Well folks, we’ve just finished our third full day of Worldbuilders, and we’ve already raised over $75,000. I feel pretty good about that.
That means we’ve already unlocked our first two stretch goals.
- Notorious wordmonger Nika Harper reads her own Dinosaur Limericks.
- Troubadour extraordinaire Molly Lewis performs her Pumpkin Spice Latte Song.
You should really check them out, then share them around with the rest of the world. Your friends on social media will thank you for it.
My first stretch goal unlocks at $100K (it involves Tom Bombadil) and there are many more. There’s a full list in the Hub Blog. Or you can do what I do, and obsessively click the refresh button on the Worldbuilders Page, watching the donation totals slowly rise. Trying to use the power of your mind to *make* the totals rise. WILLING them to grow.
Or, y’know, you could go and donate on our team page. Scientific studies have shown that that makes our donation totals go up too.
And now, today’s donations….
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Badali Jewelry has been with Worldbuilders for a long time. And they’ve been with me, personally for even longer. They were my very first company to ever approach me for a licencing agreement based on my books. Since then they’ve produced truly marvelous work set in my world, including the Eolian talent pipes, Denna’s ring, and the Iron Wheel.
They have a lot of great stuff, including a bunch of officially licensed jewelry from some of the biggest fantasy series around, like the Dresden Files, Iron Druid, Wheel of Time, Lord of the Rings, and much more.
This year they’re helping Worldbuilders in two ways. The first is….
- A coupon code for Badali’s Website: WBLD14
For the duration of the Fundraiser, if you buy anything at all on their website with that code:
~ You get $10 off your shipping costs.
~ 10% of the money goes directly to Worldbuilders.
Secondarily, they’ve given us a lovely array of jewelry we’re auctioning off.
- Arkenstone Replica from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein.
Just like the real Arkenstone, the colors change based on the light, and it comes in a swank little wooden chest with a black velvet pillow.
They really go the extra mile to make their items collectible and true to the story. If you want to get your hands on the Arkenstone with all the money coming to Worldbuilders, grab it right here.
- Elessar the Elfstone Brooch from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein.
This piece is so new, Badali hasn’t even added it to their online store yet.
It was given to Aragorn by Galadriel, and was intended to be a sign of acceptance of Aragorn’s future as the rightful heir of Gondor.
Like we said, Badali doesn’t mess around. Grab it here.
- Khuzdul Dwarven Battle Axe Necklace from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein.
This intricate battle axe features the Khuzdul battle cry: “Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!” The translation is: “Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you!”
It’s beautifully detailed work, and it can be yours if you bid here.
- Asha’man Dragon Pin from The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Sterling Silver.
Hardcore Wheel of Time geeks will appreciate this pin. The design was approved by Robert Jordan. It was awarded when men were promoted to the level of full Asha’man, and worn on the right collar of their black coats.
If you want this pin to show off your geek cred, head over here and bid on it.
- The Wheel of Time Necklace from The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Sterling Silver.
Inspired from the pages of The Wheel of Time ® series by Robert Jordan comes The Wheel of Time Necklace, skillfully crafted in sterling silver.
The Wheel of Time, also call the Snake-Wheel™, is the iconic image of the best seller novels by Robert Jordan. The Wheel symbolizes the ever turning and reoccurring nature of time. All things that happen have happened before and will happen again. The necklace features the Great Serpent™ entwined through the wheel forming an infinity symbol, reiterating the eternal nature of the past, present and future. The Great Serpent is also a symbol for time and eternity. Bid on it here.
- New Moon Pin from ElfQuest by Wendy and Richard Pini. Sterling Silver.
ElfQuest has been running for ages (since 1978), and is the reason a lot of the authors you read these days got into fantasy.
Here you can have a pin made to replicate a famous blade from the series, carried by Cutter Kinseeker as the eleventh leader of the Wolfriders. If you’re a geek for that sort of thing, you should bid on it over here.
- Atticus’s Necklace from the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne.
The Iron Druid Chronicles are a big favorite with the Worldbuilders Team. Nicole, Brett, and Amanda have all devoured them. What’s more, Kevin Hearne has been a great supporter of Worldbuilders for years. So it’s nice to see the jewelry from his books getting the Badali Treatment.
This is Atticus’s iron amulet with all of its charms that he uses for protection and magic. We can’t guarantee it will grant you the same powers, but if you happen to be a druid you could probably make use of it. Bid on it over here.
- Granuaile’s Iron Amulet Pendant from the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne.
Granuaile’s iron amulet is less intricate than Atticus’s, but just as cool in its own right. For those of you who want to play more of the stealth-geek card, this is a great option.
If you want to bid on it, head over here.
- Bob the Skull Pendant from The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Sterling Silver.
I love the Dresden Files with a fierce love. And Bob is definitely a factor in that love.
Far-reaching knowledge of the arcane and sardonic wit not guaranteed with purchase. Bid over here for the chance anyway.
- Harry Dresden Shield Bracelet from The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Sterling Silver.
The chance to have Dresden’s shield bracelet almost broke Amanda when it first came out. And honestly, I thought that was a pretty reasonable reaction. Who doesn’t want to look as badass as Harry Dresden, shaking this bracelet out and holding up their left hand with all the confidence that someone isn’t going to shoot a flamethrower at your and pretty much melt your entire hand off?
Using this bracelet to ward off magical attacks requires knowledge that Badali and Worldbuilders can’t provide. That said, owning it will probably raise your geeky herd rank. Bid here.
- Aon Omi Pendant from Elantris by Brandon Sanderson.
This is one of the pendants used in Elantris to perform magic. This one in particular is the symbol for Love, and was exchanged at a wedding in the novel.
We can’t promise any particular results on that front, but you can get your hands on it right here.
- Jeseh Glyph Necklace from The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson.
The syntax-free glyphs from Stormlight Archive were begging to be made into jewelry, and Badali was all too happy to comply. There are many glyphs available, but this one in particular is for Jeseh.
If you want this kind of protection, you can bid on it over here.
- Oathbringer Shardblade Pendant from The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson.
The idea behind the Shardblades is seriously cool. They’re incredibly treasured and rare, and can cut easily through any inanimate object, but when passing through living flesh it cuts through the soul rather than the body.
Seriously. This pendant of awesome can be yours if you bid on it over here.
- Mistborn Vial Necklace with both an Atium Vial and a Mistborn Mixture Vial from Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.
This necklace comes with two different vials of Mistborn Metals, so you’re getting some sweet variety.
It includes one vial of the Mistborn Mixture (a mix of the 8 basic Allomantic metals) and a vial containing Atium, one of the fourteen known Allomantic metals from the Mistborn universe. The vials can be swapped out at your whim. If you want it, bid early and often over here.
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Don’t forget that anything you buy on Badali’s Website between now and the end of the fundraiser with code WBLD14 gets you $10 off shipping and gives Worldbuilders 10% of the sale.
And this link will take you a page where you can check out all the auctions we’re currently running. We’ve got more than just jewelery up for grabs, and you don’t want to miss out.