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Group Cover Pose Reveal!

Snoopy

1/21: You can now bid on an autographed 16×16 print of this amazing piece of…art! All proceeds benefit the AFS. Details available here.

Yesterday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., a group of authors set forth on a great challenge. In the hallowed halls of the DoubleTree Hilton, they stripped down and waited patiently while powder was applied to certain overly shiny scalps. Author and photographer extraordinaire Al Bogdan prepared his hand-painted backdrop, set up his camera and flashes, and laid out the rubber raft.

The time had come. John “Waffle-man” Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, Charles Stross, and I took our places around Mary Robinette Kowal. We had come to Dearborn not for the glory, but to fulfill a promise made weeks ago, that if the good people of SF/F fandom raised at least $5000 for the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation fundraiser, we would attempt to duplicate the cover of Young Flandry.

The fundraiser brought in more than triple that amount. And thus did the five come together, prepared to endure great pain and sacrifice all dignity to support a very worthwhile cause and simultaneously try to point out that, darn it all, some of our SF/F are just ridiculously sexist, you know?

I’d like to thank ConFusion for hosting our photoshoot and reveal, the other authors for being such wonderful fun and good sports, and Al for donating his time and expertise.

And now, my good internet, ARE YOU READY?

Behold, in all its glory, the results of the ULTIMATE COVER SHOOT!

That’s Mary’s Hugo award filling in as our slightly off-kilter rocket, by the way.

If you’d like a larger picture of MARY’S ANGELS, click here.

Once I’m home and recovered from the con, I’ll have an additional surprise to announce about this picture :-) But for now, I hope this made your weekend better.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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tsubaki_ny
Jan. 19th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
Mine eyes have seen the glory.
batwrangler
Jan. 19th, 2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
That is terrifyingly brilliant! (Also: Ow, my eyes!)
jimhines
Jan. 20th, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
YOU ARE BLINDED BY OUR SEXINESS!
Well, I am going blind.... - BooksOnTheKnob - Jan. 21st, 2013 07:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Well, I am going blind.... - elysdir - Jan. 22nd, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Well, I am going blind.... - jimhines - Jan. 22nd, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
suricattus
Jan. 19th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
I...I...I...

I am speechless.

Also, OMGWTFBBQ.

Also: Mary shall now be known forevermore as The Better Flandry.
jimhines
Jan. 20th, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
"Mary shall now be known forevermore as The Better Flandry."

+1
also_huey
Jan. 19th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
That is the wrongest damn thing in the history of ever.
domynoe
Jan. 19th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
Just...skerry. lol
lissibith
Jan. 19th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
I think she looks more all business than the gent in the original does. I'd read a book starring her as an interplanetary lady of mystery.
mrissa
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)
I was thinking that. I was thinking we should get Mary a more serious-looking raygun and let her pose for SF covers a lot.
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tithenai
Jan. 19th, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
Pure, undiluted bestness.
cissa
Jan. 23rd, 2013 03:19 am (UTC)
Definitely!
liz_dejesus
Jan. 19th, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
Best. Cover. Ever. Seriously, this made my weekend. :D Love it!! You guys are awesome. :D
princejvstin
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
My eyes! ;)
quasigeostrophy
Jan. 20th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
The goggles do nothing!
hawkwing_lb
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
That is the BEST THING EVER.
edschweppe
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
Truly awe-inspiring.

Except, of course, for the fact that Scalzi isn't wearing his halter top. That's just wrong.
suricattus
Jan. 20th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
yeah, there should have been a midriff-baring unitard.
Oh My Eyes - sylviamcivers - Jan. 20th, 2013 05:11 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Oh My Eyes - tsubaki_ny - Jan. 20th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Oh My Eyes - jimhines - Jan. 20th, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Oh My Eyes - sylviamcivers - Jan. 21st, 2013 02:26 am (UTC) - Expand
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thebluerose
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
Where are the tentacles?
beth_bernobich
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
*fist pump*
queenoftheskies
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:33 am (UTC)
That is...awesome.
sylvia_rachel
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:49 am (UTC)
Scalzi is clearly wondering just what exactly is loaded in that ray-gun...
nick_kaufmann
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
Good lord, my hat is off to all of you!
teacup_werewolf
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC)
BRILLIANT!
worthyadvisor
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
That's just all sorts of awesome. With awesome sauce. Good job! :)
naomikritzer
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
AWESOME.
casacorona
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:29 am (UTC)
Stunning. And I mean that literally.
apis_mellifera
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:29 am (UTC)
EXCELLENT.
darkangel_wings
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
Oh my god, that is GLORIOUS.
dharawal
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
OMG you are all so freaking amazing.

Major kudos to you all.
tbonejenkins
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:57 am (UTC)
::SLOW CLAP::
northernwalker
Jan. 20th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
You five win a shiny gold internets.
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