Liaden Universe® Challenge!

Now that there’s new Liaden Universe® gear, not to mention two! new! books! out loose in the world causing who knows what havoc and consternation, Steve and I said, What the heck; let’s have a contest.

We are therefore announcing the DO IT LIKE A DELM contest. Here’s what you have to do to play:

Take a picture (a selfie, or ask a friend to help you out) of yourself, wearing your cool! new! Liaden gear, in. . .a bookstore. . .at WorldCon. . .in a hang-glider. . .at the top of Mount Washington. . .swimming with dolphins. . .at a family picnic — you see where we’re going with this, right? Right.

What’s that you say? You don’t have any cool! new! Liaden gear?

We got you covered.

You may also play by taking a picture of you and one of the two! new! books just out from Baen — those being Dragon in Exile, and Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 3 — in exciting situations similar but certainly not limited to those listed above.

OR!

If you are one of the few and the proud who still own your original green-and-gold Plan B tshirt, or the second-run navy-and-white I Dare tshirt — take a picture of yourself wearing this historic gear, and you will have a Bonus Point added to your entry.

Entry?

Yes, entry!

You didn’t think we just wanted you to take photos to post to your Facebook Wall, did you?

Heck no! After you take that picture, we want you to send it to us! We’ll post it on korval.com, and every Sunday,  starting August 23, we will choose a winner from all entries.

Cool, huh?

OK, here’s the rules in 1-2-3 format.

1. Take a picture of yourself in your new or historic Liaden gear doing something interesting. ALTERNATIVELY, take a picture of yourself with one of the two new Liaden books doing something really interesting — but not dangerous! No, really. This isn’t worth getting killed.

2. Send that picture to liadenuniverse@gmail.com, be sure to include an email address that you check regularly with your entry.

3. Multiple entries are allowed, but! No more than one picture per day may be submitted.

4. All submissions may be posted to a gallery on korval.com

5. On Sunday we will choose a winner, and the winning picture will be posted on korval.com in Isolated Glory.

6. In addition to Glory, the winner will receive a coupon for one free Baen ebook of their choice.

7. Contest starts Monday August 17 at 1:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, and ends at noon EDT on Saturday, October 3, 2015.  Pictures received before Monday August 17 will not be admitted to the contest.  The last winner will be posted on korval.com on Sunday, October 4.

Want to play, but don’t have a shirt? Order one here: Offworld Designs

Want to play, but don’t have a book? Look to the Uncle. Uncle Hugo, that is.

To get y’all in the mood, here are a couple of sample shots:

Steve, doin' it like a delm

Steve, doin’ it like a delm.  A delm slightly in his cups, perhaps, but a delm, nonetheless.

Sharon doing it like a delm.

Sharon doin’ it like a delm.  Those kids just can’t keep outta trouble on the streets, can they?

 

And the winner is!

Jennifer McGaffey and Lt. Colonel Michael P. Anderson give the Dragon a hand in Spokane.  Jennifer will be awarded a coupon for a free Baen ebook of her choice.

Jennifer McGaffey: I and Lt Col Anderson, at Sasquan, doin' it like a delm.

Jennifer McGaffey: I and Lt Col Anderson, at Sasquan, doin’ it like a delm.

You may view all the entries for Week One by clicking this link.

Thanks to everyone who rose to the challenge last week, and showed their Inner Delm.  The next challenge period begins tomorrow, Monday, August 24, when we hope to see you Doing It Like A Delm.

Challenge rules may be found by clicking this link.

We have a winner for the second week challenge!

Brian Davis and Ironsides reveal their Cunning Plan for conquest in the name of the Tree-and-Dragon.

Brian Davis: Relaxing like a Delm with Centurian Tank “Ironsides” while showing the Tree and Dragon. It’s all part of Plan B.

Brian Davis: Relaxing like a Delm with Centurian Tank “Ironsides” while showing the Tree and Dragon. It’s all part of Plan B.

You may view all the entries for Week Two by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week One by clicking this link.

Many thanks to everyone who rose to last week’s challenge to display their Inner Delm.  The next challenge period begins tomorrow, Monday, August 31, when we hope to see you Doing It Like A Delm.

Challenge rules may be found by clicking this link.

Third Week Challenge Winner!

Joe Martin, taking it to the streets of Las Vegas.  Like a delm!

Joe Martin:  Liad in Las Vegas!!!

Joe Martin: Liad in Las Vegas!!!

All challenge winners receive a coupon for a Baen ebook of their choice.

You may view all the entries for Week Three by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Two by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week One by clicking this link.

Many thanks to everyone who rose to last week’s challenge to display their Inner Delm.  The next challenge period begins tomorrow, Monday, September 7, when we hope to see you Doing It Like A Delm.

Challenge rules may be found by clicking this link.

Week Four Winner in the Do It Like A Delm Challenge is. . .

. . .Catherine Taylor, taking the delm’s interests to the birthplace of Michelangelo Buonarroti, in Caprese.

Catherine Taylor:  scouting art treasures for the family trading enterprise

Catherine Taylor: scouting art treasures for the family trading enterprise

All challenge winners receive a coupon for a Baen ebook of their choice.

You may view all the entries for Week Four by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Three by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Two by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week One by clicking this link.

Many thanks to everyone who rose to last week’s challenge to display their Inner Delm.  The next challenge period begins tomorrow, Monday, September 14, when we hope to see you Doing It Like A Delm.

Challenge rules may be found by clicking this link.

Do It Like A Delm Week Five Winner!

It was a tough field, this week — see for yourself.

In fact, it was so tough that we had to call in an Extra Special Judge to help us make a decision.  Princess Jasmine Spite herself scrutinized the challengers in-between naps, and in the end, she placed her paw against this photo of Bruce Glassford, double-dragoned, and knitting a shawl for the delmae.

Bruce Glassford: Working on a shawl for the delmae

Bruce Glassford: Working on a shawl for the delmae

Congratulations, Bruce!  And — Thank you! to all the challengers.

All challenge winners receive a coupon for a Baen ebook of their choice.

You may view all the entries for Week Five by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Four by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Three by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Two by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week One by clicking this link.

Many thanks to everyone who rose to last week’s challenge to display their Inner Delm.  The next challenge period begins tomorrow, Monday, September 21, when we hope to see you Doing It Like A Delm.

Challenge rules may be found by clicking this link.

We have a winner! Do It Like A Delm, Week Six!

Another tough choice this week.  The judges finally came down on the side of Mad Science, and Elaine Walker’s important study in the field of dry ice.

Tomorrow?  Is the FINAL week of the Do It Like A Delm Challenge.  All of you who have been trembling on the brink of embracing your inner delm — this is The Hour in which to Show Them All!

Elaine Walker:  This is me between labs in my denim Liaden Universe shirt investigating the sublimation of dry ice.

Elaine Walker:
This is me between labs in my denim Liaden Universe shirt investigating the sublimation of dry ice.

Congratulations, Elaine!  And — Thank you! to all the challengers.

All challenge winners receive a coupon for a Baen ebook of their choice.

You may view all of the entries for Week Six by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Five by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Four by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Three by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Two by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week One by clicking this link.

Many thanks to everyone who rose to last week’s challenge to display their Inner Delm.  The next challenge period begins tomorrow, Monday, September 28, when we hope to see you Doing It Like A Delm.

Challenge rules may be found by clicking this link.

The Do It Like A Delm Week Seven winning challenger is!

Elizabeth Wichman, visiting with the family tree.

Elizabeth Wichman: I had to wait to take this photo until I was at the ancestral homestead, so I could climb the tree I spent my childhood climbing, like Daav and Er Thom.  Luckily, I arrived last night, just in time for the end of the contest! I coulda climbed higher, but I wanted the logo to not get lost among the leaves

Elizabeth Wichman: I had to wait to take this photo until I was at the ancestral homestead, so I could climb the tree I spent my childhood climbing, like Daav and Er Thom. Luckily, I arrived last night, just in time for the end of the contest!
I coulda climbed higher, but I wanted the logo to not get lost among the leaves

Congratulations, Beth!  And — Thank you! to all the challengers.

All challenge winners receive a coupon for a Baen ebook of their choice.

You may view all of the entries for Week Seven by clicking this link.

You may view all of the entries for Week Six by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Five by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Four by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Three by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week Two by clicking this link.

You may view all the entries for Week One by clicking this link.

Many thanks to everyone who rose to last week’s challenge to display their Inner Delm.

This concludes the final week in the Do It Like A Delm Challenge.  Thanks to everyone who played along!  Steve and I had fun; and we hope you did, too.

Challenge rules may be found by clicking this link.