Geeks Doing Good: Foxen Nightlight, Draccus Plushy, and BatManda

Hey there everyone. As I write this, our Geeks Doing Good Fundraiser has been running for about four days, and we’ve raised about $97,000 so far to make the world a better place.

However Because we only go for a week, this means the fundraiser is more than halfway over. It’s ending on Monday, June 13th.

That means if you want to jump in and buy some of our book or game bundles, you better do it soon. Ditto if you’d like to help us spread the word to your geeky friends and family.

Today I’m going to show off some of the things that we added late to the fundraiser, or that we just haven’t put pictures of up in the blog yet.

For example:

  • Cloaks

This is something people have been asking for for years, so we’re finally giving it a try. These come in two different sizes, but they both have a bunch of little pockets, and that’s the important thing.


Also, I would like to add, that when I added this picture to the blog, I discovered it was called BatManda.

  • Terri Windling Prints



(Click to embiggen, really)

I love Terri‘s art, and she was nice enough to send us some of her signed prints for the charity. These are hard to get ahold of, and we only have a few. So if you want some of this beautiful art in your home, you should grab one over there.

  • Foxen Nightlight

Foxen Nightlight Replica 8-1280

If you see this Foxen nightlight and haven’t immediately wanted it, I cannot help you find joy in life, because you don’t have the physical capability.

  • Secret Cubby Books


The same is true for these cubby books. You absolutely need this thing in your life.

  • A Freaking Puzzle


It’s so cool. The art for this is by Matt Rhodes (concept artist for Dragon Age: Inquisition), and we thought it made an awesome puzzle. It’s our first foray into puzzles, though, so if that’s something you’re into, check it out.

  • So Many T-Shirts

We’ve got all manner of shirts this year….


There’s a shirt from Rat Queens, a comic I love with a fierce love. I’m so glad they were willing to come in and help out the fundraiser.


We’re teaming up with Jim Butcher again on another Dresden Files shirt, this one all about PARKOUR!


A new shirt from Temerant. Fair Warning: this one will be available ONLY during this fundraiser – after Monday, you won’t be able to get your grubby little paws on it ever again.


And for those of you who have been asking for a Worldbuilders shirt, here you go. A nice, subtle way to wave your geek flag and show the world that you’re an awesome, generous, kindhearted person to boot.

Note: If you order three shirts, in the Indigogo fundraiser, you save ten bucks….

  • Eolian Mugs & Coffee


These stoneware mugs are made right here in Wisconsin, but they look like something you might find at the Eolian. It’s a 22 oz. mug that can hold enough of your beverage of choice to get you through the day. And if your beverage of choice happens to be coffee…

We have three coffee blends: the standard Imre blend, a dark Tarbean blend, and an exotic Tinuë blend. The Worldbuilders team loves the coffee shop we worked with, and spent some quality time with the blends to make sure they matched the cities in the series. I know, I ask so much of my team, making them drink coffee.

  • Doodled Slow Regards


Last year, we asked Nate Taylor to draw in a few copies of The Slow Regard of Silent Things. We figured he’d do some quick sketches or fun doodles, something small but unique. As usual, Nate went above and beyond, this time with full-blown ink illustrations. We asked him to illustrate a few more books for us this year, so we have 10 remarqued Slow Regards available, and they’re already starting to go…

  • Doodled Princess Books


The last time Nate was in town, I dug through our vault and brought out some of the long-gone first edition/first printings of the first Princess book, and had Nate doodle in some of them. We’ve got five of those available now, each one with a different character doodle. The first editions are rare enough as it is, but one that’s double-signed and doodled is a rare treat.

  • Jonathan Coulton Picture Book

PrincessWSHCoverWe’re bringing this picture book based on Johnathan Coulton’s song back into print. My kids love it, and even if you don’t have kids, I’m guessing you’ll love it too….

  • Perfumes and Soap.


In case you’re wondering, everyone agrees that Bast smells wonderful….

  • Draccus Plushy.


What’s almost as cute as the plushy itself is watching Amanda lose her mind over how much she loves it in this outtake reel…

Okay. I’ll stop there. That’s all I’m going to put in the blog, but you should know that just *some* of the stuff we have up in the IndiGogo. There’s book bundles too. And the chance to buy a *ton* of games super cheap.

If you want to see the rest of the stuff, it’s all over here.

And if there’s anything you have questions about, be sure to hit us up in the comments or via email at fundraiser (at) The team is working hard to answer them, and the fundraiser only has a few days left, so you don’t want to miss out.

Thanks for chipping in, folks. Thanks for spreading the word and helping to make the world a better place.


This entry was posted in cool things, Geeks Doing Good, Worldbuilders. By Pat15 Responses


  1. James
    Posted June 10, 2016 at 7:16 AM | Permalink

    Sorry to be that guy, but is the final day Monday June 13th, or Tuesday June 14th? The post shows Monday June 14th. Just want to be sure what my deadline is.


    • Amanda
      Posted June 10, 2016 at 8:29 AM | Permalink

      It’s the end of the day on Monday, June 13th. Thanks for pointing it out, I’ll fix it!

  2. Zeppe
    Posted June 10, 2016 at 3:52 PM | Permalink

    Will Foxen be available in Tinker’s Pack later? I want it but would have to find out if voltage/current/plug/electrical words are compatible with European standards. Maybe someone knows?

    • Amanda
      Posted June 10, 2016 at 6:36 PM | Permalink

      You’d have to get an adapter to make the plug fit into the European sockets, and most adapters compensate for differences in voltage and current, so once you got one of those you should be good.

  3. Brady Dill
    Posted June 10, 2016 at 6:38 PM | Permalink

    Is it actually The Wise Man’s Fear with the cubby inside, or is it some other text?

    • Amanda
      Posted June 10, 2016 at 10:46 PM | Permalink

      It will actually be The Wise Man’s Fear. We had another book for our prototype that we used as a sort of proof of concept, and that’s the one we used for the video filming. It was fun when Pat realized it wasn’t even his book :)

  4. Thosetimis
    Posted June 12, 2016 at 11:08 AM | Permalink

    Stop making me buy things! I’m still trying to save up for tak GODDAMIT!

  5. Posted June 13, 2016 at 1:29 PM | Permalink

    Ohhh… love that cloak. Wish it had been available 40 pounds ago. Right now I’d look like a tent with a head sticking out of the top. On the plus side, it is pleated so who knows. I’m heading over for the tees though. Safer. But I’ll be imagining the cloak paired with a gnarly Gandalfian staff.

  6. Robo
    Posted June 15, 2016 at 11:31 AM | Permalink

    Have you ever done a Geeks Who Drink event, Pat?

  7. Jsherry
    Posted June 18, 2016 at 4:30 PM | Permalink

    Rereading this post, I just realized that Batmanda is wearing a shirt with a line from the John/Hank Green Batman argument (forever immortalized in the auto-tune creation “We Are Bat People,” which, of course, is now in my head).


    • Amanda
      Posted June 21, 2016 at 1:58 PM | Permalink

      Well of course I am, I love that argument (and song) :D

  8. Jsherry
    Posted July 21, 2016 at 11:02 PM | Permalink


    It took this long for the word to come to me.

    “We Are All Bat People”
    “The Confrontation” from Les Mis
    The 5th verse of The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York”

  9. JHobbie
    Posted July 23, 2016 at 3:25 PM | Permalink

    Will the mugs be available at a later date? I missed the fundraiser and would love to snag a couple.

  10. heidivon
    Posted September 2, 2016 at 1:11 PM | Permalink

    Bast WOULD smell great! Will you guys be selling those sweet sweeet mugs again? I need my coffee in that mug pronto ;)

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