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

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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!

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

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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.

http://grist.org/list/for-20000-george-r-r-martin-will-kill-you-and-save-the-wolves/

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Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

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

http://wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org/

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Westeros Pack

http://wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org/westeros_pack.php

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Summer (GoT)

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

Video: Courtesy YouTube Prizeo

Posted in: gray wolves, action alerts, the dire wolf

Tags: George R. R. Martin, GoT (Game of Thrones), Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, Grey Wind, Summer, Westeros Pack, Win Helicopter Ride, Win Tour of Wolf Sanctuary

Game of Thrones Dire Wolves

Bran Stark’s Dire Wolf Summer

I’m a huge fan of Game of Thrones and love the Stark children’s Dire wolves Shaggy Dog, Summer, Grey Wind, Lady, Nymeria and Ghost.

Sunday was the finale of GoT and the show won’t be back until  Spring 2013 ):  A little escapism is a good thing!

Dire wolf pups rescued by the Starks after their mother was killed by a stag

GoT used Northern Inuit dog pups until the wolves grew up and then switched to gigantic CGI wolves. They are scene stealers, every time they appear you can’t take your eyes off them.

Rob Stark’s Dire Wolf Grey Wind

Jon Snow’s Dire Wolf Ghost

Can’t wait to see more of  these amazing wolves next season (sadly Lady was killed and now there are only five wolves.)

WINTER IS COMING

Ghost

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Photos: Fanpop

Posted in: The Dire Wolf

Tags: Dire wolves, Game of Thrones, Stark Family, Grey Wind, Summer, Lady, Ghost, Nymeria, Shaggy Dog

Published in: on June 5, 2012 at 2:37 am  Comments (20)  

The Dire Wolf…..

CANIS DIRUS

“Artistic rendition of 2 possible appearances of the dire wolf, one based on a North American origin and the other on a possible South American origin.”

Skeleton of Dire Wolf

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Posted in: Dire Wolf

Tags: Canis Dirus, extinct, Pleistocene epoch

Published in: on November 21, 2010 at 2:46 am  Comments (18)  
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