Who Do You Want by Your Side? Half Price Books Hosts Tournament of Sidekicks

Who do you want by your side? Vote in the Half Price Books Tournament of Sidekicks.
Who do you want by your side? Vote in the Half Price Books Tournament of Sidekicks.

Half Price Books is rolling out another fun, March Madness-inspired bracket challenge in 2014.  After an exciting Tournament of Villains in 2012 and the Tournament of Heroes: Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy in 2013, this year the book store chain is hosting a Tournament of Sidekicks!

After polling employees for submissions, the store compiled a list of 64 to face off round after round to determine who you would want by your side. If the top seeds make it through their brackets, late-stage match ups could feature R2-D2 vs. Tonto and John Watson vs. Ron Weasley. Of course, just like the basketball tournament, there are bound to be several “Cinderellas” that make it through.

A downloadable bracket is available now, and Round One voting starts March 18 at 10 a.m. CT at www.hpb.com/sidekicks. The rounds will coincide roughly with the basketball tournament:

Tuesday, March 18: Round One voting open, at hpb.com/sidekicks (10am CT)
Thursday, March 20: Round One voting ends(2pm CT)

Friday, March 21: Round Two voting opens (10am CT)
Monday, March 24: Round Two voting ends (2pm CT)

Tuesday, March 25: Round Three (Sweet Sixteen) voting opens (10am CT)
Thursday, March 27: Round Three (Sweet Sixteen) voting ends (2pm CT)

Friday, March 28: Round Four (Elite Eight) voting opens (10am CT)
Monday, March 31: Round Four (Elite Eight) voting ends (2pm CT)

Tuesday, April 1: Round Five (Final Four) voting opens (10am CT)
Thursday, April 4: Round Five (Final Four) voting ends (2pm CT)

Friday, April 4: Round Six (Championship) voting opens (10am CT)
Monday, April 7: Round Six voting ends (noon CT), winner announced at 2pm CT!

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