Pixel Reveal Fundraiser Event

ANNOUNCEMENT: Read For Pixels 2017 (Fall Edition)

reveal-read-for-pixels-2017-fall-slideJuly 27th, 2017 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net), an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be holding the fourth annual Fall Edition of their “Read For Pixels” campaign. “Read For Pixels” 2017 (Fall Edition) features live Google Hangouts with award-winning bestselling authors in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign (http://reveal.thepixelproject.net), which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project. Participating authors include Adrian Tchaikovsky, Alafair Burke, Genevieve Valentine, Ilona Andrews, Isaac Marion, Kass Morgan, Ken Liu, Kristen Britain, Paul Tremblay, Sara Raasch, Soman Chainani, and Vicki Pettersson.

“Read For Pixels” 2017 (Fall Edition) Google Hangout sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from September 1st to October 1st 2017. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing women and girls in their books, why they support ending violence against women, and women in the media, geek culture, and popular culture. Each session will also include a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers to ask their favourite authors questions in real time.

Participating authors have also generously donated a range of exclusive goodies to help The Pixel Project encourage fans and book lovers to donate to the Pixel Reveal campaign including: Exclusive swag bags and book bundles, signed first editions or special editions of participating authors’ books, micro stories written especially for donors, a chance to be a minor character in their upcoming books, and more. There are also exclusive goodies courtesy of Aliette de Bodard, Charles de Lint, Dan Wells, Karen Rose, Kendare Blake, Steven Erikson, and more. In addition, the Berkley and Ace/Roc/DAW imprints at Penguin Random House are each donating a mystery book box. Donations begin at as little as US$5 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” gifts and perks depending on the donation amount. Fundraising will take place on Rally Up in tandem with the Google Hangout series over the month of September 2017.

“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and The Pixel Project is delighted that so many acclaimed authors have stepped up to join us in raising much-needed funds and widespread support for this cause,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project.  “To date, the Read For Pixels campaign have collectively raised almost US$44,000 for the cause and ignited online discussions about violence against women by fans and supporters. We will continue to hold the Fall Edition of “Read For Pixels” annually in September as part of our ongoing programme of Read For Pixels events and activities. It is our hope that the authors’ support of the cause will inspire fans of their wonderful books and book lovers worldwide to not only donate generously, but also begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”

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For more information about Read For Pixels, contact Regina Yau or Maria del Rio at info@thepixelproject.net or visit: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels.

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Read For Pixels “Flash Donation Matching Weekend” with New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Rose

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MARCH 8TH  2017 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, a 501(c)3  anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, is thrilled to announce the first ever Read For Pixels Flash Donation Weekend courtesy of New York Times bestselling mystery/thriller author Karen Rose which will take place from 12am PST March 11th 2017 to 11.59pm PST March 13th 2017. Ms. Rose has pledged a dollar-to-dollar match for up to a maximum of $4000 in donations made to the Read For Pixels 2017 (International Women’s Day Edition) campaign during this period.

Ms. Rose’s generous pledge covers any donations coming in via the Read For Pixels (IWD Edition) fundraiser during these three days whether they are made by book fans in order to get exclusive perks and goodies from their favourite authors or are standalone donations.

To encourage her global fan community to support the cause, Ms. Rose will also make several unique goodies available on the Read For Pixels fundraising page to reward her fans worldwide for donating. These include 1-to-1 Skype calls for individuals and book clubs as well as goodie bundles comprising her books or series paired with hand-knit items that she has personally made in support of the Read For Pixels campaign.

In addition to Ms. Rose’s contributions, all perks and goodies donated by authors and publishers for the campaign will be released just in time for the 11th March kick-off of the Flash Donation Matching Weekend. There will exclusive goodies from the 11 other Read For Pixels authors including Aliette de Bodard, Jacqueline Carey, Karen Chance, Kendare Blake, Kristin Cast, Laini Taylor, Mary Robinette Kowal, Michelle Hodkin, Michelle Sagara, Shannon Mayer, and Tessa Gratton. Additional goodies come courtesy of Penguin Random House’s Berkeley and Ace/Roc/Daw imprints, acclaimed Fantasy authors Anne Bishop, Darynda Jones, Diana Gabaldon, Kate Elliot, Keri Arthur, Kimberly Derting, and many more.

All funds raised are in support of The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to get men and boys on board the cause to end violence against women while raising US$1 million to keep The Pixel Project’s anti-Violence Against Women campaigns, programmes, and initiatives alive.

Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project, said: “Karen Rose has been a staunch long-time supporter of the movement to end violence against women and it is our hope that her generosity will inspire book lovers worldwide to not only attend the upcoming Read For Pixels author Google Hangouts, but to also donate generously and begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”

To donate to the campaign during the Flash Donation Matching Weekend, visit https://thepixelproject.rallyup.com/read4pixels2017-iwd

To learn more about Read For Pixel, visit: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels

To learn more about The Pixel Project, visit www.thepixelproject.net

 

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For more information, contact Regina Yau at info@thepixelproject.net 

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using  a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

About Karen Rose (www.karenrosebooks.com)

Award winning, internationally bestselling romantic suspense author Karen Rose earned her degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland.  She lived in Cincinnati and worked in the engineering field for years before she began writing novels in 2003.  Rose currently lives in Florida.  Connect with her online at karenrosebooks.com, and facebook.com/KarenRoseBooks.

CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT: THE “16 FOR 16″ CAMPAIGN 2015

NOVEMBER 25TH, 2015 (WORLDWIDE):The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net), a global, virtual anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, is proud to launch the 6th annual “16 For 16” blogging campaign in support of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. The campaign runs from 25th November – 10th December and aims to raise awareness about Violence Against Women (VAW) through 16 articles about VAW. The campaign also provides supporters with a way to donate to the cause without breaking the bank during the year-end holiday season. This is also the first year that the fundraising component of the “16 For 16” campaign will be anchored around the annual #GivingTuesday fundraising day that takes place on the first Tuesday of December.

In line with the last 5 years, The Pixel Project will publish one blog article for every day of the 16 Days of Activism. Each article presents a list of 16 positive ideas, solutions, and people revolving around specific topics related to understanding, preventing, stopping and ending VAW. Each article addresses different demographics and communities. Each idea and solution is bite-sized – simple to understand and easy for the layperson to put into action. This year’s articles include The Pixel Project’s annual lists of 16 Female Role Models, 16 anti-VAW films, 16 positive and empowering songs, 16 anti-VAW Facebook pages, and 16 anti-VAW Twitter accounts. Other articles run the gamut from 16 anti-VAW filmmakers to 16 ideas for kids and teens to take action against VAW to 16 anti-VAW public service announcements.

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This year, the “16 For 16” fundraiser is held on Indiegogo and will run for the full 16 Days of Activism – a period which also encompasses #GivingTuesday. All funds raised will go towards supporting the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign, which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project and the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Pixel Reveal campaign has raised $23,773 (23,773 pixels revealed) to date and is aiming to reach the $25,000 (25,000 pixels revealed) fundraising milestone through the “16 For 16” #GivingTuesday fundraiser.

8 music artistes and 5 authors have generously donated a range of exclusive goodies to help The Pixel Project encourage music fans and book lovers to donate this holiday season. These include: One-of-a-kind opportunities to become a minor character in upcoming books by acclaimed authors, original songs written for donors, 1-to-1 Skype concerts, exclusive author swag, and more. In addition, Grammy Award winner Colbie Caillat has donated an autographed ukulele that will be available as a thank you gift for one generous donor. Donations begin at as little as US$10 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” gifts and perks depending on the donation amount.

Participating award-winning bestselling authors include Charlaine Harris, Christina Lauren, Elizabeth Bear, Jane Green, and Yasmine Galenorn. Participating music artistes include rising artistes, Indie singer-songwriters, and YouTube stars such as AHMIR (YouTube’s #1 R&B band and The Pixel Project’s YouTube Ambassador), Adam Web, Alexis Umathum, Hannah Wondmeneh, Juliet Weybret, Mary Scholz, Miguel Dakota, and Olivia Thai.

“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project. “We are delighted that so many authors and music artistes have stepped up to join us in raising much-needed funds and widespread support for this cause. We hope that music fans and book lovers worldwide will donate generously this holiday season to help us reach the $25,000 (25,000 pixels revealed) milestone.”

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For more information about the “16 For 16” campaign, visit: http://bit.ly/16Days.

To donate to our “16 For 16″ #GivingTuesday fundraiser, visit: http://is.gd/16DaysGT2015

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds, and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

ANNOUNCEMENT: THE MUSIC FOR PIXELS SUMMER CHARITY CONCERT

m4p-summer-charity-concert2015-slide (3)May 6th 2015, WORLDWIDE: The Pixel Project, the virtual volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit working to end Violence Against Women (VAW) worldwide, will be presenting their first ever Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert to kick off summer 2015. This concert is a live-streaming 12-hour positive music marathon on Google Hangout featuring 23 artists from 5 countries (Barbados, Canada, Sweden, the UK and the USA) saying NO to VAW with their music and helping raise funds for the cause.

The concert will run non-stop from 10am EST – 10pm EST on June 6th 2015 and will be divided into 6 two-hour sessions that will run consecutively. Each session will feature 4 artists performing a set of their songs and talking about why they support ending violence against women. Each artiste’s slot also includes a moderated Q&A session for artists’ fans and music lovers to ask them questions live.

The Music For Pixels concert is part of The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels program in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign. The Pixel Reveal campaign aims to raise US$1 million in aid of the U.S.’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The Pixel Project by inspiring the global audience to collectively reveal a million-pixel collage of mystery Celebrity Male Role Model portraits online by donating US$1 per pixel. The distinguished line-up of mystery Celebrity Male Role Models includes a Nobel Laureate, a Pulitzer Prize Winner, and a superstar Environmentalist.

Participating artists have generously donated a range of exclusive musical goodies to encourage music fans to donate to the Pixel Reveal campaign including: 1-to-1 Skype concerts with artists, autographed CDs and EPs, and more. In addition, Grammy Award winner Colbie Caillat has donated an autographed ukulele that will be available as a thank you gift for one generous donor. Donations begin at as little as US$5 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” perks depending on the donation amount. Fundraising will take place throughout the month of June on Indiegogo in tandem with the concert .

Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project, said: “This is the first time that a 12-hour charity concert has ever been held on Google Hangout with artists performing songs with themes including women’s empowerment, compassion, love, and courage. Through the music, and also the concert hashtag #GetNoisy, we hope that the concert will not only inspire legions of music fans to rise up and speak out against violence against women in their communities, but also take action in their communities and give generously to the Pixel Reveal campaign. We look forward to doing so with the support of our YouTube Music Ambassador, AHMIR; and our music partner, the Positive Music Association.”

Scott Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of the Positive Music Association (PMA) said: “Empowering women and treating them with kindness and respect is critical in creating healthy societies. What better way to raise awareness of this global issue than through the international language of music? The PMA is proud to be a part of The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels Summer Marathon Concert.”

AHMIR, The Pixel Project’s long-time YouTube Ambassador who will be kicking off the concert with a special 45-minute performance and chat session, said: “This is really an exciting experience for us. To know that we are joining 22 other artists, both from the U.S. and abroad, to unite for a 12-hour concert that can be viewed anywhere in the world to support a message we feel so strongly about is awesome. This is how you make a difference.”

This year’s Music For Pixels artists performing at the concert are: AHMIR, Adam Web, Alexis Umathum, Bob Sima, Carolan Deacon, Cecilia St. King, Debbie Reifer, Eva Universe, Haley Blais, Hannah Wondmeneh, Harold Payne, Jake Roque, Jana Stanfield, Juliet Weybret, Katie Sky, Lauren Ruth Ward, L. Young, Mary Scholz, Miguel Dakota, Nathen Aswell, Olivia Thai, Rochelle Diamante, and ULRIKA.

 

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For information about the concert, please visit: http://is.gd/GetNoisy2015

For further queries about the concert, contact Regina Yau or Maria del Rio: info@thepixelproject.net

Pixel Project ThumbnailAbout The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using the power of the internet and pop culture/the arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

 

Music For Pixels ThumbnailAbout Music For Pixels (http://music4pixels.thepixelproject.net)

Music For Pixels, a campaign by The Pixel Project, is the first music-based social media campaign to exclusively collaborate with YouTube artists and rising stars speaking up to prevent and stop Violence Against Women through music video PSAs and online music events while raising funds for the cause via digital music downloads and music-driven crowdfunding campaigns

 

 

New PMA logoAbout the Positive Music Association (http://www.PositiveMusicAssociation.com)

The Positive Music Association is an international organisation dedicated to promoting Positive music and those who create it. Positive music is defined as lyric-based songs with universal, life-affirming messages. Positive music can inspire, heal, uplift, empower, energize, unite and enlighten. It is used to help create and awaken people to a more peaceful, sustainable and healthy world that works for everyone. Founded in 2003, the PMA has over 375 members in 12 countries. For more information, contact Scott@PositiveMusicAssociation.com.

 

About AHMIR (www.youtube.com/ahmirTV)  

AHMIR_YouTube_LogoFeatured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Us Weekly, FUSE, and Billboard, AHMIR is the #1 Most Popular R&B Group on YouTube with over 75 million video views and comments by celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and more. Yahoo! listed them as the “Top 5 YouTube Cover Artists:  The Best Acts You Should Be Listening To Today.” The group has used their success to support several charity organizations including The Pixel Project, Lucy’s Love Bus, and the American Cancer Society. Their cover video of P!nk’s “Perfect” was named one of the top Anti-Bullying PSA’s by The Huffington Post. AHMIR is signed to Robbins Entertainment and have recently released their debut single entitled “WAR” to Top 40 radio nationwide.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Charlaine Harris reddit AMA Session for Read For Pixels Campaign

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MARCH 21st 2015 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, a global, virtual, volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit working to end violence against women worldwide,  is delighted to announce that Charlaine Harris, the New York Times bestselling author of the SOOKIE STACKHOUSE series and the MIDNIGHT, TEXAS series, will be holding a special live reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session in support of the Read For Pixels 2015 campaign (International Women’s Day Edition). The AMA session will begin at 2pm EST, March 26th 2015 (Thursday) at http://reddit.com/r/books

This special Read For Pixels AMA session is held a companion event to Ms Harris’s March 15th 2015 Read For Pixels Google Hangout session to give fans who were unable to attend or ask their questions during the Google Hangout a chance to do so. Throughout the day, Ms. Harris will be answering as many questions from fans and book lovers as she can. As reddit AMA sessions are posted on a live forum, it will only appear at the scheduled start time. To ask questions, readers will need to sign in/register with reddit.

UPDATE: The reddit AMA is now live! Fans and supporters can drop off their questions at the link below:

https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/30douw/i_am_charlaine_harris_bestselling_author_of_the/

Ms. Harris will also be talking about why she supports stopping violence against women  as well as the special chance for one generous donor to the Read For Pixels IWD 2015 Indiegogo fundraiser to become a minor character in her next MIDNIGHT, TEXAS book! The Read For Pixels IWD 2015 Indiegogo fundraiser aims to raise at least $6,000. All proceeds go towards the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign‘s goal of raising $1 million in benefit of The Pixel Project and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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More information about Read For Pixels can be found at: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels

To donate to get any of the exclusive author goodies and perks including Charlaine’s, go to http://is.gd/R4PIndiegogoIWD.

For any inquiries, contact The Pixel Project team at info@thepixelproject.net.

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using  a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

About Reddit (www.reddit.com)

reddit was founded by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005, and is an online community where users submit, vote, and comment on content, stories, and discussions. The hottest stories as determined by the community through discussions and voting rise to the top of the site, while cooler stories sink. Anyone can create a community (called a “subreddit”); each subreddit is independent and moderated by a team of volunteers. reddit is open source, and community members are constantly tinkering and contributing features and translations back to the site. As of March 2015, reddit received more than 6.6 Billion page views and 151 million unique visitors. In addition, reddit also hosts the world’s largest gift exchange as listed in the Guinness Book of World Records through redditgifts.com, and features video and original programming through reddit.tv. For more information visit http://www.reddit.com/about.

 

CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT: THE PIXEL PROJECT LAUNCHES THE “100 FOR 100” DONOR PROGRAM

reveal-100-for100-slide_FINAL221 JULY 2014 (WORLDWIDE): In an effort to engage small-to-medium independent businesses in the fight to end violence against women, The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net) has launched the “100 For 100” donor program (http://is.gd/100For100) in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign (http://reveal.thepixelproject.net) which aims to raise US$1 million to support The Pixel Project and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org).

The “100 For 100” donor program, which will run from 21 July – 31 August, 2014, is a simple and affordable way for small-to-medium independent businesses to support the fight against Violence Against Women (VAW) by making a single US$100 online donation to the Pixel Reveal campaign, which rallies the global audience to donate US$1 per pixel to unveil an online million-pixel mystery collage of world-exclusive celebrity male role model portraits. Each US$100 donation will reveal 100 pixels. As more pixels are revealed, the cover picture will fade out to uncover the portraits underneath it. When a celebrity male role model is fully revealed, an exclusive anti-VAW public service announcement from him will be launched to help trigger conversations about VAW, and inspire men and boys to take action to stop VAW. The distinguished line-up includes a Nobel Laureate, a two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner, and a world-renown environmentalist.

“When people think about companies who donate to causes, they usually think of major corporations making huge donations,” said Regina Yau, founder and president of The Pixel Project. “The 100 For 100 donor program was created because we believe that small-to-medium independent businesses can be powerful grassroots advocates for spreading the message about stopping VAW because they are frequently run by women or families, and play a vital role in the well-being of their local communities. We hope they will participate in “100 For 100” to help us and NCADV keep our anti-Violence Against Women campaigns and programs running while also sending an inspiring message to their communities that Violence Against Women must end.”

Participating businesses will enjoy a special “100 For 100 Donor Privilege Package” which doubles as tools for them to help spread the word about stopping VAW. This package includes: The “100 For 100″ donor logo gallery on the Pixel Reveal campaign website where visitors can click on each logo to be taken to the donor’s business website; A Pinterest “100 For 100″ logo gallery featuring “100 For 100″ donor logos; a special badge that “100 For 100” donors can embed on their website; a weekly blog announcement featuring the logo and bios of all “100 For 100″ donors for that week, which will be shared with The Pixel Project’s Facebook and Twitter supporters as well as NCADV’s Facebook page; a special “100 For 100″ testimonial page featuring participants’ supporting quotes together with their founder/CEO’s head shot; and a short 3-question written interview about why they support ending VAW, which will be published as part of the special “100 For 100” interview series starting in October 2014 (Domestic Violence Awareness Month). Through this package, “100 For 100” donors could reach a potential new audience comprising The Pixel Project’s active 35,000-strong online social media community as well as NCADV’s 65,000-strong Facebook page.

More information about how businesses can become “100 For 100” donors can be found by visiting: http://is.gd/100For100. “100 For 100” donations should be made directly via http://www.razoo.com/story/The-100-For-100-Campaign. Participating business will receive an e-receipt (tax-exempt for U.S.-based businesses) via email as well as a separate email with a unique link showing them the pixels they have helped to reveal.

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For further information about “100 For 100″:

For further information about the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign visit: http://reveal.thepixelproject.net

For further information, please contact:

Maria del Rio – Project Assistant, The Pixel Project:

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using  a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel. The US$1 million will be used by The Pixel Project and NCADV to strengthen efforts to end VAW. 

CAMPAIGN INTERVIEW: Guy Gavriel Kay

The Pixel Project and Guy Gavriel Kay, award-winning bestselling author of The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy and Sarantium diptych, are proud to jointly present the Double Drabble Pixel Fundraiser in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Double Drabble Pixel Fundraiser runs from 1 May – 14 May 2014. Donors who donate US$50 will have a choice of one of the Drabbles and donors who donate US$75 will receive both Drabbles. Supporters are happily urged to acquire both Drabbles at the discounted donation level and they can make their donations online via the Pixel Reveal campaign donation page or the Razoo donation page for the campaign.

Mr Kay took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about why he supports The Pixel Project and the importance of stopping violence against women.

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1. Why is ending violence against women important to you and why did you decide to take action about it by supporting The Pixel Project?

I have long believed that one of the true measures of any society or culture is how it recognises and benefits from the status of women. Violence is utterly antithetical to that. This campaign is a natural fit for my lifelong views on the subject.

2. You have very generously written two exclusive Drabbles (100-word stories) for the Double Drabble Pixel Reveal Fundraiser in support of The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign. What do you think authors can do to help stop violence against women?

Authors – male or female – are people first. We have no ‘special’ status, only a shared responsibility to our world, and to the next generation. Those of us with some level, however modest, of name recognition and people who respect our work and thought, can use that good fortune to share our views and invite readers to support the causes that matter to us.

3. As a father and a prominent author, what do you think men can do to help stop violence against women?

Education, enlightenment, awareness, respect. Part of parenting is the attempt to instill important values in our children. The notion that violence against women, worldwide, and in our own communities, is unacceptable is one of the things we need to convey. Person by person, generation by generation, we can change the way people think and act.

Credits: Author’s portrait by Samantha Kidd Photography.

LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT: The Guy Gavriel Kay Double Drabble Pixel Fundraiser

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1 MAY 2014 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project and Guy Gavriel Kay, award-winning bestselling author of The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy and Sarantium diptych, are proud to jointly present the Double Drabble Pixel Fundraiser in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Double Drabble Pixel Fundraiser will run from 1 May – 14 May 2014.

Mr Kay has written two exclusive 100-word Drabbles (100-word stories) for The Pixel Project. One takes place after the conclusion of his Sarantine Mosaic, two novels inspired by 6th century Byzantium. Because this has an implicit ‘spoiler’ effect for those who haven’t read the books, he is also offering a Drabble that takes place before the opening of The Summer Tree, the first volume in his high fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry. There is a motif that links both Drabbles.

Donors who donate US$50 will have a choice of one of the Drabbles and donors who donate US$75 will receive both Drabbles. Supporters are happily urged to acquire both Drabbles at the discounted donation level and they can make their donations online via the Pixel Reveal campaign donation page (http://reveal.thepixelproject.net/buy-pixels/) or the Razoo donation page for the campaign (http://www.razoo.com/story/Pixel-Reveal). All donors will be sent their Drabble(s) within one week after the end of the fundraiser.

Mr Kay said: “The Pixel Project, a nonprofit resisting violence against women worldwide, deserves endorsement – and it has mine. One of the measures of a culture for me is the treatment of women in that society. I’m pleased to contribute these two ‘themed’ short pieces for this fundraiser, and urge my readers to add their support.”

The Pixel Reveal campaign rallies the global audience to unveil an online million-pixel mystery collage of world-exclusive celebrity male role model portraits by donating US$1 per pixel. For example: the $75 donation would reveal 75 pixels. As more pixels are revealed, the cover picture will fade out to uncover the portraits underneath it. When a celebrity male role model is fully revealed, an exclusive anti-VAW public service announcement from him will be launched to help trigger conversations about VAW and inspire men and boys to take action to stop VAW. The distinguished line-up includes a Nobel Laureate, a two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and superstar Environmentalist.

Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Mr Kay who is a superb author and an excellent male role model himself. It is our hope that Mr Kay’s support of the cause to end violence against women will inspire fans of his acclaimed books, the wider Science Fiction and Fantasy community, and book lovers worldwide to not only donate generously, but also begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”

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To donate to the campaign, visit either of these pages:

For further information about the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign: http://reveal.thepixelproject.net

For further information, please contact:

Maria Del Rio – Project Assistant, The Pixel Project:

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using  a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

About Guy Gavriel Kay (www.brightweavings.com and www.guygavrielkay.ca)

Guy Gavriel Kay is the author of twelve novels (most recently River of Stars), and a book of poetry. He has written book reviews and social and political commentary for the National Post and the Globe and Mail in Canada, and The Guardian in England. Translations of his fiction exceed twenty-five languages and his books have appeared on bestseller lists in many countries. Kay has spoken and read on behalf of his publishers and at literary events around the world. He was been nominated for and has won numerous literary awards and is the recipient of the International Goliardos Prize for his contributions to the literature of the fantastic.

Artist credits:

  • The Sarantium series – Cathy MacLean; Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • The Fionavar Tapestry cover – Ted Nasmith; Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Author portrait – Samantha Kidd Photography

Win A Chance To Hang Out Live on Google Hangouts with Award-winning Author, Jacqueline Carey

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The Pixel Project and Jacqueline Carey, the award-winning author of the “Kushiel’s Legacy” trilogy, are proud to present a virtual charity raffle to raise funds for The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign and to give ONE (1) lucky fan a chance to win:

  • An opportunity to join the Q&A segment of Jacqueline’s upcoming live Google Hangout Session to ask Jacqueline two (2) questions live over video.
  • An autographed hardcover copy of Jacqueline’s novel, Dark Currents. (Learn more about Dark Currents here and check out the first chapter here.)

The raffle will run from 12.00am EST Friday 14 March 2014 – 11.59pm EST Friday 21 March 2014.

The winner will be announced by Jacqueline on her Facebook page on Monday 23 March 2014.

The Google Hangout will be livestreamed at 8.30pm EST, 28 March 2014 via the following channels:

How To Enter in 3 Easy Steps:

Step 1:

Donate the minimum  of US$10 (or more if you wish) to reveal pixels on The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign.

You have a choice of 2 different pages where you can make this donation:

You will receive an automatic e-receipt from Razoo, the online donation processing provider for the campaign.

Step 2:

Forward this donation e-receipt to us at pixelprojectteam@gmail.com or info@thepixelproject.net with:

  • Your name and “Jacqueline Carey Google Hangout” in the email subject line. (For example: Jacqueline Carey Google Hangout – Jane Smith)
  • Your full name and Gmail email address in the email body.

All participants must do this because just donating does not mean you have automatically been entered into the raffle.

Step 3:

The Pixel Project team will put all participants’ names in a hat and pick out the winner’s name at random.

Once Jacqueline has announced the winner’s name on her Facebook page, The Pixel Project team will be in touch with the winner to make arrangements for the Google Hangout appearance and to collect his/her mailing address so Jacqueline will be able to mail the signed hardcover copy of Dark Currents to him/her.

Dark CurrentsTerms and Conditions of the Raffle:
  1. To make it a fair and truly random pick, each person can only enter ONCE.
  2. The forwarded donation e-receipt must reach The Pixel Project BEFORE 11.59PM EST Friday 21 March. Receipts that reach us after that time will not be entered into the raffle.
  3. It is the winner’s responsibility to ensure that they can attend the Google Hangout including having their own Google+/Gmail account, clearing their own schedule for it, and making sure that they have a good internet connection and a working webcam/mic. If the winner does not show up or cannot show up at the last minute, there will be no replacement prize.
  4. The winner will only be added to the call once the Q&A session has begun and can ask a maximum of 2 questions to be fair to everyone else who will be typing in their questions.
  5. The e-receipts are only tax-exempt in the United States as The Pixel Project is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.

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