DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill will be doing a live reading + Q&A session on Google Hangouts for our Read For Pixels campaign featuring acclaimed authors stepping up to raise awareness about violence against women and to raise funds for the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign.
Fellow geeks, Horror fans, and book-lovers get ready your questions and join us and Joe at 8.30pm EST, 5 September 2014 at http://is.gd/JoeHillR4P!
ARE WE IN YOUR DIARY YET? It’s T-minus 10 days to our first “Read For Pixels” Google Hangout in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign.
Lots of opportunities to ask your favourite authors questions LIVE during the Hangouts.
Lots of exclusive author goodies full of geeky goodness to be had for donors.
Find out more about the Hangouts, the goodies, and the campaign at http://is.gd/Read4Pixels2014
AUGUST 11th, 2014 (WORLDWIDE):The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net), an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be holding the first “Read For Pixels” 2014 Google Hangout Sessions featuring 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 Joe Hill, Ellen Hopkins, Robert J. Sawyer, Cinda Williams Chima, Chuck Wendig, Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, Alyson Noel, Jasper Fforde, Sarah J. Maas and G. Willow Wilson.
The “Read For Pixels” Google Hangout sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout September. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing why they support ending violence against women, their writing, and women in the media 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 author books, brand-new Drabbles (100-word stories), a handwritten short story or poem on a postcard, and more. Additional goodies are donated by Bloomsbury Books and Romance author Lori Foster. 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. Fundraising will take place throughout 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. “It is our hope that their support of the cause to end violence against women 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/Read4Pixels2014.
For media and other inquiries, contact The Pixel Project team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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.
SURVIVOR STORIES PROJECT: The Pixel Project is proud to present the Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project in honour of Mother’s Day 2014 and in support of our Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign. The project runs throughout the month of May 2014 and features an interview per day with a survivor of any form of violence against women (VAW) including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, female genital mutilation, forced/child marriage, sex trafficking, breast ironing etc. A total of 31 VAW survivor stories will be featured.
Our first Survivor Stories interview is with Tauheedah Jabaar from the U.S.A: http://reveal.thepixelproject.net/2014/05/tauheedah-jabar-58-usa/
CAMPAIGN LAUNCH: Calling all Fantasy fans, book lovers, and anyone who’d love to present a unique gift to their book-loving moms for Mother’s Day: Check out our Double Drabble Pixel Fundraiser - Guy Gavriel Kay, award-winning bestselling author of The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy and Sarantium diptych, has written two Drabbles (100-word stories) exclusively for The Pixel Project in support of our Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign!
Donate US$50 (50 pixels) and you will have a choice of one of the Drabbles; Donate US$75 (75 pixels) and you will receive both Drabbles! This fundraiser runs from 1 - 14 May 2014 and for more details, visit http://is.gd/GGKPixelDrabbles
We have a double-bill of Google Hangouts in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign this week and there is something for everybody:
8.30pm EST, 13 March 2014:
In Conversation with the White Ribbon Campaign:
8.30pm EST, 14 March 2014:
A LIVE Reading + Q&A session with #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong:
Please reblog, share, re-tweet and please do join us!
I met Olga in 2010 at VidCon. She was a very smart, very clever, very cool young woman. I thought it was weird (but kinda cool) that Tom had found a cool fan who could hold her own with a bunch of the top-tier VidCon folks and let her behind the curtain a little bit.
Bravo, John Green and Hank Green! Now this is the way good men who are also prominent/famous should stand up again abusive relationships and violence against women and girls!
CALLING ALL “WARM BODIES” FANS! Author Isaac Marion will be doing a live Google Hangout in support of The Pixel Project!
Isaac will be reading an excerpt from his book “The New Hunger” and doing a live Q&A session at 7pm PST, 8 March 2014! Details are in the poster and you can also bookmark these direct links to watch the livestream:
We are saddened to hear that Nelson Mandela has just passed away.
Mr Mandela is the quintessential male role model who showed with both his words and actions that it is possible to bring about change to what seems like insurmountable odds. And he did it with wisdom, courage and grace.
We wish Mr Mandela’s family sincere condolences; And to Mr Mandela - RIP! You have inspired many young activists working to achieve peace and non-violence in all areas of human society. The Pixel Project is one of them. We will miss you very much. And while ending violence against women seems like an impossible feat, we will remember what you’ve achieved in your 95 years of life and we will keep fighting on.