Would you like to be a character in Dolorosa?

StellarCon 36 is hosting a charity auction on Saturday, March 3, 2012 to help out two very worthy causes: Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro and Patrick Rothfuss's favorite charity Worldbuilders.

The good folks at StellarCon 36 have asked for donations, and I am offering up two items for two separate bids:

  1. An autographed copy of Miserere: An Autumn Tale
  2. A Tuckerization in Dolorosa: A Winter's Dream.

The autographed copy is pretty self-explanatory, but the Tuckerization comes with rules so that everyone's expectations are on the same page. Here is how it shall work:

The Katharoi series takes place in Woerld. Here, the four realms of existence—Heaven, Earth, Woerld, and Hell—are like four lakes joined by tiny streams; toss a pebble into Hell and the ripples would extend to the farthermost reaches of Heaven.

Woerld is Heaven’s frontline of defense between Earth and Hell. The Fallen Angels and their demons seek to open the Hell Gates so their hordes may conquer Woerld, then they intend to overrun Earth, their last obstacle before reaching Heaven’s Gates. The Katharoi are spiritual warriors on par with the Knights Templar. Rather than just Christianity, the Katharoi represent all the religions on Earth—there are Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Wiccans—and each religion maintains a bastion where they train their members to fight the Fallen.

Now here are the rules for the Tuckerization:

Since the members of the Katharoi are children from Earth who have been drawn through the Crimson Veil into Woerld, you can keep your real name. The character will have your name only and any physical or psychological characteristics will be up to the author and your choice of alignment. In other words, the author (that being me) retains all rights to the character.

You get three choices:

  1. You can pick your bastion (or which religion you would like to be associated with);
  2. If you are atheist or agnostic, let me know and I will work you into the story from that angle. (For example, I need a knife merchant and no affiliation to any religion need be mentioned if that is your preference.);
  3. You can be aligned with the Fallen as a human (just be aware that things often turn out very badly for those in option #3).

After that, you’ll have to trust me to work you and your role into the story. If something should happen and Dolorosa isn't published, I will do everything in my power to assure the winner of the StellarCon 36 Charity Auction Dolorosa Tuckerization some form of a Tuckerization in a future novel; however, in a future novel, your name may need to be changed slightly to fit the novel and the location of the story. We'll burn that bridge together when the time comes. Either way (in Dolorosa or in a future novel), I retain full creative license to write the character for the story.

Where will all this be?

Place: Best Western High Point, 135 South Main St, High Point, NC 27260

Time: Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. see your StellarCon 36 program for the location

Note: You must be present to bid.

I'm looking forward to seeing you at StellarCon 36 and helping to raise money for these wonderful organizations.