Inaugural Screen Writing Competition comes to Phoenix Comicon

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An Exciting Opportunity for Arizona Writers

To celebrate the rich film and geek communities in the valley and throughout Arizona, the inaugural
Phoenix Comicon screenwriting competition will focus on Arizona writers. Submissions are being
accepted until March 31st 2012, judging will begin shortly after the deadline.

“This is an exciting opportunity for local writers to show off their work” said Marketing Director Jillian
Squires.

The categories for this years competition are Fan Film, Original Steampunk, Original Superhero/Villain
or Original Horror. Scripts need to be 15 to 20 pages long and written by a resident of Arizona state or
attending a local college.

Judging is anonymous and will begin with a score card round judged from the fans perspective.
The final round of judging will be conducted by a panel of professionals from the local film making
community. Scripts in the final round of judging will receive a score card from from the final judging
panel.

“One of the great things about how we are running this contest is each submission will receive score
cards with feedback about their script” stated Programing Director Joe Boudrie.

The contest will have a winner for each of the four categories that will receive full membership passes
for Phoenix Comicon 2012. In addition, there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the best overall scripts.
The grand prize winner will get to see their script read by local actors at a panel during this years
Phoenix Comicon. All of the placing and winning scripts will receive more comprehensive feedback in
the form of a coverage document from the final judging panel.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest. Comicon is presenting guests
and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv,
and gaming industries. Entering its tenth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 25,000
attendees to its May 24-27, 2012 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency
in Downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.

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