Fans of George R.R. Martin and his Game of Thrones empire, spanning HBO and print, are familiar with the author’s bloodthirsty style.
Now readers and watchers who admire George R.R. Martin can attain a new mortality if they donate — by being written into and killed dramatically off the series.
Martin loves wolves, so much that he’s offering up this very coveted place for fantasy fans in exchange for the winner’s pledge to help a wolf in Santa Fe, his home town.
The New Mexico-based author explains in the video above that those who make a small donation will be entered to win:
“If you make a small donation to my campaign, you will automatically be entered to win an incredible experience. You and a friend will be flown out (from wherever you are in the world) to meet me in Santa Fé, where we’ll share a helicopter ride to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.”
What do they win? He adds:
“In addition to touring the Sanctuary together, we’ll also have plenty of time to discuss the show, A Song of Ice and Fire, direwolves – and if there’s anything you have ever wanted to ask me, here’s your chance!”
The presence of wolves in George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones is, he continues, indeed linked to his love of and concern for wolves, and he continues:
“I’ve always been fond of wolves… 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. Most of these animals are rescued, but don’t have the skills to survive in the wild because they were raised in captive situations.”
Over on Prizeo, there are many levels of donation (and as of now, very little competition) to “buy in” to the exciting contest.
Starting at $10, an increasing level-up system offers larger rewards for Game of Thrones fans — with the highest, Martyr, at $20,000. The prize? Being written into a novel.
If you’d like to enter for a chance to win George R.R. Martin’s grand prize, head over to Prizeo for more information, instructions, and a breakdown of what prizes are available at which levels of donation and links to share the contest for more chances to win.