DreamCon "Create A Story" Contest Official Rules

We're sending you to DreamCon! DreamHost's second-annual user conference is being held in beautiful San Diego, CA October 1-2, and we're picking one lucky customer to join us - free of charge! That's right -- your DreamCon ticket, airfare and hotel accommodations are on us! So how can you win?

We're looking for fans who love DreamHost - like really LOVE DreamHost - and are willing to write a fictional story about us to enter the contest! You know our products, you know some of our history, you might even know who some of us are (do the names Simon or Brett ring a bell?) -- but do you know how we got to where we're at now, or even how we came up with the name “DreamHost”?

Here's your chance to write some history, and have fun with it! We want you to create a story about DreamHost, and be creative! The two people who write the best stories will win tickets to DreamCon, some super awesome swag, and the grand prize winner will receive the aforementioned flight to San Diego and hotel stay -- all for free! Not sure what you would write about? Here are some ideas for content:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY MONEY IS NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR WHERE REGISTRATION OR BONDING REQUIRED. THIS PROMOTION IS SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. ONLINE ENTRY ONLY AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED.

These are the Official Rules (“Official Rules”) that govern your participation in the DreamCon Create A Story Contest Rules promotion. Participation in the promotion constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules, so it is important that you read and understand them prior to participating in the promotion.

For a public or private company or nonprofit organization to enter the promotion, an authorized agent of the entity must submit on behalf of the entity. Such agent must be authorized to accept prize on behalf of the entity.

All entries must meet the following criteria:

By submitting an entry, you represent and warrant that you and the entity on whose behalf you are submitting have all rights and permissions necessary to create and submit the entry. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the ownership and originality of any entry.

Sponsor reserves the right to reject any entry for any reason.

The first runner-up will receive a 1 Ticket to DreamCon and 1 swagbag(s). The aggregate retail value of the prizes is approximately USD$165. No substitution, assignment or transfer of the prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who has the right to substitute a prize with another of comparable or greater value. Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prize money if doing so would violate any applicable laws or regulations. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor. If the grand prize winner cannot travel on the dates specified, the prize will be forfeited. All travel arrangements must be made through a travel agent selected by Sponsor. If a winner lives within a 200-mile radius of the hotel designated by Sponsor, prize will not include the air-transportation portion of the prize. Grand prize winner must have all necessary identifications and permissions to travel to San Diego, CA. Lunch and dinner on the first day of the visit to San Diego (at a place to be determined by Sponsor) and car service from the airport included for Grand prize winner. Grand prize winner will be responsible for all gratuities, meals, beverages, ground transportation, taxes, and any other incidental costs or expenses not identified in these rules. All tickets and accommodations are subject to the vagaries of schedule variation, work stoppages, and schedule changes. All federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold payments, to obtain necessary tax information from winners, and to submit tax-related documents as required by law.