First of all, let me clarify something. The Worldbuilders fundraiser will be starting in a month or so.
It hasn’t started yet. We’re just gearing up for it.
Now I know some of you are excited. I get that. I really do. But let’s not get crazy here. Let’s not go running around all higgledy-piggeldy.
I mention this because after I posted the last blog, some people got riled up and donated on last year’s Worldbuilders page, the one labeled Worldbuilders 2011.
In some ways, that makes me happy, because the money does go to Heifer International. But in other ways it makes me sad, because those folks are missing out on this year’s festivities. Including the matching donations Worldbuilders offers….
So listen when I say unto you: Be patient. We’re still warming up for the main event.
For example, today’s the day we’re officially making our open call for anyone who would like to help with the fundraiser.
What sort of folks can help? Well….
- Are you an author who would like to donate some signed books to Worldbuilders?
Author-donated books have always been the backbone of Worldbuilders. We’d love to put them to use.
What’s more, if you have extra foreign editions taking up shelf space, we’d love to make them available for non-English readers in The Tinker’s Packs.
Drop us a line at donations (squiggly-at-thinger) worldbuilders.org.
- Are you a crafty geek-type person who would like to donate something cool?
Last year we experimented with Jane hats, hand-crafted bear steins, and hand-bound books. To our delight, they sold really well.
So if you’d like to donate your geeky crafts to the cause, drop us a line at donations (squiggly-at-thinger) worldbuilders.org.
- Are you a vast corporate entity looking for a tax write-off?
Did you know that Worldbuilders is a federally recognized 501(c)3 charity? Well we are. We’re bona fide.
What’s more, this year Worldbuilders is offering official corporate sponsorships, allowing you to exchange your dirty, dirty money for good publicity and positive karma.
Want more details? Contact us at donations (squiggly-at-thinger) worldbuilders.org.
- Are you a publisher who would like to promote your titles right before the holidays?
It seems to me that sending books to worldbuilders would be a great way to do that. We’re great at showing off books….
What’s more, if you’re willing to kick in enough books, Worldbuilders will hold you up as a glorious specimen of generosity by making you an official sponsor of the fundraiser.
We can make it happen, just drop us a line at donations (squiggly-at-thinger) worldbuilders.org.
- Are you a brick-and-mortar bookstore that would like to carry copies of our Literary Pin-up Calendar?
With authors like Neil Gaiman, George RR Martin, and Charlaine Harris involved, you know they’ll sell….
Drop us a line at questions (squiggly-at-thinger) worldbuilders.org and we’ll discuss details.
- Are you a blogger, journalist, or member of the geek glitterati willing to spread the word about Worldbuilders?
We would love to make that happen.
Contact us at questions (squiggly-at-thinger) worldbuilders.org
- Are you Batman?
Seriously. The suit looks cool and all, but it’s time someone told you. Everybody knows you’re Bruce Wayne.
We know your parents got killed, and we’re sorry as hell about that. We also know it must be pretty fun running around on rooftops, beating the hell out of the lower class, and boning Catwoman.
And we’re not implying you should stop that. Everyone needs a hobby.
But if you *really* wanted to help people, you’d take just a fraction of the money you were going to spend on Batarangs and give it to us instead. $120 bucks is all it takes to change someone’s life forever. Do you have any idea what we could do with some of that Bat-Mobile money???
We’ll make you an official sponsor of the fundraiser too. You don’t have to be a corporation or a publisher for that. We respect regular old-fashioned personal philanthropy too.
You can donate on behalf of your parents if you like. You can be anonymous if you want.
Seriously. We’re okay with that.
Just drop us a line and we’ll work out the details.
We’re at: donations (squiggly-at-thinger) worldbuilders.org