Friday, 27 November 2015

Lecture 21

I mentioned

The ultimate prize for a Game of Thrones fan: the chance to become one of the many, many characters killed off by George RR Martin in the books that are inspiring the TV series. And now two fans have paid $20,000 each in an online charity auction to receive the honour of a character being named after them in the next novel – and seeing them "certainly meet a grisly death". (from the Guardian 12/06/14)

and for the sale of the Roman empire by auction, see: An Early Example of the “Wmner's Curse” in an Auction.