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READ FOR PIXELS CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT: READY? SET… $10,000 STRETCH GOAL!

Hello, Pixel Project supporters and donors:

We are excited to announce that we have smashed our initial $5,000 (5,000 pixels) fundraising goal for the Read For Pixels campaign within the first 18 days of the campaign! Thanks to 27 generous donors to date, we are currently at $5,215 (5,215 pixels) raised. With just 2 weeks of the campaign left, we’re now working towards our $10,000 (10,000 pixels) stretch goal. This is a first attempt for us because we have never reached the $10,000 fundraising mark in any of the previous Read For Pixels campaign.

Here are three (3) ways you can help us get to the $10,000 golden goal by the closing date of October 19th 2015:

Option #1: The Great Jim C. Hines Cover Pose Voting Contest of 2015

In January 2012, Hugo Award-winning Fantasy author Jim C. Hines wanted to tackle the issue of how women are portrayed on book covers and “how saturated we were with imagery that emphasized women as sexual objects at the expense of power, agency, realism, and so on.” To provoke discussion in a positive way, Jim, with the help of his wife, took pictures of himself hilariously contorting his body to recreate some of the female book cover poses. Here are 2 examples:

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His efforts went viral and he decided to put the popularity of his posing to a good cause by doing custom cover poses to raise over $15,000 for a charity of his choice.

To encourage the Science Fiction & Fantasy community to support the Read For Pixels campaign and the cause to end violence against women, Jim will do one (1) custom gender-flipping cover pose when we reach our $10,000 stretch goal. Here’s the twist:

All donors who contribute to the campaign between now and October 19th 2015 will be emailed a link to vote for one of three book cover poses for Jim to recreate. The cover with the most votes will be the one that Jim will duplicate “no matter what the cost in pain or chiropractic bills” once $10,000 has been reached.

Added bonus: If we gallop past $10,000 and reach $15,000 by or before October 19th 2015, we’ll open the remaining two cover poses for voting and Jim will do a SECOND custom gender-flipped cover pose.

Option #2: The Kimberly Derting “Minor Character” Referral Contest

The Pixel Project and international bestselling YA author Kimberly Derting will be holding an Indiegogo referral contest with the grand prize of becoming a minor character in Kimberly’s next book.

All fans and supporters have to do is:

  • Create an Indiegogo account (it’s free!)
  • Donate at least $5.00 (the cost of a fancy cup of coffee) to the campaign by clicking on the special perk listing that we’ve set up so we know they have entered the contest.
  • Share the Read For Pixels (Fall 2015) fundraising page with their social media networks using the unique custom link to the page that Indiegogo generates for each Indiegogo registered donor.
  • Encourage as many friends and family as possible to donate at least $5.00 when they visit the Read For Pixels Indiegogo page using the custom link.

The contestant whose referrals amass the biggest amount of donations by the time the fundraiser closes at 11.59pm PST, October 19th 2015 will be immortalised as a minor character in Kimberly’s next book.

For more details on how to take part, visit the contest page here.

Option #3: Donate For Goodies!

We still have plenty of fabulous goodies available including:

  • New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot has generously released a bonus goodie bundle featuring a signed set of her MEDIATOR series and an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming MEDIATOR book, REMEMBRANCE.
  • Special Steampunk YA book bundles featuring signed books by New York Times bestselling authors Andrea Cremer and Colleen Gleason.
  • Original handwritten drabbles and flash fiction written by acclaimed Fantasy author Kate Elliott
  • Goodie bundles from New York Times bestselling Horror/Thriller author Scott Sigler

Give generously and the authors will send you your goodies directly!

Whether you want to see Jim’s latest custom cover pose or become a minor character in Kimberly’s next book or just to get some really cool goodies, visit http://is.gd/R4PIndiegogo2015 and donate to help us get to $10,000.

Please give generously because in the fight to end violence against women: Every dollar counts. Every pixel counts. Every voice counts.

It’s time to stop violence against women. Together.

With peace and love,

Regina Yau, Founder and President – The Pixel Project

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About the Read For Pixels campaign (http://is.gd/Read4Pixels):

The Pixel Project’s “Read For Pixels” campaign 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 and the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org). Over 40 authors have participated in the campaign including Charlaine Harris, Guy Gavriel Kay, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jonathan Maberry, Joe Hill, Jasper Fforde, Lauren Beukes, Leigh Bardugo, Meg Cabot, Rick Yancey, and Tad Williams.

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 2015 (Fall Edition) – Live Google Hangouts with Award-winning Bestselling Authors saying NO to Violence Against Women

reveal-read-for-pixels-fall2015-slideAugust 3rd, 2015 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net), an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be holding the second annual Fall Edition of their Read For Pixels campaign. Read For Pixels 2015 (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 and the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org). Participating authors include Andrea Cremer, Colleen Gleason, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jim C. Hines, Jonathan Maberry, Kate Elliott, Leigh Bardugo, Meg Cabot, Rick Yancey, Scott Sigler, and Tad Williams.

Read For Pixels 2015 (Fall Edition) Google Hangout sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout September 2015. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing their writing, 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 just for Read For Pixels donors, signed first editions or special editions of participating authors’ books, a chance to be a minor character in their upcoming books, and more. In addition, Berkeley/NAL at Penguin Random House and HarperTeen at HarperCollins are donating mystery book boxes. 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 Indiegogo in tandem with the Google Hangout series over the month of September.

“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.  “Since its first Google Hangout series and fundraiser launched in September 2014, the Read For Pixels campaign has successfully raised over US$14,000 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. It is our hope that their 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 media and donor inquiries: Regina Yau / Maria Del Rio – info@thepixelproject.net / pixelprojectteam@gmail.com

More information about Read For Pixels can be found at: 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: 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.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Read For Pixels 2015 (International Women’s Day Edition) – Live Google Hangouts with Award-winning Bestselling Female Authors saying NO to Violence Against Women

reveal-read-for-pixels2015-slide (1)FEBRUARY 2, 2015 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be holding the first International Women’s Day (IWD) Edition of their “Read For Pixels” Google Hangout campaign which will kick off on March 1st, 2015. “Read For Pixels” IWD 2015 features live Google Hangouts with award-winning bestselling female authors in honour of International Women’s Day 2015 and 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 USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Participating authors include Alexandra Monir, Charlaine Harris, Christina Lauren, Diane Chamberlain, Elizabeth Bear, Jane Green, Jaye Wells, Kami Garcia, Lauren Beukes, Seanan McGuire, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Yasmine Galenorn.

“Read For Pixels” IWD 2015 Google Hangout sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout March 2015. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing their writing, 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: 1-to-1 Skype chats for fans and book clubs, signed first editions or special editions of participating authors’ books, a chance to be a minor character in their upcoming books, and more. Additional goodies are donated by Berkeley/NAL at Penguin Random House, and bestselling romance author Nalini Singh. 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 Indiegogo in tandem with the Google Hangout series over the month of March.

“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 female 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.  “Our first Read For Pixels campaign successfully raised over US$7,000 for the cause and ignited online discussions about violence against women by fans and supporters. We will not only continue to hold “Read For Pixels” annually in September and have also created this special International Women’s Day Edition of the “Read For Pixels” campaign  in recognition of the importance of highlighting the voices of female authors, a number of whom have faced gender-based violence in their lives. It is our hope that their 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.”

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

 

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 Media Contact: Regina Yau or Maria Del Rio – info@thepixelproject.net / pixelprojectteam@gmail.com

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.

CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT: Special Pre-launch Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Marathon with “Read For Pixels” 2014 Authors

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AUGUST 31st, 2014 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be teaming up with select communities on reddit, one of the biggest social networking communities in the world, for a special two-day “Read For Pixels” AMA (Ask Me Anything) marathon on September 2nd and September 3rd 2014. This marathon is being held in support of the upcoming “Read For Pixels” 2014 campaign, which will feature live Google Hangouts with award-winning bestselling authors 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 USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

This special AMA marathon will be hosted at the Books subreddit (www.reddit/r/books). “Read For Pixels authors participating in this AMA marathon include Ellen Hopkins, Robert J. Sawyer, Cinda Williams Chima, Chuck Wendig, Delilah S. Dawson, Alyson Noel, Jasper Fforde, Simone Elkeles, and G. Willow Wilson. The AMA will be overseen by over 12 moderators from the Books and Fantasy subreddits.

“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and The Pixel Project is delighted that reddit will be joining us in building widespread support for the cause via Read For Pixels,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project. “It is our hope that members of the reddit community showing their support of the cause to end violence against women will inspire others worldwide to not only attend the upcoming 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.”

More information about Read For Pixels can be found at: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels2014.

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For more information, 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 is one of the largest social networking / interest group sites on the web.  It is made up of thousands of sub-groups that range from generic ‘books’ or ‘sports’ to niche communities like ‘Fantasy’ to some of the oddest groups on the internet.  Each community is moderated by volunteers and, collectively, they make up reddit.com. The reddit.com Books community (www.reddit.com/r/books) is made up of 2.7 million fans of books and literature – one of the biggest groups on the site. The Fantasy group (www.reddit.com/r/fantasy) is a collection of 60,000 speculative fiction fans and a writer-friendly place that has hosted more than 200 of these ‘Ask Me Anything’ or AMA sessions.