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Geek A Week returns for Season 4 with an eclectic new group of geeks to collect and trade! And for the first time I'm making a Fan Set!
Geek A Week returns for Season 4 with an eclectic new group of geeks to collect and trade! And for the first time I'm making a Fan Set!
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In 2010, I started an online art project called Geek A Week.  The goal was to connect with 52 influential geeks from different disciplines - science, music, art, etc. - and draw them as a neat little trading card portrait.

With the help of Storm DiCostanzo of the musical comedy duo Paul and Storm who wrote the card backs of each and every card (except his own, which was written by Neil Gaiman), I was not only able to complete the year long project, but I was able to garner the attention of some major news outlets. The 52 card deck included the likes of geek luminaries such as musician "Weird Al" Yankovic, comic book legend Stan "The Man" Lee, founding Apple programmer Steve "Woz" Wozniak, acclaimed author Neil "The Neil" Gaiman and film director Kevin "Silent Bob" Smith, just to name a few.

Thanks to the support of people like you, I have been able to fund the second and third seasons of my Geek A Week project on Kickstarter.  Season Four is in the works, with most of the interviews done and ready, and art in process. This campaign will fund the remainder of production and will get the brand-new set hot off the presses and into your hands.

In the Version 4.0 set are trading cards featuring the incredible:

Ernie Cline  (Author - Ready, Player One)
Jenny Lawson AKA The Bloggess (Author, Let's Pretend This Never Happened.)
Alison Haislip (Actress/Host)
Joseph Scrimshaw (Writer/Comedian)
Parry Gripp (Viral Musician, formerly of Nerf Herder)
Jen Yates AKA Cakewrecks (Author/Blogger)
Richard Garfield (Creator, Magic The Gathering)
Roy Thomas (Legendary Comic Book Writer)

Plus, backers at the $50 level and above will automatically get the BONUS GEEK CARD - Peter Sagal (Host, NPR's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me!)

What could be more exciting than that?

So glad you asked. Geek A Week would be nothing without the fans.  So, for the first time ever in the history of Geek A Week, I'm giving regular folks a chance to become an OFFICIAL GEEK-A-WEEK. 

Up to 8 fans will be able to join the pantheon of Geek A Week by joining the first ever limited edition FAN SET. I've tried to make this as affordable as possible, given the amount of work involved. 

There are also two special backer levels that allow you to become a part of the core 4.0 set. At the $1000 level you'll be added to the original base set that all backers of this project will receive (if the project is funded, natch). That brings the set up to a possible 10 geeks (counting the surprise bonus geek), maybe even 11... 

One lucky backer can even get the Full Royal Enchilada Treatment:  an interview with me (the "famous" Len Peralta) on the OFFICIAL Geek-a-Week podcast, a custom drawn card with a card back written by Storm of Paul and Storm, and 500 copies of your own card!  Level up!

Why Should I Fund This Project?

Geek A Week is a HUGE undertaking - much more than just a run-of-the-mill art project. That's because it involves more than just art. The process involves getting in touch with the potential subject, interviewing them (and producing that interview as a podcast), drawing the person and writing the card back. This involves hundreds of e-mails and phone calls not to mention scheduling and paperwork - plus drawing and painting and digitizing and printing and all that art stuff. 

It's a huge time commitment to create this pretty awesome slice of geek culture. Meanwhile, fans get some cool original art, a set of some limited edition trading cards and the feeling of knowing that you supported an artist who loves doing what they do. Two artists, if you count Storm. Are writers artists? Discuss amongst yourselves. 

The success of this project depends on your support and word of mouth.  So please share this project on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, text messages - however you get the word out and tell your friends and family to donate to help fund Season Four of my project.

Thank you for your support and most of all thank you for being a fan of Geek A Week!

A Look At The Cards In Season 4:

Ernie Cline

The Bloggess

Alison Haislip

Joseph Scrimshaw

Cakewrecks

Parry Gripp

Richard Garfield

Roy Thomas 

BONUS GEEK: Peter Sagal 

Risks and challenges

I've run two previous successful Kickstarters and I've been involved in a few others. Right now, I am batting a thousand. I know what is involved in running a successful campaign and getting out rewards in a timely manner. Your satisfaction is practically guaranteed.

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    Project updates and the satisfaction of knowing you helped out a real-life cartoonist/illustrator do something awesome with his life.

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    A printed copy of the 8 card Geek A Week 4.0 set. International orders: Please add $4 shipping and handling.

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    A printed copy of the 8 card Geek A Week 4.0 set autographed by artist Len Peralta which includes A SPECIAL BONUS CARD not available with the base deck. International orders: Please add $4 shipping and handling.

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    A printed copy of the 8 card Geek A Week 4.0 set autographed by artist Len Peralta + a social media avatar of you or a loved one drawn in Geek A Week style. International orders: Please add $4 shipping and handling.

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    EXTRA SETS! A printed copy of the 8 card Geek A Week 4.0 set autographed by Len Peralta + 1 copy each of Geek A Week Series 2 and Geek A Week: Legends of Videogames. (These sets do not include the bonus cards.) International orders: Please add $4 shipping and handling.

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    A printed copy of the 8 card Geek A Week 4.0 set autographed by artist Len Peralta + a DIGITAL version of your own Geek A Week card - FRONT ONLY. International orders: Please add $4 shipping and handling.

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    AUTHORS REWARD: A printed copy of the 8 card Geek A Week 4.0 set autographed by artist Len Peralta + copies of Ready, Player One by Ernie Cline, Let's Pretend Like This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, Comedy of Doom by Joseph Scrimshaw, Cakewrecks by Jen Yates and a comic written by Roy Thomas. Each book is autographed by the author. International, please add $10 for shipping and handling.

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    THINKGEEK REWARD: A printed copy of the 8 card Geek A Week 4.0 set autographed by artist Len Peralta, a copy of the Geek A Week Season 2 cardset that includes the Timmy The Monkey Bonus Card + a Nintendo Reversible Messenger Bag, an iCADE and a Pac-Man Fleece Blanket - courtesy of ThinkGeek!

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    A printed copy of the 8 card Geek A Week 4.0 set autographed by artist Len Peralta + 250 copies of your own Geek A Week card. Your contact information could go on the back for an awesome business card! International orders: Please add $4 shipping and handling.

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    LEGENDS REPRISED: A printed copy of the 8 card Geek A Week 4.0 set autographed by artist Len Peralta + a copy of the Geek A Week Legends of Videogames card set AUTOGRAPHED. Includes signed cards of Cliff Blezsinski, Gabe Newell, Notch, Tim Schafer and more. (Cardset does not include the Jade Raymond card.)

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    MYTHS BUSTED! A printed copy of the 8 card Geek A Week 4.0 set autographed by artist Len Peralta + a copy of the EXCLUSIVE MythBusters Geek A Week card set AUTOGRAPHED by all the MythBusters! This set was only available during San Diego Comic Con 2012. Only a limited number were made - even a more limited number were fully signed!

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    FAN SET LEVEL: Become a part of the limited edition Geek A Week Fan Set! I will develop an original Geek A Week trading card, based around your own particular flavor of Geekiness. This includes custom art and a written card-back in the Geek A Week style. You will receive 35 autographed copies of the FAN SET (which include your card), plus 100 extra copies of your individual card. You also get the 8-card Geek A Week 4.0 set, plus the Secret Bonus Geek and any other Geeks I throw in there.

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    IN THE CARDS: A printed copy of the 8 card Geek A Week 4.0 set autographed by artist Len Peralta + you will be included in the base 8 card set as a real Geek A Week! Everyone will get your card with the 4.0 set!

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    GEEK ROYALTY: A printed copy of the Geek A Week 4.0 set autographed by artist Len Peralta + you will get the real Geek A Week treatment. You'll be interviewed for the project and your show will become an official part of the Geek A Week project at GeekAWeek.net. You'll get a card with a cardback written by Storm of Paul and Storm. Your card will be placed as an official card in the 4.0 set plus you'll get 500 copies of your actual card!

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