Anonymous said: Hi why won't you be attending sdcc? I love your game idea, you're so generous bless you!
Well, I was there last year. And I saw Loki Live, and I met Tom, and I saw Tom at Nerd HQ. And I left thinking that I could never go back, for nothing could ever top that.
I might try to go again if I thought Tom was going to be there, but it didn’t seem like this would be a Tom year. Tom is pretty much my only fandom. I like other stuff, but not so much to make the effort that an SDCC requires. SDCC is an incredibly difficult trip to plan and execute. And once you get there, it’s both physically and mentally exhausting. It wasn’t really worth it for me if Tom was not going to be there.
For my husband and son, however, so many of the things at SDCC are things they are really into: the TV shows, the movies, the video games. This Comic Con trip is CJ’s high school graudation gift. (Aren’t we cool parents?? ;) Ray has been taking CJ on a father/son trip each year for about the last 10 years now. This is one last trip for them before CJ goes off to college.
Well, you know how I like games. And how I like giving away prizes. So I combined all three and came up with this:
HIDDLEMEMES’ SDCC GAME
This game is specifically for those attending San Diego Comic Con July 23-27, 2014
The object is simple: Find my husband and son (Ray and CJ) at SDCC, take a picture with them, and tweet it to me on Twitter @HiddleMemes. (If you don’t have a Twitter, you can drop the pic in my Tumblr submit box.) A picture of just the two of them doesn’t count. You have to be in the picture with them.
The first two people to do so will each win a Lego Loki keychain. (You provide me with your mailing address and I will ship in anywhere in the word.)
After the two prizes are gone, the game will turn into a #DonationGame. For every person who tweets me a picture at SDCC taken with Ray and CJ, I will donate $5 to operationsmile in honor of Nerd HQ (up to $100 total).
And IF YOU ARE WEARING A LOKI LIVES shirt when you have your picture taken with them, I will double my donation to $10. (Ray was the one who designed the LOKI LIVES logo!)
Group shots are allowed, but will only count for one prize or donation.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @HiddleMemes. Each day I will tweet a picture of Ray and CJ to show what they are wearing that day and give a hint or two on where to find them. Here’s what they looked like when they left yesterday. Let the game begin!
Anonymous said: Will you be selling the loki lives shirts again?
There are no plans to do so at this time.
mirile89 said: I got to ride again with no queue in the front row of a coaster at Disney's studios in Orlando coz I was wearing the Loki Lives shirt!! Also got more high fives wearing that thing than I thought possible! So a big thanks to you, your wonderful blog and of course, Loki ;)
Awww, that’s a great story! Rockin’ Roller Coaster, I’m assuming? Thanks for sharing. Glad the shirt was such a hit.
For my newer followers who aren’t familiar with LOKI LIVES, I did this t-shirt sale back in January to raise money for UNICEF UK. In a mere 10 days, we sold 526 shirts and raised over $6,100.
For those of you who DO have a LOKI LIVES shirt and are also going to San Diego Comic Con, don’t forget to pack it! I’m cooking up a special prize giveaway/donation game for my followers who are attending, and a bonus will be given for those in a LOKI LIVES t-shirt. Details will be announced tomorrow July 23.
rpeters221b said: Can I just say how freaking amazing you are! You make my feed full of Hiddles and smiles! You rock Tumblr!
Awww, bless you for saying that! Here, have a smiling Moscow Tom: