Event News: George R.R. Martin Launches Wolf-Saving Fundraiser

Written by Ed Fortune Monday, 09 June 2014

Event News

GAME OF THRONES creator George RR Martin has launched a charity campaign in order to raise funds for a wolf sanctuary. Fans making a small donation to the sanctuary, via crowd-fundraising site Prizeo.com, can win the chance to meet with Martin and take a helicopter ride around the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in Santa Fe.

Larger donations also guarantee rewards. Signed maps of Westeros, exclusive T-shirts and personalised thank-you notes are available to those with deep pockets. Goodies such as George’s famous hat, breakfast with the author, and tickets to the premiere of the next season of the GAME OF THRONES TV show are also available to those who are both wealthy and quick enough to get them before anyone else does.

Martin also recently denied rumours started by his editor that his world famous SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series would stretch out to eight books. He told Entertainment Weekly, "My plan is to finish in seven.  But my original plan was to finish in three. I write the stories and they grow. I deal with certain things and sometimes I find myself not at the end of a story. My plan right now is still seven. But first I have to finish Book Six. Get back to me when I'm half-way through Book Seven." No news has been forthcoming as to when Book Six, currently called THE WINDS OF WINTER, will be available, though sources close to Martin say that it won’t be till at least late-2015.

Those wanting to appear in THE WINDS OF WINTER can donate £20,000 to the charity campaign to get a character named after them. Two spots are available, one male and one female, and the donator gets to pick if they’re a Lord or peasant. Martin guarantees that the character will meet a grisly end.

More information can be found via the crowdfunding site Prizeo.com

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