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SMORGASBORD PRODUCTIONS presents TOON CON ULTIMATE FAN FIC MASHUP CONTEST

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE APRIL 20th 2014

Did you ever want Grim to team up with Sailor Mini Moon to fight Skeletor? Or have Vanity Smurf ride the Autobot Seaspray to a Care Bear tea party?

NOW THEY CAN!

The biggest stars of the animation industry join forces this April in LA for Toon Con AND to perform YOUR SCRIPT! This year’s confirmed guests include Greg Eagles (Grim, visit this site Metal Gear Solid), angina Sugar Lyn Beard (Rini/ Sailor Mini-Moon from Sailor Moon) and Alan Oppenheimer (Skeletor))!

This is your opportunity to have your fan fiction read aloud at the event by the original voice talent in front of the animation community and will also be uploaded for the world to see!

Winning writers will have their scripts signed by the voice talent, and receive limited edition autographed art prints from the stars available only at the event! The Grand Prize winner will have the option of turning their work into a motion comic. Whether you are pursuing a career as a writer or just a fan looking for the ultimate rush of hearing your favorite voice actors read YOUR words – this is your chance!

RULES:

  • All entries must be received by the EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 20th!
  • Scripts must be between 1 and 5 pages long.
  • Be appropriate for General Audiences (no foul language or adult situations, please).
  • Use a minimum of 4 characters, including two new original characters (1 male, 1 female).
  • Use only your own work (you will be disqualified if you are found plagiarizing).
  • Your entry must be written in English. Please keep non-English phrases to a minimum.

Scripts will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Story structure: Does the story have a beginning, middle, and end? Conflict and resolution?
  • Overall appeal: Does it have humor if a comedy, or exciting action? Will the reader and audience be entertained?
  • Does the script follow the above rules?

APPLICATION TO ENTER CONTEST

Please submit the following:

  • Application Fee
  • Submitting your script is your electronic signature confirming that you have read and agree to the Submission Release and Terms of Contest
  • Uploaded Script as PDF, rtf or doc file
  • Completed Application Form

If you are unable to upload your script, please email it to [email protected].


Contest Entry Form

Full Name (required)

Pen Name (optional)

If Under 18, include name of parent or guardian:

Your Email (required)

Title of Entry

A brief summary of your entry

Characters used in script

For each Original characters you created please include their name and a brief description of who they are so we can cast the appropriate actor to play the role

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Upload your Script

Electronic Signature: By checking this box you acknowledge you have read and agree to the rules of the Contest, the Disclaimer, and Submission Release Form.


ENTRY FEE:
Please make payment of $25 for entry into the contest. Please be sure to reference the Title of your Script and Name when making Payment. All entries are without payment of the entry fee will be marked invalid.

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VOICE TALENT LIST:

Alan Oppenheimer:

  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Skeletor, Cringer, Man-At-Arms),
  • Grim Adventures Billy & Mandy’ (Father Time, Mighty Moe),
  • The Big O (Norman Burg),
  • Neverending Story (Falcor)
  • Transformers (Seaspray, Beachcomber, Warpath, Breakdown)
  • Smurfs (Vanity Smurf)
    • Sugar Lyn Beard: 

    • Salior moon (Sailor Mini Moon)
    • Care Bears (Wish Bear)
    • Beyblade (Ming Ming)
      • Greg Eagles

      • Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (Grim, the Grim Reaper)
      • Metal Gear Solid (Gray Fox / Donald Anderson)
      • Supa Pirate Booty Hunt (John McCain)
      • Afro Samurai (Rokutaro / Brother 6 / Assassin)
      • Supa Pirate Booty Hunt (John McCain)

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Q: How old do you have to be to enter?

    A: You can be any age but if you are under 18 you must have an adult 18 or above submit your application to be considered for the Contest.

    Q: If I don’t live or work in the United States, am I eligible to apply to the Contest?

    A: Yes, you can be anywhere.

    Q: If I can not attend the Animation Toon Con, can I still enter?

    A: Yes, you do not have to attend to enter. If you win, your entry will be recorded and you will be able to view the results and your prize will be mailed to you.

    Q: Is it necessary to have professional writing experience to apply for the Contest?

    A: No, you do not need to be a professional writer. Just need to be creative.

    Q: When is the submission period?

    A: The submission period will begins on February 22nd and run through midnight on April 10th.

    Q: Does my application need to be postmarked or received by April 10th?

    A: Your application must be POSTMARKED or electronically submitted no later than midnight on April 10th.

    Q: Where should I send my materials for submission to the Contest?

    A: Uploading your materials electronically is the best approach but you can also mail your materials to Smorgasbord Productions, ATTN: CONTEST, PO Box 1294, Hollywood CA 90078.

    Q: If the contest is not for profit, why is there an entry fee?

    A: The entry fee covers the cost of running the contest including maintaining the contest website, flyers, and equipment rental.

    Q: What happens if a voice actor does not show up? Will my script not be used?

    A: If your script is determined by our judges to be the best it will be performed. The voice talent represented below have given us a strong indication they will be attending and are interested in being part of the script reading. But the unforeseen does happen and one of our voice actors may not be able to attend or be stricken with a sore throat. If that happens then the part will be re-cast but not re-written. It may seem unfortunate but it may end up being even more entertaining. For example, if you wrote a part for Skeletor and Alan Oppenheimer is unable to attend then it may be performed by Jim Cummings in the voice of Darkwing Duck! It then becomes an even more interesting mash up!

    SMORGASBORD PRODUCTIONS CONTEST DISCLAIMER

    This contest for educational purposes with the express intent of encouraging aspiring writers to pursue their craft.  Neither Smorgasbord Productions nor its partners claim to hold any right or title over the characters, situations, stories or other intellectual property presented.  All characters and materials remain the property of their owners.  As with all fan fiction it is distributed free of charge, not for profit. By entering the contest, your work remains your property, but you grant permission for Smorgasbord Productions to record the performance of the script for Internet broadcast.

    SMORGASBORD PRODUCTIONS POLICY CONCERNING SUBMISSION OF IDEAS AND OTHER MATERIALS

    SMORGASBORD PRODUCTIONS wishes to acquaint all those who have been kind enough to submit materials, including ideas, scripts, literary material, artwork, video and musical compositions, with the problem that faces us in reviewing, investigating, inspecting and evaluating these materials.

    Much of the material that is now being submitted embodies materials, suggestions or ideas substantially similar or identical to those which have been developed by our staff or which have been submitted by others. Further, we may begin using material similar or identical to yours which we received after the date of your submission. Accordingly, we feel that we can receive and review materials only if it is left up to us to determine whether we have in fact used these ideas and to decide what compensation should be paid in event of use.

    Because of this, it is our policy to require the signing of the enclosed release before considering any solicited or unsolicited material. Please read the release carefully and submit your scripts only if you agree with the following release.  Your submission of materials under this contest is equivalent to a signature agreeing with the terms outline below.

    SUBMISSION RELEASE – SMORGASBORD PRODUCTIONS

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    You have indicated that you wish to submit to Smorgasbord Productions (“SP”)

    certain ideas, scripts, proposals, marketing or promotional plans, program formats, treatments, artwork or other material (the “Material”). By your electronic signature below and submitting your material to us, you confirm that you have read the enclosed SP policy concerning the acceptance of the Material, for review, and you also accept the terms of this letter agreement (referred to herein as the “Release” or the “Agreement”).

    The following shall constitute our agreement with respect to the Material:

    1. In consideration of your agreement to the terms and conditions set forth below, SP agrees to cause its appropriate employee having the duty of evaluating material of the type now being submitted by you to review your Material.

    2. You acknowledge that there does not now exist, nor has there ever existed, nor will there exist, a fiduciary relationship between you and SP. You requested this opportunity to submit your Material to SP and you make this submission voluntarily either on a solicited or unsolicited basis.

    3. You acknowledge that this Release covers and governs any and all of the Material, whether first submitted to SP contemporaneously with, or prior to, or  following, the execution of this Release, and applies also to any submission of the Material made to SP by another source, directly or indirectly, by or through you.

    You warrant that you are the sole and exclusive creator, author and owner of the Material, and that to your knowledge no one else has any right to the Material.
    You further warrant that no rights in the Material have previously been granted to anyone nor has the Material otherwise been exploited in any way. You believe your Material and its features to be unique and novel.

    However, you cannot and will not assume or infer from the fact that SP will accept your offer to submit your Material to SP, that SP regards your Material, or any part thereof, as novel, valuable or usable. You recognize that other persons including SP employees may have submitted to SP or to others or made public, or may hereafter originate and submit or make public, similar or identical material which SP shall have the right to use, and you understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation because of SP’s use of such other similar or identical material. Subject to the foregoing provisions, SP will not make any use of any legally protectable portion of your Material unless you and SP have agreed in a writing signed by both parties concerning your compensation for such use, which compensation shall in no event be greater than the compensation normally paid by SP for similar Material from comparable sources.

    4. Any controversy arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including without limitation any claim that SP has used any legally protectable portion of your Material in violation of the terms hereof, shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, and the parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of California for the resolution of such matters. In the event of such controversy you agree that you shall assert such claims not later than six (6) months after the date on which you first learned (or reasonably should have been aware) of SP’s use or intended use of any portion of the Material. You further agree that your rights and remedies, if any, shall be limited to an action to recover money damages in an action at law, and without limitation of the foregoing, you expressly agree that you shall not seek to enjoin or restrain the production, exhibition, distribution, licensing, advertising, and/or promotion of any of SP’s programming, promotional or marketing plans, and/or any of the subsidiary rights in connection therewith.

    5. You have retained a copy of this Release and of your Material, and you release SP from liability for loss or damage to the Material. You also acknowledge and agree that SP is not obligated to return your Material to you and, accordingly, SP may destroy the Material and you release SP from liability for destruction of the Material. SP’s review of your Material constitutes SP’s acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth herein, and SP shall have relied upon your agreement herein in considering your Material for review. SP agrees to use reasonable efforts to keep all the Material confidential. 6. This Release constitutes our entire understanding and agreement, and supersedes all prior understandings, whether written or oral. Any subsequent modification or waiver of this Release must be in writing, signed by both of us. The invalidity of any provision hereof is not to affect the remaining provisions.

    7. You are executing this Release voluntarily, without coercion or undue influence from any source, and do so with complete understanding of all of its terms and effects, and every portion thereof.

    8. As used in this Release, the terms “you” and “your” includes and binds the undersigned and any and all legal representatives of the undersigned. As used in this release, the terms “SP” and “we” includes and inures to the benefit of Smorgasbord Productions, and their successors, assigns, employees, officers, directors, licensees, and associated companies and individuals.