Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour.
For those of you who didn't pay attention the first time around, the Comic Cup (founded by famed heroin addict skagg and now, in its second incarnation, being moderated by me) is an exciting new forum in which to test your hilarious-comic-writing skills. Unlike the popular and longstanding Comic Contest, the Comic Cup actually has losers, instead of just a whole lot of people who didn't win. It works like this: eight contestants square off in a seven-round single-elimination series. I, as the moderator, provide a list of rules for each round. Two contestants each create a comic that follows those rules. Our esteemed panel of judges, which consists of the six non-participating contestants, plus anyone else who wants to be a judge, cast votes for their preferred comic. The contestant who earns the most votes advances to the next round, while the loser is mocked openly. Whoever proves comedian enough to emerge victorious from the final battle wins widespread admiration and the right to moderate the next Comic Cup.
Sign yourself up while the signing's good. Only eight people may meet on the field of battle. As of this posting, we have five participants: ladyjdotnet, Spankling, crabby, wirthling, and gabe_billings. Join now, and reserve your chance to demonstrate that you're ten times as funny as all those jokers combined. Anyone who didn't participate in the last Cup gets first crack at a contestant position in this one. If you only want to be a judge, and not a competitor, that's fine, just say so.
I'm thinking up some rules now. We'll get things underway as soon as it seems reasonable. We might wait until the weekend's over in case some people only check the site from work, but if there's a good response before then, we could start sooner.
The what mentioned above is total fiction. Please don't take it seriously!