We tweeted last week that we were working on a pee-in-your-pants-awesome secret project and to please send diapers. To the smartypants who sarcastically asked what size diapers we needed--or if used ones were okay--we hope you've got some protective undergarments handy. 'Cause we're about to punch you in the bladder.
As of today, not only are we officially carrying the collectible Geek A Week card pack #1, featuring the Jonathan Coulton, John Scalzi, Veronica Belmont, Fred Seibert, Rifftrax, Bonnie Burton, MC Frontalot, and Ken Plume, but we've also launched the most amazingly awesome geek auction of your dreams.
Or maybe it's just our dreams, because it really pains us to let these things go. But all the proceeds go to charity so we'll just pretend we didn't just temporarily own:
- Road spikes from MythBusters signed by Adam Savage
- "Pirate Cinema" manuscript signed by Cory Doctorow
- Honey gathered from Neil Gaiman's own private apiary
- Battlestar Galactica's "Chief" figurine signed by Aaron Douglas
- LEGO baseball sculpture & book signed by Nathan Sawaya
- "When I Grow Up" signed by Al Yankovic
- "The Guild" comic issue #1 signed by entire cast
- ... and a slew of equally bladder-pinching items
Are you taking this diaper thing seriously yet!?
There are 30 items total, and they're listed to last 10 days for maximum drool inducement. All proceeds will be split 50/50 between two of our favorite charities, EFF and Child's Play, and a huge, huge, omgyouguysareepicineveryway thanks to all the past Geek A Weeks who donated these items for the auction, and of course artist Len Peralta for making it all happen. It's an honor for us to be a part of the Geek A Week project.
Wait, why are you still reading this? Go bid!
About Geek A Week and the auction
The auctions are in honor of the first-ever Geek A Week Card pack now available at ThinkGeek. The cards began in March 2010 as a one-year art project by cartoonist and generally awesome d00d Len Peralta to draw and interview an admired geek each week. With the copywriting superpowers of Paul and Storm, Len met his goal.
ThinkGeek has taken up the challenge to actually make Len's digital-only project, and this first Geek A Week #1 card pack contains 8 collectible cards displaying the vital facts about geeks you know and love--and maybe some new characters you'll be happy to meet. The #1 card pack is part of a finite run and will not be available again once supplies run out!
Very generous geeks from Len's 52-card stack have donated various items from their own private collections of geekery to share with you, and all proceeds will be split between Electronic Frontier Foundation to support digital rights and Child's Play to supply toys, games, and books for hospitalized children.