It'll be a wacky, improvisational kind of thing. The judges will challenge the storytellers with titles from traditional fairy tales, and we'll have to do something with them. If we don't know the original story, then the title's all we'll have to work with. Since this is, after all, the Wicked Faire, I anticipate a certain willful perversity on the part of the judges, so there will probably be a lot of fresh invention, and a lot of fun.
Now, I've spent the past three years improvising versions fairy tales to make them less wicked, for the sake of my extremely conflict-averse, empathy-riddled older kiddo. Improvising versions of fairy tales to make them more wicked, even in the relatively friendly sense of the Wicked Faire, will be an interesting change. I have no idea how I'll do at this. I may kick ass, or fall on my ass.
So you should definitely come see for yourself. The current version of the schedule has the Storytelling Competition running from 3:30ish to 5:00ish, the afternoon of Saturday, February 19th. I'll keep you all posted.