Photo Contest Part IX – Covers and Cosplay.

Well folks, we’re almost at the end of the photos. I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have.

Our final category is: “Best Cosplay.” But before we get to that, there was a small subcategory of photos that I haven’t included yet: photos commenting about the covers of the book itself.

This is the real hot-button question, of course. How much naked man chest do you prefer?

A lot of people weighed in on the subject.

Even to the point of dressing up as their preferred cover.

And here you see my clever segue into the “Best Cosplay” category. Look like anyone you know?

Maybe this will help. When I started this contest up on Facebook, someone else took young Kvothe’s posed picture and photoshopped him onto the cover. I think both the model and the photoshopper deserve an honorable mention prize.

Some of the pictures people took told a story.

Here, for example, we have an epic battle taking place for the love of a beautiful woman….

Or not.

Interesting side note: this is the look that women have been consistently giving me for the last 15 years. Admittedly, they usually have a pretty good reason….

I was especially tickled by the people who staged scenes from the book. This one is subtle, and the reference is easier to catch in the following version:

Here’s the strapping young man we saw at the beginning of Part VIII, putting those abs to good use. Extra points for rescuing the lady and the book.
Anyone who’s read The Name of the Wind should be able to identify this scene. But what really impressed me was the hard, white Dalonir cheese that they went to the trouble of including in the picture. That’s the level of detail that gets you a pair of lovely runner-up prizes: one for Kvothe and one for Auri.

This is hot. The best part? Kvothe’s drawn-on abs.

Winner. Such a sweet picture. I’m guessing most of you can identify this scene too.

We have a good degree of accuracy here too. Denna is all, “You’re so dreamy.” And Kvothe is thinking, “I wish Denna liked me…. Hey, are those cumulus or cirrus clouds.?”

Congrats. Both Kvothe and Denna can have a fabulous prize of their choosing.

This is so not cannon. Still, it’s nice to see poor Kvothe get a little love…

Remember, if you’ve won, you need to follow the guidelines I laid down at the beginning of the contest in order to claim your swag. Now that all the winners are finally posted, I’m going to go through and start packaging and mailing things out.

Well…. I shouldn’t say that ALL the winners are posted. There was one entry so amazing that I had to give it a post all its own. We’ll see that next week, so stay tuned.


This entry was posted in book covers, contests, fan coolnessBy Pat13 Responses


  1. matt
    Posted June 14, 2008 at 11:14 AM | Permalink

    Excellent collection of photos. I loved the second Chandrian pic, and the winning photo was very well done.

  2. Amanda
    Posted June 14, 2008 at 4:23 PM | Permalink

    I loved all of them. The first time I saw the “Someone’s been writing entirely the wrong sort of book” one the first time, I was almost genuinely concerned the Chandrain were looking for you, Pat.I like the winner, too :D

  3. Llyralei
    Posted June 14, 2008 at 11:48 PM | Permalink

    Looks like cumulus to me. :XI absolutely adooored the Chandrian pic– actually, I pretty much adored them all. XD This contest was such a fabulous idea, Pat, lol. I love photography… and Photoshop. :D<3

  4. Jessica
    Posted June 15, 2008 at 3:15 AM | Permalink

    Awwwww. I like the winner. And I love the Chandrian picture, and I knew what it was BEFORE the one with the caption. Great contest, and great blogging about it. :)

  5. Captain Joe
    Posted June 15, 2008 at 7:18 AM | Permalink

    Great photographs. Man, if the last post next week is the one I think it is – then it is unbelievably awesome. More awesome than a gunblade AND the Thunderbirds.Just again, Pat, this contest was a really great idea. Offered a much needed break from this and that.Awesome,joe

  6. Pdxtrent
    Posted June 15, 2008 at 8:53 AM | Permalink

    Okay, so no Capt. Joe pics? Has the previously assumed endless well of his imagination run dry?!? Say it ain’t so. My vote was for the Chandrian Pic, mostly cause they are the best part of the most amazing book of last year in my opinion. P.S. Happy My-Birthday to you all!

  7. Captain Joe
    Posted June 15, 2008 at 9:38 AM | Permalink

    Pdxtrent, I’ll give you three guesses who designed that Time Magazine cover, but you’re only gonna need one…Yeah, it was Captain Joe. Took me about four hours in MS Paint. I’m losing my touch these days…

  8. gapyeargirl123
    Posted June 15, 2008 at 11:34 AM | Permalink

    I love the “<>Someone has been writing entirely the wrong sort of book<>” one. It’s brilliant. And what a great Chandrian cloak. Very atmospheric. *g*It’s been really cool seeing all the things people have come up with. Please do another photo contest sometime!

    Posted June 15, 2008 at 7:19 PM | Permalink

    pretty funny….now..when are you bringing your book tour to texas…hopefully close to waco..even dallas will do..austin.?….sigh*…quit fooling around and finish book jonesing…

  10. marky
    Posted June 15, 2008 at 11:05 PM | Permalink

    careful on that roof. You might drop the book!!(and..erm..hurt yourselves also.)So Kvothe can lay down the finishing moves. And there’s me thinking he was a terminal nod goes to Captain Joe. I’d rather pimp my ma than do four hours of ms paint. I tip my feathery hat to ya. well done.

  11. Gamete
    Posted June 16, 2008 at 5:14 AM | Permalink

    ‘Denna is all, “You’re so dreamy.” And Kvothe is thinking, “I wish Denna liked me…. Hey, are those cumulus or cirrus clouds.?” ‘I nearly shat myself laughing.

  12. Incubus Jax
    Posted June 16, 2008 at 5:31 AM | Permalink

    Great Job everyone. Congrats winners.Pat – awesome contest, congrats on your legions of devoted readers. All of it is deserved.Peace

  13. Kip, Ramen Gourmet
    Posted June 16, 2008 at 12:22 PM | Permalink

    I also liked the Chandrian pics. The hair color that dude in the Kvothe pics makes me an unhappy monkey for some reason.Joe. High Five on the Pint, real men use paint and not sissy Photoshop.Pat: all you acomplishments amount to naught. I just got my second recipe posted on “The Official Ramen Homepage” Here’s my latest: < HREF="" REL="nofollow"> Gyro Ramen Salad <>my other is: < HREF="" REL="nofollow"> Tangy Chicken and Liver Ramen <>I know you like ramen so I expect you to make good use of this site, and I expect to see your recipes up there one day.

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