If you've ever had a dream of being drawn into an X-Men comic, then your dream may now have a chance to materialize as swiftly as a teleporting Nightcrawler. Through a new contest from Omaze, you could help a worthy charity, as well as get a shot at being immortalized in the pages of Marvel's X-Men comics.
As the X-Men titles famously feature an all-inclusive school (we'd call it safe, but it tends to get raided fairly often), it is only natural that all money from this new contest will benefit GLSEN, a charity that "works to create safe and inclusive schools for everyone." According to Omaze, GLSEN envisions "a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people — regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression."
The winning participant will send a photo of themselves (or someone else, in case generosity is really running rampant) to Marvel. The artists will then adapt and draw the participant as a guest character in an upcoming X-Men title. There's no word on whether the winner gets to choose their specific mutant powers — there's no guarantee that they'll be a mutant at all — but the Omaze site does make it cleat that the story (and survival) of the guest character will only be discovered when the special book is received. The winner will get a signed copy of the book, as well as original page art.
Omaze has really been generating buzz recently, with some of its charitable contests even going so far as to promise a bounty of Star Wars riches, including a walk-on role. As is usually the case with these contests, it doesn't cost all that much to enter — but the more you pledge, the better your chances are of winning.
To help fund schools that are as inclusive (yet much safer) than Charles Xavier's, as well as get your chance to become a part of X-history, click on the following teleportation link to be transported to the Omaze site: BAMF!