Geek a Week 2.0 Card Set Launched on Kickstarter

My con-only Len Peralta Geek a Week card

On Friday in Dragon*Con’s largest panel, artist Len Peralta announced Geek a Week 2.0, the sequel to his popular set of collectible cards featuring 52 geeks.

The original set of Geek a Week cards were released once a week for a full year, with Peralta creating the artwork and musical duo Paul and Storm writing the card backs. Each was also released with a podcast interview with the geek.

Jonathan Coulton, the first Geek a Week card, joined other cards from the first set–Ken Plume, Paul and Storm, Veronica Belmont, “Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait, Tom Merritt, Aaron Douglas, Trace Beaulieu, Bill Corbett, Frank Conniff, and Molly Lewis–to talk about why they enjoyed being part of the project.

Peralta announced that Geek a Week 2.0 will be a 16-card set funded through Kickstarter. As the project gets more funding, more geek cards and podcasts will be unlocked. Ten dollars will get you a set of the cards; $1200 will get you your own Geek a Week style portrait and cardback with 250 copies of it.

The Geek a Week 2.0 set will include:

  • Paul Dini
  • Penny Arcade
  • Paul F. Tompkins
  • Jeri Ryan
  • George R. R. Martin
  • Craig Ferguson
  • The Big Bang Theory cast

Watch the Geek a Week Kickstarter video to see another special guest or two, then make your pledge.

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