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ABOUT THE CONTEST
Is The Mary Sue
your top spot for news and commentary highlighting women in the geek world, providing a prominent place for the voices of geek women? Us too! Because all the ladies really want is to just be able to geek out with all geeks, of any gender, without feeling like their femininity is front and center for scrutinization. Every corner of geek culture is to be celebrated!
WeLoveFine are totally stoked to join forces with our friends at The Mary Sue on our very first contest together, and we want EVERYONE with artistic flair to get in on the action! Girls who are geek, guys who are geek, and everything above, below, and in between. Celebrate your passions for movies, and comics, and science, and the internet. Show us a design that encapsulates what The Mary Sue means to YOU, and you could win some amazing prizes including a grand prize up to $1,200!
ABOUT THE JUDGES
: Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s the Managing Editor for the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com
). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight." -- JillPantozzi
: Susana Polo thought she'd get her Creative Writing degree from Oberlin, work a crap job, and fake it until she made it into comics. Instead she stumbled into a great job: founding and running this very website (she's Editor at Large now, very fancy).She's spoken at events like Geek Girl Con, New York Comic Con, and Comic Book City Con, wants to get a Batwoman tattoo and write a graphic novel, and one of her canine teeth is in backwards. -- @NerdGerhl
: Rebecca Pahle loves indie sci-fi/fantasy, Star Wars, puns, and thinking that she could beat someone up if she really needed to (she could). In addition to being the Associate Editor at The Mary Sue, she writes for WinterIsComing.Net
and Pajiba. Her artistic skill extends to poorly photoshopping the nudity out of Game of Thrones
. -- @RebeccaPahle
: Veronica Belmont is an Internet and TV presenter based in San Francisco. She is the co-host of the Sword & Laser and Vaginal Fantasy book club podcasts, and recently hosted the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary live stream for BBC America. -- veronica
DOs & DON'Ts
1. Don't: Try not to use the The Mary Sue's logos. You can create your own original spin on their logos if you like! But original designs are brilliant, too. We want to keep this interpretive of what The Mary Sue stands for, not their branding, so give us your concepts that capture what the site is all about.
2. Do: Use your own created characters and/or designs; as long as it's from your imagination, it's good to go!
3. Don't: Submit similar versions of the same design. Sometimes people submit the same design, but with small changes. This will only divide your votes and hurt your chances of winning.
4. Do: Make something original. Research to make sure your idea isn't already out there.
5. Don't use any copyrighted or inappropriate materials. They will NOT get approved. This includes any characters from brands which we feature at WeLoveFine; unfortunately, we cannot include other intellectual property with The Mary Sue official merchandise.
6. Do: Ask questions!! But please review our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) first BEFORE you email. Most likely, your question can be immediately answered through there instead.