It Is a Gaming Streaming Weekend with Worldbuilders

 
$784,000 Raised So Far
 
Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders Fundraiser 
for Heifer International 
 
The geek community is very consistent, set a goal and they will bust through it. The goal was $775,000 and $784,000 has been raised for the Worldbuilders fundraiser for Heifer International.
 
This Weekend
Die Hard Dice has donated RPG games to be given away during this weekend when Worldbuilders streams games.
On Saturday, Satine Phoenix, Keith Baker & Jason Carl have custom-designed 2-hour games for this special event from 10 am CT to 4 pm CT.  Worldbuilders will be streaming this event live on twitch.tv/worldbuilders to raise money for the charity Reach Out and Read. All donations $10 and up qualifies for the Worldbuilders Fundraiser Prize Draw!
 
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.
On Sunday, Patrick Rothfuss will host a book signing with SL Huang at 3 pm CT on his  Twitch channel of her book “Burning Roses.”
 
Highlights of Friday
Background
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. $775,000.
 
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. https://worldbuilders.org
 
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 patrickrothfuss.com 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 heifer.org, read our blog, follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @Heifer, and @HeiferCEO or call 888.5HUNGER (888.548.6437).

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