***Update 6 October 2015: Yes the comp is closed, Oz Comic-Con was uh-may-zing (here’s my post), but hey… don’t leave! I would still love to hear about your awesome fandom in the comment section!***
Yes it is – my first ever giveaway, and I am SUPER excited! (See what I did there?)
It’s not wine, or a book, or even a thermomix – sorry! You came to the wrong blog. But you could win yourself a family pass, (2 adults + 2 kids up to age 16 and worth $160.00 each) for Brisbane 2015 Oz Comic-Con in September! It’s being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on September 19-20, conveniently during the school holidays. Woohoo! It’s only the second time Comic-Con has come to Brisi, but due to popular demand it looks like being an annual event from now on, so come on, have a crack!
They’ve announced some of the guests already – and top of the bill is none other than MacGyver! I mean, Captain Jack O’Neill! I mean, Richard Dean Anderson! (As I’ve mentioned previously, he holds a special place in my immortal teenage heart). I have MacGyver on disc, but not Stargate, because Mum has them all and she’s already said I can have them when she kicks the bucket.
I’m sooo stoked; this will be a first for me as well as the boys, though I have long admired the Comic-Con tradition; a wondrous place where citizens of all fandoms come together to GEEK OUT among kindred… spirits.
Meanwhile, the “normals” are reading this going
It can’t be a luck-of-the-draw type comp as I’m not licenced (I’m not a casino) so it’s going to be a game of skill, creativity and cunning. What you need to do is tell me, with a resplendent photo and/or a brilliantly crafted 50 words or less, what is the geekiest thing you’ve ever done? Whatever it was, I bet it was on a larger scale than mine, which was wearing a Batman t-shirt. Mind you, it was in an all-girl boarding house. In a surfing town. In 1991. And even that low level geeky rebellion gave me grief. The other girls were like
Okay… just had a thought… you might not be at all geeky but want to win tickets for your awesomely geeky offspring/nieces/nephews and be the coolest auntie/uncle / grandparent EVER, and that’s fair enough. So you can enter on their behalf if you like. Kids are fantastically unselfconscious about what they love, and I LOVE that these days sci-fi and fantasy fandoms are so mainstream and inclusive. I’m a fan of several myself, and am apparently therefore a Trekkie, Tremorite, Browncoat, Whedonite, Smeghead, Gatehead, Woodie, Foreverist, Bookwalker and Superwholockian. Among others. Back in the day we were all just nerds.
Image by fluzeandoando.blogspot.com; Teal’c wearing a Sulu t shirt and standing next to a dalek – omg the possibilities!
Anyway, so if you want to enter, just follow this link to my Facebook page where the post will be public. (I haven’t tried this before so if it doesn’t work just leave a comment on this post). Add your pic/short paragraph by 5pm on Tuesday the 15th of September and I’ll announce the winners on Wednesday, and winners’ tickets will be available at a top secret location (at the venue) on the Saturday! And remember… there can be only one.
Well actually I have TWO passes to give away, so… there can be only two!
We shall enjoy total pop culture immersion, celebrity guests, comic artists, interactive exhibits such as the Berocca Boost Gaming Zone and the Family Activity Room, plus there’s the Queensland final of the Australian Championships of Cosplay to ‘marvel’ at (heehee) and cosplay parades for kids of all ages.
So, drop me a line either here or on my Facebook; good luck! Not that luck has anything to do with it – er – may the force be with you?