Please note that there is a limited number of Open Stage time slots available and they are allocated on a first come first served basis.Time slots are fixed at a maximum of 10 minutes, including setup time. Stage size is 8.4 metres wide by 4.8 metres deep.
Overload is a family-friendly event so any costumes with excessive exposure or indecency are not permitted. Overload Staff Reserve the Right to decide what is unacceptable and request that you not display, or make required modification, as necessary.
Props are permitted, but must not be dangerous, excessively large, or cause mess or damage. Any prop which may resemble a weapon, is large, narrows to a point, is sharp or heavy enough to cause possible harm, or any item which could otherwise cause harm to other attendees or property, is considered as dangerous. Other restrictions regarding such props are that they cannot be made of solid metal, or be of any other legally prohibited nature. For general safety, and peace of mind of the general public, such props should not be more than 1.5m in height and 1.2m in width, and no more than 5kg in weight.
All props must be checked in at the information desk and verified for safety before they will be allowed in the venue. An orange safety tag or tip/end will be affixed to realistic weapon type props items to signify that they have been checked, are not real weapons, and are an authorised Cosplay prop.
As a back-up, please bring your files with you on a USB flash drive. We have had occasions in the past where the wrong files were provided to us.
There is a maximum time limit of 10 minutes. (If time permits you may be allowed more than one performance, however, this will depend on how many acts subscribe for this event, so we will not be able to offer this until after registrations are closed).
Members of the Public are NOT to be invited onto the Stage. If you attempt to invite the public onto the stage, your performance will be stopped for safety reasons.