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First (actual) day of con!

Well, we’re checked in and have our badges in hand (did you get a pic of yourself receiving it??) and ready for Friday at con! The four of us will be around, heading to various panels (we’ll be pretty well-spread between tracks), so if you see one of us, stop us so you can get a printed copy of the photohunt list! I’ll post our photos on twitter once we’re all showered and dressed. 😉

Last night, the party started, and we’ve already met lots of cool people and seen some really cool costumes (and checked a few things off our photo hunt lists!)

Can’t wait to see what’s in store today at the con! 😀

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5 Days to Dragon*Con!

Chibi Cthulhu by silverking

Chibi Cthulhu by silverking

Only 5 days left! My weekend will be filled with Buffy-watching and packing to get ready for Dragon*con. How about you?

Make sure that if you plan to participate in the Photo Hunt that you prepare for that, too! You’ll have until 11:59 pm EST on September 13, 2010, to get your photos posted, tagged, and submitted to the Flickr group, but if you submit them during the con, we’ll be featuring a few of our favorites each day on the blog. (So keep an eye on this webspace, too! You can also subscribe to our RSS.) And I don’t personally even care if they’re photos from the hunt or not — you can submit any pictures from Dragon*Con to the group that you want… Just make sure to tag the ones you want to count toward your contest entry with the number of the item on the list that each photo satisfies. Remember that the whole point of this photo hunt is to get pictures from ALL areas of the con — to capture the essence of Dragon*Con, if you will. So if you see something that “defines” Dragon*Con (or is just awesome, funny, cool, interesting, etc.) for you, submit it to the group and maybe it’ll get featured on the blog and/or Twitter.

Here’s what I’ll be doing to get ready to participate in the Photo Hunt during the con*:

Also — a note about the list… If you’re not sure about some of the items on the list, that’s OKAY! It’s to be expected. We tried our best to cover as many of the various areas of geekdom represented at Dragon*Con… We’re not experts on all of this stuff, either. If you’re not sure about an item on the list, you can either do a little research beforehand (if you’re OCD like me) and/or you can ask some fellow con-goers once you get there. I guarantee that even if you don’t know what a D20 roll is or the difference between Silver Age and Golden Age comics, there will be thousands of people in downtown Atlanta for 5 days who can help you out — and would probably be THRILLED to teach someone who wants to know! 🙂

So is there anything I missed? Any other tips you’d like to give your fellow contestants?

* No, I will not be buying myself a $20 thinkgeek.com gift card.

Good news, everyone!

Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth

Good News, Everyone!

The photo hunt list for 2010 has been posted!

Okay, it may not be completely final — we may still add a few or clarify wording once we get to the con — but these 42 items will definitely be on the list.

We’ve also updated our Rules, Info & Prizes page to explain the submission requirements and, most importantly, to announce the Grand Prize of this year’s photo hunt: a $20 online gift credit to ThinkGeek.com!

Remember that this photo hunt is supposed to be all about making the most of the con and capturing its essence — the things that make Dragon*Con… well, Dragon*Con.

Dragon*Con is only one week away — so get your cameras ready!

P.S. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and join our Flickr group so you can submit photos and — hopefully — win a prize!

Welcome!

This contest is not officially associated with Dragon*Con.

Welcome to the first annual (unofficial) Dragon*Con Photo Hunt!

This photo scavenger hunt is meant to be a fun way to experience and memorialize this year’s convention. Whether it’s your first con or your 20th, we hope you’ll enjoy searching for the items on the list.

For Rules & Info and the official Photo Hunt List, click on the links above.

Please spread the word about the Photo Hunt — the more people we have involved, the more fun it will be!

We’ll be updating regularly on our Twitter account (DC2010PhotoHunt), as well as here on the blog. If you have questions, please leave a comment or tweet@us.