Although tickets for this year's Comic-Con International don't go on sale until Feb. 16, it's likely they'll go fast, and many fans who want to attend will have to look for other ways to get a badge.
Here's one of those alternative opportunities: WeLoveFine is holding an X-Men & Wolverine Design Contest, with the grand prize being a trip to San Diego for this year's. All you have to do to enter is design a T-shirt featuring the X-Men that's good enough to impress the judges -- one of whom is legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont.
Claremont, one of comics' "Iron Men," knows a thing or two about the X-Men, and he worked with some of the industry's best artists during his almost 200-issue run on Uncanny X-Men. So it's a bit intimating, to say the least, but if you're up for the challenge, then best of luck ... we hope you survive the experience.
More details on the contest can be found below.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
They are the marvelous mutants you have known and loved for decades, in so many incarnations and incredibly memorable storylines, from the page to the screens both small and large. And now WeLoveFine is thrilled to announce our latest design contest featuring Marvel Comics characters is all about those uncanny X-Men! The teachers and students of Professor Xavier's school for gifted youngsters and their ongoing struggle for acceptance and peace - in the face of mighty foes, lead by Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants - has inspired some of our best-selling designs here at WeLoveFine... and now it's YOUR turn to design for these classic, beloved characters! The ever-popular Wolverine, fan-favorite heroine Jean Grey, the enigmatic and powerful Magneto: who will inspire you to create a prize-winning t-shirt design? Go for it, artists: You could win up our amazing grand prize of a trip to Comic-Con San Diego 2013, and have your tee made into official Marvel merchandise! Go forth, and be ASTOUNDING!
ABOUT OUR GUEST JUDGES
Chris Claremont has encountered more success than most writers ever dream of. His stories have achieved best-seller status, won numerous awards, and are trend-setters for the industry. Although best known for his work on Marvel Comic’s X-Men series, where he created the characters of Rogue, Gambit, Sabretooth, Kitty Pryde and the White Queen, amongst others, he has also written seminal characters such as Batman and Superman; originated several creator-owned series; is published throughout the world in many different languages; authored nine novels. His papers are collected at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University, in New York. He has spoken at Princeton, MIT, and Columbia University, appeared on television in the US and abroad. His work has touched millions.
Second Guest Judge TBA
-Submissions must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PST) on March 5, 2013.
-You may submit up to 5 entries per person
-All entries must be in one of the following file formats: GIF/PNG/JPG.
-By entering the contest (”Promotion”), you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) the Official Rules and (b) Mighty Fine’s (”Sponsor”) decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
- Likenesses of any actors who have portrayed X-Men characters in any movie adaptations CANNOT be used in the design.
- All entries MUST incorporate one or more of the following characters: WOLVERINE and/or CYCLOPS, PHOENIX, STORM, MAGNETO, COLOSSUS, BEAST and PSYLOCKE. No other characters may be used in the design.