So you may know that Up Uranus is up for 6 AVN Awards at the AVN convention and award show in las Vegas in January. I’ve been trying to cobble together a trip out there because if there was ever an AVN award show NOT to miss, well, this one would be the one!
I’ve had some people help me, as in get my ticket to the award ceremony and also someone got me airfare with their frequent flyer miles. However, I still have to swing my hotel room and other expenses. I was going to work really hard this month making content, doing camshows and building the UP URANUS website but sadly I have a number of setbacks that are really making this difficult.
Mostly, the worst thing is that I’ve been sick for about 2 weeks with the flu/pneumonia that is going around. This also just happened at the same time as i was having heat issues with my house. Those heat issues have mostly been taken care up though i may have to do a furnace tuneup soon. It’s kinda difficult to get naked and do camshows when you can’t be warm enough, oh and you’re also fighting off a flu.
I was able to squeak out my Catherine (Katherine?) the Great shoot, just before the flu took over my life, which is nice to get that shoot behind me, as it had been in the works since April.
I did make some progress on the Up Uranus site, and edited a teaser trailer that’s mostly PG 13 rated so i can be ok posting it all over the internet (though maybe not Youtube, I’m not sure). Right now selling more copies of the film is what I need. But one of the things I was working on before- that i wanted to keep going, was this “Up Uranus Production Art and Costuming Blowout Fundraiser” which is what this whole blog post is about.
Originally I had launched this on Indiegogo as a fundraiser to help get me through the last 2 months of making the film (as I had to devote ALL my effort to it), but Indiegogo and then GofundMe cancelled my campaigns because of what it was indirectly supporting. Worse still, Indiegogo seems to have indicted that I can no longer use them for any fundraiser, like not even like if i needed a kidney donor or something. Yeah, witness the blacklisting of sex workers in action.
So instead of using those platforms, we’re just going to have to do things a bit more simply. So, if you are interested in helping me get to AVN (it’s in 2 weeks – stuff is booked but ahem,,, not quite paid for yet). take a look at what’s available here and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My paypal also uses the email email@example.com .
My goal is to raise about $1000 but every bit helps. As it is going now, I am deferring paying other bills in preference to getting to the AVN Awards. And for those wondering why it’s important for me to make it to the awards, well, i have the plane ticket, event ticket paid for, and the hotel booked, I will move heaven and earth to just get the last part of the trip paid for. Just having the opportunity to be on the red carpet in some fantastic dress that you KNOW i will knock out of the park, with the outside chance to go up on stage and accept an award, missing this opportunity would be a real real shame.
- So what do you get? How about an actual physical souvenir of the film? For contributions of $20-$50, that will get you some original pencil art from the production, of which there is plenty of, going back more years than I care to admit!
- For contributions of $50-$100 I can offer some of the more polished production artwork, either in ink or pen, or highly detailed pencils. Also, at this price range, I’m willing to make some new artwork either related to or unrelated to the film. Just so you know, these are the original pieces of art, not a photocopy of digital copy. I will of course, sign them and if the date is known, date them accordingly. See further posts on this fundraiser to see what art is available.
- For contributions of $100 and up, now we’re talking parts of costumes from the film, selection is limited. Costumes are for display purposes only. in the #200 and up range, we might be talking complete outfits which you might need a mannequin to display them on. We can arrange that if needed.
- You can also opt to contribute and not receive any artwork or props. Please let me know that, as if you don’t specify what art or props you want, I cannot choose what to send to you.
And here is the youtube video I made about the fundraiser, which was very frustrating to have spent all this effort making a video and then having Indiegogo yank it. But the gist of it remains the same. For some reason wordpress isn’t letting me embed it so here’s a link:
So let’s get straight to the point. I’ve selected some production art from the film, some are sketches dating WAAAAAY back to before Up Uranus was even an idea in my head. I have recently autographed them and put the approximate date on these pieces of art. Some of the dates are known, some of them are guesses to within a year or so: To get this blog post up here asap, i just shot some shots with my iphone, so if they look a little crappy, sorry. It was far easier than scanning each one in and messing around with them on photoshop. I’ll try to say a little bit about each one but otherwise probably name them with a ITEM # instead of titling each piece of art.
So in the first category we have pencil sketches/pencil drawings. We’ll start with the sketchiest first, (and go up in quality more or less. Everything is drawn on just regular 8.5 x 11 paper unless otherwise noted. I’m counting some ball point pen drawings as “pencils” if they’re quickly drawn.
ANYTHING CROSSED OUT IS TAKEN ALREADY. Though periodically i will clear the list of stuff that’s spoken for.
Item 1: Cummander Galasstica and Testostrobot 2004-2007 2: Asstra and Testostrobot 2, Feb 2007 3: Asstra costume designs, 2004
4: Space Station MasterBeta 69 costume drawing, 2007
5: Unused costume design drawing, 2004?-2007?
6: Dildroid sketch, date unknown. Apparently at some point she was going to have dildo hands?
7: Space porn shoot costume ideas, 2004
Space commander costume idea, 2007
9: Various space outfit ideas, 2005ish. ball point pen
10: Testostrobots. Date unknown, probably 2007
11: Testostrobot design, 2007
12: Testostrobot, ball point pen sketch, probably 2007
13: Concept Art, 2004. ball point pen (has torn edges)
14: Ball point sketches, with notes, 2004
15: “Oh My”, Asstra and Tbot. 2003-2004
16: Asstra and Testostobot Orgy, pencil sketch, 2004 (a pen and ink version of this exists too)
17:Asstra and dildo, July 2004
18:Asstra on the surface of Uranus, 2005. There are other bonus drawings on the other side of this paper! This drawing is long before I knew what I was going to make the T-bots out of!
19: Mr Bot R (at one point going to be called MO-7S, which is “slow” upside down. For those who don’t want smut and want a “tech drawing”
20: Asstra on planet surface with T-bots, 2004
21:Dildroid concept, pencil with head inked (unfinished). Feb 2007
Cummander Asstra Galasstica in lazer fight. Detailed Pencil, 2004
23: Asstra in Orgy, April 2004 and August 2007
24: Sketches. This also has more drawings on the back, of a “Drive in roller skating waitress” concept
25: Double sided drawings. On one side it has Asstra and Dildroid fucking, and the other side an equally g ood pretty naughty drawing of Asstra. I try to not draw on both sides of the page but this is one time i didn’t listen to my own rule. 2004-2007.
nd on the other side:
26: Violator Bridge concept: 2011? ball point pen
27: Viberator ship designs, 11 x 17 paper, ball point pen. 2014 or earlier. Rip in upper right corner
28: Dildroid design sheet. pencil, 11 x 17. Before Jan 2007. Also has some bonus art on the back…
29: Dildroid drawings, 2006. Pencil, 8 x 17 inches. Also more art on the back
30: Concept costume design. Pencil, 11 x 17. 2004? 2007?
Okay, now we’re getting into the $50 and up category.
31: Asstra and Testostobot Orgy, new pencil and ink drawing based on Item #16
32: “Cummander Tara” – Light Duty Uniform. Detailed Ink drawing, 2008. Yes. the character wasn’t called Asstra Galasstica until a bit later in 2008 when the script was written.
“Cummander Tara Dress Uniform”. 2007, detailed pen and ink
Asstra Galasstica on Uranus with Gun. Highly detailed pen and ink, 2004-2007. This one also has some sketchy stuff on the back too, but this is the better drawing by far. In fact it’s one of the best ones in the whole lot.
35:Dildroid on space couch. Detailed pen and ink, 11 x 17. 2007
Dildroid finalized character design sheet, 11 x 17, Pen and ink, before 2007
So, there are many other drawings and sketches, these are just the ones i picked for now. First come first serve but if you see one you really like and someone’s taken it already, i can do a new one as well (though it probably won’t be as sketchy and messy). Yes, these are just pieces of regular paper and many of them are pretty rough and not treated very well. I imagine the best ones will go pretty quickly. I can also do new art if that ends up being popular. Now, onto…
Part 2: Props and Costumes from Up Uranus
This is what I’ve selected that I can part with from the film. There will be more later on as I still have a little filming to do for the “Director’s Cut”
Some of the props on the low end can be had for less than $50, as always, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Item A: Stimul-8 VR Goggles. Guaranteed to NOT work!
Item B: Tiny spaceship probe thingy. Handmade, cardboard, 2022
ITEM C: Testostrobot head, no expression, 2007
ITEM D: Testostrobot Head, surprised expression, 2012~
ITEM E: Asstra black cockstrap uniform. 2009. PVC and paper and tape. Okay, here’s the thing about costumes. They’re for display purposes only as many of them are also well worn. Think of this as owning an original Star Trek uniform from 1966 or something. If you want to display them, I also have some knee-up mannequins, though not all these costumes fit well on them.
ITEM F: Pink uniform, 2008. I have made two of these, and I’m willing to let one go. One is large than the other one, It’s made out of Neoperene (the wetsuit material) and actually is still quite wearable. It’s looking a bit shabby here, I’ll try to clean it soon. I’m also willing to break this one up in pieces. It actually has hard plastic in the shoulder cuffs, and it is not sitting on the mannequin well in these shots because the mannequin isn’t soft.
ITEM G etc: Dildroid, 2008. Ok, this is where it gets a bit messy. The dildroid outfit is made from a shiny gold hard plastic material, and not all pieces of the outfit have fared very well. So I’ve decided that in true scrapyard tradition, I think it’s best to break up Dildroid in pieces! These pieces of the Dildroid may or may not be compatible as spare parts for your dildroid unit at home, though I make no guarantees on if they work or not. As you can see, I tried putting the whole outfit on a mannequin and it didn’t work well (same thing, mannequin not soft, and outfit has lots of hard plastic pieces. Also, there’s a lot of broken pieces of Dildroid. SO yes, FOR PARTS ONLY!
So here we have Dildroid’s left arm, compatible with other Dildroid units.
(What I’m going to do is ship you a mannequin arm with all the arm pieces on it, and if i have to glue a few on there, well, that might happen too. Think of it as owning the Terminator hand from Terminator….)
And also we have the right arm as well…
As you can see from the backside, it’s just Xmas ornaments and gauntlets that zip on, but it’s ready for display in your porn prop collection!
Now i do have the antenna from Dildroid, but it ~might~ already be spoken for as my editor actually really wanted it and at the time I wasn’t willing to break up the outfit into bits. But this Dildroid has a lot of miles on her, I think I can be ok scrapping her…
There are also things like Dildroid’s Knee caps and then her whole corset. And there there are these weird “butt panniers” also made out of weird gold plastic globes i found. As you can see, this prop has a few missing bits but if i can make some repairs before sending it off to a new home, I will
So, is the Dildroid costume wearable? Well, it was painful, just ask Mandy Mitchell, who will tell you it was NOT. But she’s been nominated for an AVN for her performance in it, so when can you have an opportunity to own such a piece of porn history memorabilia AND a space sex robot! Only 75 Nobulan Space Credits!! Do I hear 80? 90!!! SOLD to the blue skinned quadruple breasted alien in the back!!
And lastly, we have these. Oops, spoiler alert, the space ladies in the station die a grizzly death!
Yes, they’re just thrift store barbie dolls quickly made up to be floating space debris.
ITEM H: gory doll corpses!
So this is what i have up for now. The Space Station, Viberator and Violator are not available at the moment, and larger parts of the Testostrobot props I still kinda need as there’s a few shots I need to still do. But some of that might become available soon, as well as other outfit, maybe even one of the fishbowl space helmets used in the film.
If you’re one of the dozen or so folks who were on the initial fundraiser, I will be getting in contact with you and sending you to this page to pick what you want, and depending on how much you donated we will work it out.
Thanks for looking! And this might also be an ongoing thing but for the time being- First dibs has to go to the summer 2022 donors. But once they get the pick of the litter, you can join in too. email me at
email@example.com which is also where i can accept Paypal donations. It’s best to EMAIL me as comments on this blog post might get missed, and also, comments through paypal sometimes don’t work well. I have messaged people through paypal and had conversations go dead because they couldn’t receive messages. It’s always best to EMAIL me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh and when sending via paypal, make sure you have it as an “underscore” between tara and emory. And send “as a gift” otherwise Paypal might take a little fee out.
Costumes are for display purposes only, not for wearing. (I feel i need to say that again)