It’s the dream of every A Song of Ice and Fire fan, right? Become a real character in George R.R. Martin’s acclaimed series. Then, you know, be brutally murdered like everyone else.
In a very unique effort to raise money for his favorite wolf sanctuary in Santa Fe, N.M., Martin is putting up the naming rights to two characters (a male and female) set to appear in a future A Song of Ice and Fire novel. But if you want to be in the running, it’ll cost a cool $20,000.
Here’s an excerpt from the contest page explaining the basics:
There is one male character and one female character available. You can choose your character's station in the world (lordling, knight, peasant, whore, lady, maester, septon, anything) and you will certainly meet a grisly death!
Considering that this is the guy who brought us the Red Wedding and the heartbreaking death of virtually every character we’ve ever loved, would you expect anything less? It’s obviously a high price tag, but for huge fans with huge bank accounts, this represents the ultimate bragging right. Heck, who knows, your character might even pop up in Game of Thrones in a season or two for a quick death?
If the naming prize is a bit too pricey, they also have some other goodies up for grabs — including a breakfast with Martin ($15,000), Martin's trademark hat ($7,500), tickets to the Game of Thrones season-five premiere ($7,500), a special T-shirt ($50) and a thank you e-card from Martin ($25).
If you could score the top prize, what type of grisly end would you like your character to meet at Martin’s hand?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)