How will this work? We'll start with small, fun, shareable mini-lists; eventually-hopefully- compiling them into one big master list. In the meantime we post, and re-post, and share away - and you should too! More links, more visibility, more traffic; tell your friends!
A Sample Listing:
Email us our info if you'd like to be featured in a GCC list.
The GCC is free for all. If it becomes a big deal we may have to start charging to keep it up, but for now it's a fun, slow-growing project for anybody who's interested.
To be featured in a GCC list, you must have some kind of geek art, craft, or collectible for sale, or be available for commission work.
(We know, not all artists are selling their work directly. Later we'll make a special lists of artists doing their own thing for their own reasons).
We are looking at 5 list categories to start, as follows:
Artists: People making art for art's sake - things to be looked at and appreciated.
Crafters: People making objects that are creative and functional.
Writers: Indie novelists, poets, essayists, even fanfiction - small presses or self-pubs.
Clothing & Accessories: Costumes, clothing, jewelry, wearables of all sorts.
Health & Beauty: Yes, there are geeksters into this! Also includes snacks & gourmet.
Future List Ideas:
Famous Geeksters: People who don't need our kind of help, but deserve it anyway.
Regional Geekcrafters: Lists of the local best - find the geekcrafters near you!
Geeky Gamecrafters: Small, awesome game companies you might otherwise miss.
Geeky Groups: Social gatherings and clubs for like-minded geeksters.
Performing Geeksters: Actors, dancers, & musicians can be geeks, too - fun stuff!
Geeky Gifts: People that are collecting and retailing great geek stuff, even if they didn't make it themselves. Collecting can be an art, too!
Subcategories: We'll start re-listing the painters, sculptors, jewelers, knitters separately. More specifics, more ways to find what you're looking for.
Yes, you can be on multiple lists! You'll likely be featured more than once.
List submissions will be reviewed for quality. We're going to be just a bit exclusive. We want to share the talents of as many geeky crafters as we can, but we're looking for a pretty high level of quality and professionalism.
For writers: your work should be well proofread and conform to current grammatical and formatting standards. For people making functional things: they should, you know, function. Art is harder to judge; we'll do our best.
We want to have contacted you beforehand, so we know you're real and available for work, and we need to be able to see your work displayed somewhere. Presumably, in this day and age, online. This is not just for us, of course, but to increase your attractiveness to any potential clients & customers.