Attendees at the 2005 Bubblegum Achievement Awards will have the opportunity to take home some great prizes courtesy of our sponsors. Most will be randomly awarded through drawings, while others may require special skill/knowledge. And there are tons of prizes, plus K-EARTH will be on hand to give out promo items, so no one will be going home empty-handed.
But only two super special lucky ducks will be taking home original bubblegum art that's made out of bubblegum!
We have two Grand Prizes: bubblegum art by Bubblegum Society and Gum Blondes.
Ben Harben (Bubblegum Society) and Jason Kronenwald (Gum Blondes) chew multicolored gum and paint celebrity portraits with it. It's an ironic comment on the disposable nature of fame, and it's strange and beautiful. From Gum Blondes, we have a Giclee art print, one of an edition of 6, of Britney Spears rendered in soft swirls of bubblegum. From Bubblegum Society, an original portrait of Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp, his every patch of fur and gaping chimp nostril rendered in the chewy chewy stuff!
Here are some more of the goodies we're keeping safe in the Magic Prize Closet:
Free memberships for musicians to sell their songs on CDBaby
Two great new titles from Chicago Review Press, TV A-Go-Go and Vanilla Pop
From Feral House, the inspiration for the whole event, the book Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth and from Routledge, the new Scram anthology Lost in the Grooves (copies will also be available for sale).
From Continuum, 7 different mini album histories starring Arthur Lee & Love, the Beach Boys, Dusty Springfield, ABBA, the Kinks, the Beatles and Pink Floyd
Thunder Bay Press sent the new book The Monkees: The Day By Day Story of the 60s Pop Sensation
Our pals at Topps sent a ton of Bazooka bubblegum, plus their new series of Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids
Toy piano band Twink sent one of their incredible limited edition musical toy boxes
Art of Bleeding is providing Abram the Safety Ape t-shirts and a very scary coloring book
Y-Que, purveyors of striking t-shirts, sent over a retro care package featuring Mr. Rogers, TAB cola, MOOG, vinyl pride, Dick and Jane and store mascot Arthur Bunny Boy.
And Classic Media has sent DVDs starring their great characters Roger Ramjet, Rocky and Bullwinkle (4 DVD sets of the complete Seasons 1-3) , Fractured Fairy Tales, Underdog, Dudley Do-Right, Mr. Magoo, Peabody & Sherman and a Christmas package of Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Frosty the Snowman, The Little Drummer Boy and Frosty Returns.
Wow! good stuff, and it's all going home with lucky Bubblegum Awards guests... maybe you?