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Halloween Giveaway: Emily the Strange, the Anti-Princess

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If you have 13-ish-year-old girls in your life, they might be into princesses and lip gloss. Maybe they're planning a pink and frilly costume for Halloween tomorrow. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But if you're hoping said girl might broaden her horizons, may we suggest some exposure to Emily the Strange? If you're not familiar, we're happy to make the introduction: she's a comic book character created in 1993 by San Franciscan Rob Reger.

Emily is all about being herself and playing guitar. She loves math, science, skateboarding and her 4 black cats. And to celebrate 20 years of being 13, she and her band, Emily and the Strangers, have a brand new single out.

"Calling All Guitars" was written by Reger, Beastie Boy and Beck producer John King, Beastie Boys keyboard player Money Mark, and Morningwood's Chantel Claret. Watch the video below, and if you like it, download the single for $.99 on iTunes. And stay tuned, Reger hopes to release more singles and go on tour with Emily as a hologram.

In the meantime, you can win one of these three cute Emily the Strange t-shirts for your very own 13-year-old girl. Maybe not in time to change her mind on this year's costume, but it's never to late to start (gently) lobbying for next year. To win, like Emily and the Strangers on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Get an extra chance to win if you also like Racked SF on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We'll announce the winners next Wednesday at 3pm. Good luck and Happy Halloween!
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