The mainstay of our evening entertainment at TitanCon over the last five years has been our Masquerade contest. We have had some amazing entrants over the years, some beautiful costumes and memorable performances. Who can forget Hodor and Bran from our first year, or the Greyjoy saltwater blessing ceremony in 2012, or Daenerys and Melisandre winning the epic three-way tied vote in 2013.
For those that love to dress up please see our new Costume Contest that will run throughout the day. But in many ways we feel like the Masquerade has pretty much run it's course at this point, so instead we are going to do something a little different this year...
We are pleased to announce that our evening entertainment this year will kick off with the inaugural TitanCon Lovely Beard Contest.
It's like Crufts - only for beards! We're interested in all breeds of beard, from fierce ginger purebreds, to scruffy mutts that make up in personality what they lack in pedigree.
Can your beard do tricks? There'll be a prize for that! And others for grooming, for most imaginative "costume", and of course, the classic, Best in Show.
Feel free to tell us what makes your beard so special - the judges are suckers for an uplifting tale or a sob-story. Or, just let the hair do the talking. Quality will out!
One note of warning, however: performance enhancing drugs are strictly forbidden and your beard may be tested at random.
This contest is not just for the naturally hirsute. Anyone and everyone can enter by constructing their own artificial beard. We will also be running a Beard Construction Workshop during the day with all materials provided if you want to make yourself a beard at TitanCon.
The TitanCon Lovely Beard Contest offers the following prizes:
To enter the Lovely Beard Contest please fill in the entry form below. Feel free to be as inventive as you like with your answers, create a fictitious origin and history for your beard, an alternative life separate from your own. It all adds to the entertainment!
So start growing out your facial fuzz and experimenting with fancy curls and layers. Or start planning how you'll build your very own beard, let your imagination run wild. The TitanCon Lovely Beard Contest promises to be an awesome night of fun for all!