What happened to:
I have received emails from the first two. Since we have to have some sort of deadline so Bear can put this contest behind him, the ones highlighted in yellow need to send the Bear mailing addresses and autograph instructions by midnight Friday September 1st in order to complete the loop.
It doesn't matter. Since the Bear is feeling generous, he will send a copy to each of the FIVE lucky readers. All you have to do is complete the final step of emailing the Bear with your mailing address and autograph instructions to email@example.com with the subject line "I pledge my life to you, O Great Bear, and unquestioning ob -" Oh, wait. Wrong contest.
For this one, it is just "CONTEST WINNER."
(Shipping only within U.S., as stated, as it gets crazy expensive otherwise.)
SATURDAY UPDATE: Looks like some people are waiting until the last minute to enter the run-off (see below). If there are no further comments on the Bear's writing blog before midnight tonight (CST) the Bear will choose from remaining contestants by means of ailuromancy.
NOTE: Since Bear is going to need a means of paring excellent entries to just three, he is now going to change the rules. Due to the run-off requirement, the deadline is extended 24 hours to midnight, Saturday, August 26th (CST).
(Bear of Surprises changes the rules all the time, which makes him so dangerous to play with, but you knew that going into this game.)
Or, call it a "run off" if you prefer. (Which is usually what people do when they meet Bear.)
In order to win, contestants must go to the Bear's other blog, which is just as entertaining and far less serious. The Bear speaks of his writing blog, which is where the Bear puts on his human suit and laughably tries to pretend to be one of you. Go there and leave a comment on the article you like best. If you want, click the bars in the upper left corner and look at the sidebar.
|Buster is standing by to promptly ship copies to winners.|
Or, whenever he gets over, uh, his distemper.
Exactly. And that's how the Bear is going to separate the real men and women from the gender-confused masses unworthy to possess his book because if you do not understand how mating works between a man and a woman, a lot of it will be over your head, anyway.
Hey, each book is a $29.99 value, and the Bear pays shipping in U.S. How can the Bear do this? Easy. By making sure Red Death never finds out! Our little secret: you, Bear, and Buster our shipping department.
JUDGING ANGELS, by Tim Capps, 1st ed. Moderate amount of smiting damage from being used as a missile during Mass. Cover has tiny symbols, apparently of successful strikes, similar to those painted on WWII aircraft. Priest 4; Choir Director 6; Altar Girls 2; Generic People 10. Coffee stains on pages from coffee squirting out of nose during fits of laughter. Otherwise in good condition. This is a very rare find. Inscribed in blue Flair pen with "Bear doodle" and autographed to [IMAGINE YOUR NAME HERE!]. New York Book Festival Honorable Mention sticker on cover. (Especially rare since the Bear developed a taste for the glue, and ate most of the stickers before they got on the books.) ASKING: $5000.
(Altar Girls? Wow. That's pretty cold even for a Bear.)
Read about it here. Deadline midnight (CST) Friday, 25th of August. Tough competition out there. And if you have read it and not reviewed it yet, please drop a ridiculously important review at Amazon.