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George R.R. Martin will Write You Into a Book then Kill You off For $20,000

Though at the pace he writes, you might die in real life first.

Attention, Song of Ice And Fire fans! George R.R. Martin has just launched a fundraiser to benefit direwolves, and he’s offering some unique prizes to get his readers involved. Is that the “Rains of Castamere” I hear?

You can see the fundraiser’s Prizeo page here. If the $20,000 “Martyr” level that rewards you with a “grisly” Song of Ice and Fire death is out of your price range, don’t worry. Any donation automatically enters benefactors to win an all-expense paid trip to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, where you’ll get the helicopter ride mentioned in the video and also enjoy the day with the author. In addition to asking Martin “anything you have ever wanted to ask me” you’ll also

See my collection of toy knights and medieval miniatures, sample some green chile and carne adovada, then take a helicopter down to Candy Kitchen, New Mexico and the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary to meet the Westeros pack.

For fans who can afford to spend a little more on protecting the Haunted Forest and other precious wolf habitats, for $4,500 you’ll receive a script of the first episode signed by the cast and crew, $7,500 will get you “George R.R.Martin’s worn hat,” and $1,500 will let you have breakfast with the man himself. For the lucky people who can become martyrs, expect to meet a satisfyingly bloody end in either The Winds of Winter or A Dream of Spring–unless that rumored eighth novel actually manifests.

(NeatoramaThe Wall Street Journal, The Mary Sue, images via Prizeo)

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