Lets start off with this: wow, there was a lot of voting! Our first Bonus Story Contest had quite a bit of people chiming in on their story pick, but this put it to shame. Literally 2.5 times the number of votes were cast this time around as were in the first contest! That's amazing. I had no idea the turnout would be so big for this, and I'm really honored that you guys were so interested (and competitive!) for which story ideas and artists got picked.
So to review, the nominations were...
Part 1: Best Story idea:
-Attack of the Glass Spiders From Mars
-A David Bowie Tribute
-A Star Wars Pastiche
-An Alexander Hamilton AU
-Weird and Wonderful Adventures on Spiral!
Part 2: Best Artist for the Job:
So, the winners of the second Great 10kd Bonus Story contest are....
Part 1: Best Story Idea
Part 2: The Best Artist for the Job!
"But wait, there's more!"
Voting was extremely close this time around. Even with the immense number of votes, most categories were separated by a single one. After some discussion with Olivia, we decided it would be best to include a second and third place option, to help bring the other most voted on stories to light at a later date. Therefore, congraulations to our second and third place winners:
2. Chase Jones
3. Rachel Johnson
Chase will be illustrating a future 10kd Star Wars Pastiche, and Rachel will be illustrating an Alexander Hamilton AU! These stories will show up sometime in the future! Your passion for these story ideas was infectious, and we're happy to oblige you in making them a reality ^_^!
A New 10,000 Dawns Theme Song!
If you missed the announcement yesterday, the amazing musician Alex Rose has contributed a brand-new song to 10,000 Dawns as our new theme song! It's called "Space Adventure" and you can download it for free today!
You can find Alex Rose on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Alexroseandthemagicalacoustic
And her Bandcamp (with another free download!) here: http://alexroseandthemagicalacoustic.bandcamp.com
Thank you so much to everyone who voted, who submitted ideas, and to all of the artists who put their foot out there to be a part of this. Your support in making 10kd has been phenomenal, and I'm happy to keep making it for your enjoyment. The whole 10kd team does to.
Love and dinosaurs, -Jim
Poet, Playwright, Game Designer, Writer, Freelancer for hire.