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Submit a nerdy family video to compete in Comic Con contest

Brittany Winchester of Tampa talks to Jeremy Mosher of Bradenton, who was dressed as Scarlet Spiderman for the costume contest later in the day, during a speed dating event at the Tampa Bay Comic Con Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the DoubleTree hotel in Tampa. The speed dating lasted an hour, rotating partners every two minutes.

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Brittany Winchester of Tampa talks to Jeremy Mosher of Bradenton, who was dressed as Scarlet Spiderman for the costume contest later in the day, during a speed dating event at the Tampa Bay Comic Con Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the DoubleTree hotel in Tampa. The speed dating lasted an hour, rotating partners every two minutes.

When Tampa Bay Comic Con comes to the Tampa Convention Center in August, it will upgrade its usual trivia contest to a full eight-obstacle Family Double Dare-style obstacle course. But first you need to submit a video to compete in the Nerdy Family Double Dare, fashioned after the Nickelodeon Double Dare series. There will be two events on Aug. 3: a 2 vs. 2 and a 4 vs. 4. If the winners of the 2 vs. 2 game are able to complete the obstacle course in 60 seconds or less, they will win a trip for two to Los Angeles to be in the studio audience for a Big Bang Theory taping, courtesy of MOR-TV, Tampa's station for Big Bang Theory reruns. If the winners of the 4 vs. 4 game are able to complete the Nerdy Family Double Dare obstacle course in 60 seconds or less, they will win a Royal Caribbean cruise for four.

But to be a contestant, you have let your nerd flag fly. Create a 30- to 60-second YouTube video explaining "in enthusiastic fashion," why you should be chosen to be contestants. You can enter as a team of friends or as a family. You can find forms and YouTube links at tampabaycomiccon.com. The deadline to submit entries is July 14.

Tampa Bay Comic Con is Aug. 1-3 at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Tickets are $20, $45 for three days, 12 and younger free.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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