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Worldbuilders GDG 2016

Love The Name of the Wind and World Peace? Join the Geeks Doing Good Fundraiser

Patrick Rothfuss of fantasy novel fame (The Name of the Wind) has a reputation for friendly fan interaction on his blog. But did you know he’s a big believer in charities, donating millions of dollars to groups like Heifer International and Mercy Corps?

This was made possible by his non-profit organization called Worldbuilders. If you enjoy giving back and getting awesome geek swag, browse the rewards offered on Indiegogo via the Geeks Doing Good campaign.

There’s a ton of Kingkiller merchandise, though you can also find contributions from Image Comics (Rat Queens), Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files), perfumery extraordinaire Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and more.


Name of the Wind Clothes
Name of the Wind Litographs t-shirt and Amyr hoodie

I think some of the coolest offerings are the NotW Litographs shirt and pullover hoodie. As you (might be able to) see, Litographs works with text to create an image based on the book being used. In this case, we have Kvothe and his fiery hair swaying in the breeze.

If you’d prefer a design that features the mysterious Amyr, you can get their symbol and creed on a dramatic black pullover.


Coffee from Temerant
Coffee from Temerant

If you’re a coffee lover, there’s a trio of blends from Temerant to try, along with a mug straight from the Eolian. Worldbuilders shares that the blends were created by a local roaster in Stevens Point.

The descriptions state that the Imre blend is “the sort of coffee that would have gotten Kvothe through his long days at the University,” while the Tarbean blend is “dark” and the Tinuë blend is “exotic.”


NotW Soap and Perfumes
NotW Soap and Perfumes

The goods I’m most excited about are the perfumes and soap created by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. The soap is based on Auri’s creations and is supposed to smell like “summer, sunshine and cinnas fruit.” The perfumes are inspired by three of the main characters. The official notes are:

Kvothe – Well worn leather and a swirl of spices.

Denna – Fresh rain, crushed grass, road dust and leather, with an elusive hint of pale petals.

Bast – Otherworldly and fae, but animalic: feral, sensual musks strangely glittering.

There are many fun options at all contribution levels, so take a look at the rest of the offerings to see if there’s something you might enjoy.

Everything can be shipped internationally, and the campaign officially closes on June 16th. Rewards will be sent out in November this year.



Rhylan Dane

Rhylan Dane

Formerly a freelance copywriter, Rhylan now manages Armorbelle and creates marketing thingamajigs for personal clients. She has wanted to be a pirate since the age of 3, and although she still has no idea how to sail, she’s become very adept at stabbing and plundering.
Rhylan Dane

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