So, here is the prize list (times two, once for each convention) as of this moment:
Grand prize is a plaque plus an Army Card for Blue Moon, a resin pirate ship, and a crew for the ship!
(this prize is reserved for the best pirate costume)
There is another Army Card by itself, a resin ship by itself, and a crew by itself as prizes.
There are also a number of "just for fun" prizes. Hoping to add to the swag as time goes on.
As to who is providing the prizes? Well, sometimes donors prefer to remain anonymous - or semi so - and I will respect that wish, at least until the conventions when I have permission to reveal more.
For those unfamiliar with the Old Glory army card, it is worth 40% off all purchases for a year from Old Glory, including the Blue Moon ranges (less any restrictions - see their site for more information). That means that can be a very valuable prize indeed. If you plan to make $1000 worth of purchases over the year then that card is worth $400. Pretty nice prize, hey, me hearties?
What with the holidays hard upon us I am limited on time for posting here but I will still try and do at least one post a week until I get more time.
Hard a starboard, you lubbers.