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10 October 2011 @ 09:53 pm
oh my god. *laughs*  

Oh my God. laughs Looks like I’m bringing the Real Camera with me to America. $8K & counting.

Somebody suggested an awesome compromise between my CE Murphy Urban Fantasy themed calendar and good sense–have people who live in the locations take fan pictures (with or without themselves in them!) and for those people whose photos are selected, give them a copy of the calendar. And I could mix it up with some of the photos I *can* reasonably take… :)

Okay, if the campaign hits $9K before I leave Wednesday morning, I’ll definitely do at least the digital version of that idea, and, y’know, if we reach some ridiculous number like $20K over the course of the whole thing maybe I’ll fly out to Boston and Seattle to take pictures myself. But I totally love the idea of doing it as at least a digital thing with reader-supported photography, so off the top of my head, locations you could choose:

Seattle: the Space Needle, Seattle Center (especially if the amusement park is still part of it, the merry-go-round!), Ravenna Park, the Fremont Troll (though he’s copyrighted material, so I’d have to get permission to use his photo), Lake Washington. Oh, Mt. Ranier/National Park/Paradise Lodge… (I think it was Paradise Lodge they stayed at in DEMON HUNTS…really, you guys probably remember this better than I do.)

Boston: the Boston Commons, the, uh, restaurant that Lara & everyone have dinner at early in TRUTHSEEKER, the, er, church (St Anthony’s?) she goes to the Anonymous meeting at…

New York: Trinity Church, the Empire State Building, St John the Divine cathedral, Central Park, Rockefeller Center ice rink…

I bet there loads of other places I’m not thinking of, but those would do for a start. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Alix (Tersa): Arwen Reading (tersa)tersa on October 10th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Obviously you need to write a book set in the San Francisco area so I can participate in the awesomeness since I can participate financially. :)

(Also, I probably have lost access to it, but there was that photo I sent you of one of the Old Races novels at Central Park... :)
kitmizkit on October 11th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I've got that one saved somewhere. I did think of it, yes. :)

ANd I really /must/ write something set in SF, since I love that city... :)
Alix (Tersa): Toast---silly tongue (tersa)tersa on October 11th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
As long as you have a shot of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Coit Tower in it. Otherwise, how will viewers readers know it's set in San Francisco??? /tongue-in-cheek

Enjoy NYCC! :) I'll be jealous of the people getting to see you!
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on October 10th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
If the weather cooperates, you can take care of the NYC photos while you're here... and if not, I can swing by and take a few for browsing.

Oh. I already have a metric load of CP photos, if you want...
kitmizkit on October 11th, 2011 06:02 am (UTC)
I figure I'll get Trinity & the ESB and maybe St John's while I'm there, if I can! (Actually, it would probably be more sensible to go do that Thursday morning than go hang out with OWS, but I could do a little of both, sine Trinity's at the end of Wall Street...) But ooh, I might nab one of your CP photos! <3
Mary Annepers1stence on October 11th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
part of my tentative plans for Friday afternoon include Central Park, weather permitting, so if you want me to go somewhere in particular and try for something specific, I can...
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on October 10th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
*grin* Seems the extra squee was worth it, huh?
kitmizkit on October 11th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
Geek of Weird Shit: fireygows on October 11th, 2011 06:09 am (UTC)
freyaw: abyssfreyaw on October 11th, 2011 10:33 am (UTC)
mectechmectech on October 11th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
I regret to inform you that much of the Fun Forest (the Seattle Center amusement park) has been taken down over the last 18 months.
kitmizkit on October 11th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
Aw! Oh well. So much for creepy merry-go-rounds. :)