Earlier this week, I launched a contest to give away a couple of Gen Con badges that the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium slipped my way with a wink and a nod and a “You know what to do.” I didn’t, really, so I did what I always do when confronted with such riddles: I made something up on the fly. Entrants had to post who they wanted to see at the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium either on Twitter or on that original blog post, and away we went.
In total, we had 57 entries into the contest. Some people mentioned multiple authors, and I went along with that in the enthusiastic spirit of fun I’m sure they were intended. Each person only got one entry into the contest though, no matter how many writers they name-checked.
The winner of the two badges for Gen Con and two ebook copies of Dangerous Games: How to Play is Kimberly Burke! She said she wanted to meet Maurice Broaddus at the show, and hopefully now she can make that happen.
On top of that, the five runners-up, each of whom wins a copy of Dangerous Games: How to Play are:
- Lyndsay Peters
- Patrick Stutzman
- Eric Bell
- Meagen Voss
- Stephanie King
If you’re one of the winners and you haven’t heard from me yet, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll get you set up.
As for the authors, the tight race for most mentions stayed clustered to the end. The final results are:
You’ll note that I had the most mentions, but since it’s my contest, that’s hardly fair. Pat Rothfuss topped the non-Matt votes with 12 — narrowly beating out Mike Stackpole — so I’ll be sure to give him a cameo appearance in Dangerous Games: How to Win, the third and final book in the trilogy. Since I’m polishing it up for release right now, that’s handy timing.
Special thanks to Marc Tassin (who runs the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium and approached me with the badges) and to Gen Con (for the badges!). Congrats to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who joined in for the fun! I hope to see you at Gen Con!