Last week, X-Files News teamed up with Macmillan Publishing to give away a prize pack containing a copy of each of the two latest X-Files novels: "Agent of Chaos" by Kami Garcia, and "Devil’s Advocate" by Jonathan Maberry.

To be in with a chance of winning, we asked you to answer the following question:

“What LP did a young Dana Scully once hope to find under her tree on Christmas Day?”

The answer was, "Hotel California" by The Eagles, as we saw in the episode “Christmas Carol” almost 20 years ago.

Congratulations to Hanna Simcsuk who was randomly selected out of all the correct entries. We hope you enjoy reading the books!

Thanks to all who entered, and don’t forget to pick up your own copies of both "Agent of Chaos" and "Devil’s Advocate."

Our judge, the one and only Frank Spotnitz, has chosen a winner in our 7th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Watch his video announcement:

Congratulations to Michala on your winning pumpkin!

Thank you to everyone who participated, we had a lot of great entries this year. Check out our facebook album to see all of the creations.

The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and somewhere in the greater DC area Fox Mulder is reminding Dana Scully that she once had a crush on a vampire; Halloween is just around the corner, and that means the Annual XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest has arrived.

Do you need an excuse to make this holiday about The X-Files? Because this is it. Not only is this a great way to celebrate the ~spookiest~ day of the year, but the judge for this year’s contest is probably one of your favorite X-Files writers.

The always incredible Frank Spotnitz will make the final decision this year. So sharpen your carving instruments and bring your A game because the winner gets some cool XF goodies!

Here are the rules you need to know before you get started:

  • Your pumpkin must feature The X-Files in some way, but you already knew that because that’s why they put the I in FBI.
  • You can submit a pumpkin you didn’t carve for the contest, but not one you’ve submitted before.
  • You must send a photo of your pumpkin to contests[at] by 11:59pm PT on October 31st, 2016.
  • One entry per Phile.

If you’re having trouble getting inspired, check out the previous entries from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Happy carving, Philes!

It's contest time! How would you like to win a copy of Gillian Anderson's The Earthend Saga book trilogy? Here's what you have to do: draw us a cover for Gillian's next book and you could win! 

Draw the cover for what you think Gillian's next book (not The Sound of Seas) might be about. Be creative and make it fun! Submit your entries to us on Twitter using the hashtag #TheEarthendSagaContest by THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH AT 11:59PM ESTWe will run a poll on Twitter on Friday, September 9th to choose the winner. The contest is open worldwide. 

The winner will get a copy of The Earthend Saga trilogy (all 3 books!) by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin courtesy of Simon & Schuster UK. Get those pencils going! Good luck!

Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin's new book titled The Sound of Seas will be released on September 13th, 2016. You can pre-order it on Amazon

Earthend Saga


You're familiar with our clue contests, right? Well, we have one for you! We've teamed up with Tee Public to bring you a fun opportunity and get you ready to celebrate a stylish Alien Day on April 26th.

Every day between 4/17 and 4/20 we will release a game piece. This game piece contains the clues to decypher a quote from The X-Files. We've broken down this quote into five segments; there will be four game pieces that will give clues to a different segment. If you're able to construct the message through them, you will be able to guess the fifth and last part.

All it takes is knowing your favorite show really well.

First person to email us the complete quote, including the last part, on THURSDAY, APRIL 21ST AFTER 7AM PACIFIC, will be the winner of Two (2) T-Shirts from the wide and awesome variety offered by Tee Public. Submit your answers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Runner ups will also receive a little something, so many will have a chance to win!

This is our first game piece, check our social media tomorrow for the next one!




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