Webcomic Beacon 4th Anniversary Giveaway (Winter 2011)

Webcomic Beacon 4th Anniversary Giveaway
(Winter 2011)


We had 4 picked winners, but the 3rd picked never responded, and therefore forfeited their prize. The Final Winners and their picked prizes are:

Michael of BlackSnowComic.com
– Picked Theater Hopper – 3 year collection of comics as 3 large, softcover books

Alex of All Manner of Bad
– Picked Zombie Ranch, Demon Graphics, Variables – (First issues)

Yi of Brushmen
– Picked Doc Rat – Volumes 6 and 7, softcovers.

The Webcomic Beacon has some comic giveaways for the coming 4th Anniversary Special in December. You can enter in at least TWO ways right now. You can also get MULTIPLE ENTRIES!


  1. You can draw us a usable* “Becky Art” that we can use for the cover for a future episode. Multiple entries allowed, per art (up to 5).
  2. Leave us a useable* voicemail at 320-310-0922 (or email us an MP3), with a question or comment or criticism for and/or about ANY of the programs on The Webcast Beacon Network. Multiple entries allowed (up to 5).
  3. Leave a short voicemail or email telling us why you like listening to The Webcomic Beacon (or any of the programming on The Webcast Beacon Network)! Limit (1) Entry.
  4. Sign up for the Webcast Beacon Referral Program and get an entry. Then use a custom link to get people to the site, and get an entry for every 10 referrals!

What we have for giveaways, SO FAR:

Theater Hopper – 3 year collection of comics as 3 large, softcover books.
►All Three Books As One Prize

Bittersweet Candy Bowl – the huge, first collection, in 1 large hardcover book.
► One Prize

Doc Rat – Volumes 6 and 7, softcovers.
►Both As One Prize

Zombie Ranch – First comic book issue. Signed.
Demon Graphics – First comic book issue collection.
Variables – The first issue.
►All Three As One Prize

All entries must be received by December 4th, before the 4th Anniversary show begins broadcasting. Additional entry opportunities may possibly be added. Entry limits might be raised.

Each email/voicemail must be tied to one person, so you must give us your name (and email if you used voicemail). If you have a website, please also list that. People using multiple emails will be disqualified.

Winners will be determined via multiple random draw. With the first person drawn getting first choice of prize. Then their entries will be removed for the 2nd draw, which gets first choice of what’s left; and so-on until all prizes are claimed.

Do you have something that you would like to send us to giveaway as a prize on the 4th Anniversary Special of The Webcomic Beacon? More Info:

*By “useable” I just mean an honest attempt. This is going to be subjective, but I think everyone knows what we are hoping for.

About Art: While we have no almost restrictions on what people can draw for us, we reserve the right not to use any art (for instance, if it may be inappropriate); but it would still count as an entry. More info:

About Voicemails: Voicemails can be for hosts, guests, topics, related to old or coming episodes. Even if we don’t use your viable question or comment on the air, it will still count as an entry.

Try to keep voicemails short.

Network News

Send the WCBN your Press Releases!

On the subject on guidelines about sending the WCBN and its programs emails, I decided to revamp the whole Press Release policy, while also trying something new.

While there are many ways to contribute to the WCBN and its shows, including submitting your own original article, one can also submit promotional information via Press Releases. While I would encourage everyone to read the entire FAQs page first, I’ll give a quick overview on what we are looking at.

Everyone wants some recognition, and that’s fine. But please email us enough information. Too many emails come in where it’s barely a sentence or two, and doesn’t really say much. We want to know who you are (and what you go by), what you want us to know (and be detailed but still brief), and really try to sell us on it.

Remember, part of being a creative is selling yourself and your brand. That means to work on your pitch!

Why does all of this matter? Well, I’m going to trial run monthly post regarding Press Releases sent to us, as well as other information around the webcomics industry and community that may be of interest to be. Anything more news-like will be pushed to The Webcomic Beacon Newscast (if related enough). Otherwise we’ll collect the other information (where appropriate) for a monthly post for the first of the month. So if you have an event coming out during a month, get the information to us a before the 28th of the previous month.

We would prefer Press Release style notices for your own work, or heads up about news articles and tutorials. We want to increase the content of the WCBN website as well as our individual shows. This means we want to get things a little bit back to how The Webcomic Beacon was first run. Meaning more community building and sharing. We’ll be looking to have more assorted guests on that would like to talk about particular topics or recent news or upcoming events. We want to get back to that sharing of information, and promoting each other.

But first we’ll start with this trial run project first. So the next Press Release post will be on December 1st. I will be looking forward to suggestions and more submitted information. I have always been on the side of experimenting. This goes from articles to podcast episodes, to entire segments or series, or a whole new show!

I will also remind people that the strength of The Webcomic Beacon in the past was when listeners became very involved, and many eventually became crew in some fashion for some period of time. But it starts with those individuals with a drive to do something and be share it. It’s not about us telling you want to do, it’s about you telling us what could or should be done!

Frequently Asked Questions
Including steps on sending us Press Releases.

Other ways to contribute:
Podcast Appearances
Original Article Submissioms
Cover Art and Becky Beacon Art Submissions
Original Music Submissions
Webfiction Submissions for Readings
Product Reviews / Giveaways / Prizes