“For $20,000, George R.R. Martin will kill you and save the wolves”……


Grey Wind (GoT)

June 19, 2014

Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire  author, George R.R. Martin is a wolf advocate. Think how great it would be if GoT fans got behind George’s wolf advocacy. (pun intended). Even if you don’t have $20,000, any amount donated to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, will give you a chance to win a helicopter ride and tour of the sanctuary with George R.R. Martin. How cool is that? Help wolves and have fun with one of the most famous authors on earth!


For $20,000, George R.R. Martin will kill you and save the wolves


For a writer so enamored with gore and, uh, more gore, George R. R. Martin sure has a soft spot for all creatures great and small. Or maybe it’s more like ‘all creatures great and greater’: We can’t confirm his feelings toward bunnies, but the Song of Ice and Fire author is definitely a fan of wolves.

For several years now, Martin and his wife have been raising money for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, in Santa Fé (somewhere in the Red Waste). On his Prizeo campaign page, Martin writes:

I’ve always been fond of wolves … direwolves in Westeros, and real wolves in the real world. US wolf populations hit critical lows during the twentieth century, and finding a way for humans to co-exist with this majestic creatures is an important part of the conservation movement.

If you are generous and loyal enough to wed your fortune to that of the wolves — to the tune of $20,000 — GRRM will stab, pummel, disembowel, dismember, behead, poison, immolate, target-practice, flay, eye-gouge, moon-door, wildfire, White-Walker, or otherwise render your fictional self no longer living in an upcoming book. Buyer beware.

Unless your pockets are as deep as those of a Bravosian banker, the steep price tag of literary immortality — well, technically, mortality — may be a deterrent. But since Right Conquers Might, you can still, with Pride and Purpose and a little coin, get A Taste of Glory, saysMashable:

If you don’t have $20,000 on hand, don’t worry. Everyone who donates any amount is automatically entered to win a tour of the wolf sanctuary and take a helicopter ride with the author/murderer-of-all-hopes-and-dreams himself. Other donation tiers include signed maps of Westeros, show scripts and Martin’s own hat.

I can think of few things nerdier nobler than to stride through a pack of direwolves, discussing dragons and wearing the maester’s own hat. Plus, I hear the Game of Thrones afterworld isn’t so bad.




Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

Win A Wolf Sanctuary Tour and Helicopter Ride With George R. R. Martin



Westeros Pack




Summer (GoT)


Photos: Courtesy FanPop (GoT Grey Wind) (Summer GoT)

Video: Courtesy YouTube Prizeo

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5 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Now if only the producers and costume designers of the show were so fond of them… and not just their fur…
    Game of Thrones uses real fur, 31,653.72 sq ft to be precise. The reason? Apparently it is because the costume designer figured fake fur just doesn’t look nice or real enough.


    • Actors too…


      • I know John, it’s a shame they do this. Vikings is another show that uses fur. But I admire GRRM for speaking out for the wolves and wolf sanctuary. It’s such a contradiction why they use fur on GoT since the dire wolves are shown in such a positive light. In fact it’s probably the only fictional television show that doesn’t demonize wolves. Now if they would just stop using fur.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,


  2. It would seem that Martin would have enough sway to keep them from using real fur??


  3. Ugh. I can’t believe these shows use real fur. It’s a freaking TV program; we don’t need realism to that degree. I’ve never watched GoT, but was considering starting. Won’t now.


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