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A Star Shall Fall Launch Party at Sirens

Guest of Honor Marie Brennan has published two complex, riveting tales of a faery court below historic London: Midnight Never Come and In Ashes Lie. On August 31, 2010, her third Onyx Court book, A Star Shall Fall, will be released – and on October 9, 2010, we’ll celebrate this release with a launch party at Sirens!

Marie’s launch party will take place starting at 7:00 p.m., an hour before our Faery Lights Ball, and will feature a faery drink, a faery costume contest, and of course, the opportunity to chat with Marie about her amazing work. Love faeries? Love passionate discussions? Love Marie’s books? Join us!

In the meantime, perhaps you’d like to enter our drink contest or prepare your faery costume? Our contest to design a non-alcoholic faery drink will run from July 15 to August 15, 2010, and you do not have to attend Sirens to enter. Our faery costume contest will reward the Sirens attendee who, according to Marie, has the best faery costume that would be appropriate for the Onyx Court, whether for a specific character or not. Prizes will be a printed, signed copy of Marie’s Deeds of Men, an Onyx Court novella, for the winner of the drink contest, and signed, hardcover copies of both Midnight Never Come and In Ashes Lie for the winner of the costume contest. Both winners will be announced at the launch party, and if the winner of the drink contest isn’t in attendance, we will mail the prize.

Full contest rules are behind the cut below. Please review them and let us know if you have any questions or concerns (help AT sirensconference DOT org). And good luck!

A Star Shall Fall Faery Drink Contest Rules

Participants: You must be an individual who is at least 18 years old as of July 15, 2010. No purchase is necessary in order to participate or win.

Entry: You must submit: (i) a recipe for a non-alcoholic faery drink; and (ii) a valid e-mail address. If you win, we will e-mail you, and at that time you must provide your legal name and your mailing address to receive the prize.

Submission of Entries: Entries must be submitted either (i) by commenting on the July 15, 2010 post on the Sirens conference LiveJournal located at http://www.livejournal.com/users/sirenscon; (ii) via e-mail to Sirens at (help AT sirensconference DOT org); or (iii) via mail to Sirens, P.O. Box 149, Sedalia, Colorado 80135.

Timing: Entries may be submitted starting on July 15, 2010, and must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 15, 2010. Sirens will confirm receipt of all entries no later than August 25, 2010. Winners will be notified and prizes awarded by October 15, 2010.

Eligibility: Each individual may submit only one (1) entry. Should you submit more than one entry, all your entries will be disqualified. Staff of Narrate Conferences, Inc., and Sirens are not eligible to participate.

Restrictions: Your entry must be original to you. You may not submit any recipe requiring alcohol.

Prizes: Marie Brennan will award the winning individual one (1) complimentary, printed, signed copy of Deeds of Men, an Onyx Court novella. The winning drink will be served at the launch party for A Star Shall Fall at Sirens on October 9, 2010. If one or more ingredients in your entry are not commonly available, Sirens reserves the right to modify your recipe to use ingredients that are. The winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes due and payable upon prizes. Prizes are not exchangeable for cash and may not be transferred.

Judging: Entries will be judged on: (i) taste; (ii) creativity; and (iii) appropriateness for a faery court. Judges for the competition are Marie Brennan and representatives of Sirens. Judging decisions are final and may not be appealed.

Void Where Prohibited: This competition is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.


A Star Shall Fall Faery Costume Contest Rules

Participants: You must be an individual who is at least 18 years old as of October 7, 2010, and you must be registered and attending Sirens as an attendee. No purchase is necessary in order to participate or win.

Entries; Submission of Entries: You may submit an entry only by attending the launch party for A Star Shall Fall between 7:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Mountain time on October 9, 2010, dressed as an Onyx Court faery (either a named character or a more generic court member). The location of the launch party will be designated in the conference program book.

Timing: Entries may be submitted starting at 7:00 p.m. Mountain time on October 9, 2010, and must be received no later than 7:45 p.m. Mountain time on October 9, 2010. Winners will be notified and prizes awarded by 8:00 p.m. Mountain time on October 9, 2010.

Eligibility: Each individual may submit only one (1) entry. Should you submit more than one entry, all your entries will be disqualified. Staff of Narrate Conferences, Inc., and Sirens are not eligible to participate.

Restrictions: Your entry must be original to you, and your entry must be appropriate for public viewing. Entries that are deemed obscene or otherwise inappropriate may be disqualified.

Prizes: Marie Brennan will award the winning individual one (1) complimentary, signed, hardcover copy of each of Midnight Never Come and In Ashes Lie. The winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes due and payable upon prizes. Prizes are not exchangeable for cash and may not be transferred.

Judging: Entries will be judged on how well they represent the Onyx Court from Marie Brennan’s novels. Judges for the competition are Marie Brennan and representatives of Sirens. Judging decisions are final and may not be appealed.

Void Where Prohibited: This competition is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
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