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The Mary Sue And ThinkGeek Want To Make Your Life More Awesome With A Contest


Who doesn’t love a good contest? Especially one that could put some seriously cool nerd items in your hand. Check out what ThinkGeek has lined up for a few special winners! 

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One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from ThinkGeek! But that’s not all, the same winner will be the proud owner of a Mega Stomp Panic – Audio Reality Costume.

With a traditional costume, you take the way you look regularly and cover it up with clothing, masks, and makeup. The Mega Stomp Panic creates a costume using SOUND only. The sounds from the Mega Stomp are synchronized to your steps and stomps, giving the illusion that you are generating them yourself. See it in action!

Then, TWO runners-up will get to live out their dream of being Matt Smith’s Doctor with a Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote!

This Mark VII Sonic Screwdriver is specially created for Earth use. It’s been simplified so as not to cause danger to human operators, while still being an extremely powerful tool in the wrangling of entertainment electronics. Using simple and intuitive movements you will be able to use the Sonic Screwdriver to control your devices just like The Doctor. Rotate clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the volume on your iPod dock; flick the Sonic Screwdriver up and down to change TV channels or navigate the program guide; and even open your DVD tray by pulling back on the Sonic Screwdriver. With 13 gestures and 3 memory banks, you can store up to 39 remote control codes on the Sonic Screwdriver: plenty to control all of your Earth-based entertainment equipment. In Control Mode, each gesture triggers a classic Sonic Screwdriver sound effect and the tip illuminates with a bright green light. (There’s also a Quiet Mode if you’re stealthy.) And because The Doctor doesn’t let just anyone use his stuff, there’s a Lock Code that allows you to ensure that it’s yours… ALL YOURS.

How do you win? Well first, you’ll need a Twitter account. Second, you’ll want to follow both The Mary Sue and ThinkGeek. These buttons will help you do that.

Then you’ll need to tweet this bolded message:

I just entered @The_MarySue & @ThinkGeek’s #MakeMeMoreAwesome contest! Enter here:

Please remember, if you do not follow @The_MarySue on Twitter WE WILL NOT BE ABLE to contact you if you win and you will be disqualified. (Be sure to keep an eye on your Direct Messages!) The contest is open to anyone worldwide except those living in Spain and Mexico (sorry!). Entries must be received by 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Friday, November 30th, 2012. We will randomly pick a winner and contact them soon after the contest ends. Good luck!

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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