Totally Worth It: Goerge R.R. Martin will Kill You for $20,000

GeorgeHe’ll only kill you in the book though so for those of you planning an expensive suicide-by-author you’re pretty much out of luck here.

The honor is reserved for a top-tier donator on Martin’s Prizeo crowdfunding campaign, raising money to support the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and Food Depot in Martin’s adopted hometown of Santa Fé, New Mexico. The winner will choose their character’s position in the fictional world (lordling, maester, peasant, whore, etc.) and meet a grisly death that could rival the Red Wedding.

If you don’t have $20,000 on hand, don’t worry. Everyone who donates any amount is automatically entered to win a tour of the wolf sanctuary and take a helicopter ride with the author/murderer-of-all-hopes-and-dreams himself. Other donation tiers include signed maps of Westeros, show scripts and Martin’s own hat.

I’m not sure what status I would give to my character. Maybe a maester because they’re usually affable guys so when they get killed it tugs at the heartstrings a bit more. You know, really make your death mean something. Or course I couldn’t really see a maester going out fighting. If my death is gonna rival the red wedding I’d better die after inventing and stockpiling gunpowder under a castle for 40 years. Really go out in style.

Hit the jump for a video and a list of donation levels.