Tuckerize: The use of a person’s name or description in an original story. Term is derived from Wilson Tucker who made a practice of using his friends’ names for minor characters in the stories.
Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire, NY Times bestselling author and winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer) has offered to “Tuckerize” two (2) undead winners in her upcoming novella “San Diego 2014: The Final stand of the California Browncoats”
The two (2) spots will be auctioned off via eBay in order to raise money for Equality Now. There will be TWO auctions! The first auction starts November 15th and ends November 25th. The second auction starts November 20th and ends on November 30th.
Keep an eye out here and on CABC’s Twitter.
The first auction is at Tuckerization Auction 1.
The second auction is at Tuckerization Auction 2.
- The name of the recipient of the Tuckerization will be used in the story. In the case of a highly recognizable name, or a name that the recipient would prefer not to be used in fiction, an agreed-upon alternative may be used.
- The basic physical apperance of the recipient will be used in the story
- Unless the recipient specifically requests a villainous arc, they will be presented positively by the author
- Because this is a zombie story, there are no guarentees made as to the survival of any character, whether or not they are based on a living person. the recipient can make suggestions as to the nature of their character’s death, but these may or may not be used.
- Only willing participants will be written into the story. you can bid on a tuckerization for a friend only if that friend consents to the terms above. you cannot use a tuckerization to kill off an enemy.
- In the event that San Diego 2014 is published in a physical format, the author will provide the California Browncoats with two (2) copies of the finished book, to be delivered to the recipients of the Tuckerizations at the organizations’s discretion.