This is a Worldbuilders blog.
First, some good news.
Yesterday we hit $50,000 on our Team Heifer donation page. It only took us two weeks to hit our first goal.
As promised, I’ve bumped up our donation thermometer to $100,000, and I’m putting together a bonus blog full of cool stuff I will personally add to the lottery. I’ll post that up on Monday.
But today we have a different sort of blog….
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Over the years, a lot of people have offered to donate things to Worldbuilders.
Generally speaking, I try to keep the charity book-focused. We’ve had a few notable exceptions, like a signed Brett Farve jersey and a guitar signed by Creed. But generally speaking, I’m reluctant to stray too far from the book-centered thing that we have going on.
But earlier this year, an awesome reader named Amanda sent me an e-mail. She liked to knit, she told me. If she made a bunch of Jayne hats for Worldbuilders, would I like to sell them in the store?
How could I refuse?
So this year, in addition to our gorgeous Literary Pin-up calendar, we’re going to try selling a few non-book things in our store. If you order now, we’ll get them in the mail right away, so you have a good chance of seeing them in time for Christmas. We’re launching a few more auctions too, to keep Neil Gaiman’s limited edition screenplay company.
Keep in mind that items in the store are limited. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
- Cunning knit Jayne Hats.
A person walks down the street in a hat like this, you know they’re not afraid of anything.
This hat will not damage your calm, though wearing it may cause you to look as sexy and badass as Sarah.
These hats were all hand-knit by the lovely Amanda and donated specially for Worldbuilders.
You can view more pictures or buy the hats here.
- Steins from SeaBearPots.
Okay, most of us are proper geeks. That means we’ve read a lot of fantasy. And, as we all know, most of the best fantasy starts in an inn, preferably inns full of people eating stew and quaffing ale.
But the truth is, it’s really difficult to quaff without the proper equipment. You cannot quaff out of can or a bottle. An ordinary glass doesn’t work either. Tankards work passably well, but to properly quaff, you really need a big fucking hand-crafted pottery stein.
Where can you find such a thing? Well, funny you should ask, because Charley at Sea Bear Pots has donated six awesome steins to Worldbuilders.
You can see more pictures of the pots and read Charley’s descriptions over here.
Or you can hurry over and buy the steins in our store.
- Gift Certificates for Fancy Fortune Cookies.
These were donated from the creatively awesome folks at Fancy Fortune Cookies.
You can get them in flavors like Cappuccino, Cherry, Chocolate, Peppermint, Raspberry, Green Apple, Toasted Coconut, Orange, Banana, Fruit Punch, Blueberry, Graham Cracker, or Lemon. Then you can have them dipped in caramel, almond bark, or chocolate.
Erin has donated six different kinds of cookie packages. You can check them out here.
- AUCTION: Giant Fortune Cookie with a preview of The Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 3.
Tired of Fortune cookies that don’t actually come true? Wish you could *really* see the future?
Well look no further. This cookie holds a piece of the future. Specifically, it contains a sneak peek of book 3, written by my own hand.
Now first off, let’s be clear. This cookie is legitimately huge. It’s as big as your head. It’s the sort of cookie you want to bring out when you have friends over so you can share it.
Secondly, you can get it customized. The folks at at Fancy Fortune Cookies will tailor this cookie to your particular taste.
Third, it will have a piece of book three inside. That means it will taste of delicious secrets.
This is an auction item, and it will be ending on Dec 23rd.
To bid on this auction, follow this link.
- AUCTION: Chocolate-Covered Cookies with Fortunes from Patrick Rothfuss.
These cookies contain personalized fortunes written by me (Patrick Rothfuss.) They will make you laugh, they will make you cry, they will leave you a shattered, gibbering wreck of a human being. Or something.
To bid on this auction, click here.
- Signed Ernest Cline vs. Patrick Rothfuss Posters.
Back at the end of August, I did a team reading/signing with Ernest Cline at McLean&Eakin’s in Petoskey Michigan. This poster was designed especially for that event.
Ernest is the author of Ready Player One, a book that I enjoyed with every square inch of my geeky, geeky heart. It’s one of the few books that I’ve given a blurb.
After our epic battle, Ernest and I signed a few extra posters for posterity. Given that this was Ernest’s very first ever signing, these things are sure to be worth millions of dollars some day. Especially after Ernest’s movie comes out and I spiral into methadone-fueled madness.
You can view or buy the poster here.
If you’re a map geek like me, then you have to love this map of Alera. Not only is it extremely posh, but it’s signed by both author Jim Butcher and the illustrator, Priscilla Spencer.
The wonderful Priscilla Spencer has donated this piece to Worldbuilders. You may find more of her work at her website.
To see more pictures, or bid on this auction, you can follow this link.
- Signed Kvothe Giclees by Donato.
This is the original artwork for the first Name of the Wind bookcover by artist Donato Giancola, the “Fabio” cover as I like to call it.
This print is a 13″ by 17″ giclee, which is way better than just an ordinary print, apparently.
(Valerie’s note: this is pronounced “zhee-clay” for everyone like me who is going to pronounce it wrong and feel dumb, as opposed to the people like Pat who will pronounce it wrong and not give a damn.)
It is signed by Donato. If you want, I’ll write my name on it too.
You can view or buy the giclees here.
- AUCTION: Signed, numbered gilcee of Kvothe by Donato.
If you win the auction, I’d be happy to sign it too. Or not. Whatever you’d prefer.
To bid on this auction, you can follow this link.
- AUCTION: Signed, numbered Neil Gaiman print: “The Day the Saucers Came.”
In this print, Jouni Koponen illustrates Neil’s poem: “The Day the Saucers Came.” It’s hand-printed on a semi-matte silky smooth paper stock.
This signed, limited edition print was specially donated to us from Neverwear. This 10″ x 29″ print has everything you could ever want, zombies geniis, UFOs, giants, fairies… even killer bees.
To bid on this auction, you can follow this link.
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As always, all the money we raise from auctions and sales in The Tinker’s Packs goes to Worldbuilders.
You can follow this link to look at all the Worldbuilders auctions. Please keep in mind that all auctions listed on this page end on Dec 23rd.
To see more donated books, as well as other auctions and the items we’re selling in the store, you can head over to the main Worldbuilders page.