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    Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:08 am  

    Yeah I'm in too, though I'm not 100% happy with the piece I submitted. Didn't find out about the contest until almost too late and had to rush. Still, gonna be cool to see my work in print.
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    Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:11 am  

    I just noticed that too, Wolfling. What the heck is the "Dungeons & Dragons Fan Film Contest?" Doesn't sound anything like "D&D A-Series Art Contest" to me. Crazy.

    Hope everything goes alright for you as far as the U.S. Citizenship thing is concerned.
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    Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:12 am  

    Thanks Glad and congratulations Mempter!

    Mempter - which was your entry?
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    Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:46 am  

    Congratulations, Mempter!

    And, yeah, which entry was yours?
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    Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:49 am  

    Yep, I'm in as well guys! It was fun. I can't wait to see the finished product. Happy
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    Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:33 am  

    Big congrats, mortellan!

    Yeah, I'm curious to see how WotC presents the art work within the module.
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    Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:29 pm  

    Mine is "City of the Slavelords".
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    Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:59 am  

    Congratulations mortellan!

    I remember that piece Glad, it looked cool, I was pleased that someone had done a picture of Suderham too.
    GreySage

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    Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:58 pm  

    Well, I'm extremely pleased that my son also received an email accepting his submission for inclusion in the A-Series Collection. Congratulations to all of our other talented Canonfire! artists on their success as well. Happy
    Before signing those two forms, however, I sent an email back to WotC asking several questions about them.

    As an editor, I found several glaring mistakes (repeated words, etc.) that were just irritating in a legal document. However, I had to point out that one form states that the signer swears he's over 21 years old while the online rules state that the entrants must be over 18. My son is only 18, so that's a big deal. Shocked

    I also take umbrage at WotC expecting him to give them the right to 'adapt' his personal information (name, visual image, and biographical information, specifically) in any manner and for whatever purpose they wish simply because they are generous enough to include one of his pieces of art in their publication.

    I requested that they send a more detailed explanation of exactly how they plan to 'adapt' such information and that they promise to grant him veto power over any attempt to do so.

    Finally, why do they need his full social security number? Really? Am I just paranoid?

    Anyway, I'm psyched at this opportunity for my son, but don't want to fail in my protective, fatherly role due to my excitement. Razz

    Oh, and sections 4 and 7 and portions of section 6 in the Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity Release and Liability Waiver are completely bogus and are almost never upheld in court. Companies include those sections in order to try to fool people ignorant of the truth of the matter into believing that they have little to no recourse if they do find themselves cheated in some manner. I laughed when I read through them, but figured it wasn't worth bringing those facts up in my email. rolleyes

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    Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:53 am  

    Pass my congratulations along to your son SirXaris. I emailed a few queries to them as well.

    I got sent a couple of new forms, one with the right competition name on and the other removing the part about signing to say I'm a US Citizen and over 21 so hopefully you're son will get the same form.

    I was also concerned about the clause saying that they could use my likeness, name and bio details so queried that. This was the response I got;

    "As for your 3rd question, that means we will publish your name alongside your work in the book. Additionally we may do a write up on the website about the winners. Sometimes we do interviews with contest winners as well. For our purposes, this just additional promotions that might involve you and/or your name"

    At the end of the day I either sign the forms or miss out on getting my artwork in the book so I just signed the forms. As I'm not American I didn't include a social security number though!
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    Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:11 pm  

    Thanks, Wolfling. :)

    My son hasn't gotten a response yet, but I'm hopeful since you received one. I was concerned that they might not even read emails returned to that address.

    And, I agree, he'll sign the form, but since I had to save the document in a editable pdf format, I can always change the age on the form that he signs. Wink

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    Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:26 am  

    Big congrats to all you winners! (I can't draw anything but flies myself) I did vote, and the person I voted for won, so I feel ever so validated for having a facespace account.
    Isn't it wonderful how amazingly legalistic and lawsuit-ready everything has to be in our society?
    Anyhoo, glad to see Greyhawkers are once again in the forefront of...stuff!
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    Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:43 pm  

    bugsy wrote:
    Big congrats to all you winners! (I can't draw anything but flies myself).......Anyhoo, glad to see Greyhawkers are once again in the forefront of...stuff!

    Ditto that!!!
    bugsy wrote:

    Isn't it wonderful how amazingly legalistic and lawsuit-ready everything has to be in our society?

    Easily explained... Lawyers are the new "cult/ priesthood" in the "new age".... Why else would they have their fingers in EVERYTHING..... They are the only ones who profit regardless of outcome. Why else are they compelled to work in grey when the rest of us can understand black and white?
    Don't miss read my pen... The Law as a whole serves a purpose, but most lawyers are seldom compeled by the intent of the law as to instead how they can bend it.... It is akin to the difference between public service and politics.....
    And, as others have said elsewhere... My orifice and I will step down from the soapbox.... Evil Grin
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    Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:45 pm  

    Resurrecting this thread to say Congratulations! to all the winners, including my own son (S. Michael T.) who's PC is better known as Blump elsewhere on this forum. Happy

    The winner's list is down the page a bit:
    https://www.wizards.com/dnd/promotions.aspx

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    Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:09 pm  

    Congratulations to Blump!

    And to all the other winners as well, such as my friends; Mortellan and Glad27! Way to go guys! Happy Cool
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    Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:27 am  

    Agreed Great representation for the CF "guild" Wink
    and thanks SX for resurecting the thread, I didn't want it to enter oblivion with my "lawyering" tirade being the last echo Shocked to a thread that should be remembered for the artistic talents and efforts of those in participation. Cool
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    Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:17 am  

    Dark_Lord_Galen wrote:
    I didn't want it to enter oblivion with my "lawyering" tirade being the last echo . . .


    Ahh! But that's the risk you run every time you "go off" on one of you "lawyering" tirades! Evil Grin
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    Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:47 pm  

    It really is great to see a healthy number of CF members on that list!

    Now also seems the perfect opportunity to plug our two zines, The Oerth Journal and The Canonfire! Crier.

    If any of our talented artists would like to get involved with contributing their artwork that would be great.

    Check out the posts in the relevant zine forums!
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    Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:00 am  

    With the release of Against the Slave Lords I emailed the WotC promo team to see if the competition winners of the A-Series Art Contest could get a discount on the book or even a single image of their work in the context of the page it appeared in.

    I guess I knew what the answer would be but also hoped that just maybe the contest wouldn't end up feeling like a bit of a swizz where WotC got free art for a product.

    Here was the response;

    "Unfortunately we don't have a discount for purchasing the book nor do I have a jpeg. I'm really sorry to not be of more help."

    I suppose I had better dig deep into my wallet!
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    Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:12 am  

    Wolfling wrote:
    With the release of Against the Slave Lords I emailed the WotC promo team to see if the competition winners of the A-Series Art Contest could get a discount on the book or even a single image of their work in the context of the page it appeared in.

    I guess I knew what the answer would be but also hoped that just maybe the contest wouldn't end up feeling like a bit of a swizz where WotC got free art for a product.

    Here was the response;

    "Unfortunately we don't have a discount for purchasing the book nor do I have a jpeg. I'm really sorry to not be of more help."

    I suppose I had better dig deep into my wallet!

    Sad to see that.... and just furthers my distain for WOC..... I'll still be a buyin ,,, more so to support those with more talent with a pen than I.... keep up the good work CF members.
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    Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:59 pm  

    Got my copy. Great job everyone.

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2013/07/darkshelf-quarry-and-more-greyhawk-maps.html
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    Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:36 pm  

    mortellan wrote:
    Got my copy. Great job everyone.

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2013/07/darkshelf-quarry-and-more-greyhawk-maps.html


    Thanks for the shout-out for my son, SMT! Happy

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    Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:03 am  

    Just got my copy too - it is a nice looking book for sure and although I thought the fan artwork was going to be interspersed in the adventure itself it's actually cool to see the original artwork still there that inspired everyone and it's still lovely to see all our own artwork at the back.

    Thanks for the shout-out as well Mort!
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    Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:13 pm  

    GREAT JOB MORT!!!! CONGRATZ!!
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