Jul 21 2009 2:40pm

And the winners are...

Drum roll, please: 

Giveaway #1: Absolute Watchmen
#127, Ryan Ransford

Giveaway #2: “In Case of Zombies” Threadless t-shirt and any recent hardcover of your choice
#184, Firekeeper

Giveaway #3: 4-port little man USB hub from Thinkgeek
#100, Caillean

Giveaway #4: $30 Gift Certificate for Bud Plant’s Art Books
#50, jessicamelusine

Giveaway #5: DVD/Blu-Ray Edition of Coraline
#21, wraeththu

Giveaway #6: Cthulhu plush toy
#66, charlener

Giveaway #7: *Signed* copy of John Jude Palencar’s Origins
#163, ayo

Giveaway #8: From the Earth to the Moon and a Lunar Lander model kit
#190, bdiamond

Giveaway #9: “Books are good for you” Threadless t-shirt and any recent hardcover of your choice
#94, beeker73

Giveaway #10: LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader TIE Fighter
#3, RedHanded

Giveaway #11: A Bag of Holding
#198, Kelfyr

Giveaway #12: Star Trek Scene It? Deluxe Edition
#98, cwright

Giveaway #13: $30 Gift Certificate for Dick Blick’s Art Materials
#120, PaulMcCall

Giveaway #14: Watchmen Special Edition Director’s Cut on DVD or Blu-Ray
#444, kibrika

Giveaway #15: Official Star Wars Jedi or Sith Dual Action Lightsaber
#253, craig.b

Giveaway #16: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock t-shirt (and one book of your choice)
#352, Jon42

Giveaway #17: Godzilla Plush
#115, shmoo

Giveaway #18: When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions on DVD or Blu-Ray
#89, cforber

Giveaway #19: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of The Hobbit
#9, Shadowsedge

Giveaway #20: True Blood Complete First Season on DVD
#226, FJManero

Giveaway #21: “Dead Sucker” Threadless t-shirt and one hardcover book of your choice
#147, sphericaltime

Giveaway #22: Star Trek USB Microphone Communicator
#227, Netrunnr

Giveaway #23: Star Maps (Past and Present)
#191, shalerun

Giveaway #24: *Signed* copy of Revolution: The Art of Jon Foster (Out of print!)
#98, entdroid

BONUS FINAL Anniversary Giveaway! *SIGNED* copy of Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes’ The Return
#156, Charles Martin


If you won: Send me an e-mail at torie [dot] atkinson [at] tor [dot] com. If you won a book, make sure to indicate which book you’d like, and if you won a t-shirt make sure to let me know what size. And don’t forget your address! You have 24 hours to contact me before I pick a new winner.

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you all for making our birthday so special. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Until next time...

John Skotnik
1. ShooneSprings
Congrats to all the winners (and feel free not to contact Torie to give someone else a shot :P)!
Amir Yoeli
2. Betterthenyouknew
When's the actual Party?
Perhaps another Tor.com meetup... The last one was a lot of fun.

Luke M
3. lmelior
Blast, foiled yet again on my attempt to win something! Congratulations to the winners and Tor.com for what seems a successful year. While I didn't comment on all of the stories on your birthday, I highly enjoyed the many "On July 20th, 1969..." stories. I'm pretty sure I actually read them all! That is the one event I'm extremely jealous that I wasn't alive to witness...even so I still got goosebumps reading some of those accounts.
Dan Sparks
4. RedHanded
Good god, I actually won something. I'm going to buy a lotto ticket!
j p
5. sps49
I thought I had a shot at maybe one yesterday morning- when the counts were 40- 80. When they went over 200....
Irene Gallo
6. Irene
Congrats to all! There were some great comments made. Even though we couldn't play, you made it fun for the Tor staff.
Beth Meacham
7. bam
Congratulations to all the winners! And thanks to everyone for making this a great first year.
Abigail Sutherland
10. evilrooster
Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to Torie for arranging this!
Azara microphylla
11. Azara
Congratulations to all the winners! And a particular thanks to Tor for the "No geographic restrictions" mention for entries. It was a much-appreciated recognition of the international spread of Tor.com readers.
12. MasterAlThor
Congrats.....(I'm not gonna cry)

Enjoy your spoils....(I'm...not...go...to..wwwwwwaaaaaaahhhhhhh)

Seriously, congrats. Maybe next time I can win something.
Soon Lee
13. SoonLee
Congratulations to all the winners, but now, based on lmelior's comment @3, I now wonder if the launch of tor.com last year was arranged to coincide with the moon landing anniversary?
Bradley Beek
15. beeker73
Hooray for me! Thanks Tor.com, and happy birthday.
I really enjoyed the moon landing posts by the way. Many of them were quite moving.

Congratulations on your first year.
Elizabeth Coleman
16. elizabethcoleman
Yesterday was a lot of fun. Thanks for putting it on, Tor and Torie.
...I just got why some people are credulous about your name, Torie.
John Fitzingo
17. Xandar01
@13. SoonLee

According to this post it was.

"When Tor.com launched exactly one year ago, we didn’t choose the day arbitrarily. July 20th is a special day in science fiction: it’s the anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first setting foot on the moon, while Michael Collins orbited above."
Craig Botha
18. craig.b
W00T! I won something. Congrats to all the other winners, and to TOR.com on the first anniversary.
Marcus W
19. toryx
Congratulations to the winners!

Thanks, Tor.com for everything you did yesterday. I had a lot of fun.
lanyo lanyo
20. lanyo
Hurrah to the winners, and to Tor for all the prizes!!
Sally Book Lover
22. Sally Book Lover
Congratulations to the winners!
j p
23. sps49
Belatedly, yes; the contest and anniversary nugget posts were fun and were the best commemoration I saw yesterday. Well done to everyone involved!
J Dalziel
24. BunnyM
Congratulations to all the winners, I promise to be only a little bit envious. (Except for Charles Martin. I'm gonna be a whole lot envious of that one, you betcha.)

*cheers and throws confetti*
Christine Forber
25. Christine867
Thank you for all of the July 20 contests and blog entries. It was fun to follow them all during the day. Thank you also for the win!
Rammy Meyerowitz
26. m5rammy
Were all the prizes claimed?
Was that a serious comment about picking new winners?
Should we keep our hopes up or not?

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