Now is the time when geek pride meets the poetic. We’re hoping you’ll dust off your quill pens to jot down a geek-themed poem and send it our way.
Compose an “Ode to Harry Potter.” Dash off the “The Ballad of Gary Gygax.” Or perhaps a “World of Warcraft War Chant” or “Balrog Haiku” speaks more to the muse of your geekery?
If we choose your poem (there will be five winners), you’ll get an autographed, personalized copy of Ethan Gilsdorf’s road trip through geek subcultures, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms, now in paperback. [A quick note: This giveaway is not being held on or carried out by Tor.com.]
Among other things, the author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks is also a poet. In collaboration with Geek Mom, we thought it’d be cool to ask you to offer a verse or two. Be it free verse, a limerick, a sonnet, a haiku, a villanelle, or rap—no matter, as long as it speaks of geekdom, pick the subject that will bring out your best. (No need to rhyme, either.)
Just enter your literary masterpieces in the comments section on Geek Mom’s site (below the Q&A with the author on that page). Geek Mom will choose the best five entries by Friday 11/19/10! Good luck, godspeed and geek on!