Close The StoneFire – Save The World- Win $5000 at San Diego Comic Con

Close The StoneFire – Save The World – Win $5000 at San Diego Comic Con
The Gaslamp Quarter becomes a Game Board courtesy of BattleKasters

bruninSan Diego, Calif. July 2, 2015 – BattleKasters, a downloadable augmented reality game that turns live events into game boards, is coming to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015. From July 9-12, players in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter will have the chance to win $5000. In keeping with the BattleKasters creators’ goal to drive the literacy movement forward, half of the grand prize will go to a library of the winner’s choosing while the other half goes right to the winner.  All players who complete the game will also get a chance to spin the BattleKasters Wheel to instantly win prizes such as: a copy of The Red Sun, BattleKasters original art by famous Star Wars artist Dave Dorman, Legends of Orkney original art by Jonathan Stroh, BattleKasters sunglasses, gift cards, and more. Anyone interested in playing BattleKasters or purchasing The Red Sun before its official August book release, can get more information on BattleKasters.com or at the Gaslamp Museum.

Based on the award-winning, young adult book series, Legends of Orkney, by transmedia author Alane Adams, BattleKasters is a whole new experience for gamers and readers. This app-based game allows players to collect digital trading cards, cast spells, and close the stonefire portal to protect Earth from dark magic – all while giving gamers the chance to explore the historic district near the San Diego Convention Center, where Comic-Con is being held.

How to play:
BattleKasters has received rave reviews by C2E2 and Denver Comic Con attendees who were looking to enjoy a family-friendly, offsite adventure, that  excites players of all ages. Interested players are invited to join the BattleKasters team July 9th – 12th from 11am to 8pm at the Gaslamp Quarter Museum, which is serving as game headquarters. The museum will be selling copies of The Red Sun, the first book in the Legends of Orkney series, proceeds from which go to the Gaslamp Foundation and literacy causes.

Meet Brunin and the Team:
San Diegans and Comic-Con attendees will have the chance to take their photo with a the fan favorite character Brunin, the towering warrior bear that is the embodiment of the Norse God Odin from the books who will be a roaming the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter.

“With BattleKasters, we’re taking an entirely new approach to getting kids interested in reading – using the devices to which their generation has grown so attached,” said Alane Adams, author and founder of the Rise Up Foundation. “My goal is to get kids so excited about the game that they’ll want to read the books cover to cover.”

Praise for Alane Adams and Legends of Orkney:

The Red Sun: An IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist in the Best New Voice: Children’s/Young Adult category

2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medalist in Children’s Picture Books

Winner in the Juvenile Fiction Category of the 3rd Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards

“Percy Jackson meets Norse Mythology in the captivating adventure…” – Foreword Reviews

“Alane Adams is the brilliant mind behind the upcoming Legends of Orkney series.” – Hypable

“A high fantasy tale that maintains a quick pace…” – Kirkus  Reviews

“…Alane Adams will do for [Orkney] what… the fantasy series Outlander has done for the Western Isles.” – The Scotsman

“This is the sort of adventure story that will keep children glued to the book. The references to Norse mythology are exciting and the author has woven a great adventure tale with a lot of twists and turns.” – ReadersFavorite.com

About Alane Adams
(Wendy) Alane Adams is a social entrepreneur, philanthropist, professor and award-winning author. After retiring from a successful business career, Adams founded the Rise Up Foundation, which focuses on improving literacy in children. A believer in the power of transmedia storytelling, she created BattleKasters to create more interactive, immersive experiences for readers of her Legends of Orkney book series.

About Artifact Technologies
Artifact Technologies is a Seattle-based software development company specializing in location-based technologies.  A pioneer in content-rich beacon programming and integration, Artifact Technologies partners with major event organizers, attractions and entertainment and education industry leaders to build world-class experiences. The company’s proprietary Mixby™ platform connects the physical and mobile environments, driving deeper engagement and bringing more value to the audience experience.

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