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Mission: G.E.E.K. (Ginormously Exciting EBook Kaper!)

Jessica Mills and Alan Kistler take an epic road trip, documenting every hilarious & crazy moment in a web series and travel book!

Mission: G.E.E.K. (Ginormously Exciting EBook Kaper!)

Jessica Mills and Alan Kistler take an epic road trip, documenting every hilarious & crazy moment in a web series and travel book!

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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Do you love epic road trips?

Do you want to watch Alan Sizzler Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) and Jessica Mills (@GeekyJessica) spend hours stuck in a car together, resulting in equal parts terror and hilarity?

Donate now! Jessica and Alan are raising money for the Great Geek Road Trip Project! aka Mission: G.E.E.K. (Ginormously Exciting EBook Kaper). (Yes, "kaper" can totally be spelled with a K, according to our studies of Earth-2).

Our Unlikely Heroes!
Our Unlikely Heroes!

Jessica Mills is an actress/writer/producer who created and starred in the award winning online comedy series Awkward Embraces. She has written editorials for CBS Interactive at Tech Republic and the League of Extraordinary Ladies. Along with currently releasing her web-series N00b Chronicles, she recently co-created UComics with acclaimed artist Len Peralta, and is working on new media projects while also co-creating educational app/tablet video adventure games.

Alan Sizzler Kistler is an actor/author/host who has been recognized by DC Entertainment and news media outlets such as CNN and HLN as a comic book historian. He has been a contributor to sites such as ComicBookResources, Wired.com, ComicMix, MTV Splashpage, and Newsarama (where he authored the popular column Agent of S.T.Y.L.E.). Along with hosting "Stay Geeky" and "Crazy Sexy Geeks" - where he has interviewed folks such as Tim Gunn, Jane Espenson, Brad Bell, Emma Caulfield, Rob Zombie, Nichelle Nichols and others - Alan is the author of The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook, The Unofficial Spider-Man Trivia Challenge, The Unofficial Batman Trivia Challenge and Doctor Who: A History (coming out October 1st).

Now these two geeks are joining forces! Using plane, train and car, Jessica and Alan will visit 12 cities in the U.S. to check out some of the geekiest places and museums around! And they want YOU to join them!

However, being the transmedia enthusiasts they are, they CAN’T just write a book. What do you get when this project is funded?

1. Daily photos from the road!

2. Daily videos from the road!

3. A fully produced, docu-style web series from Day One to the End of the Road, with extra bonus content.

4. Alan and Jessica will each create and publish photo diaries with their own thoughts and experiences from the road.

5. A geek-themed travel book illustrated by the great Len Peralta featuring every destination in full detail

The money you provide will pay for travel, book illustrations, publishing costs, film equipment, editing, and post-production on the web series.

Ambitious? Indubitably. But hey, if they kill each other in the process, at least it’ll be captured on film!

Help Alan and Jessica reach their goal and they’ll show you sights such as:

The Lovecraft Bar in Portland, Oregon. The Captain Kirk Birthplace Site in Riverside, Iowa. The Computer History Museum in Palo Alto, California. The Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington. The Superman Museum in Metropolis, Illinois (Metropolis, people).

And other hidden geeky treasures will be explored in these cities:

Austin, TX

Dallas, TX

Denver, CO

Boulder, CO

San Francisco, CA

Madison, WI

Indianapolis, IN

Cleveland, OH

Baltimore, MD

Rochester, NY

Boston, MA

Metropolis, IL (We had to mention it again because IT'S METROPOLIS, PEOPLE!)

So join us on our geeky adventure that embraces electronic media! It's unpredictable, it's educational, it's fun!

Risks and challenges

This project is very ambitious, however, Jessica and Alan have a long history of tackling tough projects and completing them. Both are accomplished writers and producers, and have collaborated several times in the past.

By taking each goal step by step along the way and working together to ensure no detail is missed, Jessica and Alan will juggle all aspects of this project, delivering a truly enjoyable experience that will be tons of fun to watch.

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    NEW REWARD TIER! You get the Travel E-Book, poster of your choice, AND you may send Alan or Jessica ANYTHING to be read/performed on video, for you! We guarantee these videos posted to our YouTube channels WITHIN ONE WEEK of donation! (book and poster delivered 6/14)

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    Travel E-Book, Print Book, 11 x 14 book cover or chapter poster of choice, both Digital Photo Diaries, both Print Photo Diaries, TWO signed photo prints of Alan and Jessica from TWO geeky locations of your choice, and DVD of the web series with bonus content and commentary! All printed items autographed.

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    AND HEY! Alan and Jessica (both actors!) will film a special mini-episode on the road re-enacting a scene of your choice from scifi TV or film (unless deemed inappropriate). Think about the possibilities!

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    Travel E-Book, Print Book, 11 x 14 book cover or chapter poster of choice, both Digital Photo Diaries, both Print Photo Diaries, TWO signed photo prints of Alan and Jessica from TWO geeky locations of your choice, All printed items autographed. A signed CD and digital download of the Audio Book recorded by Alan and Jessica! DVD of the web series with bonus content and commentary! Alan and Jessica (both actors!) will film TWO special mini-episodes on the road re-enacting a scene of your choice from scifi TV or film (unless deemed inappropriate). PLUS An Evening with Jessica and Alan when they are in your area (provided you are over 18 or have a parent/guardian with you).

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    All above plus you can ride along with Alan and Jessica for a day while they are in your area! (as long as you are over 18 or have a parent/guardian with you)

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    All above plus Alan and Jessica will come to YOUR town and be shown around BY YOU!

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