UPDATE: CONTEST EXTENDED. You have until Friday to submit to us your story and make yourself eligible for a couple of cool prizes!
Recently at Geektress we've come across a wealth of awesome things we could give away. For instance, I happen to have an extra signed copy of this Dave MacDowell painting that is pretty awesome. Also, Alex at Neatorama has offered to supply a prize up to $25 in value from The Neatoshop. So, obviously, a contest is in order!
From now until March 1st4th, submit to us (either via email or here in our comments) an essay describing your worst convention-going experience. It doesn't even have to be a comic con -- it can be anything. A trade convention, electronics expo, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, whatever.
We'll narrow down the entrants here at Geektress and then pick and announce the winner at C2E2 in Chicago on March 18th. (Warning: We may enlist the fine people at Comic Book Queers and Drunken Zombie to help us judge.) The winner gets their choice of the Dave MacDowell painting or the Neatorama prize. Second place gets whatever the winner doesn't want. Third place gets hugs.
Must describe a terrible con-going experience.
Must be written in English. (Apologies to Kahless for the restriction of Klingon entrants.)
Must be printable. (And by that, we mean if you were assaulted by a mascot at a football convention, keep the sexually graphic details to yourself.) (And maybe seek therapy instead of an online essay writing competition.)
Must be actual. No made-up shenanigans, only an actual, true experience.
Must be submitted to us by midnight on Tuesday, March 1st Friday, March 4th.