Friday, 24 August 2012

Geek Love!

This, if you haven't seen it yet, is just AMAZING. Geek Love: an anthology of full-frontal nerdity is a forthcoming e-book of sexy art and fiction in full glorious colour, and - WHOAHHH!!!- I'm helping out Shanna Germain with editing the fiction!

Want to get involved?

1) There's an open call for fiction, graphic artwork and photography - all themed around the erotic potential of geeks, nerds and their interests. That's a pretty broad field: everything from SF to online gaming, Star Trek figure-collecting to Steampunk. Full submission details here - but you need to be fast because the closing date is 15th September.

"Do you have the hots for that uber-sexy IT chick who knows exactly how to turn your computer on? Do you find a mad scientist’s lab a sexier setting than the bridal suite at the Ritz? Do you take tours through the natural history museum just so you can watch the tour guide talk about the hardness of perfectly preserved dino bones? Know how to twiddle a game controller with the best of them? Then we want to see your stories, art and comics in Geek Love.

Geek Love will be a collection that celebrates geekdom in all its erotic, smart, hot-as-an-exploding-chem-lab ways. Think smart and sexy, girls with glasses, boys with brains, computers with all the right hardware. Give us characters who are smart but not smarmy, nerdy and wordy — whether they’re playing Doctor or petting Schrödinger’s pussy! Bring us your mad (and sane) scientists, your grammar nerds and your nerdy grandmas, your role players and cos-players, your freaks and geeks, your goggles and gears."

2) We're running this as a Kickstarter project because we want to pay all our contributors a proper wage and make spinoff stuff like T-shirts. Do take a look at the site because it tells you lots more about the project and the awesome team involved. You can pledge toward our Kickstarter goal: it only gets taken out of your account if we do reach the goal, so you can be assured of your rewards. Lots of lovely special stuff on offer to pledgers there ... including a single unique chance to collaborate with me in choosing a theme (and public dedication) for a short story to appear in my next collection!

So join us and support this lovely project, please!


Jo said...

I wish I knew geek things - or had any money! But sadly, I do not :(

Janine Ashbless said...

You write steampunk Jo, I know you do!

Craig Sorensen said...

Awesome project! Glad to be a part of it!

Janine Ashbless said...

Yay! Glad to have you, Craig!

Jo said...

But is that the same? I'll have to go read the ... stuff. My powers of writing or concentrating on anything have deserted me, for now, though. This season I am mostly washing up, because my dishwasher is broken :/

Janine Ashbless said...

Yes, steampunk is definitely allowed. Tales of washing dishes ... probably not, but we're open to being convinced ;-)