[Translation] Translation request - Events

S L waterdelph at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 3 13:30:51 PST 2008

Hello Sylvain
Thanks, I'll let you translate the Masquerade email, and I'll concentrate on Lance's urgent email (Dance).
Can anyone else translate Mike's email?
> Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 09:09:08 -0500> From: sylvst at total.net> To: lance_sibley at yahoo.com> CC: translation at anticipationsf.ca; waterdelph at hotmail.com; guru at vex.net> Subject: Re: [Translation] Translation request - Events> > > 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> > >> >> _______________________________________________>> >> Translation mailing list>> >> Translation at anticipationsf.ca>> >> http://anticipationsf.ca/mailman/listinfo/translation_anticipationsf.ca> >> _________________________________________________________________> >> > _______________________________________________> > Translation mailing list> > Translation at anticipationsf.ca> > http://anticipationsf.ca/mailman/listinfo/translation_anticipationsf.ca> >> > > 

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