Ever wanted to suffer a horrible death? Well, how about being part of the Game of Thrones? Thanks to a new campaign by the best selling author, George R. R. Martin, you get both! Sort of.
Martin is offering fans of his ‘Song of Fire and Ice’ series the chance to have a character in the book series named after them and it’s all for a good cause. The first two people to pay $20,000, which will be given to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot in Santa Fe, get to choose the royal (or peasant) ranking of their character, who will suffer a terrible, grisly death. The weapon of choice will be up to Martin but either way the donor’s character will join the likes of (spoiler ahead) Eddard Stark and Joffrey Baratheon in a mind blowing bloody death.
For the other donors who are not so quick there’s the guarantee of signed memorabilia, a hat worn by Martin and a chance to have dinner with the man himself. All donors will be entered in a drawing to win the opportunity of being flown from anywhere in the world to Santa Fe, the author’s hometown, for a dinner and a helicopter ride with Martin to get an aerial view of the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.
While taking in the sights of the reserve that saves and protects the lives of wolves, dingos and coyotes, the big winner will be able to ask Martin any and all burning questions they might have. There’s no guarantee that Martin will tell them how the series ends but, hey, you never know.