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Old 10-05-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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Clash of the Geeks - Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi

I don't know if this was posted before, I just came across it.

It's a little chapbook, and is the brainchild of Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher of ST:TNG) and John Scalzi (president of the Sci-Fi writers guild). It's in various formats, Epub, RTF, PDF, Mobi.

http://unicornpegasuskitten.com/

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Early in 2010, author John Scalzi had a vision. And it was of himself. As an orc. And of actor and writer Wil Wheaton. As a warrior. In a clown sweater. Astride a unicorn pegasus kitten. What did this singular vision mean? Scalzi didn’t know. But he knew it was clearly too powerful to be ignored.

And so, Scalzi contacted artist Jeff Zugale, who used all his skill and art to bring this vision to life. And then Scalzi, Wheaton and Bill Schafer, head of Scalzi and Wheaton’s mutual publisher Subterranean Press, called to the world of writers to answer one question: Seriously, now, what the hell’s going on in that picture?

The writers who answered the call were an eclectic group. Patrick Rothfuss, author of the smash-hit fantasy novel The Name of the Wind, and Catherynne Valente, who had leapt to the front ranks of modern fantasy writers with the Hugo-nominated novel Palimpsest, were the first on board. Hugo and Nebula nominee Rachel Swirsky and video game industry legend Stephen Toulouse then offered up their own interpretations. Science fiction and fantasy balladeer John Anealio put the vision to music. New writers Bernadette Durbin and Scott Mattes competed against hundreds of fellow writers to tell their spin on the tale. And, finally, Wil Wheaton and John Scalzi were of course obliged to share their own take on the thing.

But to what end? Surely a vision of this magnificence — and the stories it spawned — were meant to do something for the benefit of humanity. And so it was decided the stories of Wil, John and the Unicorn Pegasus Kitten would be bound together in a special electronic chapbook, and that this chapbook, entitled Clash of the Geeks, would be used to help those who suffered from lupus, the autoimmune disease which afflicts 1.5 million Americans and five million people worldwide (including Gretchen Schafer, Bill’s wife).
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:07 AM   #2
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As House pointed out: it's never lupus.
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:12 AM   #3
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... but hang on: wasn't it lupus once?
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:44 AM   #4
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The Clash of the Geeks electronic is being offered to you for free. Read it, enjoy it, and send your friends here to get their own copy.

BUT: If you download the chapbook, we very strongly encourage you to make a voluntary payment for it, starting at the suggested amount of $5, although more will be appreciated. All money received for the chapbook (minus transaction fees) will be donated to the Michigan/Indiana affiliate of the Lupus Alliance of America, a non-profit organization.
I can't believe no-one commented on my House reference
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I don't watch the show LOL, never seen one episde.
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I can't believe no-one commented on my House reference
It wasn't lupus again this week (couldn't be, she would have died and the book series would have no ending ... no wait, she lived and that happened anyway).
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I don't watch the show LOL, never seen one episde.
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What's House?
You two are missing out in life. Dr Gregory House is far too important to be ignorant of! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412142/

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It wasn't lupus again this week (couldn't be, she would have died and the book series would have no ending ... no wait, she lived and that happened anyway).
Cheer up: it might be lupus again next week!
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Nah, Monday nights are a night where I have other things to watch and record.
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