
> feet).  The height is 4.53 meters (14.9 feet).  Depending on
> configuration, the room can seat 500 to 600.  We anticipate
> that the green room will be available to entrants all day on
> Saturday.  However, it will not be a secure space until it
> opens officially, so valuables should not be left there at
> other times.> > We anticipate opening the green room
> several hours before curtain time.  Once it is officially
> open, it will be staffed by a green room manager, den moms,
> and other staff.  After appearing on stage, entrants are
> welcome to return to the green room to relax, or to take a
> seat in the audience.> > The nearest washrooms are
> public ones just outside room 516 that are accessed from the
> hall. > > Ruling Dimensions in the Palais> >
> Entrants planning to use props too large for the ruling
> dimensions should discuss their needs in advance with the
> Masquerade Director.  The corridors in the Palais are tall
> and large freight elevators may be available for entrants
> with large props.  However, the ruling height is the door
> into room 516 from the hallway, which is only 2.3 meters
> (7.5 feet) high by 1.7 meters (5.5 feet) wide.  The doorway
> from the room to the backstage area is slightly higher at
> 2.3 meters (7.6 feet) and much wider.> > Entrants’
> Registration> > We encourage entrants to register on
> line by using the registration form on the Anticipation Web
> site.  Please fill in as much information as you can ahead
> of time.  You will be able to update or change information
> until the on-site masquerade registration desk closes.  In
> addition, paper forms will be available at the on-site
> masquerade registration desk, which we anticipate will be
> available near convention registration from about 2:00 p.m.
> until about 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from about
> 9.00 a.m. until about 11.00 a.m. on Saturday.> > All
> members of each entry must check in at the masquerade
> registration desk during those periods and all must sign a
> masquerade release form.> > Presentation> >
> Green Room.> > Come to the masquerade green room when
> it opens officially.  Check in with the person at the
> check-in table.  You will learn your number in the
> presentation and will be assigned to a den of entries just
> before and/or after you, where you will be in the care of a
> Den Mom.  Go to your den, introduce yourself to the Den Mom
> assigned to you, and take a seat.  Please stay there until
> it is time to go on stage.> > Den Moms.> > If
> you need anything, let the Den Mom assigned to you know.  We
> anticipate providing light refreshments and having a manned
> repair table should a costume need repairs.  The repair
> table provides glue, safety pins, needles and thread, tools,
> and so forth.  It is for last-minute repairs, not for
> building or completing a costume.> > Your Den Mom will
> see that your photo is taken by the official masquerade
> photographer and the photographer taking reference photos
> for the judges.  We anticipate that official photos will be
> available for purchase by you and other convention members,
> possibly the next day.  Your Den Mom also will take you to
> the workmanship judges, should you decide to have your
> workmanship evaluated (see below), and will get you to the
> stage at the right time and in the correct order.    >
> > On Stage.> > Back stage, there will be stage
> “ninjas” (dressed in black) at the wings to help you up
> and down the stairs, move props on and off stage, and catch
> you if you stumble.  You need to let us know how much
> assistance you need, especially if your vision is obscured
> by a mask or by not wearing your glasses, or if your costume
> limits your range of movement.  The more assistance you
> need, the earlier you should let us know (preferably at the
> masquerade registration desk).> > There also will be
> stage ninjas at the front and sides of the stage to try to
> stop you from stepping off the stage by mistake.  If you
> hear someone shout “Stop!” during your presentation, do
> so; you are in immediate danger of falling off the stage! 
> However, if you dance, run, hop, skip, or jump so fast that
> the catchers cannot stop you, you are responsible for your
> own safety. > > The young fan entries (see below) will
> appear first during the masquerade and the judges will
> immediately make their decisions before the adult entries
> appear on stage.> > 	Constraints on Presentations.>
> > The masquerade is PG-13; there are likely to be
> children in the audience.  Flagrant nudity is not permitted;
> remember, “No costume is no costume.”> > Safety is
> our paramount concern.  There will be absolutely no flame,
> fires, sparks, or other flaming on stage.  If you are a
> dragon, plenty of fake and safe “flame” is welcome. 
> Other special effects must be clearly described to the
> Masquerade Director and to the stage manager and tech crew
> at the tech rehearsal in order for us to determine that they
> are (1) legal and (2) safe.  Strobe lighting, for example,
> has the potential to be harmful to members of the audience. 
> Smoke or fog machines could set off the fire alarms.>
> > If your entry includes displaying a weapon, the
> Masquerade Director must clear it ahead of time in order to
> ascertain that it will not harm other entrants, the judges,
> or the audience.  No sharp edges or points will be
> permitted.  Weapons that shoot or eject projectiles will not
> be permitted.  If you intend to point a weapon at other
> members of your entry or at the judges and audience, you
> must demonstrate in advance to the Masquerade Director that
> the weapon DOES NOT WORK.> > Weapons permitted in the
> masquerade that otherwise are not permitted at Anticipation
> must be carried into and from the green room in secure
> wrappings and be peace bonded.> > Entrants may not
> throw anything at the audience.> > We discourage the
> use of radio controlled or other wireless devices as part of
> an entry.  We do not know what sort of interference will
> exist in the hall during the show.  It would be unfortunate
> to base your entry on something that doesn’t work when you
> are on stage. > > In addition, entrants may not use
> substances, including make-up or costume elements, that
> could turn rancid or be smeared on or stain other costumes. 
> All parts of your costumes must leave with you.  This is
> generally known as the “No Peanut Butter” rule.> >
> Each person may appear in only one entry.  If you have more
> than one entry, you must find other Anticipation members to
> present the other one(s).> > We want to see your
> costumes.  Therefore, there is no prohibition against
> presenting on stage costumes worn in the halls before the
> show or worn at other conventions.  We ask that you use your
> best judgement about whether to enter in competition or out
> of competition.  If you’re not sure, ask us.  If you have
> won an award at another international-level competition (a
> prior Worldcon or Costume-Con masquerade), please consider
> competing up a level or presenting your entry out of
> competition.  Entrants may present purchased or rented
> costumes only out of competition.> > Each entry is
> limited to one minute (60 seconds) on stage.  After one
> minute, your lights and sound will fade or we may use a
> large hook to remove you.  Entries with three or more
> participants are asked to discuss their presentation plans
> with the Masquerade Director in advance.  Fans tend to be
> easily bored.  A good costume and presentation can be ruined
> by taking too long on stage.  A good presentation takes
> sufficient time for the judges and audience to see your
> whole costume and then ends.  > > Music and/or
> narration or dialogue as part of your presentation must be
> pre-recorded (except for a script to be read by the MC). 
> Provide your recordings on CD or CD-R (not CD-RW) (or as a
> file on a USB drive).  We cannot accept tape cassettes.  Two
> copies must be handed in at the masquerade registration desk
> as early as possible so that the tech crew can program sound
> for the show.  The copies should contain only the music
> and/or speech you want played AND NOTHING ELSE; please do
> not provide a commercial CD and ask us to play a specific
> band.  We strongly recommend that you bring several copies
> of your recording, to provide a back-up should one fail.  We
> also suggest bringing copies in more than one medium (e.g.,
> a CD to back up a USB drive), just in case.  Label your
> recordings with the entry title and your name.  We do not
> plan to return them after the show, so please do not turn in
> anything of continuing value.     > > There will be no
> microphones available to entrants; the only person permitted
> to speak from the stage is the MC.  The MC will be happy to
> work with you in reading a short script or to interact with
> you during your presentation; remember, you have only one
> minute on stage, however.  The MC will have only a small
> light on the podium under which to read scripts.  Please
> provide your script in black double-spaced type on white
> paper using at least 18-point letters in a plain and
> easy-to-read font.  Put the title of your entry and your
> name at the top of the script.> > Rehearsal> >
> Entrants should surprise the audience.  Never surprise the
> crew!  No exceptions to the “never surprise the crew”
> rule will be permitted and entrants who attempt to do so
> will be disqualified.> > All entrants will be required
> to take part in a tech rehearsal on stage on Saturday before
> the masquerade.  This is an opportunity for the stage
> manager and the tech crew to work with you to assure that
> sound and lighting support your presentation.  Entrants need
> not wear costumes for the tech rehearsal; however, you
> should wear the shoes you will use for your presentation and
> any parts of your costume that will impede your movement or
> vision, or both.  Please bring a part of the costume that
> represents its dominant color(s) for a lighting check. >
> > We anticipate that rehearsal times will be between
> 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and between 1:00 p.m. and about
> 3:00 p.m.  More time may be allocated if needed.  Entrants
> will choose their tech rehearsal slots at the masquerade
> registration desk, on a first-come-first-served basis. 
> Entrants who do not participate in the tech rehearsal will
> not be permitted to participate in the masquerade.> >
> Beyond the tech rehearsal, we encourage entrants to
> rehearse, rehearse, and rehearse.  We anticipate making
> available somewhere a space with the stage dimensions marked
> out that entrants may use on a first-come, first-served
> basis.> > Categories and Skill Divisions.> > The
> masquerade will use two entry categories, Original Design
> and Re-creation, and the four skill divisions recommended by
> the International Costumers’ Guild: Young Fan, Novice,
> Journeyman, and Master.> > Entry Categories.> >
> Original Design costumes are costumes whose design is the
> creation of the contestant, even though it may be inspired
> by an SF, fantasy, mythological, or other source.> >
> Re-creation costumes are duplicates or design adaptations of
> the published work of someone other than the contestant. 
> Their design is copied from a film, television show,
> theatrical presentation, illustration, comic, work of art,
> or other medium showing at least one good view of the work
> copied.> > Some judges may not be familiar with your
> source.  Consequently, re-creation costume entries require
> documentation of the source in the form of at least one
> image of the work being copied or adapted, which must be
> turned in at the on-site masquerade registration desk.  >
> > Skill Divisions.> > Skill divisions are intended
> to ensure that both novice and experienced costumers have a
> reasonably equal chance to win an award.  The division
> system is not intended to provide recognition; the awards
> themselves do that.  It exists merely to promote fairness. 
> Outside of any single competition, division ranking is
> meaningless.> > Anticipation’s skill divisions are
> as follows:> > Master:  Any entrant may compete in the
> Master division. > > Journeyman:  Professional
> costumers may not compete in the Journeyman division.  A
> contestant who has competed and won in the Master division
> at an international competition (Worldcon or Costume-Con
> masquerade) or in the Craftsman division at a large regional
> convention may not compete in the Journeyman division.  A
> contestant who has won "Best in Show" or
> "Best Journeyman" at an international competition
> may not compete in the Journeyman division.  A contestant
> who has won more than three major awards in the Journeyman
> division in international competition may not compete in the
> Journeyman division.  Anyone else may compete in the
> Journeyman division.  > > Novice:  Professional
> costumers may not compete in the Novice division.  A
> contestant who has competed and won in any division other
> than Novice at an international competition may not compete
> in the Novice division.  A contestant who has won "Best
> in Show" or "Best Novice" at an international
> competition may not compete in the Novice division.  A
> contestant who has won major awards in the Novice division
> at international competitions is encouraged to enter in the
> Journeyman division.  > > Young Fan:  An entrant who
> is under 13 years of age on the day of the masquerade (i.e.,
> born after August 8, 1996) and who is not part of an adult
> entry may enter as a young fan.  This division is for
> costumes designed and/or made by the young fan, either in
> their entirety or with assistance from adults (such as
> parents).  A child wearing a costume designed and built
> entirely by an adult should be entered either in the
> adult's appropriate skill division or entered out of
> competition.> > Group entries should compete at the
> level of the group’s most experienced member(s).> >
> An entrant may choose to compete in a division that expects
> higher skill levels.  If in doubt about which division to
> enter, consult the Masquerade Director.> > Judging>
> > The judges will consider both entry categories and
> skill divisions in making their awards.  The Anticipation
> masquerade’s philosophy is “excellence deserves
> award”; there are no predetermined minimum or maximum
> number of awards the judges may make.> > Some judges
> will be at the front of the audience watching the entries as
> they present their costumes.  They will look at the costumes
> as well as how they work with the presentation,
> choreography, music, and/or script.  Judging by them is
> mandatory for all entries except for costumes entered “not
> in competition”.> > Other judges will be in the
> green room before and during the show to evaluate the
> workmanship on costumes, or parts of costumes, voluntarily
> brought to them by entrants.  They will evaluate your entire
> costume or just the part(s) you think are best.  This is
> where exquisite attention to detail may be recognized. 
> Please let these judges know what you are most proud of in
> your costume.  Tell them about how you made it.  Please
> provide documentation to help them evaluate your work.  They
> will have only limited amounts of time to review your work
> and documentation, so keep the documentation brief.  Photos,
> design sketches, screen shots, and brief written
> descriptions of your work are good.> > We recommend
> that, if you’re in doubt, let the workmanship judges
> evaluate your work, even if you’re not impressed by it. 
> If you don’t, you deny them the opportunity to give you an
> award!> > Awards will be presented when the judges’
> have reached their decisions.  Their deliberations usually
> take some time; this is not like “Dancing with the
> Stars.”  If you’re competing, we urge you to stay in the
> area and be prepared to be called back on stage for an
> award.  Awards will be announced by skill division and will
> include both awards for stage appearance and for
> workmanship.  We anticipate that award certificates will be
> available on Sunday at the (former) masquerade registration
> desk.> > Photography> > As noted above, there
> will be an official masquerade photographer to record your
> costume(s) before the show starts.  This is not
> optional.> > Fan photography will be taking place from
> the audience during the show, using available light (not
> flash).  In addition there will be a designated area outside
> the hall for fan photographers who have signed up to take
> photos there; your participation is optional.  Your Den Mom
> will take you and other entries in your den to the fan photo
> area.>   > > Tips for a Successful Masquerade>
> > Before the show, get some sleep!> > Before the
> show, please eat.  If you want to faint after you’ve been
> on stage, fine; however, we don’t want you to pass out
> from hunger or low blood sugar in the green room or on
> stage.> > Before the show, rehearse, rehearse,
> rehearse.> > Remember, this is a costume show, not a
> talent competition.  Never bore the audience.> >
> Don’t forget to enjoy yourself.  Have fun!> > >
> Fan Photography> > There will be a designated area for
> fan photographers who have signed up in advance to take
> photos.  Limited space will be available for sign-up at the
> convention.  To sign up in advance, please send an E-mail
> with your name and preferred lighting (available light or
> flash) to the head of fan photography at
> pxlbarrel at rogers.com.  At this time, we cannot guarantee
> that lights will be available, so you should be prepared to
> shoot with flash even if you indicate a preference for
> available light.> > For the safety of those on stage,
> use of flash photography from the audience during the show
> is strictly prohibited.  The Masquerade Director will stop
> the show and have the house lights turned on until those
> using flash have been ejected from the hall.      > >
> > We look forward to seeing you at the Anticipation
> masquerade.> > Byron Connell> Masquerade
> Director>
> =====================================================================>
> > I hope to have the text for dances to you by the end of
> the weekend.> > Lance> > "Nature abhors a
> vacuum, which explains why drama appears where communication
> is lacking."> -- Alan Lutton> > >
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