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Me and the Wolves

How would you like to visit Santa Fe, spend a day with me, 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?

Well, now's your chance.

I've teamed up with the good folks at Prizeo.com to raise some funds for two of my favorite charities -- the aforementioned Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, and the Food Depot here in Santa Fe, where they feed the hungry people of Northern New Mexico.  Win the grand prize, and we'll fly you in from wherever you may be in the world for the day described above.  Every donation has a chance to win... but there are all sorts of other cool premiums and prizes as well, for various levels of donations.  T-shirts, signed maps, signed books,a signed script,  breakfast at worldcon or comicon.  You can die horribly in WINDS OF WINTER... and I'm even donating my well-worn Greek fisherman's cap!


For more details, go to

Win or lose, it's all for a good cause, or rather two good causes.

Help the wolves, and feed some hungry people.

You'll have my thanks.



Jun. 5th, 2014 04:58 pm (UTC)
Man alive, do I wish I had $20,000. :) That would be incredible.

I'm still going to donate. Very excited about this!!
Bernhard Vienna
Jun. 5th, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
Or make them a character in your book.
Great idea!

And you could make people, who give money, a minor character in one of your new books and let them choose their name in the book and how they die.
Jun. 5th, 2014 05:16 pm (UTC)
This is awesome—I just entered and shared on the Face Place. My boyfriend and I are trying to take a trip to every state capitol, so this would be convenient. :) What a cool contest, regardless. Thanks!
Bernhard Vienna
Jun. 5th, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)
Or make them extras
Or make them extras on the show and let them take a swim with Missandei.

People would pay millions...
Jun. 5th, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)
I know that I will not have a chance of winning...
..but will definitely check the site for whatever I can do for the cause/s..Thanks for the enticing thoughts of sharing time with you! Take care George! (Sharing is caring!).. <3 <3 <3

Thiago Silva
Jun. 5th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
I'm from Brazil and i'm donating for the good spirit of charity, if i win, you can just mail me with a new chapter of ASOIAF! Jk, this is an amazing idea!
Taylor Royle
Jun. 5th, 2014 05:48 pm (UTC)
Happy to donate to a worthy effort. The wolves are beautiful!
Jun. 5th, 2014 05:56 pm (UTC)
Are you going to, um, clean the cap first? ;)
Trevor Kyte
Jun. 5th, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
If your running out of character names you can use my name Trevor and make it Trevyr. I could be a Knight from the Vale that Littlefinger kills for looking at Sansa or something.
Sean Hall
Jun. 5th, 2014 06:10 pm (UTC)
Dying horribly in The Winds of Winter is a hilarious prize.
Pete Christake
Jun. 5th, 2014 06:38 pm (UTC)
Not the Greek Fisherman's Hat!
Not the hat, take my eyes- but not the hat! We Greeks have very few sources of pride (my Yia Yia still raves about Dukakis for heaven's sake), you wearing the iconic Greek Fisherman's hat is one of them. I hope you have a back-up hat or two.
Jun. 5th, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Not the Greek Fisherman's Hat!
Yes, I have others. Have no fear.
Jasmine Townsel
Jun. 5th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
A Time for Wolves
Just donated! The cause and the prizes are all really great so I'm glad to aid where I can. As I named my dog Summer, I felt that it was important.

Anwyay, even without this contest, I would really love to go out to Santa Fe to check out your theater and all of the other cool sites of the city. Hopefully there will be a con there sometime.
Maxence Fernandes
Jun. 5th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
Can't help much but...
What a great cause !
But as a simple student I can't afford more than 10€...
But I will share this with all my friends in order to help you :)
Jun. 5th, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
Very awesome indeed!! And, the prizes are also quite something - appearing in the novel, wow!
I shall definitely donate - though I'm unsure at this point on the 'level'.
Melody Alexandra Gmez Batista
Jun. 5th, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
The dream!
Oh! To die on Winds of Winter! *-*
Where would I be? Who would I meet? Who would kill me?
Neverending questions!
Terry Chin
Jun. 5th, 2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
Chinese People
how come in the GOT world there is not one Chinese person? Where did the dragons come from? Unless they are in the books - which I have not read.
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Jun. 5th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
Re: How close are you to the Breaking Bad filming locations?
That's in Albuquerque.

I'm in Santa Fe, an hour north.
Jun. 5th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
Very cool!
Love that you are doing this! Well done :)
Jake Blackwell
Jun. 6th, 2014 02:06 am (UTC)
Lawl, so if I win this, are you going to stick my face in a fire if you catch me playing with your toy knights?

Shannon Binns
Jun. 6th, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Curious about the donation percentage
Happily donated but I am curious about how much of the donations will be going to the wolves and food bank (i.e. I know 10% goes to prizeo, then 45% to wolf sanctuary, 45% to food bank or...)?

Thanks to GRRM for hosting such a charitable event for worthy causes!
Tanto Ten
Jun. 6th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
die horribly in WINDS OF WINTER
They´d pay more to be able to read the manuscript....
Jun. 6th, 2014 04:25 am (UTC)
Great contest
Kudos to you for promoting these two exceptional causes that will help feed so many of our two-legged and four-legged relatives. Thank you very much for your kindness and all of the hard work you do.
Brandon Butler
Jun. 6th, 2014 01:53 pm (UTC)
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, a non-reader lives only one.

However, someone who wins this contest that does NOT read gets to die at least twice.
Charlie McAlpine
Jun. 6th, 2014 02:52 pm (UTC)
Extra Rewards
Dear George,

I am interested in one of the high-ticket "extra rewards". However, I have noticed that prizeo take a cut of the donation and would rather donate the full amount to the charity directly (if you would be happy with this arrangement). Please could you ask your publicist to contact me at cmcalpine178@gmail.com.

Jun. 6th, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Extra Rewards
You can, of course, make a direct donation to either the Food Depot or the Wolf Sanctuary. I am sure they would be grateful.

That won't get you one of the high ticket "extra rewards," however, since those are all being given as part of the Prizeo contest/ promotion.
Joshua del Villar
Jun. 6th, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
This looks like a fantastic idea for fundraising.

My wife and I met you and the wolves at the Season 3 finale at the Cocteau (No I did not dress up for the contest) and we immediately began discussions for volunteering at the sanctuary and/or camping there with the kids.

I threw a few bucks in as we are a bit short (buying a house here in ABQ) but I know it is going to a good place.

Thanks again, and good luck to all the participants.
Talia Friedman
Jun. 8th, 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
Extra Rewards
Are all the extra rewards taken already??!! You should add more!! I know you can't keep adding characters to the Winds of Winter… but what about more premiere tickets? Or set visits? Or walk on parts and you can keep the costume? Or a date with Oberon (Pedro Pascal shows up in costume!!). Or a Skype conversation with you to answer all our fangirl questions!! I'm sure they would all sell out immediately. I know I'd be buying and if the others sold out in a day… Just think of all the money you could raise! You could probably buy the Amazon!
Jun. 9th, 2014 11:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Extra Rewards
We plan to add more special awards. Watch the site. The fundraiser still has a month and a half to run.
Claire Moran
Jun. 9th, 2014 11:08 pm (UTC)
I wish I could afford that 20,000. Will try and donate something though! Absolutely love wolves, pity there's none in my country :( (Ireland) Thank you George for changing my life with ASOFI!


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