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Pod Primes

The time has come. We need to select Pod Primes, so we are going to be having a few contests to select them. If you have already purchased your enrollment for OctopodiCon, please only participate in the contest for your Pod.

If you have not paid for your enrollment yet, and want to become a Pod Prime, you will need to either purchase a Day Pass (Saturday – that’s the day the Pod Meet-ups are scheduled) or a 3 Day Enrollment.  If you participate in a Pod Prime contest and win, you will need to attend at least Saturday to fulfill your Pod Prime duties.

Pod Prime duties include:  reporting points to the Head/Chief/Leader, monitoring the Pod Group (which goes live at OctopodiCon) all year, collecting any lore and legends about the Pod so they can be shared in the Group, attending the Pod Meet-Up for your Pod at OctopodiCon, conducting the Pod Contests for naming the Pod Mascot (all Pods get a Kalamari Kid as Mascot), selecting Pod colors, designing a Pod Logo, and creating a Pod Chant or anthem.

If you want to join a Pod. but can’t get to OctopodiCon, you should probably not participate in the contest to be Pod Prime.  You can still be a part of the Pod, though, by enrolling as a Remote Student (this give you a Pod and allows you to start collecting Credit Hours at Tentace Classes held at other conventions across the country), or becoming at least a Pod Supporter at the Indiegogo fundraiser campaign.

We have one Pod Prime, and will need 7 more, so stayed tuned for these contests!


OctopodiCon 2012 is pleased to announce that we will be having some exciting contests at OctopodiCon. While we can’t yet tell you the details on all of them, they are pretty exciting!

We will definitely have a Masquerade and a Hall Costume Contest. These both come with prizes, ranging from a ribbon and Pod Points to OctopodiCon Scholarships and more. The instructions for entering the Masquerade will be posted soon. For the Hall Costume Contest, you merely need to show up and have on something steampunk. Each day will be a new Hall Costume Contest, and winning on a previous day will not prevent you from winning on another day.

We will also have a background story competition. Write us the story of your steampunk accessories and clothing and if you have one, your steampunk persona. Send it and a picture to: The winner will have their story published in our Student Guide and will receive a scholarship to OctopodiCon 2013 as well as 50 points for their Pod.

The Pod with the most points will win a trophy (stored with your PodHead and carried to other conventions to tout your glory), an icon to place on your websites/facebook/blogs, bonus points to start next year’s competition, and the joy of having next year’s OctopodiCon themed after your Pod.

Stay tuned as we bring you other exciting contests and competitions!