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The 2014 PhotoHunt List is Live!

The 2014 PhotoHunt List has been posted!  Click on “2014 List” in the above header or click HERE to view the list.

This year we will also be posting sighting and hints for locations of PhotoHunt costumes.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram for those updates!  You can also go ahead and join our 2014 Flickr Group so that your photos can be posted once the Con has finished.  Please make sure to read all of the contest rules and FAQs for submitting pictures so there is no confusion.

Best of luck to everyone!  Only eight days left and the contest will begin!!!

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2014 Photo Hunt Prizes!

We are super excited to announce the prizes for this years photo hunt!

Huge thanks to our sponsors OffWorld Designs, 501st LegionSoutheastern BrowncoatsTalking Valiant Comics Podcast & The More You Nerd for providing our prizes for this year, we greatly appreciate your support and look forward to a fun con!

The deadline for photo submissions to the Flickr Pool will be: Monday, September 15th at 11:59PM PST

Winners of the contest will be announced about 1-2 weeks after the deadline. It will be up to the discretion of the judges to determine the winners. Winners will also be required to provide name and contact information so we an send you instructions on how to receive your prizes!

THE PRIZES!!

2nd Runner Up:

Certificate for a T-shirt from OffWorld Designs
2nd Runner Up Custom PhotoHunt Leather Lanyard

1st Runner Up:

Certificate for a T-shirt from OffWorld Designs
1st Runner Up Custom PhotoHunt Leather Lanyard
X-O Manowar Vol.1 Trade Paperback

Grand Prize Winner:

501st Legion Merchandise Prize Pack
Grand Prize Winner Custom PhotoHunt Leather Lanyard
Logo T-shirt from The More You Nerd
Certificate for a T-shirt from OffWorld Designs
Archer & Armstrong Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
XO Manowar #1 Pullbox Variant

 

DragonCon 2013 Has Begun!

It’s Thursday and you all know what that means! Registration Day! We got through the line in about 30-40 minutes too!

Flyers have been laid out on tables for those that like the paper variety. We have more and will be roaming around the con with them. Look for us we are wearing white DC Photo Hunt buttons!

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Also we have some stickers to hand out if you find us during the con. We will try and tweet panels we are going to so we are somewhat easy to find 🙂

If you see a great photo op from the list send us a tweet @DC2013PhotoHunt and use the hashtag #dcphotohunt and we will RT them!

Make sure to check out the tables for our sponsors too in the new AmericasMart dealer rooms!

Hope everyone has a great con! Let the Photo Hunt begin!!

Goodbye, Dragon*Con 2011!

We just got home after a fantastic weekend at Dragon*Con! We enjoyed meeting many of you — and I think Timmy had a blast!

I hope you all enjoyed con as much as we did — and that you had fun taking part in this year’s photo hunt. It’s all about having fun and maybe finding a few things that you may have missed otherwise. And if you like learning about new areas of fandom, I suggest checking out The More You Nerd Podcast — expanding nerd horizons through weekly challenges.

Just a reminder that you have until 11:59 pm, Monday, September 12, 2011, to get your submissions turned in to our Flickr group. Be sure to tag your photos correctly, and review the rules and FAQs. If you have additional questions, send us an email or tweet us @DC2011PhotoHunt.

We’re hoping to be able to announce the winner within one week of the deadline, but that may depend on how many people end up participating… (We’re just 4 random con-goers with jobs and stuff… so cut us some slack. ^^;;)

Please feel free to send us feedback and ideas for next year’s list via email.

We look forward to seeing all your photos!

Dragon*Con 2011 Is Almost Here! (9 Days to Go!)

I hope you’re looking forward to the photo hunt (and Dragon*Con in general) as much as we are. It’s going to be a blast!

The 2011 Photo Hunt List has been posted! Study up and make sure you’ll be able to spot all the items on this year’s list. Printed copies of the list and photo hunt rules will also be available on flyer tables throughout the con. We’ll also have them with us, so if you find us (and Timmy the ThinkGeek Monkey), be sure to ask for one.

We have some awesome prizes this year, brought to you by our new sponsor, ThinkGeek.com!

2 Runners-up will each receive a $35 gift card to ThinkGeek.com

The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a Tauntaun sleeping bag!

Be sure to join our 2011 Flickr group, follow us on Twitter, and review the rules before con gets here.

If you have questions, send us a tweet @dc2011photohunt or an email, and we’ll get back to you!

Winner of the 2010 Photo Hunt

Congratulations to Vatavian, the winner of the 2010 Dragon*Con Photo Hunt!

It was a really close race this year — lots of really great contestants and submissions! We hope that you all enjoyed it as much as we did and that you’ll plan to participate again next year. Be sure to send us your ideas and suggestions so we can make next year even more of a success!

Remember that this contest is ultimately about having fun at the convention, and maybe even seeing it in a new light. Vatavian himself* noted on our Flickr page, “I had given up taking photos at D*C because all the possible photos to take were just too overwhelming. This list gave me a reason to try bringing a camera again, this time with a more focused mission than the impossible ‘take a picture of everything interesting.’…I [also] learned more about several aspects of D*C and fandom as I tried to track down photos.”

Here is one of Vatavian’s most impressive finds — a character from Avatar: The Last Airbender with a character from James Cameron’s Avatar!

23. A character from James Camerons Avatar with a character from Avatar the Last Airbender

Congratulations again to all the contestants, and see you again next year!

*This played no part in making him the winner. Sucking up will do you no good. 🙂

Scoring!

Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately! We’re currently in the process of scoring… Don’t worry — we have specific scoring guidelines and a spreadsheet organized for maximum fairness. 🙂

I’m having SO much fun going through all the submissions. Y’all got some great photos!

Here’s one of my favorite pictures so far…
42 A Spartan from Halo with a Spartan from 300

Captured by RoxyRady — VERY impressive! I kept seeing Halo Spartans on one side of the Marriott lobby and 300 Spartans on the other side… but never together. Great shot, too! They even match — lol!

We’ll keep highlighting our favorites as we come across them. Have you looked through your fellow contestants’ photos yet? Have any favorites from the contest? Tell us in the comments!