[Translation] Translation request - Events

sylvst at total.net sylvst at total.net
Mon Nov 3 06:09:08 PST 2008


I was intending to do the Masquerade part, as I have experience with  
that particular field and am Assistant in that department.

Sylvain St-Pierre

Quoting Lance Sibley <lance_sibley at yahoo.com>:

> 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!
>
> Lance
>
> "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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