Last year, as some of you might remember, I accidentally published a calendar.
We did it as a fundraiser for Worldbuilders, and it fit in with our book-centered geekery pretty well because each month featured a pin-up based on a classic literary figure.
Like Mark Twain:
Or Nathanial Hawthorne:
At some point while working with the artist, Lee Moyer, we ended up discussing how it would be cool to do a similar sort of calendar, but with more modern authors.
Maybe even doing it with some of the more popular authors that write in the genres we love.
Maybe we could even do it with, say, some big-name fantasy authors.
So I made some phone calls. Lee did some sketches. And almost before we knew it, a bunch of amazingly generous fantasy authors had agreed to help us raise money for Worldbuilders.
Up until now we’ve kept a pretty tight lid on this project. But now it’s time to show off the cover and announce the authors that are involved.
Take a look:
You really need to click on that to see the bigger version. If only to read the names more clearly.
Seriously. Look at that. Gaiman AND Pratchett AND Harris AND Martin.
And Ray Bradbury. The man himself. He agreed to be a part of this not long before he passed away.
Really, there’s no names in there that aren’t big names. I’m solidly geeked about everyone involved.
This is all we’re showing off for now. Just a bit of a teaser. You’ll see some of the finished pin-ups in the weeks to come, and we won’t be shipping them out until November. But I wanted to let everyone know what was coming for a couple reasons….
- A heads-up to retailers.
Do you run a bookstore or some other geek-friendly business? Do you love things that are awesome? Would you like to sell copies of the calendar and help make the world a better place?
If so, drop us an e-mail at:
questions [squiggly at sign] worldbuilders.org
We’ll make it happen.
- A chance to pre-order.
You can pre-order your copy of the 2013 calendar right now if you like.
We’re even offering a special pre-order deal. If you order 2 or more calendars, you’ll get a $6.00 discount if you use coupon code PINMEUP.
Also, we’re shipping calendars out in the order they come in, so ordering early means you’ll get your calendar sooner.
But you need to remember that this is a pre-order.
Amanda’s Edit: Good news, everyone! We’ve extended the pre-order to last through November 3rd, so you’ve got more time to get in your order!
Calendars won’t start shipping until early November.
Still, if you’re interested: you can head over right now and order copies from our online store: The Tinker’s Packs.
Later Space Cowboys,