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Craft-athlon update: Send us your ship!

All wings report in! We’ve received a handful of entries for Paper Bag Puppet event in the Club Jade Craft-athlon and while we are judging your fine lunch bag creations, we’d like to remind you that tomorrow, March 23, is the deadline for Event #2: ‘Recycled Designs.’ Who can build the best hunk of junk in the galaxy… out of household junk – or recyclable materials? You can! Send us photos of your starship, vehicle or creature craft creation.

Friday is the deadline for Event #3: ‘Food for Thought’, where food items form the main ingredient in this artistic challenge.

Get the full rules and submission guidelines and check out the prizes from Del Rey at our contest page.

Craft-athlon: Get your paper bag puppets in!

Pocketbook by Dianna BatesStill working on your entries for the Club Jade Craft-athlon? We’ve already received a few entries, and we’d like to remind you that the deadlines for some of the events are coming next week! Be sure to get your photos submitted by the deadlines:

  • Paper Bag Puppets – Monday, March 21
  • Recycled Design vehicles, ships and creatures – Wednesday, March 23
  • Food for Thought artwork – Friday, March 25
  • Star Wars Roll Models – Sunday, March 27
  • Vader’s Custom Tee – Tuesday, March 29

To help inspire you in the contest, check out this zippered pocketbook made by Dianna Bates using some vintage Star Wars bedsheets. With a fully lined on the interior, it even has a cell phone pocket on the inside. Thanks to her husband Justin LaSalata for sending pics along. Check out the submission rules, get crafting and keep those contest entries coming!

Start your crafting! The Craft-athlon has begun…

Potholders?!“It’s away!” The Club Jade Craft-athlon has now started. Our craft-making contest has five events to challenge your makery skills. Will you come up with the coolest Star Wars character ever made out of a toilet paper roll? or the finest craft item that utilizes an old Star Wars t-shirt? or turn an old cereal box into a Star Destroyer?

To help celebrate the March 29 release of The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton, we’re hosting this no-holds-barred competition of mad making and cunning crafting. Build your craft items, send us the photos, and we’ll award some winners. What can you win? Del Rey is providing some awesome loot, including copies of the new do-it-yourself guide to Star Wars crafts, and the grand prize winner will also get a signed copy of The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.

Get the full scoop on the events, rules, submission guidelines and deadlines at the Club Jade Craft-athlon rules page. And then get busy!

Get your glue and scissors ready…

Break out the googly eyes!…because Club Jade is going to be hosting a craft contest! In anticipation of the release of Bonnie Burton’s The Star Wars Craft Book at the end of this month, Club Jade is having a Craft-athlon to help bring out the inner crafter in you! It will be a multiple event challenge, with the grand prize pack that includes the upcoming craft guide and a signed set of The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, courtesy of our friends at Del Rey.

We’ll have more on the rules and the first Craft-athlon events later this week, but start scrounging your home for random household craft materials – like maybe a paper lunch bag, an old Star Wars shirt, or even a toilet paper tube.

And the Turn Coat winner is….

Remember our Turn Coat giveaway? Because to my shame I almost forgot about it myself. Alas, the first person whose number came up never responded, even after I found what I think was an alternate email, and by then it was the holiday weekend so I gave them some extra time, and then… I forgot. My bad.

So I did another dip into random.org, and this time, it was commentator #8, Mandy!

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She responded to my message within minutes, and so the book is off to her! Congratulations, Mandy!

Giveaway: Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

Actual copy of book in questionSo, I come to find myself in possession of a copy of Jim Butcher’s Turn Coat, the latest Dresden Files novel. Butcher is a big favorite of many Jaders, and while I do mean to try the series eventually, I don’t think the eleventh book is the best place to start. So instead: Giveaway!

All you have to do to be in the running is answer one measly question here: Much like the Invincible one we last year, the winner will be decided by the mystical power of the random number generator.

As for that question… Well, I’ve decided, in the interest of fairness, that I should probably try at least one of those wildly popular urban fantasy books that have been spreading through the genre like wildfire. The problem is that aside from Butcher and Laurel K. Hamilton (been there, done that, not impressed) I really don’t have a clue as to where to start. So… I’m asking you guys to rec me some. Who’s your favorite novel-bound demon-slayer/werewolf-hunter/vampire-screwer? I eagerly (gulp) await your input. Convince me!

Comments on this entry will close Monday, June 29th at midnight Eastern time.

Fine print: U.S./Canada only, please. Use a valid e-mail address and NO SPOILERS. Only one comment per person – and be aware that if you haven’t commented on ClubJade.net before, your entry will have to be approved before it appears. (We reserve the right to reject inappropriate comments.) All entries will be approved before random.org is consulted. The winner will be contacted on June 29th, and must reply before July 1st or another will be chosen. Direct questions to dunc@clubjade.net. If we get a lot of comments… I will read and review Twilight. Seriously.

What I have read and enjoyed: Dean’s Tam Lin, Bull’s War for the Oaks, and Windling’s The Wood Wife. I seem to be incapable of getting into de Lint. Not exactly the leather-butt ladies crowding today’s shelves, though I did make it through two of Lackey’s Tregarde books with a shrug.

ETA: If you haven’t read any other urban fantasy, then give me one reason to start reading the Dresden Files ASAP.

COMMENTS ARE CLOSED; THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED.