Although the ultra limited edition of the GRRM Box, with a run of just 200 priced at $600 each, sold out almost instantly (the limited and deluxe limited sets are still available), publisher Random House has announced that they are donating the rarest of them all—Ultra Limited Edition Box #001—in an auction to benefit the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.
Here’s the press release with the full details regarding the auction, which will be hosted on EBay and will begin tomorrow, December 2nd:
Random House donates George R. R. Martin Box ultra limited edition #001 to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary
Box will be Auctioned Off by Wild Spirit to Raise Money for the Wolf Sanctuary
NEW YORK, NY ― December 1, 2016 — Today, Random House announced that it will donate GEORGE R. R. MARTIN BOX ULTRA LIMITED EDITION #001 to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary of Ramah, New Mexico. Wild Spirit will auction the box to raise money for rescuing and providing sanctuary for captive-bred wolves and wolfdogs. The auction will begin on December 2nd, and the winner will be announced at a red carpet premiere of a film about Wild Spirit at George R. R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 13th. The auction will be held online at:
Author George R. R. Martin has been a longtime supporter of Wild Spirit. He and his wife have named ten of the rescued wolves after the five dire wolves and five characters from Martin’s international best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, published by Bantam Books, an imprint of Random House, and the basis of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones.
The George R. R. Martin Box was launched by Random House on October 3rd, and the Ultra Limited Edition sold out in the first three weeks. Priced at $600, it includes a bonded leather-bound version of the 20th Anniversary Collectible Edition of A Game of Thrones signed by author George R. R. Martin, as well as an exclusive t-shirt, a reproduction of Robert Baratheon’s will from the HBO series, an iron coin of the Faceless Man, a Living Language Dothraki online course, A Game of Thrones: The Card Game with an exclusive card, holiday sigil shield lights, exclusive miniatures of Lord Commander Jon Snow and Queen Daenerys, an exclusive Maester’s journal, and a limited edition silk map of King’s Landing. All items are packaged in a wood box, lined in velvet, numbered and engraved with George R. R. Martin’s symbol.
The Limited Edition ($200) and Special Edition ($75) boxes are still available for order at grrmbox.com.
Scott Shannon, EVP and Publisher of Digital Content at Random House said, “The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is a fantastic resource and presence for this endangered animal. Random House is proud to partner with George to support their efforts on this special occasion.”
Leyton Cougar, Executive Director of Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, said, ““Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is thrilled to announce that Random House has donated Ultra Limited Edition Box #001 to us as a fundraiser to benefit our rescues! We are extremely grateful to them and to George R. R. Martin for all his continuous support in making sure that our very own Westeros Pack and all the other rescues here are happy and well taken care of.”
Author George R. R. Martin said, “I’ve always been fond of wolves… direwolves in Westeros, and real wolves in the real world. US wolf populations hit critical lows during the twentieth century, and finding a way for humans to co-exist with these majestic creatures is an important part of the conservation movement.”
About Random House:
Random House is a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade-book publisher, whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG.