George R. R. Martin, creator of ‘Game Of Thrones’, wants YOU! Namely, he wants your money so that he can honor you by writing you into a future ‘Song Of Ice And Fire’ novel and having you meet a ‘grisly death!’
George R. R. Martin is procrastinating from completing The Winds of Winter once again, but this time it’s for a charitable cause. George is working with Prizeo to raise money for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot of Santa Fe, and if you have the scratch, you can donate $20,000 to have George name a character after you in a future ASoIaF novel — and then kill you. Read on for all the details!
George R. R. Martin: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Creator Wants You To Meet A ‘Grisly Death’
“I’ve always been a fan of wolves…” George wrote on his Prizeo page, “direwolves in Westeros, and real wolves in the real world. US wolf populations hit critical lows during the twentieth century, and finding a way for humans to co-exist with this majestic creatures is an important part of the conservation movement. The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that houses over 60 wolves and wolf-dogs.”
Here’s where you come in! With your donation, you can receive amazing, one-of-a-kind prizes that are — despite the hefty price tag — actually priceless for any GoT/ASoIaF diehard.
The highest level — the Martyr level — will get you written into one of GRRM’s future ASoIaF novels. “There is one male character and one female character available. You can choose your character’s station in the world (lordling, knight, peasant, whore, lady, maester, septon, anything) and you will certainly meet a grisly death!”
Think about it — the inspiration from your character will basically put GRRM one step closer to completing one of his future novels!
George R. R. Martin: You Can Buy One Of His ‘Well Worn’ Hats For $7,500
The next level down — Hand At The Table — has already been bought; the lucky winner and rich person will be able to have breakfast with GRRM at Comic Con, and they can ask him anything! Whoever gets this, I am expecting you to tell me who Jon Snow’s mother is as fact. I await your missive, kind sir/madam.
And I’ll share just one more level here, because I think it’s funny — at the Crown level, for $7,500, you can win one of “George’s old Greek sailor caps (well worn!)” Good golly.
Oh, and if donating to wildlife isn’t your thing, you can also put your donation toward the The Food Depot, which provides food to 135 not-for-profit agencies in the North New Mexico area.
So, HollywoodLifers, will you be kicking in a few dollars for the cause? Let me know! To the person who buys the hat, please tweet at me and tell me what you’ll do with it.
— Amanda Michelle Steiner