2019 Emerald City Comic Con XP Prize Station Sweepstakes Official Rules

1. HOW TO ENTER:    

(a) Scan at the Station!  There will be two (2) Emerald City Comic Con Prize Stations (the “Stations”) at Emerald City Comic Con 2019. One Station shall be at each of the following locations:

Location 1:    Hyatt Level 7 outside the Main Stage
Location 2:    WSCC Level 4 Skybridge Lobby  

To enter, simply scan your activated Registration Badge, which has a unique QR Code on the back, at least once during the Sweepstakes Period.  You may enter once per day at location 1 (Hyatt Level 7) Station during the Sweepstakes Period for a maximum total of 4 entries.  Your Badge scan enters you for the drawing for instant win prizes.

(b)    Sweepstakes Period: You may enter March 14 –17, 2019 at the Stations during the hours the ECCC Prize Stations are open: 10am-7pm daily.
(c)   No Purchase Necessary. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning.  Alternatively, to enter, you may send a 3” by 5” postcard, postmarked by Friday, March 17, 2019 with your name, address, email and daytime phone number to: Reed Exhibitions– ECCC XP Prize Station Sweepstakes, Reed Exhibitions, 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851, Attn: Alex Melillo.
(d)   All entries become the property of ReedPOP and will not be acknowledged or returned. Incomplete entries will be considered invalid and ineligible to win. Not responsible for lost, misdirected, garbled, mistranscribed or late entries.

2. PRIZES:

A total number of instant win prizes will be awarded.  Total estimated value of all prizes will be announced closer to the start date. Limit one prize per person.  For instant win prizes, please see the Prize Chart attached hereto with specific details and the estimated value of each prize.
(b) Instant Win Prizes: Upon winning an instant prize, each winner will be announced instantly on the screen of the Station indicating the category of prize won.  Winners may redeem Instant Win prizes from Emerald City Comic Con staff at the Station immediately upon winning (actual prize or redemption ticket will be provided pending storage space at the Station).
(c) Winners selected at random. Odds of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received.  
(d) Please be aware there may be a tax liability in accepting a prize (See Rule No. 5 below).

3. GENERAL RULES:

(a) Prizes are nontransferable and no substitution will be allowed, except by the Sponsors who reserve the right to award a prize (or portion of prize) of equal or greater value. Sponsors and their respective agencies assume no responsibility or liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use of a prize.
(b) By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsors and agrees to the collection and use of their entrant information pursuant to Rule No. 9 below.
(c) Each winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability/Publicity Release (where legal) within 10 days of notification attempt or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.  By accepting a prize, each winner (i) grants permission to Sponsors to use winner’s name, address (city and state only), voice, likeness, photograph and biographical and prize information and/or statements about the Sweepstakes in all media for publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law, and (ii) releases and holds harmless the Sponsors and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives from any and all liability for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation, death and bodily injury, resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of any prize, participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity or travel or from any interaction with, or downloading of, Sweepstakes information.

4. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to 2019 Emerald City Comic Con attendees who are legal residents of the United States of America who are 18 years of age or older at their time of entry. Employees (and their immediate families and household members) of Reed Exhibitions, and employees (and their immediate families and household members) of Reed Exhibitions’ advertising and promotion agencies, are not eligible.  This offer is void where prohibited and subject to all federal, state and local laws.

5. TAXES: A 1099-MISC will be issued to each recipient of a prize with a retail value of US$600 or more. Each winner is solely responsible for taxes on the prize received and should consult a tax professional to determine his or her tax liability. Sponsors are not allowed to give tax advice.

6. QR SCAN ENTRY DISCLAIMER: Sponsors are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled scan transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes. No responsibility is assumed for: any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any infrared or RFID technology, telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, or software; or failure of any electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or other device or the contents thereof related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this contest. In the event of a dispute over an electronic entry, prize will be awarded to the person identified as the event registrant.

8. GOVERNING LAW: The laws of the State of Washington, without reference to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof, govern the Sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto. Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in Seattle, Washington; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”); and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. 

9. USE OF ENTRY INFORMATION:  Entry information will be collected by ReedPOP. ReedPOP’s collection and use of entrant information will be governed by ReedPOP’s on-line privacy policy, available for viewing at http://www.reedpop.com/Privacy-Policy/?epslanguage=en#cookies .

10. SPONSORS: The Sponsors of this Sweepstakes are:
Reed Exhibitions (d/b/a ReedPOP and ReedPOP Supply Co.) (383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851)

   Any third party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners.

INSTANT WIN PRIZE CHART

Prize Description

Number of Winners

Estimated
Prize Value per winner (US$)

Game of thrones Big Box

4

$125

Game of thrones smaller box

8

$75

18720 KCC Fantastic Four Comic Variant - 2845

400

$1

18007 ECCC 2018 Key Art Pin

162

$3

18815 Angry Cabby Tentacle Kitty - 150

75

$5

18023 ECCC 2018 Tervis Tumbler

50

$10

Gameworks ALL DAY passes valued at $250 each

5

$250

Tap House Grill gift cards valued at $25 each

2

$25

Flat Stick Pub gift cards valued for one free round of golf each

25

$1

$50 gift cards from Dragonfish Café

3

$50

FOCO Pins

133

$1

Monster and Dames

23

$3

Hats

15

$1

ECCC Totes

25

$1

ECCC Shirts

3

$1

ECCC Capes

10

$1

Tales of the Con

38

$1

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