Signed ARC of Redshirts: Now Part of Pat Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders Fundraiser

I mentioned a few days ago that I’d received my ARCs of Redshirts and that all of them were claimed except one, and that I would do something cool with it as a giveaway. Actually, it wasn’t 100% accurate. It’s not me who is doing something cool with it, it’s Pat Rothfuss. He’s giving going to give it away (signed!) as part of his Worldbuilders fundraiser.

What is Pat Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders fundraiser? It’s his annual and rather spectacular way of getting folks to kick into Heifer International, the charity that helps people in third world countries improve their lives through the power of livestock. Or as Pat puts it, “They don’t just keep kids from starving, they make it so families can take care of themselves. They give goats, sheep, and chickens to families so their children have milk to drink, warm clothes to wear, and eggs to eat.” The deal is that for every $10 you donate to Worldbuilders, you have a chance to win prizes. Donate $10, one chance. $100, ten chances. The math is pretty simple, actually.

So far this year Pat and the folks contributing to Worldbuilders have raised an incredible $250,000 for the cause… but there’s always more to raise. Thus the contribution of Redshirts. I’ve been a big fan of Worldbuilders since it’s started and it’s a honor to put my work into its service.

Mind you, it’s not just Redshirts that’s up for grabs. There’s literally hundreds of books, DVD, graphic novels and other goodies to be given away, including stuff from Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Bear, Ernie Cline, Kate Elliot, Peter S. Beagle, and of course Pat himself, much of it signed and/or rare. Plus I have a few more things in there as well, including signed copies of Fuzzy Nation. This is all tip of the iceberg stuff; for the whole loadout go to that Worldbuilders link above.

Here’s the thing: The Worldbuilders fundraiser is only through February 7, so if you want in on the action, make your move. It’s well worth it, both for the premium stuff available and, you know, to help folks better their lives.

If you’ve not already clicked through to donate (and why have you not?), I’ll mention that I gave Pat an early sneak at Redshirts. He talks about it a little here on his blog and gives it a full review (without spoilers) on Goodreads. I encourage you to click through and see what he thinks and why in the end he threatens me (in the nicest possible way, of course!) with an axe handle. Oh, Pat. I love you too. Don’t make me set Krissy on you.

13 Comments on “Signed ARC of Redshirts: Now Part of Pat Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders Fundraiser”

  1. This is awesome. For as much as I covet that ARC and want it in my grubby little paws, I’m also *so* glad you’re participating in Pat Rothfuss’s Worldbuilders fundraiser. I’ve had the great good fortune to see the work that Heifer does up close and personal. It’s remarkable the great many ways that a Heifer gift can improve life on a smallholder coffee cooperative high above lake Atitlan — as remarkable still the reach and determination of Heifer International to find and fill the need.

    Oh, and click-through, people! Even if for no other reason to get a better look at the the adorable photo of Athena and the ARC (and a better view of the text on the cover!) While you’re there, just maybe you’ll succumb to the magic that is the Worldbuiders event.

  2. Hey, this must be fake, she’s holding it by the edges… (just kidding. ducks and runs)

  3. This is sweet. It ties in nicely to the Susan G. Komen dust-up. Heifer International just got my SGK contribution for this year. And just for you John, if I win Rothfuss’ Golden Ticket, I’m gonna ask him to make us a big pot of stew.

  4. Thanks, John. With the donation done, I can now eat chips and salsa while watching the Super Bowl with the hope that my karma is in slightly better balance.

    Heifer International is based in my home town of Little Rock, AR, and I have never understood why they don’t seem to get the recognition they deserve.

  5. Very cool – can’t pass a fundraiser like this up. Thanks, John. Wouldn’t have known about this otherwise.

  6. I’m going to send $30 because (a) I love Heifer Foundation and (b) the idea of sending someone I don’t know a swarm of bees sounds like some sort of dark magic. Oh, wait, a hive of bees!

  7. Thanks for the reminder! I’d seen pointers to this fundraiser before and meant to make a contribution. It would have annoyed me quite a bit to have missed the deadline.

  8. thank you, thank you, thank you! i almost missed it this year and i would have been really upset. i know they’re over the goal amount but you can never raise too much money for any charity.