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Geek Love is a 200-page, hard-bound, full-color collection of geeky, erotic stories and illustrations, photographs and comics.

**UPDATE: WE MADE IT! GEEK LOVE is officially a go! We've also hit Stretch GOALS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9, which means we have music, t-shirts, wallpaper, a free book, more pay for contributors, more pages, signed steampunk pin-ups from Jen Page, the GEEK LOVE audio book, a fold-out centerfold, and full-color custom-printed endpapers!

Geek Love. It's nerdy, wordy and a little bit dirty. It's 200 pages of geek-themed erotic stories, accompanied by full-color art and comics, all from some of the finest authors and artists in the industry. 

Think of it as the comma sutra. As full-frontal nerdity at its finest. As the bestiary of geek sexuality, proving once and for all that there’s nothing hotter than geeks in their natural habitats. 

Electrifying play with Tesla? We’ve got it. Hot gamers tapping that? Check. Making passes at girls – and boys – with glasses? That’s just the beginning. We’ve got sexy librarians, raid nights, geek boys in leather and lace, tentacles, sexbots, superheroes and high-tech toys galore. 

With cover art by the talented Galen Dara, Geek Love is a hard-bound full-color masterpiece that’s going to look great on your gaming table or your bondage bed. But the anthology is far more than just a pretty face – it’s also got a killer body. Stuffed with savory stories and loaded with sensual full-color art, comics and photographs created by some of the industry's most talented authors and artists, Geek Love is a collection you’ll want to share with special friends and spend all your free time boning up on.

Geek Love isn't just smart and sexy. It's also sex-, gender- and geek-positive. The stories and art in the collection showcase and support a broad spectrum of geeks, genders, body types, classes, races, abilities and sexualities. Sure, we think hot cosplayers making out is fantastic. But we also love the quiet gamer girls in the corner, the shy dude who fixes the company computer, and the primly OCD librarian who sternly reprimands us for overdue books.  

Speaking of overdue, we believe a collection like this is way overdue. And we believe in paying our authors and artists what they're worth, so we're Kickstarting the project to pay our contributors, and to cover the costs of the cover art, layout and printing. 

Won’t you join us for a little Geek Love? It’s time to play the Doctor, pet Schrodinger’s kitty, and roll up that pair of natural d20s. 

We’ll be in our bunks!

UPDATED REWARDS WITH STRETCH GOALS:

If you bid at the CHAINMAIL LEIA Level you now get:

  • Listed as a backer in the book and elsewhere
  • A hand-written love note from the Geek Love Crew
  • The GEEK LOVE ebook
  • An exclusive song and video from the Doubleclicks
  • GEEK LOVE-themed wallpaper
  • Exclusive Under the Pink art from Galen Dara
  • A digital copy of Jen Page's Kickstarter-only steampunk pin-up photo
  • 50 bonus pages of sexy goodness in your ebook. 
  • The GEEK LOVE audio book.

If you bid at the BIG O Level you now get: 

  • Listed as a backer in the book and elsewhere
  • A hand-written love note from the Geek Love Crew
  • The GEEK LOVE ebook
  • An exclusive song and video from the Doubleclicks
  • GEEK LOVE-themed wallpaper
  • Exclusive Under the Pink art from Galen Dara
  • An advance ebook copy of "Sexy on the Page"Galen Dara's awesome geek-themed paper dolls
  • A signed print of Jen Page's Kickstarter-only steampunk pin-up photo
  • 50 bonus pages of sexy goodness in your ebook and print book.
  • The GEEK LOVE audio book.
  • A beautiful, full-color hardbound print version of GEEK LOVE, complete with 50 extra pages, a sexy fold-out centerfold and full-color, custom-printed endpapers!  

The Geek Love Crew is a bunch of geeks who believe that there's nothing hotter than a couple of nerds getting it on. We're geek- and sex-positive in all its forms, whether your kink is girls with guns, guys with glasses, aliens with appendages, or something in between.  

GALEN DARAis an illustrator who has worked with Edge Publishing, Dagan Books, Apex, Lightspeed Magazine, Scapezine, Tales to Terrify, Peculiar Pages, Sunstone, and the LovecraftZine. She is on the staff of BookLifeNow, blogs for the Inkpunks, and writes the Art Nerd column at the Functional Nerds. When Galen is not working on a project you can find her on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, climbing mountains or hanging out with a loving assortment of human and animal companions.

LEE MOYER is an illustrator and designer. Check These Out, Lee’s 2012 pin-up calendar, has won many admirers, and 2013's calendar is underway. Lee was nominated for a record three Chesley awards this year, and plays a mean game of Anagrams.

JANINE ASHBLESS is a multi-published British author of fantasy-themed erotica. She started playing Dungeons & Dragons when she was thirteen years old, in the chemistry lab during school luchbreaks, back in the day when the Monster Manual had that terrible pastel-blue cover. That was it - the start of the slippery slope. From there it was Call of Cthulhu and, yes, dressing up and doing LARP.  She still indulges in both, just more slowly these days and with more tea breaks.

SHANNA GERMAIN has geekery in her genes, thanks to some form of alien pod-splicing that happened when she was a baby. An award-winning writer and editor, with more than 350 published stories, novellas, novels and essays under her leather collar, she's a lover of all things kinky and geeky. Favorite pastimes include gaming, writing sex toy reviews, and perfecting her secret superpower of falling up stairs.  

BEAR WEITER is an illustrator, animator, artist, and writer. His fiction appears in a number of magazines and anthologies including Black StaticRigor Amortis, and Slices of Flesh (many previous works were under the pen names Jacob Ruby and Virginia Ray, but he has finally decided to brand everything under one identity—his own). You can follow him on Twitter @bearthw. 

JAYM GATES is a publicist, editor and author. She can be found on Twitter as @JaymGates.

THE DOUBLECLICKS are a nerd-folk duo based in Portland, Oregon. The Doubleclicks – also known as Angela and Aubrey Webber – perform delightfully geeky songs in a way only a pair of sisters can – using their cello, ukulele and sweet harmonies.

KICKING IT FORWARD: We are strong supporters of Kickstarter, of crowd funding and of awesome products getting out into the world. So we'll be Kicking it Forward, which means that we agree to give 5% of finished product profits back to the Kickstarter community!

We have an incredible line-up of contributors for this collection, which we'll be revealing as we go forward. Backers will even get sneak peeks at story excerpts, art and comics! 

Our Table of Contents is full of erotica writers, sci-fi and fantasy novelists, game designers, porn stars, actors, freaks and geeks! Some of our contributors are names you probably already know and read. Others are pseudonyms of people who are better known for tackling other sexy, geeky endeavors. (At some point we might even play "Guess Who's Behind the Pen Name!").

Here are just a few of our authors and artists to whet your appetite:  

WRITERS

NEW: We've just accepted stories from Bliss Morgan, Bill Noble, Sommer Marsden, Craig J. Sorensen and more! 

ARTISTS

NOTE to artists: We are still accepting submissions for this collection until September  30th, 2012. We pay semi-pro rates (and more if we hit our stretch goals!). The full guidelines are here. We'd love to see your work! 

As you can see from the list on the right, our rewards range anywhere from big geeky kisses to back cover cameos to copies of the finished book itself. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Want samples of some of the goodies that our Geek Love artists are offering?

Moogly made a sample of her Kraken sonic screwdriver/vibrator cover! Isn't it the cutest thing ever?  

And here is an example of Manuel Aguilara's custom geeky art creations:

The Geek Love posters are going to look a little something like this (Galen is still working out all the sexy little details):

We'll be revealing images from Lee Moyer's 2013 Literary Pin-Up Calendar next week, the cover of which looks like this:

S&H:

We're covering the shipping on all items in the Continental U.S. and we're happy to eat some of the costs of shipping everywhere else. But we are asking backers outside the U.S. to cover the difference (Sorry -- we wish it was cheaper too). Just add the additional amount to your pledge and let us know it's for shipping. 

We're very open to adding additional reward options, so if there's something you'd be interested in, feel free to drop us a comment! 

In case you love us -- we mean REALLY love us -- we also have what we think are some pretty awesome stretch goals planned.  

$10,000: MOOD MUSIC -- REACHED!
At this level, the Doubleclicks – girl geek band extraordinaire -- will write and record a brand new song based on the contents of the book. This reward will go out as both a video and a downloadable song to ALL backers of every level!

FULL FRONTAL NERDITY -- REACHED! At $12,000, we'll offer an add-on of GEEK LOVE t-shirts. These will be available in your choice of a beautiful mocha v-neck girl cut or a handsome camo-green unisex style. They are $35 (S&H included, please add $10 for international) in a wide range of sizes.

Girl Cut Geek Love T-Shirt
Girl Cut Geek Love T-Shirt
Unisex Geek Love T-shirt
Unisex Geek Love T-shirt

THE DICE ARE LOADED -- REACHED! At $13,000, we sent all of our backers some awesome loaded dice wallpaper! 

SEXY ON THE PAGE -- REACHED At $14,000, everyone who bids at the BIG O level and higher will receive an advance ebook copy of Shanna Germain's forthcoming book, "Sexy on the Page: How to Write and Publish Your Erotic Stories." (Don't worry -- if you're not a hopeful fiction writer, the book makes a great gift!).

UNDER THE PINK -- REACHED! At $14,5000, everyone who bids at ANY level gets a beautiful digital copy of Galen Dara's "Under The Pink" art piece, exclusive to Geek Love backers.  

STEAMING IT UP -- REACHED! At $15,000, Geek Godlette Jen Page has agreed to do a steamy steampunk pin-up photoshoot! Hold on to your gears and goggles because when you receive the final image based on her sketch design, you are going to have to let off some steam. Jen will be sending signed pin-up prints to all backers at the BIG O level and above. This is a Geek Love exclusive! 

Jen's Sketch for her Steampunk Pin-Up Photo Shoot
Jen's Sketch for her Steampunk Pin-Up Photo Shoot

GOLDEN COINS -- REACHED! Starting at $15,000, we are offering additional pay to all contributors, to the tune of $25/contributor for every additional $5,000 stretch goal we hit (so $25 more each at $15,000, an additional $25 each at $20,000 and so on!).

GOING LONG -- REACHED! At $17,500, we added 50 pages to both the ebook and the print book! 

$20,000: AURAL SEX -- REACHED! At this level, we will offer the entire collection as a professionally produced audio book, available to backers of ALL levels. 

$25,000: WE'll BE IN OUR BUNKS -- REACHED! This is our "pie-in-the-sky how awesome would that be" stretch goal! At $25,000, the print copy of Geek Love will include a fold-out centerfold! Yes, we said centerfold. As in, a scrumptious piece of art tucked into the middle of the book that unfolds into three whole pages of sexy nerdity! When we say stretch goal, we really mean it.

$30,000: THE HAPPY ENDING -- REACHED! At this level, we'll be adding custom-printed endpapers to the print book (e-book only backers will get this digitally as well). Hurray for more beautiful, sexy art!  

EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS: If Kickstarter backers pledge for a minimum total of 500 copies of the print book (which decreases our printing costs significantly) we will add 100 extra pages to both the PDF and print book. That’s a fantastic amount of extra sensual geekery, all for the price of your original pledge. 

The Geek Love 500 Club
The Geek Love 500 Club

FAQ

  • The GOLDEN COIN is a pledge reward that is actually geared toward our contributors. We couldn't afford to pay professional rates at the $8,000 goal, so for each stretch goal achieved, they get an additional $25 in payment. (We are currently at an additional $75 per contributor, thanks to hitting three stretch goals).

    If we hit the $30,000 mark, we will be a pro-rate market. This is not only to pay contributors well for their hard work, time and talent, but to thank them for taking a risk on us -- many of them wrote stories for us and created art work for the book completely on faith, long before we even hit our original goal.

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  • The first reward you will receive is the song from the Doublelicks. It's completed, and we're just waiting (impatiently) until the KS closes so we can send it to you! (The video will come later, as the Doubleclicks are on tour right now. You should also know that every time the Doubleclicks play the song live, they'll be crediting Geek Love. Cool, huh?).

    We're already hard at work with our contributors and layout artist, so the ebook is right on track to be in your hot little hands in November. All other rewards will come to you this fall.

    We originally estimated that the print book would be out in December, but it might actually be slightly later than that -- now that we're printing more copies and have lots of extra-special goodies in the book, it will likely take a little longer at the printers. We will let you know for sure as soon as we have an estimate from them.

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    NERD CRUSH: We’ll give you our sexy, geeky kisses of gratitude, a pass to the exclusive Backer content (including gag reels and convention footage), and list your name on the website, in the ebook, and in the print book as a Geek Love backer.

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    MARQUIS DE SADE: You get all of the above, plus a hand-written thank you note on Geek Love stationery from one of our editors or artists. Warning: This may arrive with dirty doodles, sexual innuendos or otherwise NSFW imaginings.

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    CHAINMAIL LEIA: You get all of the above, plus a full-color collector’s ebook of Geek Love. This edition will include author and artist notes, and other unique goodies not available in the post-Kickstarter edition.

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    SEXBOT: You get all of the above, plus printable Geek Love paper dolls, custom created by Galen Dara just for us. Outfits and accessories may include librarian glasses, steam-powered toys, a copy of the Comma Sutra, and Geek Love underoos.

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    THE BIG O: You get all of the above, plus one full-color, limited edition, hardcover edition of Geek Love. At nearly 200 pages, this book is a perfect addition to your gaming table or your bunk. Likely to score you sex cred with the geek hottie of your dreams. Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    GEEKGASM PACKAGE: You get all of the above, plus your book will be numbered and signed with the sexy slogan or saying of your choice. Or you can let us write our own (Bwahahaha!). Almost guaranteed to add +30 sexiness to your staff of choice. Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    THE COLLECTOR: You get our Geekgasm Package, plus a limited-edition cover print of Geek Love, signed by Galen Dara, archival and suitable for framing. There will only be 50 of these forever and ever. Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    FILL MY KRACKEN: You get our Geekgasm Package, plus a custom, hand-knitted kracken designed to hold your favorite sonic screwdriver (or other vibratory toy!) in your choice of colors, from Moogly. Shipping’s on us! (Unless you’re outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    GEEK DREAM DATE: You get our Geekgasm Package, plus Lee Moyer's 2013 Literary Pin-Up Calendar, signed by the artist. Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    THE CUNNING LINGUIST: Your get our Geekgasm Package, plus you score a spot in one of Shanna Germain's upcoming G+ classes, Stumbling Toward Ecstasy: Writing, Editing and Selling Your Erotic Fiction. (Dates and details available at www.shannagermain.com).

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    LOVE GODDESS: You get our Geekgasm Package, plus a beautiful, limited edition art poster of the Geek Love robots, numbered and signed by Galen Dara, archival and suitable for framing. There will only be 15 of these ever created. Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., then please add $15.)

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    THE DOCTOR: You get our Geekgasm package, plus we’ll name one of the characters in the book after you (or after a geek friend/love of your choice). Always wanted to be a sexy robot or a handsome scientist with a hard-on for science? Here’s your chance! Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    BIGGER ON THE INSIDE: Our Retailer/Orgy Package. You get five copies of the Geekgasm Package, including five numbered and signed copies of Geek Love. In addition, we will flood your business (or harem) with sweet, sweet adoration on our combined social media accounts and websites, and at every single convention we attend in 2012/2013 (including GenCon, Dragon*Con, PAX, ComicCon and more). Shipping’s on us in the U.S. (Outside the U.S., we'll have to figure out a little extra).

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    THE REAL DOLL $350: Your get our Geekgasm Package, plus artist Galen Dara will design a geekalicious paper doll with your likeness (or the likeness of someone you adore) and create one custom accessory of her choice. Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    GAMEMASTER: You get the Geekgasm Package, plus an invitation to our exclusive online Geek Love RPG event, hosted via G+. Come and roll the dice with the Geek Love girls. What game will we play? We’ll decide together* (*within reason. You probably can’t convince us that strip poker is an RPG). Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    GEEK COUTURE: You get our Geekgasm Package, plus Geek Love artist Manny Cartoon will create a one-of-a-kind, 8.5x11 inch watercolor piece featuring you and one other geek (real or imagined) of your choosing. Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., then please add $15).

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    MAD SCIENTIST: You get our Geekgasm Package, plus the opportunity to offer the scenario that will become the basis for a story, written by one of Geek Love’s editors. We will use your name (or the name of your favorite geek) and work with you to create your fantasy in beautiful, sensual words. Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    SHE-DEVIL: You get the Geekgasm Package, plus award-winning writer and editor Shanna Germain will professionally edit your manuscript (in any genre, up to 60,000 words) and offer you connections and suggestions for getting your masterpiece published. Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    SPACE BABE: You get our Geekgasm Package, plus you’ll be featured in Janine Ashbless’s upcoming collection of short erotic fiction. She will not only write a story for her new anthology based on a theme the two of you choose together, she will include you in the dedication when the book is published. Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    THE DP REPORTER: Your get our Geekgasm Package, plus a personal invite to join the Geek Love editorial team. Experience what it’s like to read the slush pile, choose stories, and give authors the good news of acceptance. You’ll get your name in the book and everything! (We work via G+ and Skype, so this is available anywhere). Shipping’s on us! (Outside the U.S., please add $15.)

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    THE BIG BANGER PACKAGE: You get our Geekgasm Package, of course. But, wait -- there’s more. You’ll receive a special hand-written invitation to an intimate dinner with the sexy Geek Love crew at GenCon 2013. Travel and hotel are on you. Dinner’s on us. So is the geeky goody package we’ll be bringing. And we will sign, doodle on, and lipstick kiss an additional hardbound copy of Geek Love before we hand-deliver them to you with our thanks.

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    IN FLAGRANTE SEDUCTO: Our Geekgasm Package, plus your geeky likeness (or the likeness of your favorite geek) portrayed on our back cover, drawn by Galen Dara. Shipping’s on us!

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