The GS Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitchelevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition.

The name “elevator pitch” reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes. The term itself comes from a scenario of an accidental meeting with someone important in the elevator. If the conversation inside the elevator in those few seconds is interesting and value adding, the conversation will continue after the elevator ride or end in exchange of business card or a scheduled meeting. – wikipedia

In the Geek Syndicate Magazine we have a section called ‘Elevator Pitch’ where creators pitch their creations to the world. We decided that it made sense to extend this feature to the Geek Syndicate website and  the GS podcast.

If you are a creator who would like to get your project featured in the magazine,podcast or on our website then we would like to hear from you. For your chance to be featured we will need to answer two simple questions which will form the basis of your pitch.

What is your comic/film/book/etc?  

 Why Should We Pick This Up?

In the tradition of the classic elevator pitch we ask for the answers to be short and sweet.

We also ask that the creator(s)  send along a  preview of their project which we will run alongside their pitch. This can be up to four pages of art, an audio drama sample, a prose chapter or a film/web series trailer, web series link – we leave that up to you.

Any pitches we receive we will run on the website. If we really like the pitch we will also feature it on the GS magazine and the GS podcast.

Pitch of the Week- Each week out of all the pitches we receive we will pick one pitch to get an ad spot on the website free of charge.

If you’re interested in taking part, get in touch with us at [email protected]. Head over to our past pitches page to see the pitches already made.

Good Luck!

Below is an example Elevator Pitch to get you started:

The Scarifyers Example Elevator Pitch
Writer: Simon Barnard
Artist: Simon Gurr
Publisher: Cosmic Hobo
Buy it from Forbidden Planet International, Orbital Comics, Gosh Comics, Mega City Comics, Travelling Man or www.cosmichobo.com

What is The Scarifyers?
The Ghostbusters… in tweed. Adapted from the BBC Radio 4 Extra series, The Scarifyers is a rip-roaring tale of comedic supernatural intrigue set in 1930s Britain, distilling the likes of Dick Barton, The Devil Rides Out and Quatermass into a cracking new adventure.

Why Should We Pick This Up?
Forbidden Planet International Blog: “Executed with style, expertly written, full of great characters, sparkling dialogue, and some quite magnificent artwork… I loved it.”
Comics Bulletin: “A very British mix of class satire, supernatural drama, secret societies and clever dialogue, combined with some nicely creative art.”
Comic Bits Online: “The UKs “edgier” counterparts of Blake & Mortimer… oozes Britishness and I can only recommend this highly.”
Shiny Shelf: “A Wheatley-esque period horror adventure story with a pleasingly light, humorous touch… Seek it out.”
Mass Movement Magazine: “One of the strongest opening chapters that it’s been my pleasure to read in more than three decades of comic devotion.”

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