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Pat’s Far Travels: PAX South

Hey everyone, Amanda here! Pat’s on his way to a con, which means it’s time for me to post up his schedule for PAX South!

But before he gets to San Antonio for PAX, he’s in LA to do a guest spot on Critical Role, Geek and Sundry’s D&D series, TONIGHT (Thursday, the 26th).

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The game’s DM is Matthew Mercer, and features a bunch of other cool folks, this time including Pat. Pat’s made a few appearances on Critical Role as Kerr in the past, and he’s really excited to be on again tonight.

If you want to check it out you can watch on either Geek and Sundry’s Twitch channel, or on Pat’s Twitch channel. It’ll be tonight, January 26th at 7PM Pacific Time, so be sure to tune in. As a bonus, if you sign up for notifications for when Pat’s channel goes live and you’ll get a quick alert from there.

If you miss out on Critical Role, though, never fear, there’s a lot of cool stuff happening at PAX, including livestreams…

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It’s Pat’s first time down to South, and there are a LOT of cool things happening down there.

The folks over at True Dungeon are running a short, free demo of True Dungeon at the con to build awareness and a potential volunteer pool for coming back and running the real deal in 2018. It’ll be 10am to 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 1pm on Sunday.

It’s no secret that Pat loves True Dungeon (frankly, we all do). We’ve given away seats to play with him and some friends a few times as a part of various Worldbuilders fundraisers.

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We really like True Dungeon around here, and we think you should too. If you’re going to be at PAX South and want to see what all of the fuss is about, head over to the Stars at Night Ballroom on the 3rd floor for a free, 30 minute demo of one of our favorite games.

If you’re looking to find somewhere to find Pat’s merch, the folks at Toonhound will be carrying our various Pinny Pins, as well as copies of The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. WHiffle. If you want to grab some for yoruself, swing by booth 10071 and say hi.

Anyway, enough announcements. Here’s where Pat will be and when at PAX South:

Friday, January 27

  • 4-5pm: An Afternoon with Pat Rothfuss, Main Theater

This event is going to be live streamed on the PAX Twitch Channel, so you can watch Pat goofing off with the audience LIVE.

Remember that the time zones are in CENTRAL TIME, since PAX is in San Antonio, so account for that when you’re tuning in.

  • 6:30-8pm: Autographing Session, Queue room

Both of the signings will have Princess & Mr. Whiffle books available for purchase from Toonhound, and if you haven’t read that one, I can assure you you want to.

Saturday, January 28

  • 2-5pm: Acquisitions Incorporated Live, Main Theater

Acquisitions Inc is also live on the Twitch Channel (again, central time), and it’s guaranteed to be a good time.

If you haven’t kept up with Acquisitions Inc, there was a holiday special released on Amazon Prime recently (decidedly after the holidays) that you can watch and catch up. Pat plays a devilish rogue named Viari with a penchant for swinging on chandeliers, and the game is DMed by one of the best DMs of all time, Chris Perkins.

  • 7-8pm: Pitch Your Game Idea, Cactus Theater

This one sounds hilarious. Attendees have 45 seconds to pitch their game ideas to the panel of judges (one of which is Pat), and the top 3 will win swag and prizes. If you have a really great (or really hilarious) game idea, this is the perfect place to show it off and maybe win something cool in the process.

Sunday, January 29

  • 11:30am-1pm: Autographing Session, Queue room
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Jackbox at PAX…box, Main Theater

I’ve really grown to love all of the Jackbox games, so watching a bunch of cool people play them is something I’m looking forward to. Not to mention I have lots of reasons to believe that Pat might lose at a couple of these games, and I love watching him look silly in front of a lot of people.

This panel is also streamed on the official  Twitch Channel, so tune in with me and watch everyone goof off for an hour.

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If you’re in the area of PAX South I hope you’re able to swing by (there are still a few badges left!), and maybe watch the Twitch streams if you can’t. I know I will, but I always tune in to make sure Pat’s not embarrassing himself TOO much…

Amanda

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Delicious Miscellany

Hey folks, Worldbuilders Team here! We’ve got a ton more cool stuff to show you, and we hijacked Pat’s blog in order to do it.

As we write this, we’ve officially crossed $1.91 million, which is an amazing number to see. We’ve never raised this much before, and we know that it’s because we have such fantastic supporters who are constantly spreading the word and making the world a better place.

Around the end of the fundraiser we always have a ton of cool things that get thrown in, and at a certain point it’s easier to just throw them up and show them off than try to categorize them into specifics.

Some of them are really obvious, like the truly mind-numbing number of graphic novels and comics we got this year.

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We’ve got loads of stuff in the lottery for comic lovers, enough that you can select Comics/Graphic Novels as a type of prize you’re interested in from us. There’s stuff from Dark Horse Comics, DreamHaven, John Kovalic, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction, and Improper Books – and there’s even more than this, but showing them all off would be practically impossible here. We’ve put them all up in the Lottery Library to check out anytime you want.

And if you’re into art, then maybe you’d like some of the art auctions we currently have running…

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People like Grace Fong, Karen Hallion, Terri Windling, Geek Calligraphy, and Penny Arcade sent along beautiful calligraphy, limited availability pieces, and full print runs from an art series. They’re all available for auction, and you should definitely check them out in more detail.

Honestly, the wide variety of things people were willing to send along was stunning. Pros offered up all sorts of cool things, like Kevin Hearne’s type-written manuscript for a story in Beseiged.

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You can bid on that beauty right here. It’s two drafts, covered in copy edits, making it that much more fun, and it’s a most-definite, one-of-a-kind piece, signed by Kevin. When we heard he was sending it along, a lot of folks in the office started giving each other side-eyes and making plans to see who could outbid who on it.

You could thwart all of us though, and every dollar raised on all of our auctions counts toward our matching money, so the more it goes for the more families we’ll be able to help.

But the truth is, pros aren’t the only ones sending in awesome, personalized stuff. Folks who aren’t professionals showed off some of their craftiness as well.

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A fan named Alyshondra made a ton of cool cross stitches for us, doing tie-ins with some of our favorite things. The Moo-ing Draccus won Amanda’s heart instantly, and the Kvothe/Wil/Sim Story of Tonight is already raising a pretty penny over on eBay.

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Serpent’s Dance has worked with us for a few years now, and we’re always thrilled when she comes back with more handmade copper jewelry for us to auction off. She sent over so much this year that we were able to put some in the lottery as well, so you can either donate and hope for a chance, or bid on your favorites in auction.

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And if you want pure miscellany, Tait over at Esoteric Garage sent along a whole family of brass ducks (he’s the one who sent us copper goats last year), Jessica sent us a Mr. Tibbet backpack she made for her Princess and Mr. Whiffle cosplay, and Dale sent in a trio of steampunk guns that really need to be seen to be appreciated fully.

It’s amazing what our supporters can create, and it’s even more mind-boggling when they send it along to help us raise money for Heifer International.

And there’s so much more cool stuff than that. There are a bunch of auctions live, but it’s our last batch, and they all end on SUNDAY NIGHT, so be sure to look them over and see if anything catches your eye.

One of our other major deadlines fast approaching is a shipping deadline to receive things from the online store, The Tinker’s Packs, in time for Christmas. As a matter of fact, TODAY is your last day for cheap UPS shipping. We even made you a handy dandy graphic.

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Now, you may say to us, “Silly Worldbuilders, I’ve been a supporter for years. I’ve seen the things in The Tinker’s Packs, and I have all of your Rothfuss merchandise.”

While that may be so, what you may not realize is that we just launched new products with three new awesome creators. A-ha, we surprised you!

Actually nobody was more surprised than we were to find ourselves working with a new crew of super-cool creators, and we have some brand new products we hope you’ll really enjoy.

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In no specific order, we have two new t-shirts from Holly Black, one based on The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (the Dead Last Truck Stop), and one that anybody can wear (The Sweet Balm of Coffee), even if they’re not necessarily a Holly Black fan (you know, that friend of yours who doesn’t understand). If you want to grab one of Holly’s tees, you can find them in our Holly Black collection!

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We also have a stunning shirt by Todd Lockwood that features the design from the cover of his debut novel, The Summer Dragon. It’s a stunning piece of work to begin with, and we can’t believe how well it turned out on the shirt. You can grab The Evertide shirt for yourself here.

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Finally, we have taken over for Rat Queens as their official merchandise outlet! They had their own online store for a while, but it was tough balancing that with creating the comic, so we’ve started carrying some of their most popular shirts, as well as creating new products like a cool jersey scarf featuring their tentacle design. All the Rat Queens stuff is in one collection.

Add to that all the cool stuff we already have for sale, and it’s looking like you might just have one stop for all your gift-giving needs!

This is also your reminder that the fundraiser will be over Monday, December 19th at 11:59pm PST! Pat will be back to share more stories and updates with you guys next time, so until then: thank you all for making this the best fundraiser we’ve ever had!

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Worldbuilders: Our story so far…

Hey folks, Worldbuilders Team here! Pat is currently out in Seattle for the Child’s Play dinner, but he asked us to hijack the blog and do another recap of what’s been going on in the fundraiser so far.

As we write this, we’re sitting at over $1.45 MILLION, something we never could’ve imagined before, and it’s significantly because of our matching money.

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We’re so grateful for this matching money, because it means we’re able to do twice the good. Plus, it means every donation you make gets us closer to the next stretch goal twice as fast. If you donate $20, we get $40 closer.

We’re blowing by stretch goals, and you can see which ones we’ve hit and the ones we’re still hoping to hit right here. Every one of them is clickable, so click around to your heart’s content…

One of our personal favorites was our happy dances when we hit $300,000–mostly because we love doing happy dances.

We’ve all been dancing around the office pretty much ever since, mostly because we don’t have any reason to stop.

In addition to your donation pushing us closer to stretch goals, though, you’re also getting entries into the lottery. Every $10 you donate gets you just a little bit closer, and we have more than 5,400 individual prizes in the lottery now.

We just realized that. Guys, we have over 5,400 prizes!

As a reminder, a majority of the lottery and auction items aren’t being posted about here on Pat’s blog. Instead, Pat has let the Worldbuilders Team share a lot of that information on our website.

For example, last week we posted up literally THOUSANDS OF GAMES from Mayfair Games, Fantasy Flight, Wizards of the Coast, and Settlers of Catan, just to name a few. That was on top of all of the games we already had from Cheapass Games and Pathfinder.

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So yeah, we’ve been showing off A LOT of stuff on the Worldbuilders Blog.

The photos below show off the broad categories, but you can click on any of color images to check out the blog post and/or the section of the Lottery Library we’ve featured so far:

The black and white stuff is coming soon!

There’s already over $160,000 worth of prizes in the lottery, and a LOT more is going to be coming in this last week. Remember, if you want to know about ALL OF IT, check out the Worldbuilders Blog or the Lottery Library. Both of those will show you all of the coolness.

The last round of auctions are also going live tonight, so if you want one last opportunity to get your hands on some rare, limited, or otherwise specialty items, swing over to the eBay page and see if there’s anything you’re interested in.

Our deadline extension brings us through December 19th at 11;59pm PST, and now we’ve got enough time to show off everything else that’s coming. There’s a fair amount, including a story about a certain beloved book, so keep an eye out….

The Worldbuilders Team

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Pat at PAX

Hey everyone, Amanda here! As has become tradition, I’ve hijacked the blog to let you know about Pat’s schedule at a con, this time PAX West.

PAX West is one of the cons Pat almost always hits, primarily because there’s usually a live game of Acquisitions Incorporated, the D&D campaign run by Chris Perkins for Jerry Holkins, Mike Krahulik, Scott Kurtz, and Pat.

He’s also usually there because we’ve started making Pinny Arcade collectible pins, like the Eolian Talent Pipes, and the What Ho! pin.

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We’ve got folks selling these pins for us, but what I’m most excited for is that PAX is where we’ll be debuting our next Pinny pin, the Domesticated Owlbear.

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He was designed by the beloved John Kovalic, who also designed our Domesticated Owlbear plushie (which we’re very nearly out of, by the way).

It’s being released for the first time here, and we’ll have it (and our other pins) at a few different places:

  • The Cards Against Humanity Room, ACT Theater in the Convention Center. What Ho!, Talent Pipes, and Owlbear pins will all be at their table.
  • Table Titans Booth, 3rd Floor Lobby Atrium. What Ho! and Owlbear pins will all be at their table.

If you’re not familiar with the Pinny Arcade phenomenon, there’s a whole community aspect to it. You buy a few of your favorite pins. Grab yourself a Pinny Arcade trading lanyard, and walk around the con looking for other folks with lanyards. If they have pins on their lanyard, those pins are up for trade. Start talking. Trade pins. Profit.

It’s a seriously fun way to get to know some like-minded folks amid the whirlwind of PAX, and the Domesticated Owlbear pin is sure to catch some eyes. He’s just so CUTE.

There will also be some pins and copies of The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle available at Pat’s signing, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the very beginning:

Thursday, September 1st

PAX West doesn’t officially start until Friday, but PAX Dev, a bonus 2-day event for game developers, runs on Wednesday and Thursday, and Pat’s participating in one of the panels for that.

  • 5pm-6pm: Lightning Round: 15 Talks in 90 Minutes, Westin Grand III

A bunch of game designers (like Mike Selinker, Paul Peterson, and Liz Spain) and some special mystery guests are each going to be given 5 minutes to rant, pontificate, or otherwise expound on a subject of their choosing.

It’s going to be a whirlwind of information, and we all know that Pat is able to talk at length about almost anything, so it’s guaranteed to be interesting.

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Pat *may* be there. Maybe. It’s on his schedule, but it’s a couple blocks away from the convention center, so I’m worried he might get lost or distracted on the way there.

So you *might* see Pat assuming he isn’t wandering lost, confused, or supine in a chemical fug facedown in a ditch somewhere. But that’s hardly important because James Ernest *will* be there. And it’s a really awesome event for a great cause, the Seattle Children’s Hospital.

There will be a nice meal served, and you’ll get to play games with cool game designers like James, Mike Selinker, and Paul Peterson. There’ll even be a life-sized game of Tak to play, as well as one of Tsuro (one of my personal favorites).

There’s thousands of dollars of prizes up for grabs, and you’ll be able to spend the entire night gaming to your heart’s content.

If you’ve got the money to spare and want to do something fun before the con officially starts, you can pick up your tickets right here while they last.

Friday, September 2nd

The con itself starts on Friday, and all of the panels are going to be livestreamed over on the 3 different PAX twitch channels, so if there’s something you want to check out, be sure to mark it on your calendar, but remember that all times are in PACIFIC TIME when you do.

  • 7:30pm-8:30pm: An Evening with Pat Rothfuss, Wyvern Theater (Westin Level 4)

This will be an awesome event, so if you’ve got a badge to PAX you should swing by and check it out. Pat usually does a reading, takes a bunch of questions, and goofs off in whatever way he deems appropriate.

The livestream will be right here, and I won’t lie that I’ll be interested and nervous to see what Pat does for the world to see.

Saturday, September 3rd

  • 11am-1pm: Signing in the Autographing Area (Westin Level 2)

As I mentioned before, if you need something to get signed, you’ll be able to pick up the first Princess & Whiffle book at the signing, as well as the Talent Pipes or Domesticated Owlbear pins.

  • 5:30pm-6:30pm: Acquisitions Incorporated Cast Commentary, Wyvern Theater (Westin Level 4)

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The entire cast of Acquisitions Inc is getting together to talk about the game, and do some Acquisitions-specific Q&A. The whole crew will be there, including Chris Perkins, so if you love the series you can finally ask all of your burning questions here. This, again, will be livestreamed right here on Twitch.

Sunday, September 4th

  • 12pm-1pm: Tak Talk with James and Pat, Wyvern Theatre (Westin Level 4)

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Pat and James Ernest are going to get together and talk about all things Tak. It’s a great opportunity to hear about its origin, history, and how things went behind the curtain.

The livestream for this panel will be here, and you’ll be able to listen in and hear all the fun stories from Tak’s storied life. It really is a beautiful game with a fascinating history.

  • 6:00pm: Acquisitions Inc Gameplay, Main Theater (Benaroya Hall)

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And, last but not least, will be the live game of Acquisitions Inc. I have no idea what’s going to happen here, but you can probably bet that there will be a chandelier or two and a couple of shouts of WHAT HO.

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There you have it, guys. Have fun finding Pat wherever he is, and if you’re stuck at home like me, make sure to catch a livestream or two. We can commiserate together if he says something particularly egregious.

Amanda

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Pat’s Far Travels: San Diego Comic Con

Hey everyone, Amanda here! Pat’s off on a trip to San Diego for the fabled San Diego Comic Con, and since he’s already hit the road, I’m here to present to you his schedule so you can hunt him down like the pokemon that he is. (Note: Please do not actually hunt Pat. Or tell him I said this.)

He’ll be lurking around San Diego a little bit today (Wednesday) but he doesn’t have an official events until Thursday afternoon…
  • Thursday, July 21

1:30pm-2:30pm: Nerd Trivia, Author Edition, with Pierce Brown, Romina Russel, Chuck Wendig, Sam Sykes, Cecil Castellucci, V.E. Schwab, Camilla D’Errico, and Duane Swierczynski.  Held in the Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave.

They’re actually holding a drawing for Panel tickets in the morning, from 9am to 10am in the Salis Pavillion, so if you want to get in on this, be sure to head up there Thursday morning.

3:30pm-4:30pm: Signing, autograph area AA07

7pm: w00tstock 8.0, Balboa Theatre

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Pat’s not technically performing at w00tstock, but he’ll be around, and even without him in the show, you should swing by if you have time. It’s the best thing to do in town, and I’m not just saying that because Hank Green is on the lineup this year (though that is part of it, since I’m a huge Nerdfighter).

w00tstock is a variety show that really caters to the geek community. Folks like Joel Hodgson, Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, and Travis McElroy will be there, just to name a few. There are a lot of videos available online from previous years, including a couple of time Pat’s been there and done some reading.

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Tickets are available here, so you should check it out if you can.

  • Friday, July 22

11am-12am: Q&A with Ben Hatke, Room 4
1pm-2pm: Spotlight on Patrick Rothfuss, Room 6A

Hank Green is going to be interviewing Pat, and goodness knows what they’ll end up talking about, but I’m fairly confident it’ll be entertaining, at the very least.

5:30pm-6:30pm: Signing autograph area AA21

  • Saturday, July 23

12pm-1pm: Signing, autograph area AA08

  • Sunday July 24

12pm-1pm: Signing at Badali’s Booth, #532

This signing requires a FREE time ticket, which you can pick up at Badali’s booth anytime the hall is open, from Preview Night until just before the signing starts.

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It’s going to be an awesome con, and everything on Pat’s schedule looks like it’s going to be a good time.

In a couple of weeks, Pat will be headed out to GenCon with the Worldbuilders team in tow, and that schedule is already posted for your perusal a few blogs back, or you can just click here to check it out.

Amanda

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Geeks Doing Good: A Birthday Coup

Hey guys. Amanda here hijacking the blog again.

See, I think it’s time we start a little coup here. I’m forcing my way into the blog via hotel wifi for what I think you’ll all agree is a very good reason: Pat’s birthday.

See, Pat doesn’t want to talk about it, and he’d definitely never tell you about it himself. It’s just not his way. But Pat is very important to me, and I want him to have an excellent birthday. One where he gets exactly what he wants out of the day.

What he really wants, more than anything, is to have an exceptional fundraiser. He loves watching everyone come together over the common love for geekery and charity. He loves watching this thing he started in his living room grow and evolve into something amazing.

We’re launching our Geeks Doing Good charity fundraiser today, and we’re all really excited about it, especially Pat.

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Pat was going to wait until tomorrow or Wednesday to write a blog about it. He was going to skim right over the fact that it was his birthday, and that he spent the entire day travelling home from Phoenix Comicon.

Since he’s going to be so busy today, I think the best thing we can do for him is overwhelm him with how awesome the fundraiser is doing.

There’s something in it for you, beyond giving Pat an awesome birthday surprise. We have so many cool things that I’m about to go broke buying from our own fundraiser. Just look at all of the awesome.

  • A Draccus Plushie

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Everyone here at Worldbuilders HQ is pretty obsessed with this little guy, but none so much as me. Every time I look at him I get distracted. I giggle, and say “look at ‘im!” for entirely too long before I can move on.

He’s going to be $30, and I love him.

  • So many new t-shirts

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There’s the shirt from Sam Sykes with probably the best writing advice ever. He tweeted it to Pat, and when Pat demanded one on a t-shirt, Jeff one of the Worldbuilders Team, made it for him. Pat and Sam both loved it, and so did a lot of other people, so we’re doing as we’ve been asked and selling them.

We’re teaming up with Rat Queens on a shirt, which everyone in the office is excited about, but especially Pat. We’re bringing back a design they used to have, but has been sold out for a long time.

Jim Butcher agreed to do another Dresden Files shirt with us, this time depicting a certain Warden keeping busy and practicing his PARKOUR!!

And those are just shirts we’ve teamed up with other folks for. Our more traditional fare includes the much-requested Worldbuilders t-shirt, and a convenient chart of Ademic emoji to bring with you wherever you go. The Ademic Emoji shirt is a fundraiser exclusive, so if you want one, you should hop on that train now, before it’s too late.

  • Text-based wearables

Pat teased that we’re doing another shirt with Litographs, but the art wasn’t finalized yet. It is now, and guys…this shirt is wonderful.

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In addition to the t-shirt, it’s going to be on a tote bag (which Brett talks about pretty eloquently in the launch video).

Plus, the fine folks over at Storiarts have printed select text of Name of the Wind onto gloves.

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They’re beautiful, comfortable, and the perfect thing to wear for a long evening of writing.

  • Things to make you smell good

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Last year we debuted Auri’s Most Perfect Soap in the fundraiser, and this year we’ve worked with Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs to bring you the other soap mentioned in Slow Regard: Auri’s Sunny Summer Soap. According to Auri, it smells like sunlight, summer, and cinnas fruit, and even though those are ephemeral (and in one case completely made up) concepts, Black Phoenix absolutely nailed it.

While they were working on this scent, they sent over some samples of perfumes based on characters from the books. The smells of Bast, Kvothe, and Denna were not things I had expected to experience in my life, but they’re truly wonderful. You can get one, or you can get a 3 pack, which has been discounted to save you some money.

  • An actual children’s book

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For those of you who’ve read The Adventures of the Princess and Mr Whiffle books, you know that they’re not really for kids. The good news is that we’ve teamed up with Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak to bring you a much better book to share with the wee ones in your life.

The Princess Who Saved Herself is based off one of Jonathan Coulton’s songs, and it’s a wonderful story. Parents and non-parents here love it, and it sends a really awesome message. It was originally printed for a Kickstarter campaign, and we’re helping bring it to a wider audience and get this book into as many hands as we can.

If you have a tiny human in your life, you should really consider picking this up.

  • So much other awesome stuff

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We can’t begin to cover all of it here, but there’s a lot. You can get randomly-written-in copies of Name of the Wind. You can get Coffee from Imre, Tarbean, and Tinue. You can get Vintish Court Rings with YOUR NAME on them. The perks go on, and we’ll be adding more throughout the week.

As in years past, for those of you looking to participate who don’t have a credit card, shoot us an email at fundraiser(@)worldbuilders.org. We’ll help you figure something out, and make sure you’re able to participate as much as you want to.

See if something piques your interest. We have a little bit of something for everyone in this year’s fundraiser, and I think it’s our best yet.

And maybe leave a little bit of love here, or on the campaign page, for Pat on his birthday. He loves you all, and I think he’s going to love seeing the campaign off to a good start when he gets home late tonight.

Thanks guys,

Amanda

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Pat’s Far Travels: MisCon, Phoenix Comicon, and GenCon

Hey guys, Amanda here! After the crazy-awesome end to the Tak Kickstarter, Pat almost immediately has to pack his bags and head off to a couple of cons.  The good news is it’s almost become tradition for me to hijack the blog to post his convention schedule information, so I wasn’t altogether surprised this time around.

Missoula, Montana

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(Aren’t these graphics Brett made awesome? I want one to track where Pat is at all times)

First is going to be MisCon, a great hidden gem of a convention, held in Missoula, Montana. If you’re anywhere near there, Pat’s one of a lot of cool guests, like Jim Butcher, Robin Hobb, Peter Orullian, and Dan Wells.

If you’re in the neighborhood, you can still buy badges over on their website or at the door when you arrive.

The con runs from May 27th through the 30th, but Pat’s only panels are on the 30th:

  • Sunday, May 29

5:00pm-5:50pm: Q&A With Jim Butcher and Pat Rothfuss in Ballroom B

**This event has been changed from Monday the 30th to Sunday the 29th at 5:00pm.

  • Monday, May 30 

10:00am-10:50am: Signing in Ballroom B

12:pm-12:50pm: Making Characters Resonate in Ballroom B
with Carol Berg, Todd Lockwood, & Peter Orullian.

Definitely check this stuff out, because it all sounds amazing. And if you see Pat, say hi from me.

 

Phoenix, Arizona

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If you’re headed to Phoenix Comicon, though, you won’t have to say hi for me, because I’ll be there slinging Worldbuilders Merch at our gigantic booth,  #740/641. If you’re interested in helping us out at the booth, we’re looking for volunteers! If you’ve got some time to spare, contact our coordinator, Thera, right here.

We’ll be hosting signings there with Pat, as well as Kevin Hearne (Thursday 6/2 from 4-5), Scott Sigler (Friday 6/3 from 12-1), Pierce Brown (Friday 6/3 from 6-7), Brad Beaulieu (Saturday 6/4 from 1:30-2:30), and Mary Robinette Kowal (Sunday 6/5 from 1-2). More might be added, so be sure to swing by and check us out.

All signings, including Pat’s, will require free time tickets so we can keep the lines under control. If you’re interested in getting in on one of our signings, you can come to the booth anytime the hall is open to get a ticket.

But before the con even starts, there’s a huge signing event happening at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.

  • Wednesday, June 1

7:00pm: ELEVENGEDDON, an 19-author signing extravaganza
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
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There are going to be 19 different authors all hanging out at The Poisoned Pen, all ready to sign books and have a rocking time. They’ll start handing out free color-coded wristbands an hour before the event starts to keep things from being too crowded all at once.

Authors like Pierce Brown, Kevin Hearne, Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Sam Sykes, and Django Wexler are going to be there, just to name a very few. If you can, you should really check it out.

Then, of course, the con starts the next day.

Note: There’ve been a few things added, so be sure to double check this one!

  • Thursday, June 2

4:30pm-5:30pm: Would You Rather?- North 128B
with Alyssa Wong, Pierce Brown, Sam Sykes, and Shannon Messengers

If this is going to be anything like Author Batsu games (which is another panel you should go to, even though Pat isn’t on it), then we are all in for a very weird treat.

  • Friday, June 3

12:00pm-1:00pm: Adventuring Parties, Still Cool?- North 129A
With Sam Sykes, Sarah Remy, and Todd Lockwood

1:30pm-2:30pm: Signing in the Signing lounge, North 127AB

3:00pm-4:00pm: Signing at the Worldbuilders Booth #740/641

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  • Saturday, June 4

12:00pm-1:00pm: Signing in the Exhibitor Hall Signing Area

1:30pm-2:30pm: Glowy Swords: Magical Macguffins-North 129A
With Alyssa Wong, Brandon Sanderson, Sam Sykes, and Victoria V.E. Schwab

3:00pm-4:00pm: Signing at Worldbuilders Booth #740/641

4:30-5:30pm: Spotlight:  Join Pat as he talks writing, mead making and livestock  – West 301A

  • Sunday, June 5

10:30am-11:30am: Guilty Pleasure Tropes-North 128B
With Christina Henry, Gini Koch, and Tom Leveen

12:00pm-1:00pm: Signing in the Signing Lounge, North 127AB

3:00pm-4:00pm: Signing in the Exhibitor Hall Signing Area

4:30pm-5:30pm: Embarrassing Author Con Stories-North 128B
With Kevin Hearne, Leanna Hieber, Mary Robinette Kowal, Pierce Brown, Sam Sykes and Shannon Messenger

The subject matter of this panel would be enough for me to desperately want to attend. The authors who are going to be on it will make it that much more amazing. Anything Sam Sykes considers “embarrassing” is going to make for an awesome story.

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And, even though it’s a couple of months away yet, we wanted to make sure you knew about Pat’s GenCon schedule. GenCon has tickets for some of the panels and events, so if you want to attend you need to register online. All of Pat’s panels are free, but have limited seating, and we don’t want you to miss out just because you weren’t able to register soon enough.

Worldbuilders will also be at GenCon in a few different places, including a table outside the Writer’s Symposium, and booth #267 in the exhibit hall. We’re still deciding what we’re going to bring to sell at the booth, but there’s a lot to choose from in The Tinker’s Packs, so if you have feelings on what we should bring, maybe let me know in the comments and it’ll help us decide…

  • Thursday, August 4

1pm-2pm: Writer’s Craft: Convince the Reader to Care, Capital 1

4pm-5pm: Signing in the Exhibit Hall Author Area

All of Pat’s signings will require a ticket (so that you guys don’t flood the signing area with awesome, awesome people), so you can register for this one right here.

  • Friday, August 5

12pm-1pm: Talk about Tak with James Ernest, Westin, Capitol II

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This promises to be a great talk, especially since the Kickstarter went so well, and it’s just plain fun to hear Pat and James get into really in-depth talks about games. If you want to check it out, ask some questions, or just hear Pat and James discuss all things Tak, you won’t want to miss this. You’ll need to register for this event, which you can do right here.

4pm-6pm: An Evening with Pat Rothfuss

This is one of my favorite events Pat does, because you honestly never know what’s going to happen. Maybe he’ll read some poetry. Maybe he’ll make the entire audience sing with him. Maybe he’ll discuss the narrative structure of his favorite Marvel movie. No matter what, though, it’ll very likely be entertaining.

Registration for this one just went up today, so be sure to get in on it soon here.

  • Saturday, August 6

1:00pm-2:00pm: Signing, Exhibit Hall Author Area

As with the last signing, this will require registration for the sake of line control. If you want to attend this signing, you can do it here.

3:00pm-4:00pm: Character Craft: Representing Unconscious Motivation, Capital 1

4:00pm-5:00pm: Writer’s Life: Writers and Mental Health (You’re Not Alone), Capital 1

If I can, I’m going to make a point of swinging by this panel. It’s so rare for folks to discuss issues of mental health, and having a bunch of authors being candid and honest about it will hopefully open up the dialogue for more people, and take some of the stigma away.

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And there you have it folks. You’ll probably see Pat around the con at all of these, but you’ll for sure be able to find him at these events. Make sure to register soon if you’re going to be at GenCon, and come say hi at the booths if you’ll be at Phoenix or GenCon.

Hope to see you soon!
Amanda

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