Over here in Aussieland my Internet service provider is running a competition called 'Top Geek.' The winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to one of 4 Cons of their choice and San Diego Comic-Con is on the list. I've entered and I need people to vote for me as the 'Top Geek' to get me into the top 5 and instantly to the finals. You can vote for me here:[link]
Getting to go to SDCC would be an utterly life-changing experience for me. I've never been to a big International Con and local Conventions are microscopic in comparison. My dream is to become a full-time comic penciller but being so land-locked the only chance for me to show my work is online (or through awesome people like Gail Simone) and even then Marvel and DC do not accept unsolicited submissions. If I were to get to SDCC I could attend portfolio reviews to these companies and hopefully get a great deal closer to achieving my dreams. Even if I do have a job pencilling for a company by then it'd be a great way to make more industry contacts and meet many of my online friends.
So please vote, share the link around! Thanks so much in advance guys! I'm currently in spot #9!