My long-time pal and colleague, Kathe Koja, wrote a book called Under the Poppy. It's an historical m/m romance set in a Victorian era brothel, and you'll be hearing more about it here this fall when it comes out from Small Beer Press.
But Kathe didn't just write the book. She's also launched preparations for an immersive, multi-media theatrical event based on the book. She and her team of crack designers, actors, directors and filmmakers aim to bring the story alive through live action, costuming, set design, film, and puppetry. Yes. She has naughty m/m puppets in her show, not to mention cute live boys kissing. How can you not love that?
A production like this costs money, however, and Kathe is way too ethical an artist to expect other artists to work for free. So she and her team have launched a fund-raiser on Kickstarter. The way Kickstarter works is that the project only gets funded if the goal for donations is reached. The deadline is July 15. That's tommorrow. Go over there right now and pitch in. And check out the fun videos while you're at it. This project is way cool, groundbreaking, and smexy. Show it some love today!