News: 30 days of GUD

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's hard to believe the 30 days September hath, have drawn to an end--and "30 days of GUD" along with it. Thirty PDF prizes granted, and one grand prize still to be determined. If you weren't playing along--where were you, and how could we have better got your attention?

First, I want to grant two additional PDF prizes--one to GUD contributor magneticcrow, who frequently made my day with her clever GUD-affirming entries, a few of which I picked out to share with you all:

#gudmagazine led the way down the mountainside, littering its path with letters and numbers. "To find my way back up." It said, when asked.

Captain Arb peered into the chest. "Arr, there no be enough copies o #gudmagazine to go round. Looks like I'll have to off some o the crew."

The reptilian sorcerer flipped through his new copy of #gudmagazine. The excellent stories and art, but where were the evil spells promised?

And one to twitterer (twitterite?) js22222222, who valiantly entered each one of those 30 days!

Thank you both for the enthusiasm =)  (DM me with the issue you would like)

Next I want to share with everyone the diversity of our 30 (29, actually, as one won twice!) daily winners (who are all entered for the final grand prize draw):


I want to thank you all for your entries! There were over 3000 entries total over the span of the 30 days, ranging from a low of 51 entires to a peak of 192! A total of 741 different accounts tossed their name in the hat, most of them just trying once or twice. But we appreciated every entry. :)

And now for the GRAND PRIZE--I had that part done right by the good folks of, whose system I used "unofficially" to pick the daily winners. It's harder to be impartial with the larger prize, though, so I want it independent, 3rd party, verified, etc. I actually had them pick three winners for a few more things to give away.

So: 3rd "grand" prize goes to samu3lk -- you get another PDF of GUD! I guess that ties you with Serok42, so you can stop fighting over that. ;)

2nd "grand" prize goes to -- a hardcopy issue of GUD--your choice of issue. =) DM us your choice and address. :)

And the *GRAND* grand prize goes to Merhlyn. DM us your email or phone # and we'll chat!

And that's not the end of the festivities. We've got other ideas up our sleeves. For one, we'll be participating in "Free e-day 2009", and we've been doing "What would you do for a GUD Magazine" on and off--which will pick up more steam as soon as I can convince somebody else to actually talk it up and run it, I think. ;) So far we've had a "GUD Treasure Hunt" done up, a "GUD Endurance Blog", and had a person dye their hair to complement the copy of GUD we sent them. Just to give you a feel for it. And if you have other ideas, suggestions, etc, we'd love to hear them, of course. :)

P.S. 10/1 is "Support our 'Zines Day"! So, erm, please! Another post on that later today, if I can get it together. :)

- reddit, digg, facebook, stumbleupon, etc... please! ;)
posted by kaolin

4 comments; 4 subscribers

Thursday, October 1, 2009 / 05:17:17
congrats, Merhlyn!
Thursday, October 1, 2009 / 05:20:09
Congratulations to all our winners :). Thirty Glorious Days of Glorious GUD!
Thursday, October 1, 2009 / 15:18:49
Oh wow, I'm glad you enjoyed my tweets so much!
Especially since I doubt this will be the end of them. :D
*insert evil laughter*
Thursday, October 1, 2009 / 15:27:02
They really did make my day (days?) several times. :) I, of course, look forward to more. =)

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