Hello again, boys & girls... check it out, earlier than last year! Woo hoo
Rules and registration forms for this year's Cosplay Chess can be found here: Rules Registration Form
We are looking for 32 pieces and a couple of chess masters. You do not have to know how to play chess to be a piece (it is much appreciated if you are wanting to be a chess master, at least the basic moves, since they are controlling the game.)
This is an unscripted, just-for-fun game. My preference is that every one gets to participate, so don't be expecting the best game of chess ever... just entertaining
This is Cosplay
Chess, so you character cosplay will be the deciding factor in who gets to participate. This is not a first-come, first-serve sign-up, so you don't have to worry about submitting your form right away... it is more important that your cosplay is complete, and preferably well-known characters. This is a separate event from the Cosplay Contest, so you will not be judged on the quality of the cosplay, or whether you made it yourself - you just need to be a recognizable character.
To sign-up to be a chess piece, you need to do the following:
include photos of you in your cosplay, or of your cosplay itself (I can't reiterate this enough, guys... if you don't send pics, you don't get to play). Images of your character will not suffice. Since this is not first-come, first-serve, you have time to wait until your cosplay is complete... there is no penalty for being one of the last ones to register. You are also allowed to submit more than one cosplay (just submit a separate form for each.)
Also... if your "piece" is more than one person (for example, the Warners from last year) please submit one form for each person, but indicate on your form that they are one "piece". Due to space constraints on the board, I will limit the number of such pieces that will be accepted, and no more than 3 people to one "piece".
If you are interested in being a chess master, or want to help out in another way, please let us know by posting here or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign-ups will be open until August 24th. Players will be notified of their team and position the week before con, and will be required to attend a pre-meeting before the event, which will be on Monday. Please keep in mind.. the timing of the pre-meeting is usually during hotel checkout, so factor that in to your plans.
If you have any questions, please post here or PM me.
And once again, a plea.. Good vs Evil? We've been so close... this could be the year!