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Tweets January 29-February 18, 2013


WARNING: This archive contains SPOILERS for A MEMORY OF LIGHT.

BrandSanderson Tue Jan 29
If you want to be able to nominate for the Hugo Awards, the registration deadline is January 31st. link

BrandSanderson Tue Jan 29
Michael Whelan has put up an awesome post on his process for painting the cover of A MEMORY OF LIGHT. Very, very cool. link

BrandSanderson Tue Jan 29
This week’s Writing Excuses talks about side-character arcs. link

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 30
Naming a pokemon with my 5-year-old son. I suggested Reinhold. Somehow, it ended up as SheepSheep instead.

BrandSanderson Thu Jan 31
I’ll be signing in Salt Lake tomorrow. Badali Jewelry donated a couple of Wheel of Time pieces for the event. Details: link

BrandSanderson Thu Jan 31
One more reminder. If you want to nominate for the Hugo Awards, you need to register for Worldcon by tonight.

BrandSanderson Thu Jan 31
A supporting membership is $60 and usually includes a free ecopy of every nominated work. See here for details.

BrandSanderson Fri Feb 01
Just arrived for my Salt Lake City signing tonight. Weller Book Works. Trolley Square. Should be here until at least 10, I would guess.

AtmoHawk03 Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Hey sir, I missed the Tor chat…what exactly was the point of Alanna’s presence at The Last Battle?

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@AtmoHawk03 She was a pawn that the Shadow tried to exploit. Things could have gone very badly…

JaapNijhoff Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Mat is so cool. Anyway, love the book so far, I can sense the two people in the book. Cheers from Amsterdam

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@JaapNijhoff Don’t worry, The narrative shifts more toward Mat as the story progresses. :)

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
People ask me a lot about RJ’s notes. Harriet has said they are longer than the series combined. I decided to try adding them up. (More)

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
I put all of the files into one document. MS Word crashed when the doc reached 32,000 PAGES and counting. So…lots of notes. :)

tajarix Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Did those notes take longer than your re-read to go through? I smell source material for an encyclopedia. :)

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@tajarix I got swamped in them several times, & eventually defaulted to asking Maria and Alan to search them for answers when I needed them.

Ruairidh7 Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Lots of material for the encyclopaedia then?

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@Ruairidh7 LOTS. :)

WilliamYates8 Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson any of the notes going to be released at some point? Just curious to see what was written and what you added to the stories

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@WilliamYates8 I hope to someday be able to talk about them, and release chunks of them–but it is not my choice whether to do so or not.

TranceMessiah Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Is there anything referring to Rand’s new power (from the last chapter)? My question, very likely, will remain unanswered.

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@TranceMessiah There isn’t, actually. The bulk of those notes are things like timelines, cultures, and lists of characters.

runevault Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Seems hard to keep track of what’s where at that point. Wonder how much duplication of information was in all of that…

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@runevault This is why it was essential for me to have Maria and Alan, who could spend months perusing the notes and gathering info for me.

austenw Mon Feb 04
@brandsanderson Holy crap. Have you read all of them?

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@austenw I’ve read a lot, but not all. I let RJ’s assistants catalog and grab relevant pieces for me.

irothtin Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson How many pages of notes do you have on your own universe?

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@irothtin I’m only around 1,000-2,000 or so, at this point. (I guess I’m slacking.)

Fyodor32768 Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Can you send them to me? I’ll put them in a stable document. I promise not to look at them or share them. Really. Trust me.

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@Fyodor32768 Lol.

PtRBen Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Is there anything in the notes (intersting I mean) that didn’t make it into the final draft?

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@PtRBen Yeah, quite a bit. Hopefully, it will all make it into the encyclopedia.

ThiefofCamorr Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson What font size? :D

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@ThiefofCamorr Same font size he used for a given file. So it varied. Lots of it is single spaced, though…

asterisk20xx Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Outriggers has been ruled out but what of the rumored “Tam finding Rand” prequel? Or what sent Moiraine to the TR prequel?

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@asterisk20xx Sorry. We don’t feel RJ would want me to do more, so doing any further books (even prequels) is unlikely. Video games maybe.

korus1701 Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson maybe in a few years down the line someone could publish them

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@korus1701 At the very least, I hope they’ll go into the “Papers” at the library in Charleston that collects RJ’s things.

reibeatall Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Obviously those won’t be shared, but I’m interested in the nature of what the notes are.

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@reibeatall Lots and lots of timelines, lots of lists of names and power levels, essays like “How to create a proper flag and heraldry.”

tom_goemaere Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Are you ever going to publish them? It would be awesome for aspiring writers and fans to be able to read them.

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@tom_goemaere I don’t get to choose, but I think someday they’ll be released. Perhaps archived at the library that has RJ’s papers.

stonelaughterRL Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson Presumably the notes catalog plot lines, villains etc–as well as the basic tale?

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@stonelaughterRL The bulk is worldbuilding–a lot of things you already know, but which RJ had to plan out first.

kae_kat Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson I think a lot of fans would love there to be a book published of RJ’s notes and thoughts on the series. I know I would.

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@kae_kat Maybe someday!

fryman1701 Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson time dilation with proximity to The Bore, your idea or Jordan’s? #AMoL #WoT

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@fryman1701 Suggested as possible by notes, decided upon and put into practice by me.

ajhansen33 Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson just finished the audio book. Was hoping for an Afterward at the end. :( may you find shade and water, Brandon!

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@ajhansen33 RJ wrote the last words, and so we wanted to end the book with those, rather than adding more. Peace favor your sword.

tim_gallen Mon Feb 04
@BrandSanderson there are no words. :-) btw–is a #WoT bible still in the works?

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
@tim_gallen Yup! Harriet, Maria, and Alan are working on it.

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 04
Here’s the second video of me writing a chapter from the sequel to THE WAY OF KINGS. link

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 05
In the most recent Writing Excuses podcast episode, Mary, Howard, Dan, and I talk about breaking the rules. link

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 05
Tomorrow I fly to San Diego to start the rest of my book tour. Harriet will join me for most of the stops. Details: link

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 06
Oh hey, a Forbes contributor has this glowing review of the Mistborn trilogy: link

Ken_Chenoweth Wed Feb 06
I have book 1 on my desk MT @BrandSanderson: a Forbes contributor has this glowing review of the Mistborn trilogy: link

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 06
@Ken_Chenoweth All of the cool kids are reading it. And the…um…cool economists.

Br
andSanderson
Wed Feb 06
Off we go again! Salt Lake Airport has signed copies of AMOL at the bookstore by Gate C6.

BigGiantCircles Wed Feb 06
@BrandSanderson Wanted to come say hi in Sacramento, but I’m not sure this cold is gonna let me! Wouldn’t want to pass it on either! :-

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 06
@BigGiantCircles Well, hope you feel better either way. It would be good to see you, though.

chrisriley316 Wed Feb 06
@BrandSanderson do you have an idea of when you are visiting the UK?

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 06
@chrisriley316 Goal is this fall.

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 06
San Diego: Harriet and I are signing at Mysterious Galaxy in half an hour. Details here: link Tomorrow, LA area.

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 07
Tonight’s signing is in Huntington Beach. Details on the events page of my website. Harriet will be there too.

evanjfields Thu Feb 07
@BrandSanderson Is it obvious whether Logain has achieved his prophesied glory by the end of AMoL? Saving the civilians, or yet to come?

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 07
@evanjfields The ending hints of more, but it is safe to say his full glory has not yet been reached. Only a turning point toward it.

chunkybudz Thu Feb 07
[Protected tweet, presumably about finishing AMoL.]

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 07
@chunkybudz It has been an honor.

MicheleBarbon Thu Feb 07
@BrandSanderson ‘s Mistborn: The Final Empire to enter a new epic world. Great work!

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 07
@MicheleBarbon Thanks for the kind words!

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 07
Play dough sculpture contest at the signing tonight! pic

BrandSanderson Fri Feb 08
Don’t know if you can read this, but here are some amusing answers to tonight’s trivia quiz at the signing. pic

BrandSanderson Fri Feb 08
Harriet & I are signing in Sacramento tonight and San Francisco tomorrow. Details here: link

BrandSanderson Fri Feb 08
Copies of the UK version of ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS arrived. In stores this week! link pic

Justinator1 Fri Feb 08
@BrandSanderson love the new cover, can’t help but think the US cover hurt the sales here. It put me off for a long while…

BrandSanderson Fri Feb 08
@Justinator1 I never liked the covers. Hopefully we can fix that moving forward.

dmh1454 Fri Feb 08
@BrandSanderson I was upset Robert Jordan passed away but I’m glad you finished the Wheel of Time series. It’s by far my favorite series.

BrandSanderson Fri Feb 08
@dmh1454 It has been an honor.

BrandSanderson Fri Feb 08
I donated a signed 1st edition of Mistborn for auction at Con or Bust, which helps fans of color attend SFF conventions link

BrandSanderson Fri Feb 08
Harriet & I are signing in Sacramento in one hour. Tomorrow San Francisco. Next week Portland, Seattle, Vancouver–see here

BrandSanderson Sat Feb 09
Check out this great family costume at my signing tonight! (And thanks @djstipe for sending the picture to me.) pic

BrandSanderson Sat Feb 09
In a couple hours, Harriet and I will be signing in San Francisco at Borderlands. Details & later signings: link

elektrotal Sun Feb 10
@BrandSanderson this is shivam. let me know how you feel tomorrow =)

BrandSanderson Sun Feb 10
@elektrotal Got it. What is the latest? Do we need players?

elektrotal Sun Feb 10
@BrandSanderson is there a way i can send you my phone number to talk for a moment? Planning dinner

BrandSanderson Sun Feb 10
@elektrotal Sure. PM me. [Note: This discussion is about playing Magic: The Gathering.]

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
The third video of me writing a chapter from the sequel to THE WAY OF KINGS is now up: link

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
Earl’s videos of the AMoL midnight release. Highlights, full Q&A, camping. p>

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
I appear on this week’s video episode of Sword & Laser. The beginning has a humorous introduction to my books. link

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
Tonight Harriet & I will be signing in the Portland area. Details & later signings here.

SheldonMenery Mon Feb 11
@Top8Games @BrandSanderson Finished Mistborn. Predicted Vin somewhere around middle, the rest kept me guessing. What am I reading next?

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
@SheldonMenery @Top8Games I’m humbled, Sheldon. Thanks for giving them a read!

MikeFrench13 Mon Feb 11
@SheldonMenery @top8games @brandsanderson the way of kings is prob the best fantasy book I’ve ever read.

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
@MikeFrench13 @SheldonMenery @top8games Heh. The way of kings is kind of my version of EDH. (At least as size is concerned.)

themon81 Mon Feb 11
I think I need @BrandSanderson To breed with @PVBrett @brentweeks So I can produce a super author so that they finish books faster!!!

brentweeks Mon Feb 11
@themon81 Are you implying that each of us is not ALREADY a super author? ;) @BrandSanderson @PVBrett

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
@brentweeks @themon81 @PVBrett Uh, I do not think it works that way…

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
The most recent Writing Excuses episode talks about retellings and adaptations. link Our 5-year podcasting anniversary!

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
Today’s blog post has a whole bunch of videos. link

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
Flying through Portland? The Powell’s airport store (outside security) has signed AMoL, TWoK, and Emperor’s Soul.

CameronSouri Mon Feb 11
@brandsanderson Will all shardholders from all the worlds/realms eventually meet in one ‘place’?

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
@CameronSouri They have been in the same place before. Many are dead now, though.

Arithered Mon Feb 11
@BrandSanderson Brandon, are you coming to NY at all?

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
@Arithered In May.

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 11
Harriet and I will sign at Powell’s Beaverton in about an hour. See you there! Details: link

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 12
Harriet and I will be signing in Seattle tonight. This is a ticketed event. Details here.

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 12
Well, Amazon has a listing for Stormlight Archive book 2. I’ll know in April whether we can make that date. link

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 12
My swanky hotel in Seattle has something I’ve never seen: A room service menu for your pet.

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
BYU Magazine has an article and a video interview of me here: link

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
Just got back from a visit and tour of Wizards of the Coast, which was awesome. Highlight of my tour for sure. Swag was obtained. :)

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
Swag picture one! Before the carnage of opening. Particularly excited about the Dimir pre-release box. :) pic

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
Swag picture #2: cards signed by members of the Magic team, including a playtest card given by MaRo himself. pic

lowercasedan Wed Feb 13
@BrandSanderson worlds collide. i learned of your books from magic players talking on twitter.

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@lowercasedan Lol!

annadala Wed Feb 13
@BrandSanderson wow, they were REALLY nice to you, weren’t they?

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@annadala :)

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
Rares pulled by guild. So, time to build a Boros/Dimir theme deck I guess… pic

adambarg Wed Feb 13
@BrandSanderson Thank you (and Harriet) for coming to Microsoft today; it was a lot of fun! signed, Orzhov Charm guy

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@adambarg Thank you! Everyone at Wizards thought it was awesome you signed a card for me. :)

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
Also, a thanks to @adambarg who gave me several packs at an unrelated signing t
oday. Here is what I opened from you: pic

ElaineChase Wed Feb 13
Today’s #inmyoffice is @BrandSanderson ! We played Magic and I thanked him for Vin. #mtg link

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@ElaineChase It was awesome! Thanks again!

Pilchie Wed Feb 13
Hey @BrandSanderson, didn’t get to ask you at the Q&A today, but did you ever hang out on rasfwr-j or any of the later websites?

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@Pilchie I lurked, actually. One of my first internet experiences was there.

mtgworth Wed Feb 13
Stopped by a draft to say hi to @BrandSanderson who was at Wotc for the afternoon and loves Magic (in all forms ;)) pic

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@mtgworth Thanks again for everything!

Marshall_LR Wed Feb 13
@mtgworth @BrandSanderson Awesome! I put him on Orzhov.

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@Marshall_LR @mtgworth Dimir tonight, but it went poorly. Deck was too slow to face down Boros. :)

Marshall_LR Wed Feb 13
@BrandSanderson @mtgworth Seems to be a common thread in Gatecrash so far. I’ve been trying ramp 4-5 color, to go over the top.

oraymw Wed Feb 13
@Marshall_LR @BrandSanderson @mtgworth I dunno. I draft Dimir every time, and it seems to go pretty well.

Marshall_LR Wed Feb 13
@oraymw @BrandSanderson @mtgworth I have also had some success in Dimir, though it can definitely get ran over by Boros.

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@Marshall_LR @oraymw @mtgworth I just didn’t value creatures enough. By the time I realized, all I could get was too expensive.

Top8Games Wed Feb 13
@BrandSanderson @Marshall_LR @oraymw @mtgworth Does this mean you got all the removal?

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@Top8Games @Marshall_LR @oraymw @mtgworth No, all the card draw and mill… (May’ve spent too much time answering questions while drafting)

GavinVerhey Wed Feb 13
Just had the pleasure of meeting renowned fantasy author @BrandSanderson. He’s visiting Wizards today–what a fantastic guy to chat with!

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@GavinVerhey It was awesome! Thanks for having me in. :)

wizards_magic Wed Feb 13
(Mike) Just met #MTG lover @brandsanderson! We get some awesome visitors here at the office.

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@wizards_magic It was a lot of fun! Good to meet you too.

KUtherPendragon Wed Feb 13
@BrandSanderson when is the next book signing in NY?

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@KUtherPendragon May, I think.

davetron Wed Feb 13
Met @BrandSanderson in person today for Wizards tour and draft. We chatted about all sorts of things Magical and his books! He’s a cool guy!

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@davetron The pleasure was all mine. Thank you for the invite.

TifaMeyen Wed Feb 13
Today @BrandSanderson told me I gave him one of the best tours he’s been on. #AchievementUnlocked Thanks for visiting @wizards_magic :-)

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 13
@TifaMeyen Very fun! Thank you!

oraymw Wed Feb 13
@BrandSanderson On a not MTG thing: You’ve probably heard stuff like this a lot today, but AMoL was so good. I cried. A lot.

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 14
@oraymw *Manly, teary-eyed fist-bump.*

dracomjb Wed Feb 13
@Top8Games @BrandSanderson @ChrisWarcraft Imagine a celebrity pro-am 2HG draft event

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 14
@dracomjb @Top8Games @ChrisWarcraft I think this is what we have to do, sometime. It would rock.

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 14
Congrats on the game launch to @Top8Games, by the way. Haven’t tried it yet, but looks fun. (Link for those curious: link

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 14
I won’t be at LTUE, starting today in Provo, but lots of other great wri
ters will be there. If you’re in Utah, go! link

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 14
Canadians! Tonight I’m in Vancouver. Tomorrow, Toronto. See you there. Details: link

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 14
I’m signing in the Vancouver area in one hour, and Toronto tomorrow. Details here: link

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 14
Have to share this. Fan dressed up as Shai from EMPEROR’S SOUL for “dress as your favorite character” day at school. pic

BrandSanderson Fri Feb 15
Tonight I’m signing in Toronto. Tomorrow in Milford, New Hampshire. Details here: link

BrandSanderson Fri Feb 15
My Toronto signing starts in 20 minutes! Then tomorrow in New Hampshire, Monday in Baltimore. Details: link

BrandSanderson Sat Feb 16
My signing in Milford, New Hampshire starts in 2 hours. That’s enough time to drive from Boston. Monday, Baltimore. link

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 18
Tonight Harriet and I will be signing in the Baltimore area. Tomorrow, Philadelphia. Details: link

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 18
My former student Brian McClellan has a post called “Muskets and Magic” up over at A Dribble of Ink. link

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 18
Here is the fourth video of me writing part of a chapter from the next Stormlight Archive book. link