That's right. The judge for the 5th Annual XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest is no other than the creator of all things spooky, Mr. Chris Carter!

We know that you're already sharpening tools and picking the best design for your masterpiece; we think this will definitely motivate you even more. 

If you want to make sure you know everything there is to know about the contest, click here.

If you have any questions, you can shoot us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

Remember, the deadline for entries is on October 31st, 2014 - 6PM EST.



It's Spooky Mulder's favorite time of year! (At least it is in our head cannon.) With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to kick off the 5th Annual XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest! We do it every year because why wouldn't you want to carve an X-Files pumpkin?

Carve us a masterpiece, and we may send you some cool XF goodies to cram onto that shelf with all the other X-Files stuff you have no room for. 

We understand; you're alllll a-tingle, but before you get carried away, here are the rules of our contest:

  • Your pumpkin must feature The X-Files in some way. But you already figured that one out because that's why they put the I in FBI.
  • You must send a photo of your pumpkin to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 31st at 9pm ET.
  • You can submit a pumpkin that you didn't carve for the contest, but not one you've submitted before.
  • Only one entry per Phile.

So how does the judging of this contest work? Well we always feature a special guest judge. Who is this year's? For now, the Truth will remain out there, so stay tuned for our announcement.

Until then though, start thinking of creative pumpkin ideas. Browse through the entires from 2011, 2012, and 2013 for inspiration if needed. Most importantly though, don't forget that the Truth is probably inside that pumpkin you saw for sale in that giant bin outside the store. If you want to believe, you're going to have to crack it open. 



Last month we announced several different contests to celebrate the release of Gillian Anderson's first novel, A Vision of Fire. Now that the book has hit stores and the chaos of New York Comic Con is over, we're ready to hand out those books to the winners!

Each contest has five winners who we'll be sending a copy of A Vision of Fire, and one winner from each round will also be getting a poster of the book jacket. 

Click read more to see all the winners and their very creative responses. 





To celebrate the upcoming release of Gillian Anderson's new novel with Jeff Rovin, A Vision of Fire, is excited to team up with Simon & Schuster to announce a chance for twenty lucky Philes to get their hands on a copy of this much-anticipated sci-fi thriller. We also have four gorgeous book jacket posters to give away.

You'll have several chances on all of our social media platforms and we can't wait to see what you guys send us.

So, what do you have to do to become one of the lucky prize winners? Read on!






It is with great pleasure that we announce this year's winners of the XFN's 4th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Is not every day that you get to say that you bought a pumpkin at your local grocer or pumpkin patch, carved it to your heart's desire and then... Gillian Anderson approved of your handy work!

That's right. The awesome lady herself picked not one but four winners for this year's contest! This is the greatest way to celebrate not only Halloween but also XFN's 6th Anniversary.

So... Drum roll please...

(Click on the links for pictures)

First Place (Tie)

Flukeman by Deanna

CSM by Adam

*Prizes: One issue of the original Topps Comic books, One electronic copy of an X-Files Script and an electronic certificate from XFN.

Creativity Special (Tie)

Opening Credits by Elisabeth

Masking Tape in Window by Roi

*Prizes: One issue of the original Topps Comic books and an electronic certificate from XFN.

Winners will receive their confirmation emails shortly with further details! If you want to check out all the entries, go here.

Thanks so much to Ms. Gillian Anderson and Mari at GAWS for gracing us with this treat and all your help. And thank you to every single one of you that participated!

See you on our next giveaway!



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