George R.R. Martin Wants to Kill You—Find Out Why

For a Good Cause

"A Song of Ice and Fire" creator George R.R. Martin started a campaign to help both wolves and people in need. Those who donate have a chance to hang out with GRRM and even get written (and die) in his upcoming novel.

Jun 5, 2014 | 09:24 PM

George R.R. Martin, the acclaimed creator of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, might seem a little cold thanks to the way he treats his characters in the “Game of Thrones” world, but his passion for saving wolves and helping Santa Fé locals shows that he does, in fact, have a very big heart.

To support the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot, the writer has started a campaign via Prizeo to help out the organizations via fan donations. 

The sanctuary, which is located in Candy Kitchen, New Mexico, is a non-profit organization that takes care of over 60 direwolves and wolf-dogs. The campaign also supports The Food Depot, which is a charity that helps tens of thousands of people in North New Mexico.

You can donate anywhere between $10 to $20,000 and earn various cool rewards, including GRRM’s worn hat, a breakfast with the writer, tickets to the Season 5 premiere, and a signed and dedicated "Game of Thrones" cookbook. For those who donate $20,000, you get the chance to appear in the next “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel (where you will die horrifically, because obviously).

Don’t worry if you don’t have that kind of cash lying around. Everyone who donates gets a chance to win a trip to Santa Fé to hang out with GRRM and visit the Westeros Pack—a lovingly-named group of nine wolves. We just hope they get along better than the people of Westeros do in "Game of Thrones."

Here’s Martin’s message:

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 Fé.

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

Granted, there’s always the chance that George R.R. Martin will push you out of the helicopter, poison your wine, or feed you to the wolves—but it’s worth the risk, because you’ll have the chance to hang out with puppies. And by puppies, we mean wolves. But come on. Look at this guy.

He's totally a puppy at heart.

Click here to donate to GRRM's campaign.

You might also like

Now on People