A ConFusion fixture, this year's masquerade will be no less exciting than usual, with the special theme "Steampunked Fairy Tales"! Bring your favorite fairy tales to life re-imagined with brass, gears, and steamworks, and take part in a parade of fascinating ideas. If you aren't inspired by the theme, though, don't let that put you off, prizes--which include ConFusion 2012 memberships, T-Shirts, books, and more--will be awarded in other categories as well. Muster starts at 7pm on Saturday night. Pre-register to compete or just strut your stuff on stage. Forms available until 5pm Saturday at Ops.

If you just want to enjoy the spectacle, join our Master of Ceremonies--the inestimable Misha Stone (aka the Man of a Thousand Names). The pre-show starts at 7:45 with the beautiful Shetan Noir's Motercity Belly Dance Troupe.Then enjoy the costume contest and half-time performances by The Mesmeric Fusion Troupe, and Adam Rose of Antibody Dance.

See you on Saturday!