Tara Lynne's Geek Saga is creating A Book of Geeky Essays: "She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks"
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patrons

$113
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I have been blogging on my own sites, writing for The Geekiary, and guest blogging on other sites since 2012. With two novels under my belt, I decided that I wanted my next project to be something more 'personal'. The idea for my next project, She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks: Essays & Insight From a Fake Geek Girl was inspired by my own content creation experiences, including being on the receiving end of some pretty ridiculous internet trolling.


I tend to gravitate toward tongue-in-cheek humor, and that combined with my lengthy catalogue of opinionated blog entries and articles will serve as the base for a book of past writing as well as some new content that will be driven by suggestions from supporters.


MY BIO:
I'm a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, writer, event planner, and character cosplayer. I founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now run its parent company Saga Event Planning. Additionally, I'm co-administrator of the popular geek media website The Geekiary and co-host the “FEELINGS…with The Geekiary” webcast. I've spoken about geek culture at San Diego Comic-Con, C2E2, MegaCon, Dragon Con, Ohio State University, TedX Sarasota, and more. My debut novel, The Way of Reckoning, was published in December 2014, and my second novel - entitled How To Start Living (in the Zombie Apocalypse) - was released in February 2017.


Tiers
5 by 5 Rule
$5 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content, including polls regarding subjects of new essays for the book!
  • Your name (or username, nickname, whatever) will be added to the "Thanks Y'all!" page on my website
Gratitude Galore!
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • You will be the first to receive a PDF copy of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks: Essays & Insight From a 'Fake Geek Girl' (this will be sent at least one month prior to the book's publication date)
  • I will follow you on Twitter and/or Insta *and* like your Facebook page, if you have one!*
  • Plus both 5 by 5 Rule rewards


*Please note that I will not follow accounts or like pages that feature  racism, ableism, sexism, classism, etc., nor will I tolerate discussion  of these and other problematic issues on my hangouts.

Book Lovers
$25 or more per creation 1 patron
  • All previous rewards
  • PDF copies of my previous novels, The Way of Reckoning and How to Start Living in the Zombie Apocalypse 
  • Link to my personal reading lists (both suggested books and what's on my to-be-read shelf)
  • Creative Process Tour: I'll take you on a video tour of the Spots Where  It Happened and drink along the way, and ONLY Not-so-fake Geeks tier  & higher subscribers will have access to this video!
Not-so-fake Geeks
$35 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Paperback copy of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks
  • Creative Process Tour: I'll take you on a video tour of the Spots Where It Happened and drink along the way, and ONLY Not-so-fake Geeks tier & higher subscribers will have access to this video!
  • All of the aforementioned rewards
Ultimate F Word
$50 or more per creation 2 of 50 patrons
  • All previous rewards, but I will SIGN your copy of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks and send it to you myself along with a special note (can be personalized or not per your instructions; to be delivered prior to the end of 2019)
  • Access to quarterly hangouts for one year, with content driven by YOU* (Tentative schedule: July 2018, November 2018, February 2019, June 2019)
  • All previous rewards
Geek Saga
$100 or more per creation 0 of 25 patrons
  • All previous rewards, PLUS an additional signed copy of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks (2 copies total)
  • ...and an *AUDIO* version of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks recorded by the author and available to patrons only (to be delivered within six months of the physical book's publication date)
Names on a Page
$250 or more per creation 0 of 10 patrons
  • YOU will provide the suggestions of new essay subjects which patrons will then vote on. Up to three of the subjects with the most votes will be included in the book!* 
  • Signed copies of my previous novels, The Way of Reckoning and How to Start Living in the Zombie Apocalypse
  • And perhaps most importantly, your name/username/nickname will be listed in the She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks acknowledgements


*Please note that I will not consider suggestions that involve racism, ableism, sexism, classism, etc.; I will remove any problematic suggestions at my own discretion.

Drafters
$500 or more per creation 0 of 10 patrons
  • You will receive a copy of the first draft of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks - critiques, typos, and all
  • Geekiary tote bag
  • Truth or Truth: I will put together a special patron-only video in which I answer at least one question from all backers at this level & above
  • Plus all previous rewards
You Must Really Like Me
$1,000 or more per creation 0 of 5 patrons
  • THREE Signed 8x10 cosplay prints from my current print run (choices are Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones season 6, Pearl from Steven Universe, Suicide Squad style Poison Ivy, Steampunk Hufflepuff, or Hunger Games' Effie Trinkett Playboy Bunny)
  • I will record a (karaoke) version of a song of your choice - and you can also choose whether or not I will practice the song at all beforehand! Plus, the video will also include a dedicated introduction for you!
  • VIP Ticket to Ice & Fire Con 2019 (more info can be found on the Ice & Fire Con website)
  • Additional Geekiary tote bag (2 total!)
  • Geek Saga magnet
  • Geek Saga sticker
  • And of course, all previous rewards!
Goals
$113 of $3,000 per creation
The first step for my next book is to hire a book coach. I have already met with one and am hoping to hire her by sometime this fall. This amount will cover two months of book coaching, which will include handling the overall layout of "She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks" as well as helping me decide what to include or not include from my writing catalogue, and more.
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I have been blogging on my own sites, writing for The Geekiary, and guest blogging on other sites since 2012. With two novels under my belt, I decided that I wanted my next project to be something more 'personal'. The idea for my next project, She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks: Essays & Insight From a Fake Geek Girl was inspired by my own content creation experiences, including being on the receiving end of some pretty ridiculous internet trolling.


I tend to gravitate toward tongue-in-cheek humor, and that combined with my lengthy catalogue of opinionated blog entries and articles will serve as the base for a book of past writing as well as some new content that will be driven by suggestions from supporters.


MY BIO:
I'm a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, writer, event planner, and character cosplayer. I founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now run its parent company Saga Event Planning. Additionally, I'm co-administrator of the popular geek media website The Geekiary and co-host the “FEELINGS…with The Geekiary” webcast. I've spoken about geek culture at San Diego Comic-Con, C2E2, MegaCon, Dragon Con, Ohio State University, TedX Sarasota, and more. My debut novel, The Way of Reckoning, was published in December 2014, and my second novel - entitled How To Start Living (in the Zombie Apocalypse) - was released in February 2017.


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Tiers
5 by 5 Rule
$5 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content, including polls regarding subjects of new essays for the book!
  • Your name (or username, nickname, whatever) will be added to the "Thanks Y'all!" page on my website
Gratitude Galore!
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • You will be the first to receive a PDF copy of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks: Essays & Insight From a 'Fake Geek Girl' (this will be sent at least one month prior to the book's publication date)
  • I will follow you on Twitter and/or Insta *and* like your Facebook page, if you have one!*
  • Plus both 5 by 5 Rule rewards


*Please note that I will not follow accounts or like pages that feature  racism, ableism, sexism, classism, etc., nor will I tolerate discussion  of these and other problematic issues on my hangouts.

Book Lovers
$25 or more per creation 1 patron
  • All previous rewards
  • PDF copies of my previous novels, The Way of Reckoning and How to Start Living in the Zombie Apocalypse 
  • Link to my personal reading lists (both suggested books and what's on my to-be-read shelf)
  • Creative Process Tour: I'll take you on a video tour of the Spots Where  It Happened and drink along the way, and ONLY Not-so-fake Geeks tier  & higher subscribers will have access to this video!
Not-so-fake Geeks
$35 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Paperback copy of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks
  • Creative Process Tour: I'll take you on a video tour of the Spots Where It Happened and drink along the way, and ONLY Not-so-fake Geeks tier & higher subscribers will have access to this video!
  • All of the aforementioned rewards
Ultimate F Word
$50 or more per creation 2 of 50 patrons
  • All previous rewards, but I will SIGN your copy of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks and send it to you myself along with a special note (can be personalized or not per your instructions; to be delivered prior to the end of 2019)
  • Access to quarterly hangouts for one year, with content driven by YOU* (Tentative schedule: July 2018, November 2018, February 2019, June 2019)
  • All previous rewards
Geek Saga
$100 or more per creation 0 of 25 patrons
  • All previous rewards, PLUS an additional signed copy of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks (2 copies total)
  • ...and an *AUDIO* version of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks recorded by the author and available to patrons only (to be delivered within six months of the physical book's publication date)
Names on a Page
$250 or more per creation 0 of 10 patrons
  • YOU will provide the suggestions of new essay subjects which patrons will then vote on. Up to three of the subjects with the most votes will be included in the book!* 
  • Signed copies of my previous novels, The Way of Reckoning and How to Start Living in the Zombie Apocalypse
  • And perhaps most importantly, your name/username/nickname will be listed in the She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks acknowledgements


*Please note that I will not consider suggestions that involve racism, ableism, sexism, classism, etc.; I will remove any problematic suggestions at my own discretion.

Drafters
$500 or more per creation 0 of 10 patrons
  • You will receive a copy of the first draft of She's Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks - critiques, typos, and all
  • Geekiary tote bag
  • Truth or Truth: I will put together a special patron-only video in which I answer at least one question from all backers at this level & above
  • Plus all previous rewards
You Must Really Like Me
$1,000 or more per creation 0 of 5 patrons
  • THREE Signed 8x10 cosplay prints from my current print run (choices are Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones season 6, Pearl from Steven Universe, Suicide Squad style Poison Ivy, Steampunk Hufflepuff, or Hunger Games' Effie Trinkett Playboy Bunny)
  • I will record a (karaoke) version of a song of your choice - and you can also choose whether or not I will practice the song at all beforehand! Plus, the video will also include a dedicated introduction for you!
  • VIP Ticket to Ice & Fire Con 2019 (more info can be found on the Ice & Fire Con website)
  • Additional Geekiary tote bag (2 total!)
  • Geek Saga magnet
  • Geek Saga sticker
  • And of course, all previous rewards!