Masks Now Required

Hello all!

Due to a Dane County public health order, masks are now REQUIRED for all indoor spaces for the next month. For those of you planning on cosplaying as Shredder – you’re already all set! For the rest of us: please wear your mask while indoors at the fest. It’s the easiest way to prevent the spread of COVID, and since this year’s fest is TMNT-themed, it won’t seem out of place! 🙂

We know that this is a bummer for some people. It certainly is frustrating to see a rise in cases across the US, primarily due to ignorant people choosing not to be vaccinated. However, we strongly feel that with a 100% vaccinated crowd (remember to bring a copy of your vaccination card!) AND everyone masking, we should have the safest fest possible under the circumstances. And don’t forget the 35+ gallons of hand sanitizer we’ll have on-hand!

Per the order:

Face covering means a piece of cloth or other material that is
worn to cover the nose and mouth completely. A face covering must be secured
to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head and
must fit snuggly but comfortably against the side of the face. Cloth face
coverings must be made with two or more layers of breathable fabric that is
tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a
light source). A face covering does not include bandanas, single layer neck
gaiters, face shields, goggles, scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, shirt or sweater
collars pulled up over the mouth and nose, or masks with slits, exhalation valves,
or punctures.

More info on the order can be found here: