On July 29th, Boston Comic Con celebrated its 10th anniversary by giving fans an opportunity to win exclusive fan experiences for the upcoming Boston Comic Con August 11th – 13th by participating in a Boston-themed Treasure Hunt. The first ever Boston Comic Con Treasure Hunt was a huge success with 53 teams and over 100 participants.
The teams had to navigate a route through downtown Boston, hitting some of the city’s historic spots along the way. The clues were delivered via Boston Comic Con’s Twitter handle (@BostonComicCon) and at each location there was a Boston Comic Con representative distributing special badges to those who solved the riddles.
The five “secret” locations were the Swan Boats, Edgar Allen Poe statue, New England Aquarium, Paul Revere statue in the North End and the Sam Adams statue outside of Faneuil Hall.
The first place winner won a celebrity photo op and two deluxe exhibition passes, second place won two premium passes and the third place winner received four single day passes for any day.
Each year Boston Comic Con attracts more than 50,000 fans and features over 500 exhibits. It is New England’s largest comic book convention.