Imaginary Book Club & the Humble Bundle Community

$450,000 Raised as of Day Five
Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders Fundraiser 
for Heifer International 
Worldbuilders, the Geeks Doing Good non-profit founded by best-selling fantasy Patrick Rothfuss continues to raise money for Heifer International. In just 5 days the geek community has raised more than $450,000.
Special Announcement 
Humble Bundle community is ready to put another $100K in matching funds  as soon as we hit $500K – it might be Sunday.
The Sunday Special
“Imaginary Book Club” will be on the Worldbuilders’ Twitch Channel
“You haven’t read these books — don’t worry, we haven’t either.”
Imaginary Book Club is a comedy improv panel where each participant “reviews” a book that does not exist, and the other people riff on that. You might hear us review the recently unearthed Babysitters’ Club book by Isaac Asimov, a newly discovered YA dystopia by F. Scott Fitzgerald, or the 90s-nostalgia horror anthology “I’ll Be There for Your Blood.
Featuring: Andrew Willett, Zed Lopez, Sumana Harihareswara, Sarah Peters, Brendan Adkins
Now through December 15, Worldbuilders is hosting a number of Livestream panels and events, including an online charity auction, to raise money for Heifer International supporting their humanitarian efforts worldwide. This year the goal is to reach $500,000.
Donors receive a chance to win fabulous books, games, and other prizes in the Prize Draw. There is an Auction where you can bid on a number of rare collectibles. As in years past, the most creative and interesting folks in the writing and gaming industries will be joining the fun, such as Anthony Rapp from Star Trek Discovery. Watch for exclusive blog posts, tweets, Facebook postings, and other Worldbuilders social media for exciting details with the hashtag #S2LF2.
Also keep an eye on Patrick Rothfuss’s Twitch throughout the week of the fundraiser, as he will be streaming everyday from 1pm-4pm CT. Sometimes Pat may be on earlier or stay later, he even may show up unannounced.
Worldbuilders believes that people will always help others when given the chance. It’s their aim to give everyone that chance. Worldbuilders is a non-profit that does one thing: they raise money for charities they respect that might otherwise get overlooked by the geek community. The Worldbuilders team is full of geeks, gamers, and book nerds, and people who tend to respect intelligent solutions–whether it’s a rock-solid magic system in a favorite fantasy series, or an airtight game mechanic that’s easy to learn and offers amazing variety. Over the last ten years, Worldbuilders–with the support of the community of awesome geeks–has raised more than $9.6 million for Heifer International.
Patrick Rothfuss is the bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle. His first novel, The Name of the Wind, won the Quill Award and was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Its sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear, debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. His novels have appeared on NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and Locus’ Best 21st Century Fantasy Novels list. Pat lives in Wisconsin, where he builds box forts with his children and runs Worldbuilders, a book-centered charity that has raised more than $9.6 million for Heifer International. He can be found at and on Twitter at @patrickrothfuss.
Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 25 countries, including the United States, to help communities become more self-reliant and lift farming families to a living income. For information, visit, read our blog , follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @Heifer, and @HeiferCEO or call 888.5HUNGER (888.548.6437).

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