A source close to the situation explained:
Usually what we say to the God of Death is "not today," but for two people, their time has come!
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin wants to murder for money! Literally! No, like in his literature.
In an effort to raise money for a
dire wolf sanctuary and food pantry in Santa Fe, New Mexico, George teamed up with Prizeo to take donors' money and kill them off in a future novel in A Song of Ice and Fire's series…for $20,000!
There were only two spots and they already filled up. In fact, 8 people are on a waiting list.
Knowing George, their deaths will be not be in their sleep, but will probably be from some gruesome poison, or head exploding maneuver! Who knows? Maybe they'll come back as a White Walker though?!
Upon being selected, Dave Goldblatt was given a box allowing him to specify what type of character he'd like to be before meeting his timely demise:
"I want to be a Valyrian if at all possible. But he figures it out himself. I wouldn't want to impinge upon his creative process."
Originally aiming for 200,000, they've thus far raised $350,000 with offers pouring in, some over the $20,000 mark! Those are going to be some happy wolves!