George R.R. Martin’s Stagecoach Foundation Fundraiser Premieres at WonderCon
The Stagecoach Foundation, co-founded by best-selling fantasy author George R.R. Martin, is hosting an online fundraiser with events planned from Friday, March 26th through Sunday, March 28th. The fundraiser will help the Stagecoach Foundation offset losses from the COVID-19 pandemic and support its ongoing efforts to expand access to careers in the film industry for New Mexicans.
The weekend of fundraising programming will kick off with an online auction featuring collectors’ items from George R.R. Martin’s many properties, including Game of Thrones, Nightflyers, and the Wild Cards series, which was just picked up for development as a television show. Other film-related and New Mexico-themed items will be up for auction as well, like a private balloon ride with champagne. The auction opened on March 15th, and is hosted on BidPal through the end of the fundraiser events on March 28th. The Live Auction hosted by Bernie Bregman of NerdBot will be Saturday, March 27th at 3pm Pacific Time on Legion M Twitch channel.
The fundraising programming will also feature many other exciting online events, which will stream live on the Legion M twitch stream as part of this year’s WonderCon@Home schedule. Highlights include a campaign of the tabletop Wild Cards Role Playing Game, set in the present time, featuring some of science fiction, fantasy, and horror’s most popular authors of the day, including Melinda Snodgrass, Walter Jon Williams, Max Gladstone, Caroline Specter, and Carrie Vaughn. Williams, one of the original Wild Cards authors and the creator of Ace favorite, Golden Boy, will act as the game master for the short campaign. There will also be a live AMA with the authors and a Discord AMA, as well as special messages from George R.R. Martin himself over the course of the weekend. For a more detailed schedule, please visit the Legion M page on the Stagecoach Foundation event.
Throughout the weekend, viewers will hear testimonials from the Stagecoach Foundation staff and grantees. Overall, the weekend will be an exciting celebration of fan culture, and the collaborative nature of storytelling, storytellers, and the worlds we craft.
Funds raised from the event and the online auction will benefit the Stagecoach Foundation and its mission.