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Oathbringer Release Party

Brandon’s assistant Kara here with details for the Oathbringer midnight release party. Further down in the post I’ll outline how to get your signed and numbered copies of the book.

VIP Backstage Party Tickets

We’ve run out of space at the BYU store, so we’re trying something new this year. BYU is still hosting the event, but the venue has changed to the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo. In order to pay for the venue, we’ve worked with BYU to offer a VIP Backstage Party that will be held prior to Brandon’s presentation and Q&A at the Book Release Party.

Date: Monday, November 13th, 2017
Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
Location: Backstage Room at UVCC

The VIP Backstage Party Ticket includes:

  • Entrance to the VIP Backstage Party where Brandon and Team Dragonsteel will make an appearance.
  • Light snack and beverage service
  • Exclusive release party T-shirt
  • Dalinar Cinch Bag
  • Bondsmith Mug
  • Raffle for Premium Prizes
  • Reserved seating for Brandon’s Presentation
PLEASE NOTE! The VIP Backstage Party Ticket does NOT include:

  • Book
  • Book number

ACHTUNG! The VIP Backstage Party is NOT a signing. Please don’t ask for any signatures. There will be time for that later.

The VIP Backstage Party Ticket (limited number of tickets available)
Cost: $150
Goes on Sale: Wednesday, September 27th at 7:00 pm MDT at this link (won’t load until that time).

Book Release Party
Date: Monday, November 13th, 2017
Time: 7:00pm, Doors open at 6:45pm
Location: 2nd Floor of the Utah Valley Convention Center – 220 Center St, Provo, UT 84601; use the north entrance
Parking: See image below

Wristbands for the Book Release Party are FREE and will be handed out starting at 10:00 am on the NORTH side of the Utah Valley Convention Center.

A wristband guarantees you a seat. Limited seating. You may pick up ONE wristband for yourself and ONE wristband for another person.

Book Release Party Activities:

  • Character Photo Ops
  • Trivia
  • Games
  • Artist’s tables
  • Badali Jewelry
  • Henna for Charity
  • Art Gallery
  • BYU Store
  • Raffle
  • Prizes

8:45 pm – Brandon’s Presentation and Q&A

10:00 pm – Tor Books has given the release party exclusive permission to release the books at midnight in New York! That means 10:00 pm here. We will distribute books and the signing line will begin.

Because of the earlier release time, many of the activities will actually continue until midnight. So fans will have something to do while waiting for their line numbers to be called.

Signed and Numbered Books

Pre-orders will start Wednesday, September 27th at 7:00 pm MDT at this link (won’t load until that time).
Order by November 9th to guarantee a signed/#’d book at the party.
As your shipping option, choose “Pick up on BYU Campus.”
PLEASE NOTE! Wristbands to get into the Release Party are separate from buying the book.

Your book # is determined by when you pre-order your book, first come, first served, starting with #100. (If you want the chance at a lower number, see the Camping section below.)

When your order is processed (November 10th), you will receive a receipt via email to use at the release party as proof of purchase and to verify your line number. PLEASE NOTE: No receipt. No book.

ACHTUNG! It is very likely that BYU will not have a lot of extra copies of the book for sale at the release party, so if you want a guaranteed signed/#’d book at the midnight release, you MUST pre-order one!

As we’ve done at previously release events, the books will be pre-signed and pre-numbered. After picking up your book, you may opt to skip the personalization line and leave before the station wagon turns back into a pumpkin, or you may choose to stay and get your book personalized after you pick it up.

LIMITED Commemorative Merchandise
In addition to selling signed and numbered copies of Oathbringer, the BYU Store is offering some limited-time official Stormlight Archive merchandise for sale.

Oathbringer Release Party Products

Oathbringer Release Party Products

  • All products go on sale Wednesday, September 27th at 7:00 pm MDT at this link (won’t load until that time).
  • Order by November 9th! These items will be “limited to stock on hand.” Order before they are gone!
  • Products can be picked up the night of the party
  • If you are not attending the party, products will be mailed to you after the release party

Merchandise for sale include:

  • Exclusive release party T-shirt
  • Dalinar Cinch Bag
  • Bondsmith Mug
  • Commemorative Letterpress Map Fine Art Print
  • Bridge 4 Hoodie
  • Stormlight Water Bottle

PLEASE NOTE! If getting a low number matters to you, we recommend ordering the book first and then ordering any other merchandise.

Camping at BYU

For those of you hoping to snag books numbered 1–99, BYU has graciously allowed camping outside the BYU Bookstore for this book release. See the image below for where you are allowed to camp.

IMPORTANT! Numbered wristbands 1–99 will be issued at the BYU Bookstore at 7:45 am on Monday, November 13th.

PLEASE NOTE! All campers must still pre–order their book!

We will only give numbered wristbands to the first 99 campers. You must have your barcode as proof of purchase. Your numbered wristband will guarantee you a seat at Brandon’s Presentation and Q&A.

Camping Rules:

  • One body equals one line number
  • Check in at the “War Camp” Info Station (NW Door of BYU Bookstore)
  • Cannot leave for more than four hours per day
  • Must sleep overnight
  • Respect BYU’s and others’ property
  • Only use the outlets designated on the map
    • No cords strung across pathways!
  • Vacate Wilkinson Center by their designated hours
  • Quiet Time starts one hour past Wilkinson closing time
  • Be respectful of your fellow campers and BYU staff.
    • If asked to move by the University to another area, please do so. Let’s not create issues for future Stormlight book releases by not cooperating.


If you’re coming from out of town, please note that the Provo Marriot Hotel is across the street from the Utah Valley Convention Center, where the party will be held.

Provo Marriot Hotel
Address: 101 W 100 N, Provo, UT 84601
Phone: (801) 377-4700

Weller Book Works Shipped Books

For those who can’t attend the release events but still want a numbered copy shipped to them, we’re working with Weller Book Works as we have in the past to make these available. They will be taking pre-orders for Oathbringer starting September 26th at this link.

  • Books will be signed and numbered.
  • Personalization will be available for a charitable donation.

Mysterious Galaxy Numbered Copies

Numbered copies of Oathbringer will also be available at Brandon’s signing at Mysterious Galaxy.

That just about covers it. Please read the above instructions carefully and prepare ahead of time. Here’s to a fun release event for Oathbringer!

|   Castellano