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Help artist Len Peralta create 52 brand new Geek A Week cards! Another full year! New design, new geeks!

 NEXT GOAL: $60,000 - Geek A Week Season 1 gets re-printed and becomes playable card game!

Updated!  Five Separate Hangouts Available!
Updated! Five Separate Hangouts Available!

NEW GEEKS ADDED:  Mike Selinker and Kid Beyond!

GEEK A WEEK GLOOM! UNLOCKED!!

Here's a list of current add-ons, with more coming soon!

Hi! Len Peralta here! For the past four years, I have been drawing geek trading cards.

The project is called Geek A Week. It originally started (March 2010) as a personal art project. I challenged myself to see if I could connect with 52 different geeks for 52 weeks, interview them and draw them as trading cards. 

In the first year,  I ended up meeting and exceeding my goal drawing some of the most notable geeks this side of Yavin including writer Neil Gaiman. Director Guillermo Del Toro. Comic book legend, Stan Lee. I've also created exclusive Geek A Week sets for MythBusters and Discovery Channel that were handed out at San Diego Comic Con. And thanks to you Kickstarterers, I've been able to create and fund three additional mini-sets - including a fan set.

For the past year, I've been focused on drawing a full-length graphic novel "Super-Powered Revenge Christmas"  (with notable Geek, Bill Corbett of MST3K and Rifftrax) and I've been working on my comic series TenState (with another notable Geek, Tom Merritt). Now I'm back to Geek-a-weekery, with a new goal:

Do it all over again. That's right. Interview and draw a new group of fifty two geeks.

I'm calling it Year Five Two.  This will be my fifth season of Geek A Week. And this is the second time I'm going to draw a full year of geeks. Get it? Year. Five. Two. Yowza.

I modeled the design after the original 1977 Star Wars cards. I was also highly influenced by the look of Wacky Packages from around the same time period.  While I love the design of the original cards, I want to do something new and exciting for this set.  So I am going to redesign the set so that the art and subject takes center stage.  The size of the cards will remain 2.5 x 3.5 (which is good news for all collectors of trading cards - they all remain a standard size).  However, I'm making the entire front of the card the art.  This gives me a bigger canvas to work with and I don't feel like I am boxing the subject into a small area.  

I am also taking a new approach to the art.  Full color digital paintings of each subject.

A look at some of my recent digital portrait work.
A look at some of my recent digital portrait work.

Check out the difference:

A closer look at the new Geek A Week card fronts!
A closer look at the new Geek A Week card fronts!
This Pendelton Ward Geek A Week card can be a reality if I fund!
This Pendelton Ward Geek A Week card can be a reality if I fund!
A painting in progress.
A painting in progress.
The final painted Chloe Dykstra painting!
The final painted Chloe Dykstra painting!
A preliminary look at the newly redesigned Geek A Week cardbacks written by Storm DiCostanzo!
A preliminary look at the newly redesigned Geek A Week cardbacks written by Storm DiCostanzo!
A work in progress card of Kelly Sue DeConnick!
A work in progress card of Kelly Sue DeConnick!

Because these new portraits will essentially be little paintings, I'm going to take great care on how these will be printed.  Therefore I am asking more from my printing solution and these cards will look stellar.  They will also come packaged in a newly designed large size tuck box for easy storage.  They may even be shrink-wrapped for future generations.

The best of the Old and New.

Some things ain't broke. Why change them? 

 Each Geek A Week card back will be written by "Storm" DiCostanzo of the musical comedy duo Paul and Storm.  Storm has written nearly every single Geek A Week card back I've done so far.  Oh my, he is clever. And knowledgable. And good-looking. But mostly clever.

There will, as always, be a companion podcast. What makes Geek  A Week unique is that I take the time to connect with the subject, interview them and give them access to the process. Collaboration! Creative synergy! Authenticity! Fun!  So whenever possible, I will include a podcast to go along with the trading card.

This project is A LOT of work. While Geek A Week is a labor of  love, love tends to be incredibly time intensive.  

I have only just begun to start doing interviews and artwork  The majority of the work is not even started yet. You are helping me fund this so the project can be a reality.  If this project funds, I will work through this year to draw all 52 new cards and do all the interviews. My plan is release one new card a week for the next year.  If this project doesn't fund, I don't get to work on it.  <sadface>

I'm asking for a base goal of $38,000. That money will cover:

  • Printing and design of the set
  • Writing and development costs
  • Costs for making and fulfilling additional rewards
  • Editing of the podcast component of the project
  • Project management and admin costs (correspondence, scheduling, quality control)
  • Shipping, postage and fulfillment costs (boxes, envelopes, etc.)
  • 10% Kickstarter and Amazon fees
  • Taxes

I have done several different iterations of Geek-a-Week cards. I learned a lot about production costs and printing and delivery.  Hoo boy, did I ever. The biggest lesson is that you'll always need more than you think you do.  I've tried to build a big enough budget into the production costs so that this time, by the end of the year, I will not be scrambling to figure out how I'm going to pay for things.

This time, I will be employing a ground team to help me manage the mountain of email and communication that this project generates. And to keep me on track with fulfillment and make sure you get what's coming to you.

One thing I discovered about doing the 52 card set the first time is that you need to leave some room to be flexible because you never know what awesomeness will happen along the way. I can say with 99.44% confidence, however, the following geeks will be a part of the Year Five Two set:

Leading off we have none other than...

Harry Knowles (the Penultimate HeadGeek and founder of Ain't It Cool News!)

Pendelton Ward (creator of Adventure Time!)

Amanda Palmer (kick-ass singer/songwriter, formerly of Dresden Dolls)

Mark Millar (creator of Kick Ass, SuperCrooks, Superior & more, writer for Civil War, Ultimates, Swamp Thing etc!)

The DoubleClicks (Geek Girl Musicians!)

James Urbaniak (comedic actor, voice of Dr. Venture on Venture Brothers)

Patrick Rothfuss (Writer Extraordinaire!)

Jason Finn (drummer of The Presidents Of The United States of America)

Janie Haddad (actress, voice of Margaret on Regular Show)

Yuri Lowenthal (Voice Actor for various video games and Ben 10)

Tara Platt (Actress, filmmaker and voice over talent)

John Kovalic (Artist, Dork Tower and Munchkin)

Teal Sherer (Actress and Creator of My Gimpy Life)

Sean Becker (Director of The Guild, Learning Town and More!)

Scott Johnson (Cartoonist and Host of The Instance)

Brian Brushwood & Justin Robert Young (Hosts of NSFW)

Keith Baker (Creator of Gloom)

Ryan Penagos (Marvel social media guru)

Josh Cagan (Writer and Filmmaker)

Mignon Fogarty (aka Grammar Girl, word nerd extraordinaire!)

Anne Wheaton (co-founder of VandalEyes, spouse of @wilw)

John Roderick (singer/songwriter of The Long Winters)

Frank Ippolito (Professional SFX Makeup Wizard, star of SyFy's FaceOff)

Crabcat - Holly Conrad & Jessica Merizan (cosplayers, youtubers and stars of Syfy's Heroes of Cosplay)

Chloe Dykstra (host of JUST COS on the Nerdist Channel)

Phil Lamarr (voice actor, Futurama)

Walter Day (founder of Twin Galaxies and former pro video game scorekeeper)

Kim Evey (web producer, The Guild, Learning Town, Written By A Kid)

Scott Sigler (Bestselling Author and Podcaster)

Brian Ibbott (Host of the world-renown podcast Coverville)

Kelly Sue DeConnick (comic writer of Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble)

Steve Sansweet (founder of Rancho Obi-Wan, the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia on the planet.)

Drew Curtis (founder of Fark.com)

Greg Benson (Famous YouTube prankster and founder of Mediocre Films)

Max Temkin (creator of Werewolf, Samurai Gunn and Cards Against Humanity)

Bobak Ferdowsi (system engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab)

Hal Lublin (Cast member of Thrilling Adventure Hour)

Adam Koford (cartoonist and creator of The Laugh Out Loud Cats)

Patrick Scott Patterson (Video Game Media Personality)

Mikey Neumann (Writer & Chief Creative Champion at Gearbox Software)

Kris Straub (webcomic artist, creator of Broodhollow, Chainsawsuit and Starslip)

Jeff Lewis (actor, The Guild and Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour)

Jason Charles Miller (actor, voice actor, singer/songwriter)

Sarah Lane (tech hostess,TWiT.TV)

Geeky Hostess -Tara Theoharis (food geek, blogger)

Sumalee Montano (voice actress Transformers/Beware The Batman/Mass Effect 3/Diablo 3)

Clare Grant (actress, member of Team Unicorn)

Ben Blacker and Ben Acker (creators of Thrilling Adventure Hour)

Mike Selinker (Game designer, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game)

Kid Beyond (singer, beat boxer, VO artist, game designer)

MORE ON THE WAY!

And that's just for starters! I've been e-mailing folks like a madman. So I expect the list will get larger and cooler as I go along. I'm adding new folks on a near daily basis and I have more than half of the set figured out already. That was what was most exciting to me about doing a full year of geeks. In many ways, the geeks in the set influence who else will be in the set. So I never know who exactly I'll end up talking to.

You can also choose a reward of ORIGINAL MUSIC written especially for this project by either The DoubleClicks, Molly Lewis or Mike Phirman.  You can choose the $75 reward and choose one or do an Add-On and add all three if you'd like!

ALSO THIS:

I'm offering this super-cool looking limited edition box created by incredible SFX make-up artist, contestant on SyFy's hit reality show FaceOff and newly minted Geek A Week Frank Ippolito!

Frank will be creating a limited number of Geekronomicon's (hand sculpted and painted shells to house the Geek A Week Year Five Two card set).  Frank cannot start working on these if 1) no one backs that reward level and 2) if this project doesn't get funded. So it's still a pipe dream at this point.  HOWEVER. check out this sick artist rendering of what The Geekronomicon might look like:

Artist rendering of The Geekronomicon by Mike Peterson.
Artist rendering of The Geekronomicon by Mike Peterson.

 I hope someone backs that level, because I want - NEED-  to see this thing exist.  It's just too frakking cool.

 Speaking of frakking cool, I've added some seriously cool high level rewards ranging from hiring me to draw LIVE at your event, to a full collection of FIFTY-TWO pieces of art for this piece.  But the very high level rewards are the ones I'm most excited about. For a while now, I've wanted to do something that talked to the Cosplay community.  At the two very highest level rewards, you'll get to work with a professional cosplay designer and a professional portrait photographer.  The designer will work with you to create a costume that you'll be able to keep after the Geek A Week photo shoot.  And just to give you an idea of the kind of photo shoot we're talking about here, here are some shots done by the incredible portrait photographer Allan Amato:

Some of Allan Amato's portrait work
Some of Allan Amato's portrait work

I've been wanting to work with Allan for a while now, and I feel he is the only  photographer who can match the energy and excitement of my Geek A  Week Portraits.

Heading up the cosplay and costuming duties will be pro-cosplay designers Samantha and Johnny of Double Monocle Studios.

Corset for Geek A Weeker Jessica Merizan by Double Monocle
Corset for Geek A Weeker Jessica Merizan by Double Monocle

Sam has worked on costume designs for Jinx and Blizzard Entertainment and is hands-down one of the best in the industry.

High-level rewards are just that. But they are so worth it.  Even if no one pledges at that amount, I wanted you all to be exposed to the incredible work of these gracious collaborators.

Because this is a pretty huge undertaking, I'm going to need all the help I can get. That's why for the first time I am doing add-ons for pledge levels. How do add-ons work?  Add the amount of each add-on to your base pledge ($25 or more for digital add-ons/ $42 or more for physical shippable add-ons).  At the end of this madness (provided this Kickstarter funds), I will send out an pre-survey email (separate from the Kickstarter survey) that will ask you about what add-ons, if any, you chose.

Here are a current list of add-ons.

Keep an eye out for more add-ons as the campaign continues.  I might even add some limited add-ons. We'll see...

Ok, so I've got a long way to go to make my goal. However, if I make my initial goal of $38K, there are several stretch goals I have in mind including bonus geeks and other cool surprises.

Here's a current list of unlockables below. Hopefully I can see a few of these unlock (fingers crossed):

That's right. At $60,000, (formerly $68,000)  I will reprint the elusive Season 1 Geek A Week card set with the Epic Vs. Awesome game component added.  Fewer than 1000 complete sets exist of the Season one set.  So if we can Kickstart this that high, I'll reprint the entire set and turn it into an actual game! <INSERT MANIACAL HOOTING AND HOLLERING HERE> 

That's it!  I hope you choose to back this project and I look forward to bringing another 52 new Geek A Week cards into the world.

Thanks for looking and thank you for allowing me the chance to work on this project all over again.

Your friend in Nerdliness:

Len Peralta
Geek A Week, Creator

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

This is my sixth Kickstarter project, so I am a battle-hardened veteran. All of my other Kickstarters have funded (I'm 5 for 5) and all have been fulfilled as well. This one is my biggest project with a much longer timeline and more unpredictability. Having done this once before - not through Kickstarter - I know what to expect. All of this experience has helped me determine how to manage the cash flow and fulfillment and all the gears and wheels within wheels that this project creates. I have every confidence with my printer's ability to deliver a great-looking product. Again. And I have a lot of enthusiasm and excitement (and nervousness) at the aspect of doing this project all over again. But I am positive the end result will be worth it.

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  • If you see an add on you like, just add the amount of the add-on to your pledge. At the end of this project I'll send out a survey to collect all the information about what you've added. At that time you'll be able to choose your additional rewards. As long as you have the proper amount, you'll be able to choose what you want! Think of it as a bank account you'll have to spend money on fun stuff.

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  • More than likely, no. When I was coming up with the delivery time for rewards, regardless of what the reward was, if there was a new deck associated with it, I knew there was no way I was going to be able to deliver the full set before I at least May 2015. That being said, I can start fulfilling the rewards that exist soon. I have to work with Max to figure out what makes the most sense, but the short answer is no, you will not have to wait over a year for your CAH packs.

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  • Yes. Go to manage your pledge and add $20 + $7 US/ $10 Intl for shipping and handling.

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  • From Keith Baker:

    "I don't know of a way to print the characters on the quality of plastic that would be comparable to a true Gloom card. Because they are Characters and Guests, there is no need for them to BE transparent; they will always be at the bottom of a stack. So my advice is heavy card stock."

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    SPECIAL 2012 SDCC MYTHBUSTERS GEEK A WEEK DECK - AUTOGRAPHED BY ADAM & JAMIE: You'll get the new 52 card deck autographed by me, your name in the backer credits + a copy of the special 2012 San Diego Comic Con MythBusters/Geek A Week promo set autographed by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman,

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    FRAMEABLE GEEK-CLAY: You'll get a copy of the Year Two Five card set, your name in the backer credits and your choice of one of the new Geek A Week images I'll be creating as a beautiful 8.5 x 11 giclee print. Giclees are beautiful digital prints that are printed with an 8 color process. They look brilliant. Printed on Somerset velvet fine art archival paper. This is the one that Patrick Bateman would choose.

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    [UNCUT SHEET] - GRANT IMAHARA -MYTHBUSTERS SET: You'll get the 52 card set, your name in the backer credits + a full uncut sheet (25 cards, back and front) of the Grant Imahara Geek A Week card made for Discovery Channel. One of a kind and perfect for framing!

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    [UNCUT SHEET] - KARI BYRON -MYTHBUSTERS SET: You'll get the 52 card set, your name in the backer credits + a full uncut sheet (25 cards, back and front) of the Kari Byron Geek A Week card made for Discovery Channel. One of a kind and perfect for framing!

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    [UNCUT SHEET] - JAMIE HYNEMAN -MYTHBUSTERS SET: You'll get the 52 card set, your name in the backer credits + a full uncut sheet (25 cards, back and front) of the Jamie Hyneman Geek A Week card made for Discovery Channel. One of a kind and perfect for framing!

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    [UNCUT SHEET] - MOLLY LEWIS: You'll get the 52 card set, your name in the backer credits + a full uncut sheet (25 cards, back and front) of the #25 Molly Lewis Geek A Week card. One of a kind and perfect for framing!

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    TALK TO JOSH LIKE HE'S AN IDIOT: You'll get the new deck, backer credit + you'll be a guest on Josh Cagan's podcast "Like I'm An Idiot", where you'll get to explain a topic of your choice to host Josh Cagan. Please be aware that Josh is not an idiot, quite the contrary actually. You just to get to use your expertise to explain the topic to him.

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    NIGHT ATTACK TRACK PACK: You'll get the 52 card deck, your name in the backer credits + NSFW Show hosts Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young will record a 5-10 minute conversation based on a starting point you give them. You'll get the mp3 of the conversation with which can do as you please (including allowing them to release it publicly so everyone can hear it).

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    DR. FEATURED CALLER: You will be a featured caller on a Geek A Week podcast. You will get a special number to call and ask one geeky question to the geek of your choice (subject to availability and willingness). You'll also get an autographed 52 card deck and your name on the backer cards.


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    GLOOM-Y PORTRAIT: You'll get the deck, your name in the backer credits + I will draw a Gloom-inspired portrait of you that I will use to create your own personalized Gloom card! You'll also have a bit of sad poetry about your miserable life written by Gloom creator Keith Baker! You'll get a digital file that you can print and then use to play in the game!

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    [UNCUT SHEET] - RIFFTRAX, JOHN SCALZI AND WIL WHEATON: You'll get the 52 card set, your name in the backer credits + a full uncut sheet (25 cards, back and front) of THREE - count 'em - THREE Geek A Week cards. There are 15 Rifftrax cards, 5 John Scalzi cards and 5 Wil Wheaton cards. (This was a weird print run.) One of a kind and perfect for framing!

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    VIDEOGAME SIGN-OFF: You'll get a copy of the new Year Five Two deck, your name in the backer credits + a copy of the Geek A Week: Legends Of VideoGames card set signed by everyone in that set. Autographs include Gabe Newell, Notch, Ron Gilbert, Cliff Bleszinski, Tim Schafer and more! A rare find indeed!

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    GRAMMAR GIRLED: The deck, backer credit + Grammar Girl herself, Mignon Fogarty will copyedit your document (up to 1000 words) - an invaluable service!

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    HOBNOB WITH MEDIOCRE FILMS: You'll get the new deck, your name in the backer credits + A 15 Minute Skype/Google+ Hangout with world famous YouTube Prankster and Geek A Weeker Greg Benson of Mediocre Films! (I might even pop in and say hello too!)

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    HOBNOB WITH TEAL: You'll get the new deck, your name in the backer credits + A 15 Minute Skype/Google+ Hangout with amazing Geek A Weeker Teal Sherer of My Gimpy Life fame! (I might even pop in and say hello too!)

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    AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR: Sponsor an episode of the Geek A Week podcast! You'll get a short mention at the top of the podcast and a longer customized mention at the end of the podcast. You'll also get an autographed 52 card deck and your name on the backer cards. *Sponsorship subject to approval by me. It's a family show. 


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    THRILLING ADVENTURE HANGOUT: The deck, signed, backer credits +you can attend a hangout with Thrilling Adventure Hour WorkJuice Players, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage and Mark Gagliardi! The hangout will be after one of their Largo shows at a location TBD (Hal assures me it will be a nice place). Hal will buy you a drink and MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF IT PUBLICLY. You are responsible for your own ticket to the show.

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    MINI GEEK DIGITAL PAINTING: Len will do an original 8.5 x 11 digital painting of you or a friend in the new painterly Geek A Week style. You'll also get the deck and credit, natch.

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    SECRET SHARER: You'll be able to listen in one of the Geek A Week podcast recordings LIVE, WHILE IT HAPPENS, and send producer notes to me which may very well be incorporated into the content of the show. (You'll also get an autographed copy of the new Geek A Week set and your name listed in the backer credits.)

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    BIG OL' GEEK PAINTING: You'll get the deck (autographed), your name in the backer credits. Len will do an original 16 x 20 digital painting of you in the new Geek A Week style. You'll get the finished painting as a beautiful giclee print on Somserset velvet fine art paper.

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    GEEK OF DESTINY: 250 copies of your very own custom Geek A Week card , featuring you (drawn by me, Len Peralta). You'll also get a copy of the new set + your name in the backer cards. *This card will not appear in the deck, but you will be able to hand these out. They make awesome calling cards!

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    GEEK-STORM OF DESTINY : 250 copies of your very own custom Geek A Week card , featuring you (drawn by me, Len Peralta) with custom-written card back written by "Storm" DiCostanzo! You'll also get a copy of the new set + your name in the backer cards. *This card will not appear in the deck, but you will be able to hand these out. They make awesome calling cards!

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    GEEK GICLEE HOARD: You'll get the autographed card set, your name in the backer credits plus all 52 Geek A Week portraits printed as beautiful 8.5 x 11 giclee prints. Printed on Somerset velvet fine art archival paper. That is FIFTY TWO pieces of art! Each will be hand signed and numbered and ready for framing.

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    THE GEEKRONOMICON: Oh man, This level. You'll get the new deck of Geek A Week cards inside of this special handcrafted box created by special effects/makeup wizard - and newly minted Geek A Week - Frank Ippolito! Impossibly cool. You'll also get everything in THE SUPER MEAT-SHIELD reward level.

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    LIVE AND ARTSY: Len will travel to your location (within the continental US) and draw live for your event! Signed deck + name in backer credits. *Travel dates must be mutually agreeable.

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    GEEK COSPLAY SECRET PRINCESS: We will fly you out to LA for a personalized Geek A Week photoshoot with incredible portrait photographer Allan Amato. You'll work with a professional cosplay designer and photo stylist to create a Geek A Week inspired costume THAT YOU KEEP after the shoot! You'll also get an autographed 52 card set, your name in the backer cards and an 8.5 x 11 giclee print of the geek of your choice. FINE PRINT: **You must be in the continental US to claim this reward. Costume subject to designer approvals. Travel dates must be mutually agreeable between all parties. Includes flight for one person, but not hotel, accommodations or transportation.
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    THE GALACTIC BURRITO AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE: This is the ultimate level. You'll get everything in the GEEK COSPLAY REWARD (you can add a friend at this level) + THE GEEKRONOMICON. Plus I'll take you and a friend out to dinner in LA after the shoot. FINE PRINT: **You must be in the continental US to claim this reward. Costume is subject to designer approvals. Travel dates must be mutually agreeable between all parties. This only covers flight, one night hotel for you and a guest and transportation to the photo shoot only.**

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