▲ Up
 
20:28 28-04-2015
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
One can get killed off in Game of Thrones for $20,000

Bishkek (AKIpress) - George R.R. Martin Author George R.R. Martin's donation campaign to save wolves has found fans scrambling for the chance to be a doomed character in the next installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Time reports.

From crushed skulls to having molten gold poured onto one’s head, death on the Game of Thrones is seldom civilized. And for a donation of $20,000, George R.R. Martin is offering fans a chance to meet their own gory end – not on screen but in his next novel.

While details of the death will be decided by Martin, the winner can choose what title they’ll hold in Westeros, including Lord, Lady, Septon, Maester or Knight, among others.

Meanwhile, all money collected from the crowdfunding campaign will go to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary – which houses more than 60 wolves and wolf-dogs, many of them rescued – and the Food Depot of Santa Fe, N.M.

The author also offers many other goodies for smaller donations, including T-shirts and a map of Westeros signed by Martin himself.

Martin wrote of his affection and concern for wolves on his donation site. “U.S. wolf populations hit critical lows during the twentieth century, and finding a way for humans to co-exist with this majestic creature is an important part of the conservation movement.”

As of June 6, at least 4,000 people had signed up for the chance to be killed off in the next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. From this pool, one winner will be selected at random.


Twitterfacebookprint
16:54 06.06.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:25 Atambayev: People's homes should have electricity despite anything17:15 China closes border with Kyrgyzstan until 3 May17:05 1 person killed in train collision in South Africa16:55 Apple announces record results after sales surge in China16:48 Interior Ministry Academy student from Kyrgyzstan wins scientific conference in Kazakhstan16:20 Astronauts congratulate Nazarbayev on reelection from space16:10 Tajikistan refuses to supply electricity to Kyrgyzstan for 2 cents per kWh16:03 Kazakhs and Tajiks study interaction experience of Kyrgyz NGOs with state15:57 Parliamentary committee postpones consideration of draft budget code until May 1215:50 National Geographic magazine includes Issyk-Kul in top travel destinations list15:49 OSCE Programme Office supports sustainable fisheries in Aral Sea region15:45 Auto Motocross dedicated to 70th anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War held in Tajikistan15:45 Сonstruction of new central mosque to be completed in 201615:38 Consulate General of Uzbekistan might open in Russia's Ufa15:37 Shell falls on one of private houses in Kara-Suu district15:32 Consultations of Foreign Ministers of Tajikistan, Kuwait held15:30 Parliamentary committee on fiscal policy adopts introduction of export duties on iron ore and concentrates in 1st reading15:23 Volume of gold ore exports has grown by 8.7 times over 4 years15:22 Tajik Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes measures to evacuate its citizens from Nepal15:13 OSCE Center conducts ethics training for Kyrgyz journalists
Astana
+4° C
Ashgabat
+27° C
Bishkek
+22° C
Dushanbe
+22° C
Tashkent
+23° C
exchange rates
 
65.89
60.82
9.86
1.18
201.28
185.80
29.88
3.61
6.73
6.23
1.00
0.12
2669.49
2507.40
404.30
49.62
3.80
3.50
0.56
0.07

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2015. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75