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Fundraiser Continues

Over at Prizeo, my fundraiser on behalf of the Food Depot and the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary continues to soar.  As I write, my fans and friends have donated $390,000 -- and we still have 33 days to go!!

The grand prize -- the visit to Santa Fe and helicopter trip to the wolf sanctuary -- will be determined at the end of the fundraiser, by a drawing.  Everyone who donates will have a chance to win.

A lot of the secondary prizes and extra rewards have been snapped up, however.  Have no fear!  We're adding more.  I am donating more books and collectibles, two more breakfasts (one at San Diego Comicon, one when I am in NYC this October),  and even a couple pair of my infamous suspenders (braces to you Brits).  So keep a careful eye on the Prizeo site.  We plan to add new prizes every Wednesday, for as long as the drive is ongoing.  More details can be found at:




Jun. 16th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
It sounds amazing, but for me it's difficult to donate for animals, when so many disabled children in Russia can survive just with our help. So I can't afford to donate yet, sorry
Jun. 16th, 2014 06:38 pm (UTC)
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary
Dear Mr. Martin,
Long time listener first time caller...
I would like to suggest that perhaps your wolves at the Sanctuary can be recorded on video and then sent to Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss to be used in Season 5 for you know whats blankity blank.
Then the Sanctuary could be paid by Hbo for their likeness to be used on the series. It's a win-win situation for all.
Yours Truly,
Mrs. Douglass
Jun. 16th, 2014 07:34 pm (UTC)
Fan-bloody-tastic: Time for a celebratory howl....
AAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUWWWWWwwoooooo Bought my tickets for Edinburgh book festival, see you in August George and remember to "Wash daily from nose-tip to tail-tip; drink deeply, but never too deep". Gotta go, last episode just starting here in Blighty! Excited!!!!!!!
Jun. 16th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Fan-bloody-tastic: Time for a celebratory howl....
You did? But I thought the tickets didn't go on sale until June 24th?!
Jun. 18th, 2014 09:02 am (UTC)
'Tis true,
but 'Friends of the Edinburgh International Book Festival' (anyone can be a 'Friend' on payment of small membership fee)! get advance booking periods before the tickets go on public sale; which were on 14th, 16th & 17th June. Just saw Prizeo break through $400,000 mark! Brilliant!

Edited at 2014-06-18 02:26 pm (UTC)
Jane Correll
Jun. 16th, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
I call Dibs on the suspenders.
GRRM, you should donate a "lock of beard-hair," lol!

Thanks again for doing this!

Edited at 2014-06-16 07:38 pm (UTC)
Joe Lapke
Jun. 16th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
Fuck the people
Animals need our help far more than our over populated human race.

Keep up the good work; you are a god among men and this campaign for charity is proof.
Rowan Fisher
Jun. 16th, 2014 11:20 pm (UTC)
Brilliant News
So glad this is doing well wolves are my favourite animal! Just curious why are they your favourite?

Edited at 2014-06-16 11:21 pm (UTC)
Jun. 17th, 2014 12:14 am (UTC)
Hey George - I was just thinking that maybe you should put in some tickets for The Jean Cocteau as potential prizes. I'm thinking about donating some money to the foundation, and I think that it is absolutely great that you have already achieved your goal, and have even more donations coming your way. Thanks!
Greg Miller
Jun. 17th, 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
Just donated. I wish I was rich I would donate more.
Nikki Pandurbearajas
Jun. 17th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
PS there is another twitter account for you and it says its verified? Is this true?
Zach Chadwick
Jun. 17th, 2014 02:38 am (UTC)
Congrats Mr. Martin! It's a good thing you're doing!
Jonathan Snow
Jun. 17th, 2014 05:41 am (UTC)
Sue Adult Swim for defamation!
Watching late night TV, and I saw something interesting on Cartoon Networks Adult Swim. They said you were taking all of the profits from this charity and using it to " buy a yacht ". I think you should sue them for libel,then settle if they agree to donate to the foundation!

Jose Sarmento
Jun. 17th, 2014 09:37 am (UTC)
WSWS pics suggestion
Just an idea: maybe the WSWS folks could help out one of your assistants to add wolf name captions to the various Sanctuary pics you've posted here?

Regardless of the fundraiser's soaring success, I was thinking that might get more people to (later on) donate to the wolves directly, as they put a name to a face.
Bernhard Vienna
Jun. 17th, 2014 11:46 am (UTC)
You could read them a new chapter
You could read them a new chapter in your cinema.
Or write a chapter in front of an audience and let the audience suggest plot points via Twitter.

Or read up to five pages of other writers and help them to improve their text.

Jun. 17th, 2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
This is so awesome :) Glad to hear that there is so much money coming together. I hope I win :p but anyway this is such a great project.
Jun. 17th, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
A Time For Wolves..
Sory for the english.
Congratulations! this is excellent. A very good action.
I would like to know Santa Fe .. Some parts are very similar to Argentina, only we do not have wolves ... Only boars, foxes, deer ...
I hope someday you came if you want for vacations, we have some inspiration for books over here, in Cordillera De Los Andes .. good landscapes.
And you can give a talk of those yours too, perhaps with a WoW chapter, haha.

And george, sorry I ask here,but I did not find the information anywhere.
You have thought some sort of sequel to Fevre Dream? It is one of my favorite titles, and I'd like to see more!...

Edited at 2014-06-17 10:35 pm (UTC)
Jun. 17th, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
so will you answer all Ice and Fire questions?
so if I win this and I want to confirm my theory about who John Snow's mother is and I agree to sign an NDA giving you the right to have me killed if I revealed it would you confirm my hunch?

You did state that after the HBO Show producers got the who John Snow's mother is question right you were ok with them making the show.

I need to add... I was so totally wrong who killed Asmodean. (for those who don't know from Wheel of Time) so my track record isn't too good. I think I have this one nailed.

Lilly WhiteWalker
Jun. 17th, 2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
Just donated 25€ :) It's not much but I hope it will be helpfull in one way or another :)
(hope for the grand prize <3)
Dan Peterson
Jun. 17th, 2014 07:24 pm (UTC)
Giants 2014
GRRM - what do you think the realistic chances of a NYG playoff appearance are this season?

I like the additions of DRC and the draft was good, but are we good enough to contend?
Jun. 17th, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Great initiative
This sounds really amazing, not only for the prizes but also for the beautiful cause. What a shame that it says that i can't donate because they don't accept donations from my country :(
Jun. 17th, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
I'll donate..
I'll donate $1k if you bring Jojen back to the show. He's still alive in the books =(
Jun. 17th, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
I belive that I was wrongly blocked on Twitter. :(
Jun. 17th, 2014 10:29 pm (UTC)
Looks cool. I will definitely publicize it.
Jun. 26th, 2014 04:43 am (UTC)
I just learned you had a (not a) blog, and I'm glad I found out! Seeing this really brightened my day: An author I respect doing something great, and in the vicinity of my birthday! I know what to ask for now. :)


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