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  • Minneapolis, MN - Red Balloon Bookshop

    Date: Sat, Apr 04, 2015  Time: 6:00–8:00 pm

    Place: Red Balloon Bookshop
    891 Grand Ave
    St. Paul, MN 55105
    Phone Number: (651) 224-8320
    Event Type: Signing

    This event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required to enter the signing line. Tickets may be obtained by purchasing Firefight by Brandon Sanderson for $18.99 (+ tax) or *any item of equal value from Red Balloon Bookshop.  Discounts do not apply. One ticket per person; those younger than 12 may be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased in-store or over the phone by calling 651-224-8320. 

    *Signing Guidelines:  Each ticket holder may have an unlimited number of books signed, however only 3 books may be personalized. Books may be brought from home or purchased from Red Balloon Bookshop. If time allows, ticket holders may re-enter the signing line to have additional books personalized.

    Photos are allowed; however, only unposed photos are allowed in the signing line. A Red Balloon team member will be on hand to help take your photo while you meet the author.

  • Minneapolis, MN - Minicon 50

    Date: Thu, Apr 02, 2015  - Sun, Apr 05, 2015

    Place: Minicon 50
    Address: DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN 55439
    Phone Number: (800) 222-8733
    Event Type: Convention


    6:00 PM – Edina
    Brandon Sanderson Creative Writing Lecture Live Broadcast Taping
    Watch Brandon Distance Teach his Brigham Young University course entitled “How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy” over the internet. The course is focused on the nuts and bolts of having a writing career. Characterization, worldbuilding, plotting and publication will be presented to you and to his class simultaneously via telepresence technology. (6:00–7:20 PM)

    8:00 PM – Edina
    Opening Ceremonies


    2:30 PM – Ver 5/6
    …and Magrathea Ground to a Halt
    Worldbuilding can be hard – what is the biggest thing that cause you to stop? What was that major obastacle, and how did you overcome it?
    Blake Hausladen, Brandon Sanderson, Donna Munro, Larry Niven

    5:30 PM – Edina
    Guest of Honor Interview: Brandon Sanderson
    Brandon Sanderson, Joel Phillips

    7:00 PM – Ver 5/6
    The Business of Brandon
    What is it like working with/for Brandon Sanderson?
    Brandon Sanderson, Michael Whelan, Peter Ahlstrom, Tom Doherty

    9:00 PM – Gaming
    Magic Draft with Brandon


    2:30 PM – Ver 1/2
    Brandon Sanderson Reading

    3:00 PM – Consuite/bar
    Kaffeeklatsch with Brandon Sanderson

    10:00 PM – Edina
    The Brandon Sanderson Social Hour!
    Brandon talks about things! And stuff! And you get to ask him questions…about things! And stuff!
    Brandon Sanderson, Peter Ahlstrom


    11:30 AM – Ver 5/6
    Who’da Thunk
    Our Guest of Honors sit together and interview each other – who knows what stories they have about each other?
    Brandon Sanderson, Larry Niven, Michael Whelan, Tom Doherty,

    2:30 PM – Krushenko’s
    Middle Grade Optimism vs YA Dystopia
    Magical wonder abounds in middle grade lit but seems to disappear once stories make the jump to the next age bracket. Does pessimism go hand in hand with the advent of hormones? Is middle grade more than it appears? (from both read and writer perspective)
    Adam Stemple, Alec Austin, Brandon Sanderson, Donna Munroe, Jane Yolen, Marissa Lingen

    4:00 PM – Edina
    Closing Ceremonies
    Adam Stemple, Brandon Sanderson, Dave Romm, Jane Yolen, Joel Phillips, Larry Niven, Matt Strait, Michael Whelan, Tom Doherty


    Brandon is a Guest of Honor. Guests include Michael Whelan, Larry Niven, Jane Yolen, Tom Doherty, and Music Guest Adam Stemple. Registration is required.

  • Sharjah, UAE - Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

    Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2015  - Sat, May 02, 2015

    Place: Sharjah Children's Reading Festival
    Address: Expo Centre
    Al taawun Street,Al taawun, - إمارة الشارقةّ
    Sharjah, UAE
    Phone Number: +971 6 577 0000
    Event Type: Convention

    Details coming later.

  • Kansas City, Mo - ConQuest 46

    Date: Fri, May 22, 2015  - Sun, May 24, 2015

    Place: ConQuest 46
    Address: Kansas City Marriott Downtown
    200 West 12th St
    Kansas City, Mo 64105
    Phone Number: (816) 421-6800
    Event Type: Convention

    Brandon is a Guest of Honor along with George R.R. Martin, Nene Thomas, and Mark Oshiro, with Toastmaster Selina Rosen. Registration required.

  • Spokane, WA - Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention

    Date: Wed, Aug 19, 2015  - Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Place: Sasquan, Worldcon 2015
    Address: Spokane Convention Center
    334 W Spokane Falls Blvd
    Spokane, WA 99201
    Phone Number: (509) 279-7000
    Event Type: Convention

    Guests of Honor include Brad Foster, David Gerrold, Vonda N. McIntyre, Tom Smith, and Leslie Turek.

    Brandon will be in attendance, and they should schedule a reading, a signing, and a couple of panels.

    Sasquan will also host the Hugo Awards ceremony. Nominations will open in January 2015 and will be open to all Attending or Supporting members of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Worldcons.

  • Nottingham, UK - FantasyCon 2015

    Date: Fri, Oct 23, 2015  - Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Place: FantasyCon 2015
    Address: East Midlands Conference Center and Orchard Hotel
    University Par, Beeston Lane
    Nottingham, UK NG7 2RJ
    Phone Number: +44 844 346 1216
    Event Type: Convention

    Brandon is a Guest of Honor along with Juliet E. McKenna. Registration required.

    Watch this space for details to come.