Poses: Round One

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DAY: If we make it to the $5000 fundraising goal, then the reward will be a group cover photo with myself, John Scalzi, Pat Rothfuss, Charles Stross, and Mary Robinette Kowal. I’m already starting to make arrangements for this to happen at ConFusion in January.

Thus far, we’ve raised more than $3700 for the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation. More information about the fundraiser and Aicardi Syndrome is available on the original post, here.

I spent much of this weekend gathering props and trying to figure out how to turn our office/library into a makeshift photo studio. I’m pretty happy with the results. Thanks as always to my wife Amy, the eternally patient and helpful photographer, who kept limping over to adjust the angle of my knee or move my hand.

If part of a pic gets cut off on your screen, clicking the picture should open up the full image for you.

I began with Summoning [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy], by Carol Wolf, which is probably the least flattering shot of me I’ve seen in a long time.

Next, I went to At Grave’s End [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy], by Jeaniene Frost. I figured this one could be a warm-up to my pose-off with John Scalzi.

I probably could have gone out and bought stiletto heels, thigh-high stockings, and so on. But I think some of the humor and fun, at least for me, comes from trying to mimic the poses and wardrobe with what I can find around the house. (Or in this case, what I can borrow from my mother.)

Then it was time for the first pose-off challenge with Scalzi. Tune in tomorrow to see the awesome and/or nightmare-inducing results!

In the meantime, I’m continuing to work on the rest of the poses. And if you want more, including the EPIC $5000 cover shoot, there’s still plenty of time to donate!