Bonus Watch ’14: Blow It On ‘Game Of Thrones’

If you’re an investment professional who did well for him or herself last year and aren’t quite sure what to do with the money burning a hole in your pocket, consider this: For much less than the price of a trip to Omaha and lunch with Warren Buffett, you can now enter for a chance to hang out with George R.R. Martin and have a GoT character named for you, then killed in some as-yet-unheard-of ghastly way. All you have to do is give $20,000 to George R.R. Martin.

The fantasy writer is offering the chance to spend a day with him to “see my collection of toy knights and medieval miniatures, sample some green chile and carne adovada, then take a helicopter down to Candy Kitchen, New Mexico and the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary to meet the Westeros pack.”

The drawing includes varying donation levels, from “Ranger” ($10) to “Martyr” ($20,000), for fans with deep pockets. The Martyr package includes 4,000 entries into the contest plus “a character named after you in a future ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ novel.” It also allows the donor to choose his or her character’s station in the world (lordling, knight, peasant, whore, lady, maester, septon, anything). The details also make a promise: “You will certainly meet a grisly death!”

George R.R. Martin: $20,000 Gets You a Spot in ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ [WSJ Speakeasy blog]

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  1. Posted by BNP HR | June 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Holy shit, I don't know what is tanking faster our investment bank or this blog….All I know is Im going King Joffrey over a lot of people shortly. The crossbow is ready

  2. Posted by Quant me maybe... | June 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Someone Bill should pay the $20Gs and tell them his name is Carl Icahn. That should get things rolling, nicely. By the time the carnage is all over East Hampton will be completely depopulated.

  3. Posted by guest | June 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    you're an idiot.

  4. Posted by guest | June 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    and yet here you still are reading and commenting…funny, that.

  5. Posted by Guest | June 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    I ate 5 too many dumplings from the Yumplings truck.

  6. Posted by Guest | June 10, 2014 at 3:22 PM


  7. Posted by KennyPowersCFA | June 10, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Only legitimate option is ask to be a prop trader for the Iron Bank of Bravos

  8. Posted by Guest | June 10, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    It's all Bush's fault.

  9. Posted by Avin Miraflores Brogada | June 10, 2014 at 7:51 PM


  10. Posted by Alt-T-U-D | June 10, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Let's do a Kickstarter to have him kill Shazar