If the ending of the “Drag Scalzi’s Ass to the Creation Museum” fund drive has left a sad, wan hole in your philanthropical heart, I have good news for you. My pal Tempest has alerted me to the Clarion West Write-a-Thon for 2007, in which graduates and and friends of the Clarion West writer’s workshop write stories and raise funds. The link above gives you all the information; here’s a link for Tempest’s Write-a-Thon page. She’s planning to write four stories and revise two others. And she notes:
CW was an extremely productive and wonderful time for me, and I really hope to raise money and give back to this workshop in particular. But the only reason I was able to come is that a very generous, yet anonymous, person donated my full tuition. I don’t think I could have come up with enough money to go if they hadn’t. I want to do what I can to give that kind of gift to another student.
Groovy. Other writers participating include Eileen Gunn, Paul Park, Cat Rambo and Rachel Swirsky, among many others. So there you have it: a nice, geeky cause. Enjoy.