So here’s the deal with the prizes: as the total given hits the number below, I’ll throw each one of these prizes into the pot. And at the end of the contest, everyone who gives has a chance to win them, one person per prize, randomly.
$100: I will call this winner or the person of the winner’s choice and have a nice 30-minute conversation about whatever they want to talk about.
$200: I will draw an original picture of whatever the winner wants (probably in crayon, though medium may be negotiable if you have an idea), and send it to them, signed.
$300: I will give the winner an official BlizzCon 2008 Blizzard Authenticator, plus some other WoW-related goodies. If you play World of Warcraft, you know how valuable these are, and if you don’t, they can easily be sold on eBay, making you back your donation (and maybe a little bit extra).
$400: I will use my considerable talents (!) to write 1000 words about whatever the winner wants. It can be an essay for school, a love letter for their loved one, a poem in their honor, or a summary of that day’s New York Times (so they can save time reading it themselves). Or whatever else they come up with.
$500: I will buy dinner for the winner in Chicago at the restaurant of their choice. If they want me there, I’ll go, otherwise I can purchase it for them and they can go with whomever they’d like.
And if the amount of donations goes up from there, I’ll add more prizes to the list. To reiterate: everyone who donates is eligible for all of these prizes, given that the total amount of donations reaches the amount stated above — if the total reaches $500, there will be five different prizes, and everyone who gives will have an equal chance at each one (though if you win one prize, it wouldn’t be fair to give you another one, now would it?).
But whether you give for greedy reasons (who wouldn’t want a picture drawn by me, right?) or for generous ones, please do give. Head on over to Paypal and give whatever you can (suggested donation is $20 — which, you might then realize, will keep your chances at 1/5 to win any of the prizes — but you can give whatever you want). And thanks!
Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 at 11:26 am. Filed under general.