Pat Rothfuss, author of the excellent The Name of the Wind, has set up Worldbuilders — his annual fundraising drive for Heifer International — once again. As an incentive for fans of genre fiction, Pat and dozens of other authors have donated all sorts of prizes that you can win for taking part in the drive. Every $10 you chip in nets you a chance at winning something cool, like an autographed copy of a great read. Plus Worldbuilders matches 50% of your donation, making your bucks go farther.
Alternatively, you can purchase things from Pat’s online store, all proceeds of which go to Heifer. Pat also auctions off all sorts of rare items like editorial criticisms, rare books, and more.
I just sent off an autographed copy of Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon today, so it should go up into the book lottery soon. If you can chip in something too, please do. It’s a great cause, and it’s heartwarming to see so many authors and readers banding together to do some good in the real world.