Cool avatar design contest run for Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel: Design a 3D avatar in a typical file format (.ma, .mb, .obj, .fbx, .ztl), follow the rules and submit here, and five entries win $1000 and a chance to have that model depicted in OASIS, the film's version of Ready Player's metaverse. Looks like a full-mesh version of a Second Life avatar could work as an entry (long as you send it in original file form.)
If you do submit, let me know: I'd love to feature submissions in upcoming New World Notes posts!
Watch Ernest Cline's announcement of the contest below. And yes, Cline used to hang out in Second Life before the novel was published.