Worldbuilders is just around the corner….

If you liked this: worldbuilders logo - jpgYou’re going to love this:


This year’s fundraiser is going to be *very* cool, folks. It’s starting on December 2nd.

But before that, two things:

1. Donations and offers of help.

Are you an author, and artist, a or just a collector of geek paraphernalia? If you have something you’d like to send Worldbuilders, odds are, we can make use of it.

Are you a publisher? A game designer? A vast monolithic corporation looking to ingratiate yourself into the geek community in exchange for sacks of greasy cash? Worldbuilders is now accepting some forms of corporate sponsorship.

Are you a blogger, a podcaster, or a good old-fashioned journalist who would like to help us spread the word? Worldbuilders would love to give you an interview.

Pretty much anyone who would like to help can drop us a line at: donations [atsign]

2. Black Friday Specials in the Tinker’s Packs.

If you’re like me, you plan on staying at home on Black Friday, probably hiding in some manner of protective cushion fort.

For my like-minded brethren and sistren, we’re launching a bunch of new items in The Tinker’s Packs on Friday. That way you can get some of your holiday shopping done without having to worry about getting crushed to death in some Walmart parking lot.

And, as always, all the proceeds from our store go to charity. So you get a free warm fuzzy out of the deal.

That’s all for now, but stay tuned, folks. We’ve got some lovely stuff to show you, and we’re going to do our best to change the world.


This entry was posted in Uncategorized. By Pat23 Responses


  1. pentjak
    Posted November 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM | Permalink

    Bill Gates tweeted a link this morning wherein he identified Heifer as one of the four charities he’s targeting for “Giving Tuesday” Hopefully it will result in some donations. I’m a huge fan of the empowerment charities.

  2. Brady Dill
    Posted November 27, 2013 at 10:48 PM | Permalink

    Based on the titles of your last three posts, you seem to be a great fan of ellipsis…

    So much buying! It will happen. THIS DO I DECLARE.

    • Posted November 28, 2013 at 5:07 AM | Permalink

      I have a bit of an ellipsis addiction….

      • Robo
        Posted November 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM | Permalink

        I have a double dash — addiction. But I’m getting the nerve up to try the ellipsis. Everyone tells me its the bomb.

  3. 123eire
    Posted November 28, 2013 at 2:19 AM | Permalink


    I don’t know if my business can help but if you think so we will try.
    We exchange currency for businesses individuals and charities. When you exchange currency the bank will take a profit margin on each conversion. I’ll just try to make it cheaper for people to donate or perhaps easier for you to send funds to where you need to pay for charitable activities.

    Either way, good luck


  4. Posted November 28, 2013 at 3:05 AM | Permalink

    Looking forward to loving this then :) Alas, neither my writing nor my game design projects are at a stage where I could donate prizes to world builders, but I will donate to the charity once it is live.
    Also, I shall write a twitter post and a blog entry about it.

    • Posted November 28, 2013 at 4:48 PM | Permalink

      Thanks Much, Kai. We really appreciate it when people help to spread the word. That sort of thing makes a big difference…

  5. DavidGLein
    Posted November 28, 2013 at 4:58 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat. I’m looking forward to Worldbuilders, but have no prizes to donate and sadly only a smudge more money than last year. I sent and email with an idea for a stretch goal but am posting it here since you might see it in a more timely fashion. Basically it comes down to the fact I really liked your HP Alliance essays and thought that perhaps you could do another set of essays, or blogs giving beginner, intermediate and pro level tips for writing in the first person.



  6. Soren
    Posted November 28, 2013 at 8:34 AM | Permalink

    Well, now I think the comic of Nausicaa at 50 euros is not as sure as it was…
    Well, this is VERY great. Thank you, pat, you are an awesome being. I’m *not* sure I will buy anything, but odds are I will!

  7. iDragonarion
    Posted November 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM | Permalink

    Here’s a question: can you buy something and have it shipped at a later date?

    There is a question.

  8. ewerbos
    Posted November 28, 2013 at 9:12 PM | Permalink

    I have given to Worldbuilders the past two years, and I am excited to give again. Based on their mission, Heifer seems like a great charity.

    I have had family members express doubt about Heifer, however, due to their score on Charity Navigator ( Their transparency is apparently great, but they get a low rating due to their high fundraising and administrative costs. Is there anything that I could tell my sisters or others that would mitigate this impact? (Apparently Bill Gates thinks they’re cool, right?) Is there something about the essential nature of Heifer’s mission that would need higher costs in these areas?

    My apologies if this has been asked before, or if it’s inappropriate. I am hoping folks here might have thought about the issue some–My brief Googling didn’t give me any satisfactory answers.

    …And definitely not trying to downsell Heifer or Worldbuilders. Both very awesome, but I wish I had something to tell the skeptics!

  9. DavidK44
    Posted November 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM | Permalink

    Looking forward to the fundraiser festivities!

    I could only donate one book this year, but I made sure it was a special one. Greg Ketter at DreamHaven told me that you picked it up a few weeks ago, all signed and ready for the fundraising… I hope it works well for you.

  10. Oatmeal
    Posted November 29, 2013 at 12:15 AM | Permalink

    SO EXCITED! I’m actually going to be able to donate this year. Pretty sure I’m getting a calendar too. What a great year for Worldbuilders this is going to be!

  11. anchiel
    Posted November 29, 2013 at 1:28 AM | Permalink

    Here’s to another awesome year :)

    Also, just wanted to mention the discrepancy on the Tinker’s Packs site, with the lack of a sizing chart in the FAQ as listed alongside the shirts… I think there was one there before, but the infographic disappeared?

  12. pacifist
    Posted November 29, 2013 at 4:42 AM | Permalink

    Seems like the kid has disappeared from the logo. I sure hope this is because the family finally has enough food to send him/her to school, and not some other reason.

    • Posted November 29, 2013 at 4:47 PM | Permalink

      The new logo is the kid all grown up! He has his own farm now, you can tell because one ducky is all grown up.


  13. Rahl
    Posted November 29, 2013 at 5:31 AM | Permalink

    Love the new logo.
    Cant wait to see what you have in store this year!

  14. MarcPWST
    Posted November 29, 2013 at 8:44 PM | Permalink

    So it’s starting on Dec. 2nd…is there an end date as well. At this point I’m mostly wondering about the raffle aspect, but I’m also curious about the dates for items being auctioned as well.

  15. starboardediting
    Posted December 1, 2013 at 1:40 PM | Permalink

    My friend and I are launching a food blog this month and would love to do a post about it :)

    Can’t wait!

  16. Jeremy
    Posted December 3, 2013 at 8:08 AM | Permalink

    Is Worldbuilders ready yet? I’d love to contribute today while the matching gift challenge is running.

  17. ValarMorghulis
    Posted December 3, 2013 at 8:18 AM | Permalink

    Quick question Mr. Rothfuss. I have a few of the Subterranean Press editions of Joe Abercrombies novels. The shmancy limited edition/signed/numbered ones. Would like to donate them for this great cause and I believe they could help boost the proceeds from your charitable fans. Not sure of the logistics and what not to get them to you, so if you could let me knowm, that would be awesome. And I guess that wasnt really a question. Oh well. Cheers.

    • Amanda
      Posted December 3, 2013 at 9:34 AM | Permalink

      Awesome! Feel free to use the Contact Page on the Worldbuilders website, and we can help you get that sorted out :)

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