Famed Comic-Con in San Diego allows Rose City Comic Con to use its trademark
PORTLAND, Ore., November 27, 2017 — Rose City Comic Con, Portland, Oregon’s largest comics and pop-culture convention, is proud to announce its association with San Diego Comic Convention for its three-day event taking place September 7-9, 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center. Rose City Comic Con received the license at no additional cost to the show, and acknowledges the trademark owned by San Diego Comic Convention and is excited to affiliate itself with the prestigious event.
“Comic-Con, the San Diego convention, is without question the biggest and most important event in the comics and popular arts industry every year. To have the respected event recognize the hard work of Rose City Comic Con by providing a license agreement is really remarkable for the city of Portland and the incredible community of creators we’re lucky to have here,” said Rose City Comic Con founder Ron Brister.
“Comic-Con has a long history of producing conventions that have a high standard with regard to programming and exhibitor involvement,” said David Glanzer, chief communications and strategy officer for San Diego Comic Convention, “we are thrilled that Rose City Comic Con has met and continues to meet that high standard. “
Rose City Comic Con has released a select number of sneak peek tickets for its 2018 show in advance of guest announcements. Attendees who purchase one of the select Fast Passes before Dec. 31, 2017 will be entered to win a pair of passes to Comic-Con International: San Diego, July 19-22, 2018 (travel and accommodations not included)*. For more information, visit rosecitycomiccon.com or Rose City Comic Con’s Facebook page.
About Rose City Comic Con:
Founded in 2011, Rose City Comic Con quickly became Portland’s largest and most diverse comics convention. Building from the strong, independent creative community in the city and combining well-known creators, celebrity guests, and cosplay enthusiasts in a family-friendly atmosphere, RCCC brings together a variety of passionate fans in one epic weekend.
About LeftField Media:
LeftField Media, LLC is an events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion. LeftField was formed in 2014 by Greg Topalian (President, LeftField Media) and is now owned by Topalian and Clarion Events Ltd. With a keen sense of the ever-evolving needs of businesses and their consumers as well as new opportunities created by change, LeftField takes a clean slate approach to business. LeftField’s portfolio includes Play Fair (playfairny.com), a family-focused celebration of toys and play built with the Toy Industry Association; Awesome Con (awesomecon.com), Washington DC’s Comic Con; Anime NYC (animenyc.com), a Japanese pop culture festival presented by Crunchyroll; AXPONA (axpona.com), A hi-fi audio convention in partnership with JD Events; and The Classic Auto Show (theclassicautoshow.com), a classic and vintage auto show launched in Los Angeles. LeftField Media is headquartered in historic South Norwalk, CT. (leftfieldmedia.com)
About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
*To participate in this Sweepstakes, you must agree to and abide by these Official Rules.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS, AND VALID E-MAIL ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED.
Sponsor: LeftField Media (“Sponsor”), 50 Day St, 1st Floor, Norwalk, CT, 06854.
Eligibility: The “Rose City Comic Con Getaway Giveaway” (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, who are 13 years of age or older as of the beginning of the Sweepstakes. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, and independent contractors) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Sponsor or any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising, or promoting the Sweepstakes or supplying the prizes, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated, and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not. Void outside of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and where prohibited by law.
Sweepstakes Schedule: The Sweepstakes begins on or about 12:00:01 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 1, 2017 and ends 12:00:01 PM ET on December 31, 2017 (“Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes.
ENTRY VIA EMAIL – During the Promotion Period, subscribe to the Rose City Comic Con Newsletter at rosecitycomiccon.com. For the avoidance of doubt, a product purchase is NOT required, nor will a purchase enhance your chances of winning. You may include comments with your tweet, but this is not required. (Nor will the inclusion of comments in any way enhance your odds of winning a prize.) BY SUBMITTING AN EMAIL ADDRESS, YOU ARE INDICATING YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND FULLY AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES. DO NOT SUBMIT AN EMAIL ADDRESSS WITHOUT FIRST REVIEWING THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
Random Drawings/Selection of Winners: Potential prize winners will be selected via a random drawing on or about 12/31/17 from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. For the avoidance of doubt, the content of a person’s entry will not be taken into account in the winner selection process (provided that the entry is determined by Sponsor to be in compliance with these Official Rules).
In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the e-mail account (as applicable) used for entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Prizes, Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”):
Grand Prize (1 winner1): Grand Prize winner will receive a two (2) Weekend Tickets to San Diego Comic-Con. ARV of Grand Prize: $240.00.
Actual final value of trip may be higher or lower based on point of departure/destination and ticket and hotel availability and cost at time of purchase. Winner will not receive cash or any other form of compensation if actual travel costs are less than the prize ARV indicated in these Official Rules.
Winner’s guest must sign and return a Liability Release/Publicity Release (where lawful), prior to issuance of travel documents. The winner’s travel companion must at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older). And, if winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, winner’s travel companion must be his/her parent or legal guardian. Winner and his or her guest must travel together on the same itinerary.
Once travel is booked, travel dates cannot be changed unless by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Winner is solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to tips, taxes, and hotel incidentals. Accommodation restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change, availability and Sponsor’s approval. Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. Certain documentation and requirements may be necessary for travel, such as photo identification. Winner is solely responsible for any documentation and requirements and determining applicable procedures and restrictions. In addition, the winner may be required to present a valid credit card at the hotel at the time of check-in. Winner must provide own transportation to and from departure airport. Winner and travel companion will not receive any frequent flier miles, reward points, or other perquisites in conjunction with prize travel.
Grand Prize winner and/or winner’s guest must follow all instructions of Sponsor relative to the Grand Prize trip. Should Grand Prize winner and/or guest fail to adhere to any such instructions or engage in unruly, obnoxious, illegal, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate behavior (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), Sponsor reserves the right, without further notice or warning, to terminate the trip or other applicable experience early, in whole or in part, and send Grand Prize winner and/or winner’s travel guest home and/or take other actions as Sponsor deems appropriate in its sole discretion without any liability or other obligation to winner or guest.
Winner assumes the risk of any inherent or unforeseen dangers associated with travel.
Odds of winning a prize depend on total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
If won by a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor may award the prize in the name of or to the minor’s parent or legal guardian, in its sole discretion. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize except with Sponsor’s permission (which may be granted or withheld for any reason). Sponsor in its sole discretion may award a substitute prize/prize component of equal or greater value if advertised prize/prize component is unavailable at time of awarding for any reason. Any images of prizes/prize components in advertising are for illustrative purposes only and actual items awarded as prizes/prize components may differ from such images. Winners are solely responsible for any federal, state, local or other taxes associated with accepting prize(s); and, in the case of Grand Prize winner, he/she will be issued a 1099 Tax Form reflecting the total fair market value of the Prize. Limit of one (1) prize per person/family/household.
Winner Notification: Potential winners will be notified on or about 12/31/17. Failure to respond to the initial contact within three (3) business days will result in disqualification. Potential Grand Prize winner (if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) will be required to sign and return within three (3) business days of notification an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release where allowed by law as well as any other documents Sponsor may require. An electronic signature by a potential winner shall have the same force and effect as the actual physical document containing such entrant’s signature in ink. If the fully signed Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification and Publicity Release as well as other documents Sponsor may require are not returned to Sponsor within specified time period, potential Grand Prize winner may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion. If any potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the entrant will forfeit his/her status as a winner, without compensation of any kind and an alternate winner will be selected from among the remaining eligible entries received during the Promotion Period as per these Official Rules.
Additional Terms: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant (if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) agrees to release, discharge, hold harmless and defend each of Sponsor, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and each of their respective related, parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and each of such entities’ respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from any and all claims and liabilities arising from or relating to (a) the use, display, promotion, reproduction and publishing of the Photo, Message, or Tweet submitted by entrant in the Sweepstakes, and (b) entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity and/or entrant’s acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize, including any element thereof. By entering and if the winner, winner (if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) grants Sponsor and its designees and licensees the right and license to use the winner’s name, voice, likeness, biographical information, testimonial and performance for programming, advertising, and promotional purposes, to make any derivative work therefrom, in any manner in any media and/or technologies now known or hereafter discovered throughout the world in perpetuity without further compensation, right of review or notice of any kind (except where prohibited by law).
Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to computer hardware, software, systems, process, or electronic malfunction, interruption, defect or failure of any kind, or damage of or to any network, computer hardware or software. If for any reason the Sweepstakes (in whole or in part) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, governmental regulation or any other causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (in whole or in part). In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct the Sweepstakes and award prizes by means of a random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor or otherwise in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of termination/modification/suspension of Sweepstakes will be posted on rosecitycomiccon.com. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or 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 mobile phone related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes.
Entrants (if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from participating in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE PRECEDING ONLY EXCLUDES THE EXPRESS, WRITTEN WARRANTIES PROVIDED BY SPONSOR ON ITS OWN PRODUCTS (AS APPLICABLE) AS LIMITED BY THE TERMS OF SUCH WARRANTIES.
Disputes: Arbitration/Choice Of Law: To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrants (if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, or the determination of the winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective, and (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes (if any) but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Sponsor will defray all costs of individual’s participation in arbitration proceeding as may be required by arbitrator. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant (if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) and/or Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in the City of New York, County of New York.
Winners’ List: For the names of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Rose City Comic Con Giveaway, c/o LeftField Media, 50 Day St, 1st Floor, Norwalk, CT, 06854. All such requests must be received by January 10, 2018.