Ain’t no Party like a Worldbuilders Party ’cause a Worldbuilders Party don’t….

Hey there everybody!

Yesterday, on the final day of the Worldbuilders Fundraiser, we crossed the line into a million dollars. For real.

Despite the trash fire of 2020, this year’s fundraiser has been our most successful in years. (It’s even possible it’s our most successful *ever* but I won’t know that until I’ve gone back and looked carefully at all the numbers.) And, of course, the day isn’t over yet, there’s still time to jump in….

All this success is because you folks, of course. Y’all have stormed in, donated, boosted our signals, and told your friends.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Last year we did an experiment that went quite well. So this year, we’re turning it into a tradition.

You ready?

(Bam!)

Or, for those of you who prefer more info in your info-graphic:

Simply said, today (December 16th) we’re going to celebrate this year’s amazing success by doing a bunch of livestreaming. We’ll have guests stopping for discussions, I’m going to play Minecraft with the boys, we’re going to show off videos for the stretch goals we’ve achieved, and tell some old, beloved stories…

…and talk about the amazing things Heifer does, like turn poop into fuel.

And we’ll show off some of the amazing donation incentives that are available in this year’s prize draw, like the Wyrmwood tables…

Wyrmwood Asset

And our unlocked stretch goals/prizes.

After Party Unlocked Stretch Goals

And our other more different extra double prizes…

After Party Splash Image 2020

(Did I mention there’s a lot of prizes?)

There’s even more prizes over on the page, and as the donations keep coming in, I keep pulling more stuff out of the vault and offering it up.

There’s already a favor ring in the mix, by the way…

If you just want to jump on over and see what we’re doing, here’s our rough schedule:

Pat's 2020 EOY Fundraiser After Party Schedule

If you just want to head over to the stream, here’s the link…

The reasons we’re doing the Afterparty are manifold, but here are the main two:

1. Tradition.

Those of you who have been following Worldbuilders for a while know that our end-of-year fundraiser used to look a lot different than it does now. For one thing, it used to be exclusively run off of my blog, and it used to run for an entire month.

Except it didn’t. For years and years, we ended up extending the fundraiser out past our initial ending date. Sometimes it was because we had a last minute sponsor we wanted to showcase. Sometimes it was because some chaos or catastrophe threw us off schedule. Once it was because we got offered some matching money and we couldn’t bring ourselves to say no to that. Once things got so out of hand we extended *past* Christmas and the whole fundraiser spanned over seven weeks…

And some times we did it just for fun, or because we’d gotten into the habit.

This year, we’re deciding to continue the tradition in a different way. We’re taking one final day just to appreciate how lovely this community is. To put a bow on it. To show off some of the lovely things people have done. To relax and have fun and enjoy our success.

And, of course…

2. To give the latecomers one last chance.

What usually happens the day after the fundraiser is that I go into a deep, healing Odinsleep. When I emerge, I peek on social media and I invariably see dozens of people saying, “Oh no! Worldbuilders is over?!? Did I miss it? Can I still donate?”

And I get that. This is a busy time of year. Finals. Holiday planning. Family travel. Or maybe you’re just like me and tend to put things off to the last minute and then kinda forget about them.

But still, it breaks my heart to see those messages.

So. One extra day. If you were meaning to donate. Now’s your chance. If you were going to tell your friend about us, you’ve got a few more hours. If you were going to spread the word on social media, now you can use this amazing gif to do just that.

(Ooontz Ooontz Ooontz Ooontz Ooontz.)

* * *

So yeah. C’mon over and take one last chance to win fabulous prizes while making the world a better place…

Remember, every $10 you donate still gets you a chance to win all manner of coolness. And if you donate on my team page, you’ll be eligible to win even more.

Hope to see a lot of you over on my livestream tonight.

pat

 

This entry was posted in cool things, Interviews, Oot, Uncategorized, Worldbuilders 2020. By Pat9 Responses

8 Comments

  1. Josephine MacMaster
    Posted December 16, 2020 at 4:09 PM | Permalink

    Well done Pat and team!

    Very proud of you all.

  2. Jason
    Posted December 16, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Permalink

    You had me at oontz.

    (Also, congrats on another wonderful Worldbuilders year)

  3. Kevin
    Posted December 16, 2020 at 6:51 PM | Permalink

    Every year I hope to win the ARC, but I suspect I wouldn’t be strong enough to continue the tradition and I would go to my grave wracked by guilt

  4. Kratsel twich frog
    Posted December 17, 2020 at 6:42 AM | Permalink

    Pog pog pog pog pog We did it! Pog pog pog pog pog.

  5. Mike Abdoo
    Posted December 17, 2020 at 6:43 AM | Permalink

    Saw this blog at 7:30am, 12/17… but I had already donated so the important stuff was not missed. Huzzah and Good Tidings.

  6. David Neuman
    Posted December 17, 2020 at 4:51 PM | Permalink

    Great work this year! Brought a smile to my face and hopefully a lot of other’s too!

  7. Yonikes
    Posted December 18, 2020 at 6:20 AM | Permalink

    It was a real fun fundraiser Pat. I donated more this year then I have in years prior (only like 10$ more but still) I hope to increase even more next year. Thanks for making the world a better place one oontz at a time. So incredibly overjoyed we passed 1 million dollars. You said 2020 had actually been kinda positive I hope that trends continues for you into 2021.
    Boop

  8. josh
    Posted January 25, 2021 at 11:48 AM | Permalink

    Is there any news/updates for book 3 yet ?
    I didn’t see any blog regarding this matter…

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