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Minecraft Television Build-A-Thon

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Welcome, intrepid miner, to Nerdy Show’s SECOND Minecraft Build-A-Thon, co-sponsored by outstanding geeky apparel company, 604 Republic and TV tribute band Stay Tuned. Each Build-A-Thon has a different theme, and this time it’s TELEVISION! As a nerd you’ve no doubt spent a fair amount of your time in front of the boob tube, it’s been an indoor kid staple for over 50 years! With all the fine programming on the BBC, Hub, and [adult swim] currently playing these days, not to mention the classics, there’s a plethora of possibilities for T.V.-inspired Minecraft structures. We launched this contest in the Nerdy Show episode, “Catherine!!!“. Have a listen for some additional details about the contest and the amazing prizes up for grabs. Check out the full prize list below, familiarize yourself with the rules, and GET BUILDING!

YOUR BUILD-A-THON QUEST

Devise the greatest T.V.-themed structure the Minecraftverse has ever seen! It could be sprite art, it could be a blocky re-imagining of something from a series, a location or object inspired by a show, or something so high concept no one has even considered it yet. Use rare materials, use redstone switches, wow us with scope or simplicity, most importantly craft something visionary – honoring the glory of television. All show genres from all eras are acceptable for reference so go wild! Check out the prizes below, read the rules & regulations, log on to the Server of Awesome, and dive in!

DUE DATE EXTENDED: Sunday, September 11th 11:59pm

TV-THEMED PRIZES FOR A TV-THEMED CONTEST

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners all get a smattering of cool stuff, but in addition to those we’re offering up a grab bag of TV related items, some quite rare. Since they’re so different, we’re using a turn-based system where the winner chooses what prizes he or she wants the most. The first place winner get’s first pick, then second, then third. Look below for all prizes in the cache and all the different items awarded to the winners. We’re likely to add prizes, so check back here often to see what’s new. Plus, there’s also Triforce Mike’s special My Little Pony award (details below).

The prize cache:

1st place –

  • First pick from the prize cache – 3 ITEMS!
  • Your pick of any shirt from geek designer, 604 Republic
  • SUPER RARE Heroes 9th Wonder preview comic – NBC Insider Exclusive! Tim Sale art!
  • 3 unique Heroes preview buttons – Tim Sale Art!
  • BOTH albums by TV tribute band Stay Tuned!
  • 2 [adult swim] Mooninite coasters
  • A Venture Bros. Sticker
  • Archer season 2 mouse pad
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force iron-on
  • A near-complete set of Fleer ’95 Ultra Fox Kids Network Trading Cards:

147 of 150 regular cards
24 of 24 Power Pop-Up Cards
6 of 10 Suspended Animation Cards

2nd Place-

  • Second pick from the prize cache – 3 ITEMS!
  • Your pick of any shirt from geek designer, 604 Republic
  • SUPER RARE Heroes 9th Wonder preview comic – NBC Insider Exclusive! Tim Sale Art!
  • A Heroes preview button – Tim Sale Art!
  • BOTH albums by TV tribute band Stay Tuned!
  • An [adult swim] Mooninite coaster
  • A Venture Bros. Sticker
  • Archer season 2 mouse pad
  • A partial set of Fleer ’95 Ultra Fox Kids Network Trading Cards:

95 of 150 regular cards
12 of 24 Power Pop-Up Cards

3rd Place-

  • The remaining 2 items from the prize cache are yours!
  • Your pick of any shirt from geek designer, 604 Republic
  • SUPER RARE Heroes 9th Wonder preview comic – NBC Insider Exclusive! Tim Sale Art!
  • A Heroes preview button – Tim Sale Art!
  • BOTH albums by TV tribute band Stay Tuned!
  • An [adult swim] Mooninite coaster
  • A Venture Bros. Sticker
  • Archer season 2 mouse pad
  • 3 Fleer ’95 Ultra Fox Kids Network Trading Cards

My Little Ponies Award-

As you probably know, Triforce Mike is a HUGE Bronie.  He’s promised something special for his favorite My Little Ponies: Friendship is Magic-based structure.  He’s been cryptic as to what it is, but it’ll be a real prize of some sort.  Depending on the quality of the winning MLP entry it may be awarded 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in addition to the MLP award.

The Stay Tuned prize-

The incredible TV tribute band Stay Tuned has been generous enough to offer up enough copied of BOTH their albums (This is Not a Test, and The Last TV Dinner) that we can award our TOP 10 entries! (1st, 2nd, 3rd place, the My Little Ponies Award, and six additional entries).  Incredible!

HOW TO START

  • If by some miracle you haven’t yet – get Minecraft
  • Log on to Nerdy Show’s Minecraft Server of Awesome:
  • Find an unoccupied space and build your masterwork.

For inspiration or more on Nerdy Show’s server, check out our Minecraft articles exploring the user-created structures, featuring world maps!

Listen to Nerdy Show while you build:

WHAT MAKES A CONTEST ENTRY?

You can submit as many entries as you like, but remember: it’s quality we want, not quantity.

For examples, check out the winners of our previous Build-A-Thon.

Structures built before the start of the contest are allowed. However, structures submitted as previous Nerdy Show contest entries (including Build-A-Thons) are not allowed.

To submit an entry you must:

  1. Make a posting on the Nerdy Show Forums (see below)
  2. Send an email to contest@nerdyshow.com with the subject heading : “Minecraft TV Build, [Your Name], [The title of your entry]” and your message must include the following:
  • Your name, Minecraft handle, mailing address, and age
  • The title of your project (cleverness not required)
  • A link to your submission on the forums
  • The coordinates of your structure (press F3 in-game)

HOW TO POST AN ENTRY TO THE FORUMS

Create an account on the Nerdy Show Forums (much like Minecraft, we’re still in Beta, so pardon the dust). Next, go to the Minecraft Build-A-Thon page and make a posting for your entry in the entries page. Say you have two entries, make a new page for each one, but please keep postings organized – If you want to add additional photos or descriptions to a submission (before the due date!) make sure that it’s added to your correct posting.

Postings on the forums will make or break your entry as we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to view all the entries in person.

Take screen captures of your structure and upload them to your favorite image host. Use html to insert your images into your posting. Be sure to:

  • Make it interesting!
  • Describe the project
  • Explain the contents of the images
  • Tell us about what went into the construction (work hours, number of blocks, etc.)
  • If you have any video of your project, post it! (optional)
  • Coordinates so people can visit (optional on the forums, MUST appear in e-mail)
  • If you had any help on the project – give props.

It’s okay for multiple people to have worked on a structure, but official entries must be made by the designated project leader. All winning prizes will be sent to the official entrant. Any division of prizes to others who worked on the project is not the responsibility of Nerdy Show, Stay Tuned, or 604 Republic. If there is a dispute about the ownership of a structure, it must be contested on the specific entry in the Nerdy Show Forums. If a dispute is not resolved by the end of the contest, the entry will not be considered for judging.

POST YOUR ENTRIES HERE

For video submissions, be sure to include “nerdy show” in the tags and label it as “Nerdy Show Minecraft Television Build-A-Thon”.

RULES & RESTRICTIONS

Your structure must be built on Nerdy Show’s Server of Awesome. This is a survival server. Monsters will be turned off for the duration of the contest, damage will stay on. OPs may provide materials, but are not obligated to. The server currently allows for 20 users to be on at a time. If you can’t log on, please be patient. If the server is currently down, check this thread for more info.

What if my subject is based on a TV show that’s based on something in another medium? It needs to be definitively from the TV version of whatever property.  For example, if something is based on Stargate, it must be something that can be identified specifically as from the series, not the film.

The Server of Awesome is a community. Rude or destructive behavior on the server or in the forums will result in a ban on both counts.

All entries must be posted during the duration of this contest (August 12 – September 11, 2011) and are subject to the rules of this contest and the discretion of Nerdy Show. Any submissions found to be fraudulent or not meeting the requirements of an official submission will be disqualified. Nerdy Show reserves the right to repost or redistribute any content submitted to contest.

  • My dad has alot of stuff like whats in that prize cache in the basement. several bins of all sorts of old trading cards, especially TV related ones. they are next to the several bins stuffed with comics.

  • Cap

    Your dad sounds like a pretty cool guy. 🙂

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