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From Titan Books & AICN!! The Twelve Hours Of Christmas Are Now!!

Published at: Dec. 13, 2011, noon CST

Merrick here...

 

...with a fun chance for you to score some awesome Christmas swag from our good friends over at Titan Books.  I truly love Titan publications.  'Tis consistently high-class material geared towards several genres/Geek sets, so I'm very happy to be able to offer you this opportunity, and deeply appreciate Titan's generous cooperation in our giveaway as well as their handling of fulfillment.  
 
Below there are twelve Titan titles...one for each of the 12 Days of Christmas...but in this case we're working with 12 Hours (12pm CST USA to 11:59:59PM CST USA -today, December 13, 2011).
 
Next to the title of each book below, you'll find a one hour time period specified. Within each of these hour-long time periods, I've secretly pre-selected a specific time.  Whoever's e-mail hits my Inbox at, or closest to, the time I pre-selected within each hour block will receive 1 (ONE) copy of the book being awarded in said one hour block of time. 
 
All entries will be selected from Central Standard Time zone - i.e. you need to hit the right pre-selected time CST (I'm going by what's auto-stamped on the Yahoo address to which you're e-mailing)  to win. 
 
BE SURE TO ADJUST YOUR ENTRY/SEND TIME SO THAT IT IS RECEIVED WITHIN THE CST WINDOW YOU INTENDED (the time window reflected on the titles below) - AGAIN, THIS IS CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, USA!!  AICN and/or Titan will not be held accountable if you inadvertently win a title you weren't interested in because your entries were submitted during the wrong time block.  
 
You can CLICK HERE for a nifty, easy to use time conversion tool to help you reconcile your time zone (globally) with Central Standard Time, US.
 
You can enter for multiple titles, all titles, submit multiple entries, etc. but you can only win one time (i.e. one title). Thus, if you win multiple times during this giveaway (which would be highly unlikely), we'll take your earliest "winning" entry and disqualify subsequent entries in favor of the next closest participants.  
 

 

THIS IS THE E-MAIL ADDRESS YOU NEED TO USE, SO CLICK IT IF YOU WANT TO MAYBE GET A COOL BOOK!!!

 

 

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES FROM A FREQUENTLY CHECKED E-MAIL ADDRESS!!!! If we can't get in touch with you quickly and easily, your entry will be scratched and we will default to the next closest entry. 

 IT IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN YOUR E-MAIL. This information is used to expedite prize shipment only.  All information is summarily discarded when the contest closes.  No spams, mailing lists, etc.  Failure to include this information will result in summary disqualification.  

CONTEST IS OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL READERS.  

 

So now, all you gotta do is do it.  What's up for grabs?

 

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The Hammer Vault (12 Noon - 1 PM CST USA) 

This remarkable journey through the Hammer vault includes props, annotated script pages, unused poster artwork, production designs, rare promotional material and private correspondence. Hundreds of rare and previously unseen stills help to create a rich souvenir of Hammer’s legacy, from the X certificate classics of the 1950s to the studio’s latest productions. 

 

 

 

 

The Art of Hammer - Posters From the Archive of Hammer Films (1-2 PM CST USA) 


Hammer Films were almost as well known for the way in which they sold their films, as for the films themselves. The Art of Hammer is the first ever collection of the company’s iconic movie posters, and is a celebration of movie art at its best. This large format, lavish hardback brings together hundreds of rare posters from around the world, and features Hammer’s greatest films.

 

 

 

 

Drew Struzan: Oeuvre (2-3 PM CST USA) 


Drew Struzan has created some of the most iconic movie posters of the last 30 years, from Raiders of the Lost Ark to Star Wars: Episode III. This sumptuous hardcover edition, with an Introduction by George Lucas, features over 250 pieces of art, including all of Drew’s most iconic movie images, as well as other career highlights, from album and book covers, to original works. 

 

 

 

 

The True Adventures of the World’s Greatest Stuntman (3-4 PM CST USA) 


Think you don’t know Vic Armstrong? Wrong! You’ve seen his work in countless films. He’s been stunt double for James Bond, Indiana Jones and Superman, and he’s directed action scenes for 3 Bond movies, Mission Impossible 3, I Am Legend and the upcoming Thor, to name but a few. He’s got a lot of amazing stories to tell, and they’re all here in this, the movie memoir of the year!

 

 

 

 

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: The Book (4-5 PM CST USA) 


Joss Whedon’s Emmy award-winning musical tragicomedy tells the story of Billy, aka Dr Horrible, a budding supervillain who wants to take over the world... and pluck up the courage to speak to his laundromat crush Penny. With exclusive new material from Joss and the production team, new photos, sheet music and even an Introduction from Captain Hammer, this official book is a must for fans.

 

 

 

 

Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss (5-6 PM CST USA)

With his colorful spaceships, intricate machines and futuristic cities, Chris Foss revolutionised the science fiction book covers of the 1970s and the 1980s. Hardware is a comprehensive collection of the covers Chris Foss created for modern science fiction titles, including Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy, E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith’s Lensman series, and works by A. E. Van Vogt and Philip K. Dick.

 

 

 

 

The Consummata (6-7 PM CST USA) 


Begun by mystery master Mickey Spillane in the late 1960s and completed four decades later by Max Allan Collins, The Consummata is the long-awaited follow-up to Spillane's bestseller The Delta Factor -- a breathtaking tale of treachery, sensuality, and violence, showcasing two giants of crime fiction at their pulse-pounding, two-fisted best. 

 

 

 

 

Getting Off: A Novel of Sex and Violence (7-8 PM CST USA) 


Acclaimed mystery writer Lawrence Block introduces a sexy and deadly new femme fatale in GETTING OFF, the story of a young woman who sets off on a quest to find every man she’s ever slept with – and to murder them all. Kit Tolliver is a smart, self-motivated, self-possessed woman, but she feels a compelling need to wipe the slate clean when it comes to her former lovers. So she heads off on a cross-country road trip, enjoying some great sex and some even greater killings, all while trying to understand what she’s doing it for.

 

 

 

 

Joe Simon - My Life in Comics (8-9 PM CST USA) 


In his own words, this is the life of Joe Simon, one of the most important figures in comics history, and half of the famous creative team Simon and Kirby. Simon began his prolific career in the Great Depression, and this book reveals what it was like to bring comics out of their infancy, as they became an American art form.

 

 

 

 

Supernatural - Night Terror (9-10 PM CST USA) 


Alerted to strange happenings in Clayton Falls, Colorado, Bobby sends the boys to check it out. A speeding car with no driver, a homeless man pursued by a massive Gila monster, a little boy chased by uprooted trees—it all sounds like the stuff of nightmares. The boys fight to survive a series of terrifying nighttimes, realizing that sometimes the nightmares don’t go away—even when you’re awake...

 

 

 

 

Marty Feldman: The Biography of a Comedy Legend  (10-11 PM CST USA) 


Mike Myers thinks he was ‘a genius’, while John Cleese regards him as ‘a true cultural icon’. He was an architect of British comedy, paving the way for Monty Python, and then became a major Hollywood star, forever remembered as Igor in Young Frankenstein. A pioneer of comedy, he died aged only 48. His name was Marty Feldman, and here, at last, is the first ever biography.

 

 

 

 

Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art (11-12 PM CST USA) 


LA’s annual Crazy 4 Cult art show has quickly become a phenomenon, with huge crowds and high profile buyers like Kevin Smith and Joss Whedon snapping up work by the cream of the underground/urban scene. These are surprising, beautiful and very, very cool paintings inspired by The Big Lebowski, Edward Scissorhands, Blade Runner, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange, Pulp Fiction and more.

 

Have fun, best of luck, and wishing you the Happiest of Holidays! 

 

--- CHECK BACK OVER THE COMING WEEKEND FOR CONTEST RESULTS ---

 

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