George R. R. Martin is offering two fans, one male and one female, the chance of a life time, to have a character named after them in one of his future books. The chance comes via a fund raising campaign that Martin is running to make money for The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot in New Mexico. While the chance to be written in and then killed gruesomely will cost you $20,000 other levels are available.
Other rewards include Breakfast with Martin, a hat worn by Martin, exclusive t-shirts or a hand written thank you note. The campaign has only been running for a day and is already three quarters of the way to the original target of $200,000. The campaign will be running for another 59 days so I can only imagine how much will be raised.
A letter about the campaign from Martin reads:
Hi everyone,It’s George R.R. Martin, and I’m here to raise money for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot of Santa Fe.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.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!Thank you for supporting my campaign. I look forward to meeting one of you!– George R.R. Martin
Anyone that gives any money will be entered in to a competition with a chance to win a trip to the wolf sanctuary with Martin, their will be a lot of time to ask him any questions to do with A Song of Ice and Fire.
To get yourself written into his books and killed, or look at the other pledge options click here and to get you in the mood there’s some pictures of wolves, below.
What questions would you ask if you had a chance to meet Martin? What station would you give your character if you had $20,000? Let us know in the comments.