Tuesday, May 10, 2011

rum + plunder

Rum + Plunder
part of Random Magic Tour: Pirates! (schedule)
About: Random Magic
Tour organization: Lyrika Publicis
Guest relations (Triton’s Tavern): vvb32 reads
Contact the tour: @RandomMagicTour

Win some marrrrrrrrvelous plunder!

Play to win one of these great piratey prizes, by carrying off the most doubloons:

#1 - A cuddly pirate and a wild read (doll and book package prize)

Blackbeard pirate doll

Description: Adorable plush doll, about 12 inches (30.4 cm) high, a cuddly version of the infamous Blackbeard.

Shown above: Depiction of Blackbeard in the documentary,
Blackbeard: Terror at Sea.

About Blackbeard: Edward Teach (or Thatch), nicknamed Blackbeard, was an English pirate and terror of the West Indies and the American colonies. His nickname derived from his thick black beard, reputedly braided and tied with small colored ribbons.

The sight of his ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, was enough to make most ships surrender without a fight, yet those he captured, he held unharmed. His greatest success was the blockade of Charleston, South Carolina in 1718, when he ransomed the entire population.


*Gift-wrapped first edition, Random Magic
*First edition print
*Pretty and personalized gift-wrapping
(If you win this prize, please let us know your favorite color!)
*Random Magic postcards (2)
* Bookmark and other goodies

Shown above: Trailer for the book Random Magic, by Sasha Soren

About Random Magic: When absent-minded Professor Random misplaces the main character from Alice in Wonderland, young Henry Witherspoon must book-jump to fetch Alice before chaos theory kicks in and the world vanishes.

Along the way he meets Winnie Flapjack, a wit-cracking doodle witch with nothing to her name but a magic feather and a plan. Such as it is.

Henry and Winnie brave the Dark Queen, whatwolves, pirates, Strüths, and fluttersmoths, Priscilla and Charybdis, obnoxiously cheerful vampires, Baron Samedi, a nine-dimensional cat, and one perpetually inebriated Muse to rescue Alice and save the world by tea time.

#2 - A dashing corsair to accompany you everywhere

The Dashing Corsair
Stage character pirate puppet

Description: What a dashing corsair! Swashbuckling pirate puppet features details like an eye patch, doll hair, a saber and a hook-hand.

At 12 inches tall (30.4 cm), he features full-hand animation from inside.

This stage character puppet has a white shirt, brown vest and pants, dark brown boots, red and brown striped head band and long black hair. A great finger puppet with a workable head and hands.

Design reported to be discontinued in 2009 and is now a potential collector’s item. Plus he’s cute.

Note: Pirate does not stand up alone as shown.

#3 - Swords! Glamor! Action!

DVD (Multi-film DVD):
Pirates of the Golden Age

Shown above: Promo art from Against All Flags (movie included on DVD)

Description: Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with four
swashbuckling films in the Pirates of the Golden Age movie collection.

Join unforgettable shipmates Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony
, Yvonne DeCarlo and Donald O'Connor as they take to the high seas in search of boundless excitement and glorious treasure.

Multi-film DVD includes four classic favorites:
- Against All Flags,
- Buccaneer's Girl
- Yankee Buccaneer
- Double Crossbones

Shown above: Clips from Against All Flags (included on DVD)

Against All Flags: A British naval officer (Errol Flynn) is unjustly condemned for desertion and finds redemption with a beautiful buccaneer (Maureen O'Hara).

Shown above: Clips from Yankee Buccaneer (included in DVD set)

Yankee Buccaneer: "X" marks the spot where a U.S. commander (Jeff Chandler) must secretly infiltrate and stop a Caribbean colony of pirates and privateers before they dispatch him to the depths of Davy Jones' locker.


Buccaneer’s Girl: Love walks the plank when an ambitious New Orleans entertainer (Yvonne DeCarlo) discovers that the aristocratic playboy she's fallen for has a secret identity as a legendary pirate.

Double Crossbones: When a bumbling shopkeeper's apprentice (Donald O'Connor) finds himself unfairly accused of a crime, he joins a motley crew of pirates and finds his true calling on the South Seas.

Please note: Region 1 DVD (U.S./Canada) only; for other regions, will need a multi-region DVD player to view all films. Region map


If you’d like to play to win one of these cute pirate prizes, feel free to join the hunt, it’s simple and fun:

Winners: Three (3)

- First place winner (Most points): First pick of prizes

- Second winner: Second prize pick, based on final tally

- Third winner: Wins third prize, based on final tally

Open to all. All prizes are international.

Game ends: May 30, 2011, Midnight EDT

Winner announced: June 6, 2011

TO DO (Three parts):

1. Create a blog post with the Random Magic Tour: Pirates! image and title above with a link back to this post.

2. From May 10-30, 2011: Collect and copy/paste a minimum of five (5) coin badges that you find from the various blog tour stops listed on the schedule, with a notation of where it was found (first freebie coin below).

AND include the prize you’d like to win, plus your second alternate pick.

Need help? There’s a sample post above. You can see a live version here: Take a look

Please note: your post doesn't have to be centered or worded exactly the same and feel free to create your own layout.

3. In comments, send me the link to your post. You can send me the link to your post once the first coin is found.

* Scoring *

- Coin badge + link where it was found: 2 points

- Left comment on tour post: 1 point

- Twitter link: 1 point

- Max points per coin/link/comment/Twitter entry: 4

B O N U S: One extra entry okay on RM videos (to pick up one extra entry of max 4 pts)

One-time comment on RM trailer #1: RM long
One-time comment on RM trailer #2: RM short
One-time comment on RM review video: RM channel
Share any of videos above - with title, author listed - anywhere (blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Max points for this one extra entry: 4

IF you collect five coins: You are in finals!

IF you collect more than five coins: You go to bonus round.

Random.org will be used to break any ties, if needed.

To WIN: Collect the most points by May 30, 2011.

Random Magic Tour: Pirates! schedule


BONUS extra: Another cool way to win some marrrrrrvelous plunder…

Come along on the tour, May 10-30, to find bonus Little Pirate Prizes, scattered in surprise posts through May 30.

Happy hunting!

C O N T E S T A N T S:

Samantha of Kakashisgf's World

Kiwi of Assortments and more loot located here



Contest has ended - winner is here



* image source: treasure map

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