First of all, thank you to everyone who entered the photo contest. I received a total of 18 entries, and loved every one. (Seriously -- I probably annoyed my wife, because I kept saying, "Hey, come check this one out!")
Sadly, there can be only one. Mostly because I have only a single Advance Review Copy of The Stepsister Scheme [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy] to give away.
So I'll be putting it to a vote. You can vote for as few or as many of the photos as you'd like, and you have until the end of 12/5/08 to get your votes in. I'll announce the winner this weekend.
I've put all 18 entries behind a LJ cut, and I apologize in advance for those of you reading with an RSS feed that doesn't recognize LJ cuts. (Also, the poll was beautifully formatted in preview, but came out a little disjointed when I actually posted it. And of course LJ won't let you edit polls. I think it's still clear, but please let me know if you have any trouble figuring out which tick-box goes with which picture.)
Vote for as many as you'd like
Cat and Goblin:
Book and Bottle:
Monster and Mouse:
Goblin Fist Bump:
Batman and Goblin:
Warrior in Training:
Doggie the First:
Doggie the Second:
Doggie the Third:
I've got to say again that I love these. And if you're wondering, that is indeed an authentic Jim C. Hines autograph on the "Fanshirt" T-shirt, as well as a genuine goblin tattoo in the "Warrior in Training" pic. (Windycon was a highly entertaining convention.)
I know most contests like this lead to people reposing and sending their friends over to vote. That's fine ... heck, part of my not-so-sneaky motivation is to lure more visitors to the blog. However, I'd ask that folks refrain from ballot stuffing, 'kay? Vote for your favorites, and keep things fun.
If you don't have a LiveJournal account and thus can't vote, please e-mail your vote to me at jchines42 =at= hotmail.com.
Finally, if anyone wants to repost the banner, just copy and repaste the following:
Once you've voted, the comments are open so that we may heap praise upon the entrants!