Geek.Kon 2016 Masked Ball
Geek.Kon X took place August 26-28 at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, Wisconsin. This annual science fiction convention includes a variety of charity opportunities, including the Masked Ball. The masked ball takes place on Friday night of the convention.
While the convention begins running Friday afternoon, the masked ball cast and volunteers spend the day preparing for the evening’s festivities. But preparation for the ball doesn’t only happen on that Friday – the cast and coordinators begin their work months in advance. The script is written shortly after the previous year’s ball takes place, and then the actors meet to learn their roles and lines shortly thereafter.
While the world of Deragovia has only been around for two years, the charity masked ball has taken place for several years. It has gone many incarnations, but has always featured dancing, food, and fun.
Check out the video above to hear from the volunteers, and to get a glimpse of what the ball looks like!