It’s that time of year again …
That’s right, it’s New York Comic Con, aka Nerd Christmas, running at the Jacob Javits Center, October 10-13th. And this year, I have a table.
Mixtape will be holding court in Artists Alley, table V17, along with table-mates from The Devil is Due in Dreary. There you will be able to purchase copies of Mixtape 1, 2, and 3 … and a chance to snap up a limited number of … (drumroll please …)
Mixtape #4 won’t be available until November, so if you’re at NYCC you will have a chance to get it early. Mixtape #4 puts us in the shoes of the enigmatic Siobhan King, freshly returned from a year studying in Europe to find her hometown has changed — or maybe it’s her that’s changed the most. It was the most difficult of the Mixtape stories to get my head around (there’s an alternate version of the story that will probably crop up in the future), but the one that I’m most proud of. It’s also a great jumping off point to the series, as it covers ground we’ve already witnessed, albeit from a different perspective.
Now, I’m aware not all of you will be at NYCC, but that’s no reason you have to miss out on all the fun. That is why we’re launching our first ever Mixtape contest, with your chance to win signed copies of the first four issues! This contest is open to fans/readers/interested parties worldwide too.
Now, the challenge; to enter the contest you have to do a little bit of legwork. What we want are your story about the greatest mix tape (or mix CD, if you will) you ever; a) made, or b) received. Was it one you made for someone else? Was it one someone made for you? Or was it one made for your own personal/private use? Tell us about it and why it means so much to you, include your playlist, and post it on the Mixtape Facebook page.
Furthermore, the community gets to decide! That’s right; the winner will be chosen by the number of likes and comments each entry receives. So tell your friends, invite them to play or to support you. The winner will be announced at 5PM EST October 21st.
[For those of you not on FB who still want to enter, you can email your story / playlist to mixtapecomic-at-gmail-dot-com, and we’ll post your entry on the page]
Good luck! And I hope to see you at NYCC!
UPDATE: Some have asked if it’s okay if they just send in a playlist. The answer to that is “yes” provided you limit yourself to 60 minutes of music (no 30-40 track listings). Something that would fit on a cassette tape. A story accompanying it would give context but that story addition is totally up to you.