Thank you, Mary Robinette Kowal and DAW Books!

The short version: Mary Robinette Kowal was one of five people pretending to be Patrick Rothfuss on Twitter (along with the actual Patrick Rothfuss), and she was so good at it that DAW Books is donating $1,000 to the charity of her choice, which is (surprise!) Con or Bust.

This is hilarious, delightful, and much appreciated. Check out the main contest page, the reveal of the winners, or the text analysis tricks behind Ms. Kowal’s win.

Thank you very much to Ms. Kowal and DAW Books!


  1. Hurrah! I’m very glad I was able to make that happen. Huge thanks to DAW for the actual donation.

  2. It is, indeed, a very cool thing for them to do.

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