George R.R. Martin, author of the critically acclaimed A Song of Ice and Fire series on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based, is offering a rare opportunity to be slaughtered in his books.
His new Prizeo crowdsourcing project was set up to save wolves and wolf-dogs. Donors are offered a bevy of prizes for donating, including a signed Game of Thrones cookbook for $600, a script of the first episode signed by the cast for $4,500 and tickets to the season five premiere for $7,500. Every donor has the chance to win a helicopter ride to a wolf sanctuary with the man himself.
“I’ve always been fond of wolves… direwolves in Westeros, and real wolves in the real world,” he says on the page. “US wolf populations hit critical lows during the twentieth century, and finding a way for humans to co-exist with this majestic creatures [sic] is an important part of the conservation movement.”
But the coup de gras has to be the Martyr Level Donor who gets to appear in the novels for $20,000.
Now it doesn’t explicitly say the donor will die. But given his reputation for murdering every character dear to us in the most savage way possible, the odds are pretty likely.