Update: Almost $400,000 raised so far! Some people asked if the charity is paying for me to go to Nepal (a fair question!). The answer is No :) I'm paying my own way and 100% of the money raised goes to Heifer International.
This year, the goal is $500,000 (unlocks the Nepal event!). Last year, it hit $310,000, but this year we can blast through that! Your $20 or $120 is quickly multiplied thanks to sweet sweet social media! :) Donate a Flock o’ Chickens at http://goo.gl/8RXm0
Now, who is this enigmatic +Patrick Rothfuss ? I’ve told many of you that upon reading his book “The Name of The Wind” you automatically level up as my friend. Some of you are level 1, others are level 2. Some are even level 3. (But seriously, every week I get dozens of emails from people profusely thanking me for introducing them to that book. Rothfuss is teaching us all…)
And insofar as Rothfuss is teaching us all, he is the man behind the brilliant Worldbuilders, which is a really fun way to raise money for Heifer International. By donating, you also have the chance to win incredible prizes, especially if you are a geek. And, if you’re not a geek, I hope you have a few geeks in your life. We’re everywhere now, since, finally, geeks rule much of the world. Anyway, see all the incredible prizes and more on blog’o’Rothfuss at http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2012/11/worldbuilders-2012/
There is a bonus charity auction as well, full of all kinds of geeky-goodness! http://tinyurl.com/aw85xbh
So, when I’m in Nepal with Patrick, we’ll be taking all kinds of photos of the families you’ve affected so you can see what your money has done. I’ll do hangouts and answer questions and take special requests! Want to see me milk a yak?
Donate: http://goo.gl/8RXm0 (btw, I've never been to Nepal, so below is another photo I took that is kind of all mountainy and stuff)