Author Pat Rothfuss Launches This Year's Geeks Doing Good Campaign To Raise Money For Worldbuilders Charity - Comic Years
Comic Years Logo

Author Pat Rothfuss Launches This Year’s Geeks Doing Good Campaign To Raise Money For Worldbuilders Charity

author img
BY July 17, 2020

Fantasy author Pat Rothfuss may be taking his time to put out the third book in his popular Kingkiller Chronicles. But that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t been busy. In 2008, Rothfuss launched a charity called Worldbuilders in an effort to put his large fanbase to good use. He encouraged fans to donate to his favorite charity and matched donations to raise over $50,000 in that first year. Fans who donate typically receive rewards in the form of signed books or merchandise from their favorite authors. Since then the Worldbuilders organization has grown to include other popular fantasy authors like Holly Black and Jim Butcher. In the past decade, they have raised over $10 million for charities worldwide.

“Worldbuilders works within the community to bridge the gap between our fellow nerds and some charities doing the best work towards making the world a better place for everyone.”

Worldbuilders Encourages Geeks To Do Some Good

Pat Rothfuss Image via the Author’s Twitter

This week kicked off the annual ‘Geeks Doing Good‘ fundraiser for the Worldbuilders organization. Rothfuss and friends are seeking to raise $30,000 this year to donate to charities like Heifer International; Mercy Corps, GlobalGiving, and First Book. This year’s rewards include a Kingkiller Needlepoint Kit, as well as t-shirts representing various books and fandoms at the lower tier ($20-$30 donations). There are even Worldbuilders branded masks for all of your PPE needs.

At the higher tier of donations ($300) you can snag yourself a fancy edition of the official Tak board game that Rothfuss invented in his bestselling Name of the Wind. Signed books from Rothfuss, Jim Butcher, Brian McClellan, and Mary Robinette Kowal are also available for a donation of $40-$55. You can choose how much to donate based on the reward you’d like to recieve.

As part of the fundraiser, Rothfuss and friends are also hosting a schedule of virtual events including live-streams with the authors, and a gaming session. There are only a few days left to catch these virtual events, and to donate to the current fundraiser. Worldbuilders also accepts donations year-round, with rewards available in their online store.

With so much chaos going on in the world right now, there is no better time to donate to a good cause and gain some geeky merchandise while you’re at it. Check out the ongoing fundraiser online at Indiegogo, or donate any time of year by making a purchase through the Worldbuilders Market.

For more genre news, be sure to follow Comic Years on Facebook and Twitter today.

BooksPop Culture

Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.

Leave a comment


Pop Culture
PS5 Manufacturing Costs Causing Pricing Troubles for Sony

There is no official price point for any of the major consoles releasing this year. Why? Well, in one sense, nobody wants to make the first move. If the gaming world was the wild west, […]

BY Taylor Bauer February 14, 2020
BooksReviewsTV Shows
The Expanse Season 4 Review: The Resurrected Show Sets Up For The Future

The Expanse season 4 made its highly anticipated debut on Amazon Prime over the weekend. The shift from Syfy to Amazon has not changed the show, other than fancier special effects and more freedom to […]

BY Emily O'Donnell December 16, 2019
BooksPop Culture
Star Wars High Republic Novel ‘The Light Of The Jedi’ Reveals How To Cut Off Force Powers

The era of The High Republic is here with the launch of a number of books and comics detailing a previously unseen era in Star Wars history. A full review of the book is forthcoming, […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 5, 2021

Rail Ad Editorial Content

Rail Ad