July 21st, 2020 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be holding the seventh annual Fall Edition of their Read For Pixels campaign. Read For Pixels 2020 (Fall Edition) features live YouTube sessions with award-winning bestselling authors in support of The Pixel Project’s work to stop Violence Against Women (VAW). Participating authors include Alex Segura, Kat Cho, Kellye Garrett, Maurice Broaddus, Meg Gardiner, Melissa Caruso, RJ Barker, Sam J. Miller, Samantha Shannon, Sarah Gailey, Sebastien de Castell, and Shannon Kirk.
“Read For Pixels” 2020 (Fall Edition) YouTube Live sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout September 2020. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing women and girls in their books, why they support ending violence against women, and women in the media, geek culture, and popular culture. Each session will also include a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers to ask their favourite authors questions in real time.
Participating authors have also generously donated a range of exclusive goodies to help The Pixel Project encourage fans and book lovers to donate to the Pixel Reveal campaign including: Exclusive book and goodie bundles, signed first editions or special editions of participating authors’ books, e-books, a chance to be a minor character in their upcoming books, sought-after critique sessions with authors, 30-minute 1-to-1 Skype calls, and more. There will also be exclusive goodies courtesy of acclaimed authors from across Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Romance, and Mystery/Thriller genres including Adrian Tchaikovsky (with Macmillan Books UK), Alwyn Hamilton, Alyssa Sheinmel, Anna Smith Spark, Anna Stephens, C.S. Harris, Gillian Flynn, Kendare Blake, Laurie R. King, Maria Lewis, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Maya Rodale, Sarah Kuhn, Stephen Graham Jones, and Tamora Pierce. Donations begin at as little as US$5 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” gifts and perks depending on the donation amount. Fundraising will take place on RallyUp in tandem with the YouTube series through the month of September 2020 until 15th October 2020.
“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and The Pixel Project is delighted that so many acclaimed authors have stepped up to join us in raising much-needed funds and widespread support for this cause,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project. To date, the Read For Pixels campaign have collectively raised approximately US$76,195 for the cause and ignited online discussions about violence against women by fans and supporters. We will continue to hold the Fall Edition “Read For Pixels” annually in September as part of our ongoing programme of Read For Pixels events and activities. It is our hope that the authors’ support of the cause will inspire fans of their wonderful books and book lovers worldwide to not only donate generously, but also begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”
More information about Read For Pixels can be found at: http://bit.ly/Read4Pixels
About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)
The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts.