Almost every geeky convention you can attend has a costume competition, and New York Comic Con (NYCC) is no exception. But that’s not the only event at NYCC (which will be held from Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14) where attendees can potentially win fabulous prizes.
This year, I’ve found eight contests that require varying skills and degrees of preparation. Check ‘em out. You could be walking away from the convention with free swag…or a role in a movie.
Costume design contest
NEW-GEN design contest
The makers of the upcoming $80 million picture based on the Marvel comic want to see your creativity and your sewing skills. Create a costume and show it to the people at the NEW-GEN booth But if you create a costume/hardware based on NEW-GEN characters, the prize is more fabulous.
Where: Booth #1628.
When: Saturday, October 13, 4:30 pm.
Prize: Anyone with a non-NEW GEN costume wins a one-week paid internship on a film set. But the NEW GEN costume creator wins a two-week paid internship and a role as an extra.
NEW-GEN acting audition
NEW-GEN is holding an open casting call at their booth (#1628). If you’re a 20-year-old female, or you’re 18-year-old male identical twins (or an 18-year-old actor versatile enough to play both roles), NEW-GEN wants to see if you’ve got the chops for central roles as Carmen, Chris, and Sean.
Where: Booth #1628.
When: Friday, October 12; Saturday, October 13; and Sunday, October 14, 1-3 PM.
Prize: A role in an upcoming movie.
Square Enix archery competition
Because nothing says “adrenaline rush” like shooting arrows in a convention of 100,000+ attendees, Square Enix, along with the New Jersey School of Archery, will be holding an archery competition to see who can out-Lara Lara Croft. (Note: Lara would be very disappointed in you if you shot any attendees.)
Where: North Pavillion Walkway NC 106
When: Thursday, October 11: 3pm – 9pm; Friday, October 12: 10am – 6pm; Saturday, October 13, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, October 14, 10am – 5pm
Prize: Archers who hit a bullseye will win a limited edition Tomb Raider lithograph.