Competition closed: two memberships to Continuum 10

Dark Matter is giving away two memberships (tickets) to Continuum 10, the Victorian science fiction convention and the 53rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention, to be held from 6–9 June 2014 at the InterContinental Melbourne Rialto, 495 Collins St, Melbourne.

Update:

There was one winner, Deb Gates. Deb said she really enjoyed Continuum!

No other entries were received. I suspect the wording of this competition made it sound like winners had to work for their prize.

I suspect more entries would have been received if I’d advertised in non-traditional spaces for Continuum. Between study and DMZ, I left this competition to pretty much advertise itself after linking to all the social media sites. Next time something like this occurs, ads should be placed in publications like ‘Starecase’ and other disability websites.

Terms & Conditions

To enter, send your name and postal address with answers to the following questions in email to darkmatterfanzine@gmail.com:

  1. Are you eligible for a current valid Australian healthcare card?
  2. What conventions have you attended previously?
  3. How would attending Continuum 10 benefit you personally and/or how would you share this experience with others? (In 250 words or fewer.)

Put ‘Continuum 10’ in the subject heading. Emails must be received before 5pm AEST 31 March 2014.

Each prize is one adult membership for Continuum 10. This includes attendance at formally programmed events held by Continuum 10 at the Continuum 10 convention, as well as voting rights and nomination rights for Chronos and Ditmar Awards. Prize does NOT include travel, accommodation, food, drink or other support at the convention. (Consult with the Continuum 10 committee for disability access and/or other requirements.)

Continuum Conventions honour the companion card system for people with a disability:

My partner and I are giving away our tickets in an effort to encourage others to work towards diversity by enabling people to attend who could not otherwise afford to go. This could be done by giving memberships to those who can’t otherwise attend or by communal fundraising. If every attendee paid an extra $10, several memberships could be given to those who can’t afford to attend.

I have volunteered to run a panel on ‘behind the scenes at Dark Matter‘, talking about how to run a website and/or how authors can network with online magazines and book bloggers. If this panel goes ahead, this will be my contribution and my sole attendance at Continuum 10 because those tickets are expensive and I’m a student!

Terms and conditions of competition:

  1. To enter, email darkmatterfanzine@gmail.com with ‘Continuum 10’ in the subject heading, your name and address in the email along with answers to the following questions:
    1. Are you eligible for a current valid Australian healthcare card?
    2. What conventions have you attended previously?
    3. How would attending Continuum 10 benefit you personally and/or how would you share this experience with others? (In 250 words or fewer.)
  2. Entrants must reside in Australia and be eligible for a current Australian healthcare card.
  3. All entries must be received by 5pm AEST (Melbourne time) 31 March 2014.
  4. No late entries accepted.
  5. Winners will be selected by judging.
  6. Winners’ names and addresses will be provided to Continuum 10 for the purposes of transferring ownership; from that time onwards the winners’ relationships will be with Continuum 10.
  7. Dark Matter Zine will only use email addresses for the purpose of this competition and transferring membership of winners to Continuum 10.
  8. The name of the winners will be published without address or email; winners’ addresses will be held confidential other than for the purpose cited in point 6.
  9. DMZ is running this competition in good faith; no responsibility is taken.
  10. All decisions are final, no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. All conditions relating to the Privacy Policy and the Disclaimer also apply to all competitions.
  12. Prize not redeemable for cash.
  13. Each prize is one adult membership for Continuum 10; this includes attendance at formally programmed events held by Continuum 10 at the Continuum 10 convention, voting rights and nomination rights for Chronos and Ditmar Awards. Prize does NOT include travel, accommodation, food, drink, other support at the convention or attendance at any events, formal or otherwise, that are not part of the Continuum 10 convention official formal programming. (Contact the Continuum 10 committee for disability access etcetera.)

  14. Continuum Conventions honour the companion card system for people with a disability.