Sunday, May 29, 2011

BW22: U is for Unicorn Pegasus Kitten

Clash of the Geeks

Funny how life works out sometimes.  Friday night I was just about to go to bed, but before I did, checked my stat counter and found I had gotten an extreme number of hits in a couple hours for an old post I'd written back in 2010 about a painting created by Jeff Zugale for Wil Wheaton (remember Wesley of star trek fame) and John Scalzi and a fan fiction contest. Check it out here and watch their hilarious video. It'll give you some insight into their minds. Anyway, when one of my posts suddenly starts getting lots of hits, somebody's mentioned it somewhere. So I followed the various worm trails until I discovered that Wil had tweeted while doing storytime at the Phoenix Comicon being held this weekend in AZ:

@Wilw If you're in the theater for Story time, look up the Unicorn Pegasus Kitten painting now. It's important.

My post came up # 1 on the google search over Wil Wheaton or John Scalzi. Odd but true and I kind of got a kick out of that. What he should have said was look up while I give a reading out of the book. Well, I figured it was just the universe talking to me, because I was in the midst of brainstorming "U" ideas.

Honesty, I had totally forgotten about the painting and the book created as a result of the contest. The end result is Clash of the Geeks with offerings by Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, Catherynne Valente, Stephen Toulouse, Rachel Swirsky, Scott Mattes, Bernardette Durbin, and John Anealio. All the proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation of America.

The book is available in ebook format on the Clash of the Geeks website for free with voluntary payments strongly encouraged which will go to the Lupus Foundation. Check it out and you are all on the honor system here. If you choose to download it, be sure to donate. I did. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.


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  1. Unicorn Pegasus Kitten?

    I love all three of these but together? Thank you for the link...I'll be stopping by.

    This week I read two challenge books but don't know if I'll be reviewing them.

    Dragonsong and Dragonsinger, both by Anne McCaffrey, part of the Harper Hall trilogy and the Pern series.

  2. Funny how things work, isn't it?

    Congrats on the tweet and #1 in Google, by the way. I love it when something like that happens.

    Annie Kate

  3. If one can forget the film adaptations, "I am Legend" is really an extraordinary book.

  4. @Bookdragon - love anne mccaffrey. Enjoy!

    @Annie - Makes life interesting

    @Brian - will remember that and check it out. Thought the movie interesting.

    @Jenn - Yeah!

  5. Wil Wheaton? Does that say Wil Wheaton? I didn't know he wrote! Must... get... this...


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