Friday, July 18, 2014

Skylanders at San Diego Comic-Con

Skylanders at San Diego Comic-Con


Fans Attending San Diego Comic-Con Invited to Participate in Costume Contest
at Official Skylanders Panel, with More Than $5,000 in Prizes

Skylanders, the video game that pioneered the Toys-to-Life™ genre, will descend upon San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in the franchise's history starting on July 24. Fans will be among the first in the world to get hands-on experience with Skylanders Trap Team™, the newest installment to the Skylanders franchise. To celebrate, Activision Publishing, Inc. will award more than $5000 in prizes to the best Skylanders costumes of the show. Fans now have a chance to bring their creativity to life by dressing up as one of their favorites, such as Spyro, Stealth Elf, Eruptor, Kaos or any of the characters from the Skylanders universe.

The costume contest will take place at the San Diego Comic-Con panel, "Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life," where members of the Skylanders team will offer insights into the development process of one of the world's most beloved and successful Toys-to-Life video game franchises. Panel speakers include comic book writer Ron Marz (Green Lantern, DC vs. Marvel), famed voice of Kaos Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim, Billy and Mandy), Activision's Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing, John Coyne, and Toys for Bob's Director of Toy and Character Development, I-Wei Huang.

Prizing for the costume contest is as follows:
Grand Prize: $4,000, Runner Up: $1,000
2nd Runner Up: Collection of rare Skylanders toys
WHEN: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Media Call Time: 5:45 p.m.
Event Begins: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  San Diego Convention Center, Room 7AB
111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

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1ofWiisdom's Skylanders Fan Showcase

Here is the catch, I know not many of you live in the San Diego area, or can attend Comic-Con.  I certainly can't shell out thousands of dollars, offer up comic books, or giveaway a collection of rare figures (I seriously think I'd prefer that over the $4,000, haha), but I can help YOU showcase YOUR SKYLANDER COSTUMES!

If you have gone out on Halloween a few years, spent 2 months making a killer Slam Bam costume, recreating Stealth Elf's outfit, or decked yourself out as Kaos or Grim Creeper, I want to see it!

Depending on the quantity and quality of the pictures I will either feature them here, or compile them into a video.  It takes a lot of hard work to make the costumes and if you are stuck on the eastern sea board, or plains, or Gulf Coast and can't win over the panel at Comic-Con, you can at least send it in to me, let me crank out a video/post, and win over the folks viewing.

I don't have a set cut off date, and I'm not sure how many submissions I'll even receive...for now, I will play it by ear and take it from there.  So whether you suited your kids up for Halloween, or spent 9 months crafting the perfect, beautiful face to portray Kaos, send it my way and I'll share it with my segment of the Skylanders community!

You can submit the pics via Twitter, Faceboo, or Google + via the following links:

Twitter: #/1ofWiisdom
Facebook: #/1ofWiisdom
Google +:

I won't use any identifying info, but if it means a lot to your kids (or you), just tag it with a first name, YouTube name, or screen name etc.

For those who can attend Comic-Con, I hope you have a good time, take advantage of the chance to ask questions, and spend time with Trap will definitely enjoy it!
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