Category: Stage shows

Style contest

21. September 2016 Captain NoBeard Activities, Cosplay and costumes, Stage shows 0 Comments

Banzaicon is full of cosplayers, but they’re not the only ones who shine in amazing outfits and cool costumes. The style contest is dedicated anyone with an outfit that is not directly based on a published fictional character. This can include j-fashion, steampunk, original fantasy or sci-fi designs or just about anything else, including originally designed versions of known characters (such as pokemon gijinka or alternate universe versions) In short the contest is open to anyone except those dressed in costumes based directly on official characters.

 

The contest is a catwalk, where judges will look at a combination of design, creativity and stage presence. It does not matter if the outfit/costume is homemade or not, everyone has the chance to win some shiny prices.

The Style contest will take place on Sunday. It will be possible to sign up at the con, but to make absolutely certain to get a spot we advise signing up in advance, which you can do here:

https://goo.gl/forms/KjThTnYITLuLh2ym2

Online signups close on Thursday 6th of October. After this you can only sign up at the activity-stand at the con.  

Mystery Science TARDIS 300

20. September 2016 Captain NoBeard Activities, Fun and games, Stage shows 0 Comments

with Christian (featuring Tab)

When Doctor Who is good, it’s really, really good. But when Doctor Who’s bad, it’s really, really bad. Having been a lifelong fan of the BBC’s iconic time-travelling fantasy, Christian has always had a soft spot for the occasional bad moment. Moments where monsters looked suspiciously phallic, moments when sets appeared to be made entirely out of cardboard, moments when actors were painfully unable to act.He has prepared a special hour-long compilation of the best worst moments from the show’s classic run. And to make things interesting, he has invited his good friend Mr Tab Kimpton, a relatively casual fan with little experience of the original series, to join him for a live commentary over these delightfully dreadful clips, humorously relishing in the cringiest parts of time and space..

Tab and Chrisian

20. September 2016 Captain NoBeard Activities, Cosplay and costumes, Guests, News, Panels and workshops, Stage shows 0 Comments

Our favourite brits are back for more adventures at Banzai. They’re here to drink tea and entertain, and they’re all out of tea (apparently we don’t do it right over here.) That still leaves us with lots of great entertainment. In addition to taking the stage in the Banzai-show, they will also host a number of panels and workshops:

 

Cosplay Skits Around the World with Tab

 

Bizarre Anime Censorship- How the western world has changed cartoons with Tab

 

How to paint spaceWorkshop with Tab

 

Mystery Science TARDIS 300 with Christian (featuring Tab)
(Don’t believe their self-depreciating humour. These guys are great!)

Banzaicon 7 – The Cosplay Contest

15. September 2016 Captain NoBeard Activities, Cosplay and costumes, News, Stage shows Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Siden vi primært kommuniserer på engelsk for å tilrettelegge for internasjonale deltagere vil info om cosplaykonkurransen også skrives på engelsk. Dersom det er noe du synes er uklart eller trenger en oversettelse på så er det bare å ta kontakt!

The cosplay contest is one of our most popular events for good reason. We are incredibly excited to have seen the level of norwegian cosplay grow over the years, and we are doing our best to adapt our cosplay contest to give as many people as possible the chance to shine and show off their creations. Therefore you will be able to chose between 4 different categories when participating in the banzaicon cosplay contest:


Cosplay Catwalk:
This is the category for those who just want to show off their costumes on stage with no hassle. It is open to everyone, costumes can be made or bought, and all you have to do is show up and show off! The judges will not be taking a closer look at the costumes, however we will still be handing  out a showmanship award in this category, judged purely on how the costume looks from a distance and the stage presence of the cosplayer during the catwalk.

To make sure to get a spot in the catwalk we recommend signing up online before the con, which you can do by following this link https://goo.gl/forms/qNmIcmtpsrirg1Dp1

There are a limited number of spaces available, but should any be left open, signups at the con will be possible. Check at the activity-stand.


Cosplay Classic
This is our traditional cosplay contest. It is open to everyone, with the following regulations:

– The costume must be based on an existing fictional character. You can not enter with an original character/design (these are encouraged to enter either the cosplay catwalk or the style contest)

– The costume must be at least 50% self-made

– The costume must not previously have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a cosplay contest at any major norwegian cosplay event. If you are uncertain if this rule applies to your costume, please send us a message.

Prices:
1st place – 2500
2nd place – 1000
3rd place – 500

For more information on how the contest will be organized, judges criteria and signups, follow this link.

 

 

Cosplay Master
This is the category for those who want to reach for the very top. The winner of this category will be chosen as the last Norwegian contestant to represent Norway in next years Nordic Cosplay Champinship*! The following rules apply:

– The costume must be based on an existing fictional character, in an outfit taken either directly from the source material or officially released artwork/reference images. Cosplays based on fanart may be allowed in special cases. if you wish to compete insuch a costume, please email us about it.

– The costume must be at least 90% self-made (items such as shoes and wigs are exempt)


– The costume must not previously have won first place at any major norwegian cosplay event. It must also not have been used in any international cosplay championship (such as the NCC, ECG, Eurocosplay or WCS). If you are uncertain if this rule applies to your costume, please send us a message.

 

Prices:
1st place – 5000 and a trip to Närcon to participate in the Nordic Cosplay Championship*
2nd place – 2000
3rd place – 1000

For more information on how the contest will be organized, judges criteria and signups, follow this link.


Cosplay Duo
Cosplay dup groups is an popular international format that we adopted with success last year and are very excited to bring back. In this category, two cosplayers enter as a pair. Costumes must be at least 50% self made, but can be a collaboration by both cosplayers.


1st place duo – 1000 kr.

 

For more information on how the contest will be organized, judges criteria and signups, follow this link.

*People who are not from norway are very welcome to enter the contest in all categories, and will have an equal chance at winning the first place. Should this happen in the master category they will still get the price, however the task of representing Norway in the NCC must go to a Norwegian, in this case the contestant in second place.

Grand Batsu!

8. September 2016 Captain NoBeard Activities, Fun and games, Guests, Stage shows, Ukategorisert 0 Comments

grand-batsu

For the first time in Norway you can come check out the gameshow where nobody wins, but someone’s gonna lose!

Grand Batsu pits two teams against each other in stupid competitions and insane quizzes in a show where the contestants must give it their all not to end up in last place. Previously hosted in Närcon, the show now travels across the border and will make its norwegian debut at Banzaicon!

 

 

Lipsync battle

14. July 2016 Maritim Fun and games, Stage shows 0 Comments

Who hasn’t dream of being a superstar, rocking out the stage with awesome moves and sweet tunes? Sadly, most of us never get to that. But don’t fret, at Banzaicon you will have your chance, and it doesn’t even matter if you’ve got a good singing voice or not!

The lipsync battle is a tournament where theatrics and stage presence is everything. Two people enter the stage, are given microphones (that don’t actually work) and a song of their own choosing is played. They then perform the song (singing is optional) and the star with the best showmanship, chosen by the audience, moves on to the next round. Can you reach the top?

If you want to join the lipsync battle you can either sign up in the activity stand at the con or simply show up 10 minutes before its scheduled to start. We do have a limited amount of spots open though, so if you really want to join we recommend signing up.

Contact us

E-mail organizer@banzaicon.no

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