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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.

LOTF week: Invincible giveaway!

TEASER: InvincibleClubJade.net has teamed up with NJOE and EU Cantina to bring you… Well, it was originally supposed to be a week – of fun as we gear up for the finale of Legacy of the Force series.

We’re first on the fire with a giveaway of the book itself – Invincible by Troy Denning. No, you won’t get it early, but it will be for free – and we’ll even spring for one-day shipping from Amazon.com.

How do you win this fabulous prize? It’s really quite simple: Comment on this very entry, telling us what you like best about Legacy of the Force. Comments will close at midnight (Eastern) May 9th, and the winner will be picked (based on their comment number) by the fearless and inventive random number generator.

Fine print: One-day shipping offer applies to U.S. addresses only. Please use a valid e-mail address and NO SPOILERS. Only one comment per person, please – 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, including Invincible spoilers.) All entries will be approved before random.org is consulted. The winner will be contacted on May 10th, and must reply before May 12th or another will be chosen. Direct questions to dunc@clubjade.net.

FRIDAY, MAY 10th 12:01am: Comments are closed.

SATURDAY, MAY 11th: We have a winner!