I’m happy to announce Musings of an X-Phile’s first ever contest!
Still can’t believe, nearly a decade later, that there won’t be another episode of The X-Files? Are you desperately trying to ease the ache with unfulfilling fanfic? Are two movies and a handful of paperback novels not enough to stop the craving?
Never fear. We have a prize pack of X-Files themed goodies to help fill the void:
1. The X-Files (Comic Collection)
I’m sure many of you already know that as a companion to the release of IWTB back in 2008, Frank Spotnitz took part in writing 6 new editions of X-Files comics. They are a far sight better than the run-of-the-mill comics that were released some years ago. And now they’ve been packaged together into a single volume. Unlike what you find in most of the fanfic out there, Mulder and Scully feel like Mulder and Scully again! Wisely, the time these stories take place is during the “classic” X-Files period, somewhere around Season 5 judging from their hairstyles. The artwork is superb. Somehow they were able to capture the nuances of expression that Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were so good at. There are also a lot of series references, winks to the fans that will make you smile when you notice them. While it doesn’t make up for the great on-screen chemistry we can only get from the actors, all in all, this volume offers a welcome relief from bloated fanfic and is perfect for reminiscing with a cup o’ joe! You can see a longer review here.
2. The Lone Gunmen: The Complete Series
Who doesn’t miss these guys?? If you never caught the series when it aired (I confess I didn’t either) I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. This short-lived show had a lot of humor and a lot of heart. And most importantly, it gives us more of the Lone Gunmen!! Feel like you didn’t see them enough on The X-Files proper? Miss Melvin, Ringo and John? Need to laugh? Pull up a chair and tune in. Oh, and there’s a surprise, unlisted cameo that’ll be sure to give you the warm, X-File fuzzies.
3. LAX-Files by Erica Fraga
This book is a labor of love dedicated to the memory of the late, great Kim Manners, a director without whom The X-Files probably wouldn’t be as iconic as it is today. Erica Fraga has compiled a loving assortment of memories, related by cast, crew and fan alike, chronicling the Los Angeles era of The X-Files. Everyone from David Duchovny to Prop Guy #2 gets a chance to wax nostalgic over the best TV show ever. The stories are alternately touching, revealing and funny. Like me, you might not be able to hop on a plane and go to the coolest freaking signing event ever, but you can read along! Again, the full review is here.
Yes, the winner gets all three items!!!
Here’s how to enter:
1 – In the comments section of this post let me know why you still can’t get enough of The X-Files.
2 – You can get an extra entry by becoming a fan of the blog on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr or all three! You’ll get one entry for each. If you become a fan, or if you’re already a fan, be sure to note that in your comment! Email and RSS subscriptions count too.
3 – Blog or tweet about this contest. Just be sure to link to your post/tweet in your comment.
The deadline for entries is May 6th at 11 PM EST. The winner will be chosen completely at random and will be announced Sunday May 8th.
The not-so fine print: You are entering to win one (1) X-Files themed prize pack. This contest is sponsored and fulfilled by Musings of an X-Phile only. This contest is not sponsored by, endorsed by or affiliated with 20th Century Fox, 1013 productions, or any other company with money in the bank. The prize is non-transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. Once contacted, the winner has 72 hours to claim the prize. International entrants welcome!