Authors Playing “Among Us” and $740,000 Raised for Heifer International

All The Way from 1965
$740,000 Raised So Far
Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders Fundraiser 
for Heifer International 
The geek community is very close to reaching its third goal of $750,000 for the Worldbuilders fundraiser for Heifer International.
Highlights of Wednesday
  • Galactic Journey took us back to back to 1965 – when Heifer International was 21 years old – for an old-school telethon with live performances by Marian Call, Acacia Weber, Lorelei Marcus, Gray Miller, and others (including Patrick Rothfuss himself!) Hosted by Gideon Marcus and Dana Pellebon, more than $5,000 was raised, including $1,000 in matching funds from Galactic Journey
  • Geekiest panel on Geek Podcasting in 2020 Featuring: Liz Brodzinski, Sarah Gulde, and Mur Lafferty – soon to be replayed on the Worldbuilders YouTube Channel
Livestreams and Panels on the Worldbuilders Twitch:
-Thursday, Dec. 8th
@ 11 am CT Authors Playing “Among Us”
Featuring: Nandi Taylor, Mur Lafferty, Oghenechovwe Ekpeki, Vida Cruz, Tyler Hayes, Jennifer Kretchmer, Pat Rothfuss live-playing and commentary of this popular online game of treachery, betrayal, and good friends.
@ 1 pm to 4 pm CT Patrick Rothfuss Live on his Twitch channel
@7pm CST on Worldbuilders Twitch Channel: A live D&D one-shot game, “A Festival of Whimsy”, Featuring Jamie Dillion, Julia Maddalina, Mike Neuman, and Molly Lewis!
Now through December 15, Worldbuilders is hosting several live stream 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. $700,000. $750,000.
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 many rare collectibles. As in years past, the most creative and interesting folks in the writing and gaming industries will be joining the fun. 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 every day from 1 pm-4 pm 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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