I’m very pleased to announce the second annual STRANGITIES.com Halloween Costume Contest!

Here’s how it works:

1. From October 1st until midnight November 2nd, email a picture of you in your snazzy / sexy / fantabulous Halloween costume to HALLOWEEN2013@strangities.com or any of the STRANGITIES social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

2. I will post the images submitted to a special photo album on the STRANGITIES Facebook page. (facebook.com/strangities) Feel free to browse and ‘like’ your favorites and hey, ‘like’ STRANGITIES while you’re there!

3. Judges will review the top 30 images with the most ‘likes’ from November 2nd until November 9th, when I will announce the winners and post the winning images to STRANGITIES.com, and notify the winners via email, so encourage family & friends to like you up!

 

And what do the winners win? Here’s the breakdown:

 

Last year the signed Blue Stahli CD was the prize everyone was clamoring for, so I talked to Bret and he has graciously upped his contribution to an absolute DELUGE of Blue Stahli gear!

From author Josh Viola, a SIGNED copy of his award-winning novel “Bane of Yoto” and prints of his incredible “Chucky” portrait

Author Ryan Attard has added a digital copy of his debut novel “Firstborn” which won’t even be released until December!

James Mabe’s “All The Lights In The World” which is my favorite zombie novel I’ve read this year.

“Mnemonic Spelunking” the debut album from electronic musician Truc

An assortment of music from minimalist project A Small Push Over The Edge

 

First Prize: Blue Stahli ULTRAnumb Shirt, signed copy of the Blue Stahli Debut Album CD, all 3 Antisleep CDs, Bane of Yoto paperback signed by Josh Viola Signed, STRANGITIES Logo Tshirt, signed STRANGITIES: Volume I Paperback, USB Drive
with digital copies of premier novel “Firstborn” by Ryan Attard, “Bane of Yoto” by Josh Viola, “All The Lights In The World” by James Mabe, STRANGITIES: Volume I, & music from Truc and A Small Push Over The Edge

Second Prize: STRANGITIES Logo Tshirt, Signed copy of “STRANGITIES: Volume I” (Paperback); Signed copy of the Blue Stahli Debut Album CD; Rare “Voxis – Darkeworld: Project 1” CD, USB Drive with digital copies of premier novel “Firstborn” by Ryan Attard, “Bane of Yoto” by Josh Viola, “All The Lights In The World” by James Mabe, STRANGITIES: Volume I, & music from Truc and A Small Push Over The Edge

Third Prize: Signed copy of “STRANGITIES: Volume I” (Paperback) USB Drive with digital copies of premier novel “Firstborn” by Ryan Attard, “Bane of Yoto” by Josh Viola, “All The Lights In The World” by James Mabe, STRANGITIES: Volume I, & music from Truc and A Small Push Over The Edge

Watch this incredible fan-made trailer by Leila Varnava and Amy & Anastezia Beseda!

At this point you’re probably be wondering “and who will be judging my amazingness / who do I need to bribe to win this mother?” Here’s the lineup:

Collin Landis – author, STRANGITIES.com
Bret “Blue Stahli” – musician / rockstar, FiXT Music
K. Clint Metheney – lawyer, professional critic
Curtis Gysen “Truc” – musician, independent

And lastly, the legally stuff:

Obviously, no friends or family members of STRANGITIES.com or the other judges can win this. Judging is totally arbitrary, and not open to discussion or challenge of any kind. Costumes with a STRANGITIES-related theme will automatically get like 1,000 extra cool points in my book. I know there are several readers who are awesome cosplayers out there, but for the sake of the contest this needs to be your real-deal halloween costume from THIS year, and not your dope gender-bent Sailor Moon costume from last year’s DragonCon. Winners will be notified of their winningness via the email address their picture is submitted with. STRANGITIES.com will not use email addresses submitted for any other purpose beyond this contest. (Though feel free to sign up in the sidebar to the Direct Email list to get free strange fiction in your inbox the moment its released!)