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Submit a nerdy family video to compete in Comic Con contest

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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