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Author Pat Rothfuss is solving world hunger for the holidays - and you can help.

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We're nearly a week into December and the holidays are buzzing! This year, a new giving trend has surged through the arts world: promotion, by authors, of other authors, musicians, artists, and the like. And what's more, some of these creative types are doing it all for charity.

Enter Patrick Rothfuss. One of the top mindbirthers of brilliance, the man has two novels out (The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear) that have set the bar higher for the aesthetic and construction standard of fiction writing. In addition to being a prodigy in the word-crafting world, Rothfuss is also a mover and shaker when it comes to the cool and the good.

A while back, Rothfuss founded Worldbuilders, an organization that sells such treasures as limited-edition signed books donated by big name genre authors, schnazzy new geek games, and swoon-inducing fandom mashup posters, like these. And the money from all these sales? It goes to Heifer International, a worldwide charity that turns money into sustainable solutions for world hunger. It's the whole "give a man a fish" business. Except in the case of Heifer International, it's "give a man some goat meat, and he'll eat for a day; give a man a goat, and he'll get milk and goat babies AND goat meat that'll feed him and his family."

Works pretty damn well.

For this holiday season, Worldbuilders is having a huge event with raffles and auctions, all done online, and all benefiting Heifer International. That's right - buy yourself a new poster, feed a hungry family - forever. Sounds like a pretty awesome holiday gift, hunh?

To get in on the Worldbuilders action, visit Rothfuss's blog for the most up-to-date information:


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