As I write this, the project has attracted 98 supporters. Who will be #100? Maybe that’s you, if you’re of a mind to get in on the backing action after seeing and reading what Mike has to say about this new “world” he’s created, and the types of stories he’s planning to tell within it, with the help of some of his friends:
Oh, and me and Kevin.
Speaking to that point, I was gobsmacked to learn yesterday that two backers each pledged $100 to the project, in exchange for having Kevin and me “Tuckerize” them into the story we will write for the anthology. For those who don’t know, “Tuckerization” is basically the practice of using a real person’s name in a story as something of a salute to that person. The term has its origins in the writing of science fiction author and editor Wilson Tucker, who made a habit of naming minor characters after his friends.
Though I do this on a fairly frequent basis, this is the first time someone has pledged money on my behalf for the “privilege.” So, Kevin and I are honored and humbled that someone out there thinks enough of us to step up to the plate in such a wonderful manner. We look forward to Tuckerizing those folks in the very near future.
Anyway, back to the project! If you’re reading this and you’ve already signed on as a backer, then I offer my sincere thanks to you for your support. If you haven’t yet gone to see what’s up with Pangaea, I encourage you to do so. Run to this link and check out all the details for yourself:
We now return you to your lives, already in progress.