July 23rd, 2021 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be holding the eighth annual Fall Edition of their “Read For Pixels” YouTube Livestream series. “Read For Pixels” 2021 (Fall Edition) features YouTube livestream sessions with award-winning bestselling authors in support of The Pixel Project’s work to stop Violence Against Women (VAW). Participating authors include Arkady Martine, Brian McClellan, Derek Landy, Evan Winter, Pintip Dunn, Roseanne A. Brown, Sam Hawke, Sarah Rees Brennan, SL Huang, Tasha Alexander, Tori Eldridge.
“Read For Pixels” 2021 (Fall Edition) YouTube livestream sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from September 1st to September 30th 2021. 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.
This September’s YouTube livestream schedule will also include the first two sessions in a special series of livestream YouTube panels with authors and editors in conjunction with the launch of our first Read For Pixels charity anthology, Giving the Devil His Due, featuring 16 major names and rising stars in Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction. The September sessions will feature Dana Cameron, Errick Nunnally, Kaaron Warren, Lee Murray, Nisi Shawl, and Stephen Graham Jones. The anthology will be available from all major booksellers from September 1st, 2021 onwards.
The 11 authors with 1-to-1 Read For Pixels sessions have 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, limericks and micro-stories written especially for donors, a chance to be a minor character in their upcoming books, sought-after critique sessions, 30-minute 1-to-1 video calls, and more. There are also exclusive goodies courtesy of publishers such as Dutton Books, Entangled Publishing, and Orbit Books as well as from award-winning bestselling authors Alaya Dawn Johnson, Jeannie Lin, Julie Czerneda, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Meg Gardiner, RJ Barker, Sebastien de Castell, Sarah Gailey and more. 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 livestream series over the month of September 2019.
“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$91,000 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.”
For more information about Read For Pixels, visit: http://bit.ly/Read4Pixels.
For the dates and start times of all livestream sessions, visit the Read For Pixels YouTube Schedule page.
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.