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MJX | Comixplosion: Come and Pitch Your Comic Book Story!

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At this year’s Movie Jabber Expo, we invite you to pitch your story of adventure, wonder and exploits, for a chance to win funding to publish and distribute your comic book.  The Movie Jabber Expo details:  

EVENT: THE MOVIE JABBER EXPO (MJX)
DATE:
SATURDAY JULY 8TH, 2017
VENUE:
TO BE ANNOUNCED
#ComeAndBecome #MJX2017

We all have stories to tell, whether or not we have ever dabbled in comic book writing.  As Movie Jabber, we want to play a role in building that industry and helping you get a return on your investment.   

In advance, we must tell you that if you are to submit your pitch, you must first register before the deadline Friday, June 9th.  So first register (Friday June 9th deadline), then submit the necessary items as required.  Those two steps have two seperate deadlines that you shall soon see as below.  To take part, please read the below details VERY CAREFULLY

 Step #1: Registration
Registration Deadline, Friday June 9th

Why Register? Registration helps us properly plan for certain activities on event day that will ultimetaly benefit you and all other participants.  It also helps us evaluate the response rate and strength of this genre of entertainment and story telling.  Lastly and obviously, it helps us weed out the non-committed individuals!  So please register as per the details at the bottom of the page.  No submissions will be accepted without prior registration!

 Step #2: Submission
Submission Deadline, Wednesday June 28th

IMPORTANT: Please submit files and content exactly as highlighted below to enable fair representation on your behalf, and fair evaluation and assessment by our judges.  We will be very strict with the below and will give options where possible.  Failure to follow the details below will result in your submission not being accepted and your efforts going to waste, as we retain the right to accept/refuse submissions based on this.  

NOTE: As you submit, keep in mind the content (JPEG and MP4 files) shall be played on a really large LED event screen that you would normally find at concerts or outdoor entertainment events, so non-pixelated high res content is key tso that your presentation looks super sharp and crystal clear.

Lastly, where possible, we have linked each requirement to a visual example to better help you understand.  Your submission must have the following clearly indicated:

  1. Team Summary/Credit (Landscape, JPEG) – A summary of your Team’s name or Project’s Name.  Plus its members’ names and their roles, background info, and profile pictures.  All of this must be in one JPEG file, landscape orientation.  IF you are doing this solo, no problem!  The profile can consist of your details, profile, picture etc as above . (Click Here for a Visual Example

  2. Story Summary (Landscape, JPEG) – Synopsis of the overall/entire story arc as brief as possible yet exciting, and should highlight major plot points (yes, spoilers allowed!). Clearly show what makes your story different from other comics and be clear as to who the target audience is (age, class etc). Your story has to be full color and either a miniseries or graphic novel.  No plaigarism or resemblance to any existing work please.

  3. Logo (Landscape, JPEG) – Logo’s creation process in two steps: pencil and full colour stage.  (Click Here for a Visual Example)

  4. Cover Mock Up (Landscape, JPEG) – Cover’s creation process in two steps: pencil and full colour stage.  Cover should have the logo on it. (Click Here for Visual Example)

  5. Character Bios (Landscape, JPEG) – The main characters, each on their own page, with character bios detailing how they fit into the story.  Full colour. (Click Here for Visual Example

  6. Storyboard (Landscape, JPEG) – Storyboard of one or two action sequences (inked, penciled or coloured).  This will add more “oomph” to your submission.  (Click Here for Visual Example)

  7. Video Teaser (MP4 Format) – A teaser of sorts of the story.  Nothing too fancy or fully animated.  Length: 1 Minute – 2 Minutes  max. (Click Here for Visual Example)

  8. Name of Representative(s) – If you are pitching as a team, you will either all be on stage OR choose two members to act as your representatives.  These should be persons who are able to handle any questions from either the audience or judges in regards to the pitch or comic books in general.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Once ready, all the above files should be placed within ONE well labeled Zipped Folder and via www.WeTransfer.com to mjx@moviejabber.co.ke.  No other large file sharing platform shall be accepted, use only www.WeTransfer.com.  Please don’t upload the files individually onto WeTransfer, place them into one main Zipped Folder and send.  The same WeTransfer website has instructions that will help you with the process.  The folder should be the name of your team or project.  

 *** Submission Deadline, Wednesday June 28th ***

 What Happens After You Submit?

We will go through all submitted entries, and contact the shortlisted teams/individuals the week of the event.  The shortlisted teams/individuals will then get the opportunity to showcase their submitted content and pitch before an audience in attendance and a panel of judges at the Movie Jabber Expo.  

At the Expo, during the Comixplosion segment, you will take us through the items submitted in addition to the creation process.  You or your team must also be ready to handle an interactive Question & Answer segment in regards to your pitch from both the audience and judges.  The judges will then narrow down to just that one ultimate winning pitch.

Criteria for Short-Listing and Judging

  1. Compliance: have you helped us help you?  Following the instructions in this form carefully and every step of the way, that’s the very first criteria.

  2. First Impression effect: what’s the reaction when we first read/hear your story summary and pitch?  See your art and characters? Does something trigger or do we move on?

  3. Creativity: how creative and unique is your story?  Have you copied certain existing elements from other stories?  Does your story stand out from the rest?

  4. Quality: quality of your art and finish.  Comic books stand out because of their art and colours, so how well does yours match up with the rest?

Free Exhibition Booths

Whether you get shortlisted or not, but you have comic books or comic book related content, merch or art that you would like to display or sell at our event, you will be given a FREE booth.  Priority shall be given to the shortlisted contestants first, then remaining to the rest.  We shall share more information on this in the coming weeks, please be patient. 

The Prize

The 200,000/= bounty to the winner shall mainly cover production, marketing and distribution costs.  Movie Jabber will not in any way charge a fee nor receive commission on any comic book sales.  We understand certain cost specifics may vary based on the winner, so as much as we appreciate questions in regards to this please keep in mind that because of legal and confidential issues, further indepth and precise Terms and Conditions shall be discussed with the ultimate winning team/individual.

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MJX 2017 VOLUME 2 | Sign Up for the Cosplay Showcase!

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CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
Registration closes Saturday Nov 11th

ABOUT THE COSPLAY SHOWCASE! AT MJX NOVEMBER

NOTE: It’s going to be fun! Whether you want to make a new costume, use a previous one, (or borrow) you are encouraged to do what’s best for you, and most importantly, have fun and meet fellow cosplayers.

Why Sign Up? This will help us properly plan the segment not only for you, but for the other cosplayers.  Our first  Cosplay Showcase! was during our first Cosplay Community Kenya #CosComKE Workshop in February 4th, 2017.

Click Here for Highlights

What will happen:
You will get to strut your stuff, show off your costume and props.  Each registered participant will have a few moments to tell the audience something brief about their costume and why they picked the character they did… and do a lil’ something-something for the crowd, that’s reminiscent of their character. Easy-peezy, right?


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
Registration closes Saturday Nov 11th

Rewards:
Discounted event ticket price for all registered cosplayers.  Secondly, on-location professional photography for all registered Cosplayers.   Later, a select number of cosplayers (5 from each day) will be picked for an exclusive special professional cosplay photography shoot in studio the following week. The images from this studio shoot will be edited into composites, looking really cool and ‘wow!’.  These images will look like they’ve been taken from the world of movies, anime, comic books that the you got your inspiration from!  Visual examples below:

[Click Here to Register!]
Registration closes Saturday Nov 11th

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MJX 2017 VOLUME 2 | Justice League, Gaming, Cosplay and More! Come Together

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The Movie Jabber Expo, or MJX abbreviated, is a multi-entertainment convention featuring movie screenings, gaming, local and international comic books, merchandise, cosplay, and so much more. MJX is owned and organized by Movie Jabber. This year’s second event is themed around Justice League.

They can’t save the world alone and you can’t have fun alone. It’s convention time, again! Join us on Saturday 18th and Sunday 18th November for this year’s volume two of MJX. A ticket allows you to experience one JUSTICE LEAGUE screening in IMAX 3D, video gaming, access to comic books and more within the exhibition area. And of course a chance to cosplay and enjoy the services of a professional photographer on hand purely for the cosplayers!

 

MJX EVENT DETAILS

Event: The Movie Jabber Expo aka MJX
November Dates: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th
Venue: Century IMAX on 1st Floor, at Garden City Mall, Thika Road Highway, Exit 7.
Time:10am – 7pm
One Day Access: 500Kshs. per day
Season Ticket: 800Kshs.

Ticket Pricing ONLY FOR Registered Cosplayers in full Costume:
(Payment at the Gate, in costume before receiving entry tags)
One Day Access: 300Kshs.
Season Ticket: 500Kshs.

[Click Here to Register!]

What a Ticket Gives you Access To:
Once you have purchased your ticket you will get to experience the below:
1). Justice League IMAX 3D screening (one per day), 3D Glasses sold separately.
2). Gaming in the Gam’R Zone, 1st Floor Parking: get to experience, play and try out different new releases of the year.
3). Audience member for the in-cinema Gam’R Tournament in VIP Screen 2
4). Access to Exhibitor Zone, where you will get to purchase comic books, merch, fan memorabilia etc
5). Be part of the Cosplay Showcase.
6). Be part of or witness the battle of supreme fan knowledge going down in the Squad Showdown segment.

1). JUSTICE LEAGUE SCREENINGS

There will be three MJX screenings of Justice League on each day.  Regardless of what ticket bundle you buy, you will be entitled to one screening per day of the film, in IMAX 3D, at no extra cost.  Any additional screenings, or screenings outside of the MJX schedule will be at an extra cost.  3D glasses, popcorn and soda sold separately.  Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult always.

2). COSPLAY SHOWCASE vs CASUAL COSPLAY

Can you cosplay at MJX?  Yes you can!  There are two ways to cosplay at MJX and both are welcome.

Cosplay Showcase: You can sign-up in advance (SIGN UP HERE) to showcase your cosplay by enjoying a brief moment in the spotlight on the main stage where you can show off your outfit, talk a little bit about your choice of costume and act out a signature stance, movement or action of the character you are cosplaying as.  Cosplayers going the extra mile to showcase get to enjoy a discounted ticket price (NOTE: payment at the gate and in full costume) and free professional photography on both days of the event.  But only if you register in advance before the deadline, Wednesday Nov 15th, hurry!

Casual Cosplay: is for those who want to cosplay, but be part of the crowd without having to showcase.  You are totally welcome to do this, but please take note you will not be given access to free professional photography at the photography booths and you will pay the full ticket price.

3). GAM’R IN-CINEMA TOURNAMENT

Movie Jabber’s premiere gaming tournament held in cinema at this month’s MJX (Movie Jabber Expo). The mathematics of the equation are unbeatable: the excitement of gaming plus the massive cinema screen size for high impact visuals plus Atmos surround sound, equals one heck of an exhilarating experience! Are you game?

18 contestants on each day will battle it out through pool stages for supreme bragging rights and the ultimate gamer’s gift hamper to take home after mercilessly pummeling their opponents in the highly acclaimed INJUSTICE 2 on Saturday and TEKKEN 7 on Sunday. You must pre-register before the deadline to be a contestant.  Don’t forget to purchase a ticket to the event at the desk or online here.  Free t-shirts for every contestant, courtesy of Britania, and yes, you can sign up for both!

Click Here to sign-up for INJUSTICE 2 on Saturday Nov. 18th.
Click Here to sign-up for TEKKEN 7 on Sunday Nov. 19th.

4). SQUAD SHOWDOWN!

Do you take some pride in your vast and accurate knowledge of all things pop culture?  From movies, to TV shows, anime and manga?  Care to put your money where your mouth is, put together a team and face off in the Squad Showdown segment and walk away with 12,000KSHS. cash bounty?  If so, then sign up your team right now by sending the following details to mjx@moviejabber.co.ke:

a. Team Name
b. Team Members (strictly 3.  Not less nor more)
c. Team Leader and key contact person’s name and mobile number.

Schedule will be out soon!

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