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Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby Serkanner » 23 Nov 2010 15:24

I shit you not! Bring out those wallets and lets highhack this book!

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For those not wanting to besmirch themselves by clicking a KJA link:

Prominent Authors, Television Writers Offer Character Names, Book Group Packages To Raise Money For First Amendment Project in eBay Charity Auction

http://3.ly/fapauction

Auction Starts November 26

Rebecca and I are offering to name a character in our third “Star Challengers” novel, Asteroid Crisis, to the highest bidder in the auction for the First Amendment Project, described below. The winner will have their name (or some agreed-upon variation thereof) included at least once in the novel, will receive an autographed copy of the manuscript, and an autographed copy of the published novel (release date late spring 2011). To find out more about the Star Challengers series, see http://www.starchallengers.com. The auction for our character name runs from November 26–December 6.

PRESS RELEASE

Thirty prominent authors, representing a variety of literary genres, are offering the winning bidders the chance to have their names included in works of fiction in a charity auction launching on eBay on November 26, 2010. Participating authors include Jenji Kohan, the creator of the Showtime series “Weeds,”Andrew Sean Greer, Ayelet Waldman, Ben Katchor, Chris Ware, Dan Chaon, Dan Gutman, Dave Eggers, Derek Haas, Elinor Lipman, Francine Prose, Jane Smiley, Janet Burroway, Joshua Ferris, Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta, Lorrie Moore, Margot Livesey, Mona Simpson, Nami Mun, Patrick DeWitt, Phillip Margolin, Rick Moody, Robert Mailer Anderson, Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Stacey D‚Erasmo, Stuart Woods, Suzanne Brockmann, T Campbell, Thomas Perry, Vendela Vida and Walter Kirn. In addition, authors Laura Benedict and Lisa See are offering “book club packages,” in which they supply multiple copies of one of their books and make a telephone call to the group.

The auction is a benefit for First Amendment Project, the Oakland, CA-based nonprofit organization that provides free legal services on public interest free speech and free press issues.

In addition to the character name, the winning bidder in the “Weeds” auction will receive a signed copy of the pilot script, the box set of DVDs of the first five seasons of the series and a “Weeds” baseball cap.

Among the other opportunities available at the auction, which can be found at http://3.ly/fapauction include the chance to be an FBI agent or a stripper with a heart of gold in the next entry in Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series; a villain or a victim in Thomas Perry’s next entry in the Jane Whitefield series, a wounded World War I soldier or drunken Bohemian in Andrew Sean Greer’s next novel, as a character in a new musical by Janet Burroway, or a character in a cartoon series by Ben Katchor, Chris Ware or T Campbell. Young adult authors Dan Gutman and Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta are offering character names in the next entries in their Baseball Card Adventures and Star Challengers series, respectively.

This is the third character name auction for First Amendment Project. The first two auctions, held in 2005 and 2006, earned over $170,000 for the organization.
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby Omphalos » 23 Nov 2010 15:28

Let's pool our money and back Chig for this.

Oh, the humility we can serve him. Can you just imagine Chig and KJA going back and forth on his SF'nal name? :lol: I'll bet that he would want your character to be something like "Dick Craig" or something like that.

Or even better he finds out who it is and refuses!

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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby merkin muffley » 23 Nov 2010 15:33

Omphalos wrote:Let's pool our money and back Chig for this.

Oh, the humility we can serve him. Can you just imagine Chig and KJA going back and forth on his SF'nal name? :lol: I'll bet that he would want your character to be something like "Dick Craig" or something like that.

Or even better he finds out who it is and refuses!



That would be awesome.
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby Kojiro » 23 Nov 2010 15:37

Serkanner wrote:Thirty prominent authors, representing a variety of literary genres, are offering the winning bidders the chance to have their names included in works of fiction in a charity auction launching on eBay on November 26, 2010. Participating authors include Jenji Kohan, the creator of the Showtime series “Weeds,”Andrew Sean Greer, Ayelet Waldman, Ben Katchor, Chris Ware, Dan Chaon, Dan Gutman, Dave Eggers, Derek Haas, Elinor Lipman, Francine Prose, Jane Smiley, Janet Burroway, Joshua Ferris, Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta, Lorrie Moore, Margot Livesey, Mona Simpson, Nami Mun, Patrick DeWitt, Phillip Margolin, Rick Moody, Robert Mailer Anderson, Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Stacey D‚Erasmo, Stuart Woods, Suzanne Brockmann, T Campbell, Thomas Perry, Vendela Vida and Walter Kirn. In addition, authors Laura Benedict and Lisa See are offering “book club packages,” in which they supply multiple copies of one of their books and make a telephone call to the group.


Aside from Hackerson, I don't recognize any of these names, so they aren't really all that "prominent."
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby Serkanner » 23 Nov 2010 16:13

Omphalos wrote:Let's pool our money and back Chig for this.

Oh, the humility we can serve him. Can you just imagine Chig and KJA going back and forth on his SF'nal name? :lol: I'll bet that he would want your character to be something like "Dick Craig" or something like that.

Or even better he finds out who it is and refuses!


That was the first idea that came to my mind as well. I gladly put in a $100 to see this happen.
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby SandChigger » 23 Nov 2010 16:34

Young adult authors Dan Gutman and Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta

Well, at least they categorized the hack & wifey accurately. ;)

You have to WIN the auction. I don't see that happening. ;)

What's this charity about, anyway?
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby lotek » 23 Nov 2010 16:58

I'd donate some money to see a R.C. character in one of the hack's book, definitely.

I think the charity is "Save the Walrus" or "One Man One Growler".
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby Nekhrun » 23 Nov 2010 18:21

Let's keep an eye on the bidding. I'll chip in as well. Maybe we should do this at the clubhouse.
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby lotek » 23 Nov 2010 18:37

yeah good idea
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby Tleszer » 23 Nov 2010 20:59

Chig in a KJA book? Beautiful. It would almost make me believe in miracles and a higher power.

Anyone else notice that they call themselves FAP? :laughing:
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby inhuien » 24 Nov 2010 06:41

If you support the cause, First Amendment Project, donate directly and don't give ebay their cut. Or do ebay waive it for charities?

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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby TheDukester » 24 Nov 2010 12:02

Kojiro wrote:Aside from Hackerson, I don't recognize any of these names, so they aren't really all that "prominent."

I recognized one name.

"Prominent," my ass. "Bunch of wannabees who attend KJA-esque seminars and sell ebooks to each other" would seem to be more accurate.
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby Serkanner » 24 Nov 2010 13:01

TheDukester wrote:
Kojiro wrote:Aside from Hackerson, I don't recognize any of these names, so they aren't really all that "prominent."

I recognized one name.

"Prominent," my ass. "Bunch of wannabees who attend KJA-esque seminars and sell ebooks to each other" would seem to be more accurate.


Which should mean there will not be enormous amounts donated, so we do stand a decent change to buy us in "cheap", in utter Hackerson style as well.
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby Hunchback Jack » 24 Nov 2010 17:04

I'd seen Rick Moody's name before. He's an actual writer.

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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby Kojiro » 24 Nov 2010 19:22

Really, what has he written and why is he hanging out with peeps like Hackerson?
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby merkin muffley » 24 Nov 2010 23:11

Rick Moody wrote "The Ice Storm", which was a good movie, and I think he's probably a pretty good writer. There's also Dave Eggars, who I'm not terribly interested in, but who's definitely a hell of a lot more interesting than Kevin J. Anderson.

But it's whatever. Point is, it would be awesome if KJA was forced to put SC in his stupid-ass book.
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Re: Buy your name into a Hack book

Postby Robspierre » 25 Nov 2010 00:03

Chris Ware is best known in the indie comic scene.

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