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Join Us September 2018

Friday the 28th

Saturday the 29th

Sunday the 30th

Sioux Falls Convention Center

1201 Northwest Ave,

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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Welcome to SiouxperCon

SiouxperCon is a fan convention that celebrates several mediums: Comicbooks, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Anime, board games, and video gaming.

Do You Cosplay? Want to Show Off Your Cosplay? 

Register now for SiouxperCosplay, just fill out the form below!! Deadline to submit your Craftsmanship application is September 15th by 5pm, no craftsmanship application will be expected afterwards! 

If you are applying as a group, we need a legal first and last name for a point of contact.

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Cosplay Parade Starts at 4:15pm!!!

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Judging Time Slots. You must select 3 time frames you are available for Saturday or you will not qualify for Craftsmanship Awards!!!

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Cosplay Rules and Guidelines

Main Rules

There will be a entry cap of 150 contestants.

    • First come, First serve
    • Check- in starts at 10 am Saturday September 29th 2018
    • Registration for Walk-on’s cut off will be 3pm
    • You do not need to be in costume for check in unless you are being prejudged during the time slots that fall within check-in time.
    • If you do not check in you do not compete, No exceptions
    • All contestants will be given a sticker with a number on it.
    • No sticker with number, No participation, No exceptions
    • Your number will signify your place in the parade and stage announcement
    • There will be NO Skits this year 

Parade line up starts at 4:15 pm

  • You will have 30 seconds on stage. There will be 3 spots to pose at.
  • Once done on stage you will be lined up around the back wall and out the breezeway.
  • Judging will take about 30 min for us to announce the winners. Please make sure your lined up and present for awards.
  • If your name is announced you will come up to collect your award.
  • Missing line up for parade, equals No participation.
  • Judging will follow the following categories Accuracy, Craftsmanship, Creativity, Performance/Stage presence
  • All cosplay handlers will be assigned the same sticker number as the cosplayer.
  • If you would like to enter as a group you will be judged as a group sharing the same sticker number, and share the award given.
Personal Interaction Policy
  • DO NOT touch another person, or his/her costume, without permission. Uninvited touching or grabbing will not be tolerated. Repeat violators will be ejected from the convention.
  • Be respectful of others. No harassment, catcalling, verbal abuse or stalking will be tolerated.
  • SiouxperCon is intended to be a safe space for all attendees, guests, and staff to come together and share. If you feel you are being harassed by any attendee, staff, guest, or member of the general public, please contact Security or convention staff and provide them with a description of the incident as well as the person, including what they wearing and the area it happened in. DO NOT engage in retaliation or in any way escalate the event.
  • You may not lead another person around with leashes, handcuffs, chains, ropes, etc.
Props Policy
  • ALL PROPS RESEMBLING WEAPONS must be inspected, “Peace Tied,” and approved by Staff and/or Security prior to being carried or displayed in public areas. If you are found to be in violation of this policy, you will be asked to take it back to your hotel room or vehicle. If there are continued violations with the same prop, your weapon will be confiscated and you may be ejected from the convention.
    ALL projectile weapons are prohibited.
    Prop guns will be permitted, pending inspection by Security, only if they meet the following criteria:

    • They have no clips or moving parts
    • They have a non-removable orange safety tip
    • Remain Peace Tied at all times

    No live steel (edged metal weapons) will be permitted. Bladed replica weapons must be made of a non-metal, non-sharp material, must be no more than 72 inches in length, and must be approved by Security.
    Commercial weapon replicas purchased in the dealer room must remain peace-bonded/wrapped at all times, and must be taken directly to your hotel room or car after purchase. They may not be carried around the convention. If you are seen carrying a non-compliant weapon in convention areas, it will be confiscated and held by Security until the end of the convention.
    If convention staff feel that your prop poses a risk to others, you will be asked to remove the item from public areas, or it may be confiscated.
    Prohibited Materials

    • Candles, fireworks, sparklers, liquid fuels or other fire hazards are strictly prohibited.
    • Please avoid loose materials such as sand, glitter, confetti, flower petals or other items that are designed to fall, scatter, or otherwise separate from your costume.
    • Please do not bring in props that too closely resemble drugs or alcohol.
Photography
  • If you wish to take a photo, please ask the cosplayer for permission first.
  • Do not block hallways or public areas while taking photos. If you are taking a photo, please move to one side of the hallway against a wall, or move to another area.
  • There will be a photobooth at the event, and SiouxperCon invites you to take your pictures in that area.
Craftsmanship Rules
  • All Cosplay Rules apply to Craftsmanship contestants also.
  • Registration cut off time is 11:59 pm Thursday September 27th 2018
  • Contestants entering must have significantly altered or made 75% of their costume.
  • Prejudging will occur within 30 min slots, 5 contestants per slot.
  • Portfolio is strongly recommended;
    • Journeyman & Masters
    • Good practice for Novices
    • As prejudging is only 5 min, portfolio’s assist with the prejudging process.
  • Please show up at least 5 min early for your craftsmanship judging time slot.
  • If you miss your time slot all together, you will not qualify for craftsmanship awards.
  • Best Master
    • Any cosplayer is welcome to enter this level of craftsmanship judging.
    • Recommended that contestants entering are highly experienced in performance, costuming technique, and/or have won 4 or more competitions for best in category.
  • Best Journeyman
    • Any cosplayer is welcome to enter this level of craftsmanship judging.
    • Recommended that contestants entering are intermediate in performance, costuming technique, and/or have won 2 or more competitions for best in category, or judge’s choice
    • Professional costumer’s may not enter in this level of craftsmanship.
  • Best Novice
    • Any cosplayer is welcome to enter this level of craftsmanship judging.
    • Recommended that contestants entering are beginners in performance, costuming technique, and/or have won 2 or less competitions for best in category, or judge’s choice.
    • Professional costumer’s may not enter in this level of craftsmanship.
  • Judge’s have the right to move you into another level than the one you entered.
  • If you are unsure about what level to enter select beginners and judges can assist with proper placement during prejudging.

 

Costume Coverage Policy
  • Costumes must be suitable for all audiences, as SiouxperCon is an all-ages convention. Laws of public decency apply — if you would not wear it to Rainbow Comics or Dragon’s Den, do not wear it at the con. If you aren’t sure, don’t.
  • Body paint is not a costume.
  • No nudity or adult-themed props are permitted.
  • Appropriate footwear is required at all times in the hotel and convention area. If your costume calls for bare feet, you may wear flip-flops or ballet slippers, but the soles of your feet should not come in contact with the floor.
  • Inline skates (i.e. Rollerblades), roller skates, Togo skates, sneaker skates (i.e. Heelys), and the like may not be worn or used in the convention area.
  • No fake blood that can smeared, squirted, dripped, sprayed or be otherwise transferred to another person or surface. This includes any type of dye, food coloring, or makeup.
  • Body makeup that easily smears or transfers to any person or property cannot not be worn. Please properly seal and set all makeup so that does not happen. Staff reserves the right to spot test for proper setting of blood or makeup.
  • You must have a clear line of sight, this includes peripheral vision. Being only able to see through a tiny eye slot does NOT constitute a clear line of sight. If this is unavoidable, cosplayer MUST have a handler at all times. Other cosplayer with masks or heads do not qualify as a handler.
  • SiouxperCon staff reserves the right to make final judgment calls on what is “decent”. If staff feels that your costume is indecent or inappropriate in any way, you will be asked to change or cover it.
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Clothing and Sign Policy

Clothing or signs that display messages deemed to be inappropriate or offensive to others (including, but not limited to, explicit language, homophobic, sexually suggestive or racially offensive material) will not be permitted. Convention staff reserve the right to ask attendees to change or cover offensive clothing. Failure to comply will result in your badge being confiscated. SiouxperCon is an inclusive event and encourages diversity and respect.

Cosplay Awards

Best In Show

Any cosplayer(s) in any type (closet, self-made, store bought) cosplay is/are eligible to win this award. Judges will take into account all aspects of cosplay and contestant’s performance.

Best In Closet Cosplay

Cosplayer(s) wearing non fabricated or altered clothing costumes that show innovation by using on hand or inexpensive materials are eligible to win this award. Closet Cosplay indicates that a cosplayer has taken items already owned and styled/altered them into an amazing cosplay worthy of an award.

Judge’s Choice

Each judge will be awarding a cosplayer they feel deserves recognition in the form a Judge’s Choice and they will base it on whatever qualifications they so choose.

 

Craftmanship Awards

These are for cosplayer(s) who’s costumes are 75% made or altered in a significant manner. All participants for this award are required to partake in Prejudging for eligibility to win.

Best Master

Any cosplayer is welcome to enter this level of craftsmanship judging. Recommended that contestants entering are highly experienced in performance, costuming technique, and/or have won 4 or more competitions for best in category.

Best Journeyman

Any cosplayer is welcome to enter this level of craftsmanship judging. Recommended that contestants entering are intermediate in performance, costuming technique, and/or have won 2 or more competitions for best in category, or judge’s choice

Best Novice

Any cosplayer is welcome to enter this level of craftsmanship judging. Recommended that contestants entering are beginners in performance, costuming technique, and/or have won 2 or less

SiouxperCon Gives Back

This is a great chance to give back to the community, and specifically, to raise funds for JY6 and REACH, two great local charities with wonderful causes

Cosplay

Do you like cosplaying as your favorite hero, villain, anime character, or something scarier? Siouxpercon is where you should be!!! We have contests,  photo ops and many other activities for you to partake in!!

Vendors

Are you interested in becoming a Vendor at our 2018 event? Do you want to share your art with a large crowd? 

Gaming

Looking to explore dungeons, beat your friends in a race, defeat supervillians, crush the enemies of the Emperor, or maybe just looking to learn how to play new game? We got what you need! So come on down to SiouxperCon and have a blast with our tabletop and video games.

Sponsors

Do you want to help give back in a fun way? Help us give back and be a Siouxper Sponsor!

Contact Us

Looking for information about our event or charities or just have a question? Get in touch and we will take care of you!

Volunteers

SiouxperCon needs YOU to be a hero this year! Please consider volunteering to help us make 2018 a success!