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AbeBooks Contest: Escape to the Nebula Awards

by on Mar.17, 2007, under General News

Scott Laming writes ” I just wanted to let you know that AbeBooks just launched a contest where we are going to give a pair of SF&F fans a weekend at the Nebula Awards in New York. A pair of banquet tickets and two nights in the event hotel will go to the winner. The contest is free and open to everyone, I thought your readers might want a shot at going. All the details about the event and the contest are at the link below. Thanks and good luck =). -contest.shtml

4 Comments for this entry

  • robartcr5

    Smells Like A Scam to Me

    According to the contest rules; after the lucky entrant’s name is drawn; the entrant is required to solve a “qualifying mathematical problem”. WTF! It don’t smell like teen spirit to me. It smells like stinky marketing.

    Here’s a little qualifying mathematical problem for ya – What is the probability that anyone will actually win this trip?

    • Doc

      No scam – Blame Canada

      The contest is being run in Canada. If you look at the official rules of pretty much any sweepstakes that is open to residents of Canada, you will see the same thing.

      My assumption is that there is a law in Canada that requires this. Why I have no idea – any Canadians reading that can answer this? It seems almost discriminatory against the mathematically inept.

      I like the part about it being conducted via e-mail, but you must be “unaided by any other person, computer or calculator”. How do they know? And you are ON a computer to do it!

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