As you may know if you follow our twitter feed, @themeanergeek, today a notice went out about about an event in Europe. Now, there are geeky events like cons, and there are get togethers, and there are collectors shows, whatever. But then there are EVENTS. That’s all friggin’ caps right there. EVENTS. There’re things like zombie pub crawls, there’s THE WALKING DEAD ESCAPE, which has been in only two cities so far. So there’s stuff.
The problem is, they usually coincide with other things nerds love. I personally can’t go to Escape because that’s Emerald City con and we have a table, bought and paid for, and it must be manned. (come visit, btw. Get in an episode!) Now, Philly is really really close. I’d take a train down there for Escape, in a hot minute. But there are hundreds of thousands of geeks that it’s just to out of the question for. Logistics, money, travel time, (timetravel?) it all conspires to fuck with us about seeing the things that are REALLY GODDAMNED AWESOME. Right this second you’re having a regret about something that was totally amazing but spacetime said, “nonono, fuck you. You gotta work/child rear/go to Granma’s.”
So when I heard about THE MONITOR CELESTRA, I. WAS. PISSED! Not only is it the same month as Emerald City, making a trifecta of what the fuck, it’s March and cool things are happening! But it’s in SWEDEN. I could get a passport in time, but Andrew and Bill would be at each others throats inside a day at the con without me around, and neither of em can run the mixing board. And I only get to two cons a year, so here I am.
Right about now, most of you are thinking, “well shit, son, happens to all of us.” Well, my thinking is, it doesn’t have to. Kickstarter makes people hundreds of thousands of dollars to make creators dreams real, when in fact it does; (when it doesn’t, well, suck it up buddy- get a job.) But I’m thinking, why the hell should only Artsy types get cash to do something amazing? Shouldn’t there be a mechanism for deserving nerds to check out something they’ll be happy with and brag about to grandchildren. Shouldn’t there? Shouldn’t there?
So it happens we have a twitter supporter right there in Sweden, @geekbydefault, (which has GOTTA be one of the cleverest internet handles ever, just so ya know) She has an enthusiasm for TV-shows/movies, especially sci-fi and horror, that is not just impressive; it’s most impressive. She’s against sparkly vampires, and she’s probably the biggest Loki fan….on the goddamned planet. Oh, and did I mention her birthday is somewhere around that event period? What a fucking present, eh?
But she’s short of cash.
As you know, I gots da mad ducats. Ah gots mad cash just floatin’ around and shit. I run this mothufucka. I AM THE GOD OF TECHNO WEENIES AND I AM COMPENSATED AS ONE. But even I don’t have a spare $500 around Christmas time.
Think of all the times you’ve looked at a website article promising you something really bloody amazing. Now think about why you couldn’t go. Now think of how this happens to damn near everyone in our community that actually pays rent. Wouldn’t it be fucking spectacular to help someone out and get that moment, that day, that weekend that is never going to be forgotten? Hit the button below and our good friend @geekbydefault will get us awesome pictures of this incredibly exclusive event. And just to make the kickstarter thing a relevant comparison, contribute 10 dollars or more and you’ll get a Patented Box Oh Shite FREE from THE MEAN GEEK-COMICS PODCASTING ON THE EDGE OF CIVILITY. Ask our twitter followers who’ve gotten one if it’s worth the effort. They’ll tell you-patented Boxes Oh Shite contain fun books, great books, tchochkes, and more from the spectrum of geekdom, from our private collections. And it’s all enjoyable at one level or another. In these uncertain times, at very least they’re free firestarters. $20 dollars or more and you get a BOX OH SHITE and a BAG OH SHITE, it’s smaller cousin. Finally, match ME at $50 dollars and get a BOX oh shite, a BAG oh shite, and a free SIGNED COMIC BOOK when we go to Emerald city con. This will be a well known, named comic creator, not some indie you’ve never heard of. We will only take contributions until $550 to cover fluctuations in the exchange rate. We don’t make goal, it’s money back, and the biggest contributor will still get a Box Oh Shite. Oh, and let me make it even cooler for podcasters and bloggers-contributors will get plugs and shout outs in TEN episodes of THE MEAN GEEK-COMICS PODCASTING ON THE EDGE OF CIVILITY-right at the front of the episode so it can’t be missed.
Please note that due to shipping costs, international contributors will have to settle for a Bag Oh Shite.
So really, what’dya say?