Dark Horse joins forces with Buffyfest for live Twitter chat

by Jeff

20436 Dark Horse joins forces with Buffyfest for live Twitter chatMedia Release — Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 is gearing up for the final arcs of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel & Faith comics and we’re stoked to see how this season’s climax brings the scoobies back together. We’ve joined forces with Buffyfest to cohost a chat with all of the writers of the Season 9 comics!

Join @buffyfest and @DarkHorseComics next Thursday, April 18th at 5pm Pacific Time for a Live Twitter Chat with writers Andrew Chambliss, Christos Gage, Jane Espenson, Drew Greenberg, Victor Gischler, Jeff Parker

Follow: @andrewchambliss, @christosgage, @janeEspenson, @drewZachary, @victorgischler, @jeffparker

We’ll be taking over the Dark Horse Twitter feed for one hour next Thursday April 18th to chat with Season 9 Writers about the season and the various comics that have brought us to this final arc and what it’s like writing for one of the most beloved pop-culture series!

We will host the chat using the #BuffyS9Chat hashtag.

Join us to ask your questions about the series, the writing process, and what we can expect from our favorite heroes in the future in this #BuffyS9Chat!

Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes! One (1) Grand Prize winner will win all four (4) volumes of the Season 8 Library Edition Hardcovers. Two other winners we’ll receive a signed copy of Angel & Faith Vol. 1 TPB, signed by Christos Gage!

We’ll pick three (3) random winners that qualify and work with you to ship your prizes to you! Participants must use the Hashtag #BuffyS9Chat in at least 3 separate tweets with appropriate questions or comments. Winners will be chosen randomly at Dark Horse Comics discretion. (Prizes available only to US Residents…Sorry)

Make sure you’re prepared for this incredible #BuffyS9Chat!



A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Dark Horse Twitter LIVE CHAT (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 17:00:01 pm (PDT) on 4/18/13 and ends at 18:00:00 pm (PDT) on 4/18/13 for Internet entry. The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Dark Horse Comics, Inc., 10956 SE Main Street, Milwaukie, OR (the “Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.

ELIGIBILITY: THE DARK HORSE TWITTER SWEEPSTAKES (“Sweepstakes”) IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE CONTIGUOUS CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF ENTRY DATE. Employees and their families of Sponsors, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, agencies and those living in the household of same are not eligible to enter or win. All U.S. Federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by all terms of these Official Rules.

HOW TO ENTER ONLINE: Beginning at 17:00:00 pm (PDT) on 4/18/13 you may enter via the Internet by logging onto http://www.darkhorse.com/blog/1361 (the “Entry Site”) and following the Sweepstakes entry directions. ALL ONLINE ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 18:00:00 pm (PDT) on 4/18/13.


The Promotion Parties, prize suppliers, and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s), and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, retailers and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including without limitation any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; inability to access the Entry Site; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any web site (including the Entry Site) or for any other reason whatsoever; changes in schedule of the Event; typographical, printing or other errors; any deposited or mailed entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, or postage due, or any combination thereof. Proof of mailing entry, depositing entry in display at Event or entering information at the Entry Site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, incomplete, and mechanically reproduced entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules. The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the United States and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum. The information obtained via the entry will be used by Sponsors and their affiliates for marketing purposes. Sponsors and their affiliates would like to use this information to contact you either by mail or email with updates about special promotions or offers.

WINNER SELECTION: Three (3) winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries on or about 4/18/13 by Dark Horse Comics. If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable for any reason, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a subsequent random drawing. Prize is not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. No substitution for the prize by the winner will be allowed. If necessary, due to unavailability of the prize for any reason, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Sponsors.

All Federal, state and local tax liabilities are the responsibility of the winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsors to use the winner’s name, likeness, biography, statements, and any other similar materials for marketing, promotional and publicity purposes without additional compensation or any limitation.

PRIZE: GRAND PRIZE (One [1] will be awarded): The Grand Prize shall consist of 4 Volumes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Library Edition Hardcovers. The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded is $150.00.

The odds of winning the prize are determined by the total number of eligible entries received.

LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: Releasees shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsors’ sole control.

GENERAL: Entrants release and waive any claims they may have against Releasees for any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorney’s fees) resulting from acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize or element thereof, or participation in this Sweepstakes.

If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if this Sweepstakes or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsors’ sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event this Sweepstakes is cancelled, the Sponsors will conduct a random drawing to award all prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at the Entry Site. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE (INCLUDING THE ENTRY SITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If a dispute arises about who submitted an entry on the Entry Site, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account entered. The authorized account holder is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsors with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.

NOTE: Internet entry must be made by the entrant only at the Entry Site. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including, but not limited to, commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of any device to automate the entry process is prohibited.

WINNERS LIST: For an Official Winners List (available after 4/18/13), or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: THE DARK HORSE TWITTER SWEEPSTAKES, (please specify Official Winners’ List or Official Rules), Dark Horse Comics, Inc., 10956 SE Main Street, Milwaukie, OR. Residents of VT may omit return postage.

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