Winter is Coming: Own the Throne! Season 1 DVD Contest!

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MovieCentral and HBO Canada announced  that they will be hosting a FREE all-day Game of Thrones marathon at the Vancity Theatre on March 23rd in anticipation of the upcoming Season 2 premiere. Ever wanted to sit on Westeros’ famed Iron Throne? Declare your allegiance to the Lannisters or the Starks? Now’s your chance! We also have a great giveaway for all you fans out there!

The marathon will begin at 8 am at the VanCity Theatre on Seymour Street and run all day with the season one finale screening at 6 pm. All screenings are totally free and first come/first serve (the theatre has a capacity of 170, so come early!) There will also be photo opportunities with the Iron Throne, as well as costumed characters from the show.

Before we tell you more here is the contest:

There is one (1) Grand Prize to be won. The Grand Prize (approximate retail value of $150) consists of the following:

  • One (1) “Song of Ice and Fire” book set autographed by author George R.R. Martin; and
  • One (1) copy of Game of Thrones Season 1 on DVD.

Here is how to enter:

1. Follow  @moviecentral on Twitter and post the following Tweet, with no alteration to the format or text, to your Twitter account:

  • #OwnTheThrone comes to #Vancouver Mar 23! WIN #GameofThrones DVD + signed book set w/ @MovieCentral http://ow.ly/9wwa7 RT to Enter!

2. Post a comment on this post. Tell us the character you are most looking forward to seeing in Season 2 of Game of Thrones. The Comment must meet the content guidelines, as described below.

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on March 20, 2012.

If you haven’t seen Game of Thrones, this is a great opportunity to get primed for the water cooler conversations that will be taking place when the show returns on April 1st. If you’re already a Game of Thrones fan, this is an awesome free event you won’t want to miss!

Check out the amazing season two trailer below:

For more information on the event, check out Facebook or Movie Central.

MOVIE CENTRAL® VANCITY BUZZ GAME OF THRONES® CONTEST (the “Contest”)
Official Rules and Regulations (the “Contest Rules”)
THE CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest entry period commences at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 13, 2012 and concludes at 11:59 p.m. PT on March 20, 2012 (the “Contest Period”).
ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to residents of the Province of British Columbia who are nineteen (19) years of age or older as of March 13, 2012. Employees, directors and officers of Movie Central Ltd. (“Movie Central”), Corus Premium Television Ltd. d.b.a. HBO Canada, Corus Entertainment Inc., and Buzz Connected Media Inc. (the “Contest Sponsors”), any affiliate (as defined in the Canada Business Corporations Act) of the Contest Sponsors (the “Affiliates”), employees, directors and officers of their respective advertising and promotional agencies, as well as family members of any of the foregoing or those with whom they are domiciled are not eligible to enter the Contest.
The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. All entrants are providing information directly to the Contest Sponsors and agree to release Twitter from any and all liability arising in connection with the Contest.
HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
There are two (2) steps to take to enter the Contest during the Contest Period:
  1. Follow us on @moviecentral on Twitter and publish the following Tweet, with no alteration to the format or text, to your personal Twitter account:
“#OwnTheThrone comes to #Vancouver Mar 23! WIN #GameofThrones DVD + signed book set w/ @MovieCentral http://ow.ly/9wwa7 RT to Enter!”
The entry form above must include the Twitter mention of @MovieCentral.
  1. Visit http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2012/03/own-the-throne-marathonvancouver-date-iron-throne/ and post a comment via the “ADD NEW COMMENT” feature by signing up to your Vancity Buzz/Twitter account. The Comment text must include a mention of the character you are most looking forward to seeing in Season 2 of Game of Thrones (the“Comment”). The Comment must meet the content guidelines, as described below.
CONTENT GUIDELINES:
Each entrant who submits a Comment must comply with the content guidelines (collectively, “Content Guidelines”) below.  Comments that do not meet the following Content Guidelines are subject to disqualification, to be determined in Contest Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion:
      • Comments must be in the English language and no more than twenty (20) words in length.
Except for materials in the public domain, each Comment must be original to the entrant, include only materials created by the entrant and must not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity.
Comments must not include material that: (a) is sexually explicit, indecent, obscene, violent, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, (b) is derogatory orpromotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, (c) invades the privacy or publicity rights of any person, living or deceased, (d) is unlawful, (e) is harmful to other users of the Website such as viruses, trojan horses or other technologies that could adversely impact the Contest, and/or (f) is disparaging to the Contest Sponsors or is inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Contest Sponsors wish to associate (all of the foregoing to be determined in Contest Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion).
Comments must not reveal any personal information about another individual, including another person’s address, phone number, email address or any information that may be used to track, contact or impersonate that individual.
NOTE: Only one (1) entry per person is permitted during the Contest Period. Anyone found to use multiple Twitter or Vancity Buzz accounts to enter will be considered ineligible, and multiple entries will be discarded. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are reproduced, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.
WINNER SELECTION
On March 21, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. PT, one (1) eligible entrant will be randomly selected as the winner of the Grand Prize, as described below. The potential Grand Prize winner will be contacted by a representative of one of the Contest Sponsors within five (5) business days of the draw by Twitter DM or email, as provided by the entrant. Potential Grand Prize winners found to be ineligible, decline to accept the Grand Prize or who are unable to be contacted (including failing to return phone calls or emails) within five (5) business days of the draw will forfeit the Grand Prize and another entrant may be selected.
THE GRAND PRIZE AND GRAND PRIZE VALUE
There is one (1) Grand Prize to be won. The Grand Prize consists of the following:
  • One (1) “Song of Ice and Fire” book set autographed by author George R.R. Martin; and
  • One (1) copy of Game of Thrones Season 1 on DVD.
The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $150 CAD.
DEADLINE FOR CLAIMING A PRIZE
Following confirmation as a prize winner in accordance with the Contest Rules, selected entrants will be given instructions and a deadline as to how they must claim the prize. Potential winners who fail either to claim the prize or to inform the Contest Sponsors his/her inability to claim the prize before the deadline, as instructed, will forfeit the prize and another entrant may be selected.
PRIZE CONDITIONS
All incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to herein as part of the Grand Prize description (the “Expenses”) are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize winner shall not seek reimbursement for the Expenses from the Contest Sponsors.
ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES
None of the Contest Sponsors makes any representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of any prize awarded in connection with the Contest.  Prize winners understand and acknowledge that he or she may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from the Contest Sponsors should a prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to a prize winner.
DECLARATION AND RELEASE OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Before being awarded a prize, the selected entrant must:
Correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited skill-testing mathematical question; and
Sign a standard form Declaration and Release of Liability (the “Release Forms”) confirming that by entering the Contest:
he or she read, understood and accepted these Contest Rules;
that he or she understands that acceptance of the prize may involve danger and/or exposure to risks and hazards of both man-made and natural origin, whether arising from foreseeable or unforeseeable human error and negligence, and that, as a result, he or she may suffer damage to personal property, serious personal injury, illness or even death;that he or she nevertheless freely and voluntarily agrees and does hereby assume any and all risks of personal injury, illness, death arising out of or connected with his or her participation in the Contest and winning a prize; and that he or she releases Twitter Inc., the Contest Sponsors, the Affiliates, and all of their directors, officers, employees, agents as well as their respective advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability arising in connection with participation in the Contest and acceptance of a prize, including, without limitation, any financial, legal or moral responsibility or loss or personal injury including death or damage to or loss of property suffered or incurred or arising from participating in the Contest or accepting a prize, whether suffered by the prize winner, or by his or her heirs, administrators, personal representatives or executors, and notwithstanding that such injuries or losses may have been caused solely or partly by any act, omission, negligence or gross negligence of any or all of the Releasees.
Release Forms will be emailed to winners at the email address provided on his or her Contest entry form.  Prizes will only be awarded upon return of fully executed Release Forms to the email or fax number provided to the prize winner. Failure to return a signed Release Form as instructed within five (5) business days of being sent by the Contest Sponsors will result in disqualification.
PRIZE SUBSTITUTION
Prizes and prize portions are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, non-refundable, have no cash surrender value and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify a prize, or prize portion, with (a) prize(s) of equal or greater value for any reason. Should a winner be unable to claim his/her prize or prize portion as awarded, his/her rights to that prize or prize portion will be forfeited.
TERMINATION/MODIFICATION
Subject to applicable law, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, suspend, terminate, modify the Contest Rules or administration of the Contest, in whole or in part, without prior notice with no obligation or liability, including, if for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, whether due to technical failure, tampering, fraud, corruption of security or other causes beyond the control of the Contest Sponsors.
OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES
All entries shall become the property of the Contest Sponsors and their advertising and promotional agencies.  The Releasees assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise indecipherable entries due to any failure or technical malfunction of the telephone network, on-line computer systems of equipment, servers, access providers, software, poor reception, technical problems, failure of any email or submission or due to any other reason regardless of cause.
PUBLICITY
By entering the Contest, each entrant consents to the use of his or her name, city of residence, photograph, voice, likeness, image or any other aspect of his or her personality for any publicity and programming purposes, commercial or otherwise, in all media used by the Contest Sponsors, promoters and their advertising and promotional agencies, without any payment or compensation.
CONSENT TO COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
By entering the Contest and voluntarily providing personal information including, but not limited to, name, address, city, email address, home and office telephone numbers (the “Registrant Information”), each Contest entrant grants permission to the Contest Sponsors to collect and use of the Registrant Information for the exclusive purpose of administering the Contest and selecting the Grand Prize winner(s).  No correspondence will take place between the Contest Sponsors and the entrants except in connection with the Contest and, in the case of the Grand Prize winner, as a result of entering the Contest and winning the Grand Prize. To review the Movie Central’s privacy policy, visit http://www.moviecentral.ca/privacypolicy and Buzz Connected Media Inc.’s privacy policy, visit http://www.vancitybuzz.com/?s=privacy+policy#
TAMPERING
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsors that corrupts, impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest,  the Contest Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Contest and/or prizes.  The Contest Sponsors further reserve the right to disqualify, from this Contest and future contests of the Contest Sponsors, any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process.  The Contest Sponsors may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in the Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion, the Contest Sponsors determine that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Contest Sponsors representatives. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages (including lawyers’ fees) from any such entrant or any other individual to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By entering the Contest, the entrant agrees that the Releasees shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by the entrant for any damage, loss or liability to person or property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of entering the Contest, the acceptance, possession, use, enjoyment or misuse of any prize, or while preparing for, participating in any Contest-related or prize-related activity.  The Releasees are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by any of the Releasees, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions that may cause damage to a user’s system or limit an potential entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest.
WHERE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS AVAILABLE
These rules and regulations are available online at www.vancitybuzz.com.
COMPLIANCE WITH CONTEST RULES
All contestants agree to abide by the Contest Rules, which are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
This Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations of Canada and of each province, territory and municipality of Canada, respectively.
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