"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin may kill you off for $20,000.

I wouldn't laugh. This guy has shown he's not afraid of killing everyone.

Of course, the "killing" only occurs in his stories. Martin is offering one male and one female fan a chance to enter to have a "Game of Thrones" character named after them for $20,000, which would then go to a wolf sanctuary and food organization in Santa Fe, N.M.

If I had the money, I'd pay ... then say my name was the same as someone I don't like.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the winning donors can choose their character's station in Martin's imaginary world -- lording, knight, peasant, whore, lady, maester, septon, anything -- with that character meeting a "grisly death." More info is available at the Prizeo website.

If I paid enough money, could I be a chicken?

Martin recently announced details of the charity campaign, also revealing less glorious prizes, such as having breakfast with Martin ($15,000), attending the TV series' Season 5 premiere ($7,500), and owning one of Martin's stylish hats ($7,500). Fans who don't live in gated communities can buy lesser prizes, such as a $50 T-shirt.

Earlier this week, Martin's editor, Anne Groell, hinted that the author's epic series might extend to eight books, instead of the originally planned seven. The HBO series based on the books will wrap up Season 4 on June 15.

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