The big Ballroom 20 stage becomes a venue for an amazing competition of creativity with impressive original and re-created costumes crafted by talented attendees, presented in front of an audience of thousands, and with trophies and generous cash and other awards bestowed to the most outstanding entries. Not a dance or party as the name might imply, but a talent show on a stage, with comedy, drama, special effects and always surprises. Doors will open for audience seating at 7:45 but the line for choice seating will start hours earlier. Since the ballroom often fills up, tickets are required for Ballroom 20 seating and will be given out free to those lining up near the ballroom beginning at noon. Any tickets that may remain will be given out at the Masquerade Desk after 3:00. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies are once again writers/artists Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio. Intermission entertainment will feature the amazing lightsaber battles of the Saber Guild performance group. Ballroom 20 (with overflow seating available in Rooms 5AB, 6A, and in the Sail Pavilion, tickets not required for overflow areas).