Monday, August 2, 2010

Comic-Con Swag Pack Theme One: The Ultimate


I debated whether to share this one on Monday or Friday, but they're all so good, I figured I'd just go in order and save us all some brainpower.

This Swag Pack has it all! You get the official Comic-Con bag -- which is about 3.5-4 feet long, with a handle, featuring a Batman video game. The bag is awesome, but what's in the bag is primo!

A variety of posters of different sizes, some signed. Sample chapters from a variety of books and publishers. Complete books. Bookmarks. Postcards with cool artwork. Postcards with freebies attached. The "get" t-shirt: Scott Pilgrim. Other Scott Pilgrim stuff. Monster High school banner. Posters galore. Signed stuff. The Comic-Con schedule book. ARC of "the eternal ones" by Kirsten Miller. And more, more, more. And the biggie, exclusive, this is the ONLY place or way you can get this, ever: A souvenir Comic-Con program signed by me and the other panelists of my Superhero Superfiction panel! (Lou Anders, Jackie Kessler, Caitlin Kittredge, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Chris Roberson, Caroline Spector, Matt Sturges, and me -- 8 autographs in all!)

So, tell me why this pack should go to you, over all the other qualified Hook Me Up! subscribers. ;-D

Oh, and trust me, gang, I know who the Hook Me Up! subscribers are, so you can comment away, but it'll only do you good (and the HMU! gang knows why it'll do them good) if you're a subscriber. It's not too late, of course. Send an email to with "Hook Me Up!" in the subject line you can find out how to enter and win!


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Blogger Marty said...

I think this is my favorite of the swag bags because of the wide range of goodies (games, books, posters, etc.)

Why should it go to me instead of the other worthy Hook Me Uppers? Well...I'll probably do some giveaways on my site and will always provide shameless promotion for ya by letting everyone know where the goodies originally came from ;)

Oh yeah - and because I'm one heckuva guy :oP

August 2, 2010 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger mbreakfield said...

I think, that I should win this one because I have loved comic books since I was a small child. Also, I have never got to go to comic con. (poor me) I really want to read The Eternal One, also.

August 2, 2010 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

This swag prize should go to me because I am the third one to respond with a comment...lots of primo wants.

August 2, 2010 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...

This swag pack should go to me because "I'm your biggest fan" and if I don't get it, I'll turn all Kathy Bates in Misery on you!!!

*sweet smile*

August 2, 2010 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Lucky's Luna said...

I'd love to get my hands on that Scott Pilgrim shirt and fangirl out! I was so excited and happy when I heard that Edgar Wright, the director of Shaun of the Dead, Spaced, etc was directing it because he is so talented! All the items must be epic because its "ultimate"!

August 2, 2010 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger JC Jones said...

I would love to get any of the swag bage. This on looks really good. A t-shirt an ARC and more and more. What else could I ask for.

August 2, 2010 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

This swag bag should go to me and my owner, because I'm pink, cute and cuddly.

August 2, 2010 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger sarae said...

I want to win the reader's bag because I can never find enough good books to read. I need more more more! Books to me are like alcohol for other people. So you can understand how much I am jonesing for this....

August 2, 2010 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Pamk said...

I would love to win this swag bag cause I seriously need it and it would be a great present since my bday is next sunday and since I'll be 44 everyone thinks i'm too old for a bday prezzie but I want one. And if there is something I don't need i can pay it forward with my blog and I am a new fan with a big mouth and I talk books alot everywhere lol.

August 2, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
Anonymous SylviaSybil said...

I didn't get to go to Comic Con (and if I did, it wouldn't be as a professional ^_-) but this sounds like the entire experience condensed into one bag.

I deserve it because I have been bookpushing Touched by an Alien since I read the last page, and I plan on buying Alien Tango on release date and finishing it that night. ^_^

August 2, 2010 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger DrkCherry said...

Why this swag? So many different types of goodies.

Why me? Because I can share the love with my 14 and 18 y/o.

August 2, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Amber Scott said...

The bag should go to me because my husband would love it and thereby allow my stalking to increase in width and breadth. Because I, too, shall pass along the wealth and thereby attach the Gini Koch name to even more readers and book lovers.
Okay, so many are more worthy. Still, I want it!!!

August 2, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comic-con just has too many people for me to want to go (I'm just slightly antisocial :) ) but getting some goodies from it sounds nice. If anyone's looking for more info on the book or author there's a Q&A with the author on the Amazon listing for it.


August 2, 2010 at 11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Gini,

You should pick me because I have Grasshopper. And yes I am not above using "our" son to get it. Oh, that sounds all bitter ex wife huh? Well how about I will share as much of this AWESOME stuff with fellow bloggers and beg you to come do an author interview on my blog? Well I will beg for the interview please? With sugar and CHRISTOPHER on top. Plus don't forget I confused you with Elizabeth Gilbert - that has to count for something.

August 2, 2010 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Pen said...

I am interested in any of the swag bags that include books; I love books and love reading new authors. And I also love free stuff. And going to Comic-Con is on my bucket list and, though I haven't acheieved it yet, this bag could make me feel like I had! Ok...that's enough reasons for this bag; I'll save the other reasons for the other bags!

Thanks again for the contest and good luck to everyone!

August 3, 2010 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Patti (Book Addict) said...

This pack should go to me b/c I am a total swag-whore and this would be an awesome fix!!! Plus, your book has got me curious about trying other sci-fi books, and this pack would be a good way to "feel it out" (heh, yeah, I said it!)


August 3, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Becky Boyer said...

I would like to have this swag pack because well as the title of the post says, it's The Ultimate. Also because I would really like to read "the eternal ones."

August 3, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
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August 3, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Mathis said...

I would like to win cause my son wants his room done in sci-fi and this would really get it done and of course I would love to read " The Eternal ones "

August 3, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...


I really want this pack Gini!!!!

I should get it because I am a proud Geek that is stuck in Brazil and could not go to anywhere near Comic-Con or any other book convention this year!!

Between living in Israel and Brazil I am always in disadvantage =(

You are super awesome for giving away so many cool stuff! Thank hon!

August 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger MarnieColette said...

I just want it because of the cool program signed by you and your panelist. Especially since this was the first time you went as a professional.

August 3, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

I really want the swag for myself, but Lisa D. has a very convincing argument. Have you read that book? Probably freaked authors out for months when they heard someone say they were the biggest fan :oP

August 3, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

ohhh....realized I left something out in my first post. While I'll probably do some giveaways (and pimp your name at the same time), the SDCC program with all the sigs would forever and always remain mine :o)

August 3, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Lisa Dovichi said...

*skulks around with a sledgehammer and giggles like Annie*

Mine.. the ultimate swag pack shall be mine!

August 3, 2010 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Beth Bartlett said...

I want this swag, too, but that above 'Misery' comment scares me a bit, LOL.

August 3, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...

Hahahaha!!! FEAR ME!!!!

*muttering to self while laughing maniacally* want swag. want swag. want swag.

August 3, 2010 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

@Lisa: you sound like a zombie. ARE you a zombie? *grabs baseball bat just in case*

August 3, 2010 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...


Nope. I'm just doing my best impression of Annie (Kathy Bates' character from Misery) so I can get the swag.

I'm Gini's biggest fan. And if ever she drives off the side of the road and needs fixing up, I'm her girl -- and if she's good, and I get my swag, I'll leave my torturous tools at home. :D

August 3, 2010 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Ooh, I really want the Scott Pilgrim T-shirt. I went this year but didn't get any Scott Pilgrim stuff, though I did get several "Touched by an Alien" magnets and passed them around to many people, which I would do again! :D

August 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...

@Jodi -- you mean you didn't try to sell them on Ebay??? LOL I'm still cracking up over that!

I'd say you should be low man on the totem pole as you actually WENT to Comic Con but as that would be the "Ultimate" set down (do I get extra points for using the swag pack name in a comment? :D ) and I'm not that mean, I'll refrain from mentioning it.


August 3, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Sharli said...

I think I should win because even though I'm a huge geek, I'm here in Costa Rica, nowhere near the awesomeness of Comic-Con. So if you think about it, your prize packs are as close as I will be able to be to Comic-Con. Isn't that sad?? *.*

August 3, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger WickedLilPixie said...

Good lord woman how much did it cost you to bring this all back in your suitcases ;)

August 4, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger WickedLilPixie said...

And of course I hit enter early.

Why me? Cause I am the coolest Pixie ever & would love to read more male UF/PR!

August 4, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Amber Scott said...

I could throw a world class tantrum? My daughter taught me well and she got her horror flick scream from me.

August 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger MarnieColette said...

I just realized there was an ARC in this... I wonder who Gini had to tie up for that.

I love ARC's I have collection of pretty Yellow Books. Now if only it contained one of Alien Tango... Hint Hint Hint

August 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger MarnieColette said...

Marty --- I am glad you like the Ultimate Swag. I tell you what if I get this I will share the program with you... you can have a 6 month visitation period. Its only fair since you were the first to post on this awesome swag.

August 4, 2010 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Lucky's Luna said...

Wow all these comments are pretty persuasive, so I think I have to further explain why I should get the awesome Ultimate Prize Pack over these lovely people. It would make my whole summer to get this swag, I would treat these goodies if I won like a million bucks and you know what you do with that pile of cash, you swim in it, I would do that of course making sure not to damage any of the pretty prizes! Also it is my ULTIMATE dream to work/own a comic book store which I can promise if it ever hopefully in my wildest dreams happens, I'll have a little corner dedicated to the goodies you gave me AND giving total props to you! I'm talking about a cute little wooden plaque!

August 4, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Lisa D.,

Forget about the sledge hammer and go with the axe. I thought the movie was great but hate that they made that particular change when it went from page to screen.

Marnie, 6 months is better than nothing so it sounds like a good deal to me.

August 4, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Chelle said...

Why should it go to me? Because if ever Nathan Fillion (or Matt Bomer) walked into my life, I'd be all like "Wait one moment, I have to call Gini." And I'd share. No, really. I totally would. *nods*

August 4, 2010 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

This really is the ultimate!! Just think if I won you could hand deliver it and not have to spend money on postage... *evil grin*

T-29 days till CopperCon

August 4, 2010 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Nicole!!!! No fair! That's cheating.

Isn't it??? should be :oP

August 4, 2010 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Carol L. said...

What a prize pack this is. Outrageous and fantastic. I'd like to say it should go to me because I'm so in need of this pack and a really nice friend to have. :). And I could pretend and say "I can't believe how many great things I picked up". lol lol
Carol L.

August 4, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

Comics, comics, comics....the kiddos would love mommy to get this one.

August 4, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...

@Marty -- I know about the axe vs. sledgehammer disappointment but I was being Kathy Bates' Annie and she wasn't in the book per se.. she was in the movie. :D

@Amber -- a tantrum? That's all you got. Amateur.

I deserve the Ultimate Pack because if I don't get it all sorts of things could go wrong with Gini's site. *wink wink nudge nudge* all SORTS of things...

Just saying *cracking knuckles and looking tough*

August 4, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Umm... Yes! Hello, you had me at 'free books'. I so wish I could have gone to CC, but thanks to Gini for bringing the bounty to us!

August 5, 2010 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Becky Boyer said...

I just wanted to say that I deserve this pack because I promise to not as Lisa said earlier in the comments, "turn all Kathy Bates in Misery on you." :)

I will dance around enthusiastically if I do win and I would review everything in the bag from the smallest book mark to the books and everything in between.

August 5, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...

@Becky -- you say "turn all Kathey Bates in Misery on you." like it's a BAD thing!!

I clearly meant it in the nicest most psychotic way possible and opted for the movie version to just hobble her if I didn't win instead of chopping her feet off.

*sweet crazy smile* :D

August 5, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Becky Boyer said...

@Lisa, well I guess that hobbling would be better then foot chopping off and could still lead to a good quality of life:)

So good luck to everybody:)

August 5, 2010 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Lucky's Luna said...

@ Chelle-If Nathan Fillion walked up to me in real life I'd be paralyzed because he's so hot. Or I'd maybe try to ask a question and it'd sound weird because I'd be too star shocked!

I always wanted to ask after seeing him on the Comic Con G4 interview this year (that's how badly I wanted to go to it, settled for G4 interviews), he said Comic Con fans were great and don't yell for him to take his shirt off, so what fans do? I'm fairly sure it would be Desperate Housewives fans but I could be wrong. Does that "take your shirt off" line work on any celebrity? Maybe Taylor Launter? :)

August 5, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

50 Comments a Haiku :),
Fifty is nifty
The Ultimate is in sight
Sure to bring delight

August 6, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...

@Becky -- now you're just cheating. Making Haiku is hitting below the belt

(totally jealous I didn't think of it first)

August 6, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger WKEverhart said...

Need pack. (cough) Am thirsty for more Gini-goodies. (cough) Only have magnets, Gini-bag, and postcards. (cough. sigh. cough) Help me, please!...slipping, still, slipping.......

August 7, 2010 at 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Amber Scott said...

@Lisa: Amateur? You haven't seen my tantrums. But, I don't have to throw one because I know I stalk best.

August 9, 2010 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

The last comment was on the 9th? Wow!

Figured I better comment or else you'd think I was no longer interested in this one.

The other wayward friends might have moved on to the newer and shinier posts but the forever faithful and trustworthy Marty is here ;o)

August 11, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Win or lose, I promise to not throw a tantrum or become a stalker:)

August 11, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Looks like me and Marty posted at the same time for the last comment so I must add that I to am still very interested in this swag pack.

I plan to persistently pursue this particular pack:)

August 11, 2010 at 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Kelly Anderson said...

Here I am...the Dark Horse in the competition for this, the Ultimate Swag! I have waited patiently, like a spider, to leave a comment on this one. My sticky line has been thrown and all you puny flies will be flicked out of the web now that I have sucked out all of your joy and hope of winning! I am one lucky spider and have won items on Gini's blog before. But do not worry...I will leave a comment for you all to be jealous of when I win.

Brown Recluse - signing out!

August 12, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Kelly, well are you a horse, a spider or some kind of hybrid? Perhaps a hider or a sporse?

Either way I'm pretty sure that horses and spiders can't read well except for Charlotte from Charlotte's Web:)

August 12, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Lucky's Luna said...

@Becky and Amber

I'm definitely gonna throw a giant tantrum too if I don't get my way...or I'll make an alter if I win and be devoted follower!

August 13, 2010 at 1:31 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Kelly, so would you rather be a dark horse or Darkwing Duck?

August 13, 2010 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Kelly Anderson said...

I am a dark spider that feeds on horses and pigs! Charlotte was a weeny, wimping out after giving birth! I want to be more like Shelob from Lord of the Rings! Now that is a spider to be reckoned with! Lol...

August 16, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

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