Current Projects
Stormlight 4 & 5 outlining
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Starsight (Skyward 2) final proofread
100 %
Stormlight 4 rough draft
73 %
MTG: Children of the Nameless release
100 %

Salt Lake Comic Con schedule & Magic draft

Thursday through Saturday I’ll be at the Salt Palace for Salt Lake Comic Con. I’m on various panels and am signing multiple times all three days. I’ll also be doing a Magic: The Gathering draft on Thursday night; see details below on how to sign up ahead of time.

Plus we have Shadows Beneath on sale at the Dragonsteel booth at $20 for the hardcover and $5.99 for the ebook during the convention. Other books will also be available at the Dragonsteel booth and at the Wordfire booth.

Here’s my full schedule!

THURSDAY, September 4th

3:00–3:50 p.m., Room 151G
Building Plot: How to Implement Rising Action, the Try/Fail Cycle and Character Arcs into Your Stories
Have a great beginning to a story? A killer ending? What about the parts in-between? Join our panel of esteemed bestselling authors as they discuss the art and craft of keeping an audience engaged in a story.
Brad R. Torgersen, Brandon Sanderson, Brandon Mull, Jessica Day George, David Farland, Larry Correia, Kevin J. Anderson

4:00–5:45 p.m., Wordfire Booth #728
Brandon Sanderson Signing

6:00–8:00 p.m., Dragonsteel Booth #2215
Brandon Sanderson Signing

8:00 p.m.–after midnight, Room 155
Magic Draft with Brandon Sanderson
This will be a Return to Ravnica draft, with a choice between Augmented Cube and a Conspiracy. Brandon will explain how this works at the beginning of the draft.
Slots for the draft are limited, and there will be an entry fee. Talk to Dawn Christensen at the Epic Puzzles & Games booth in Room 155 at the convention, or to sign up early (this is recommended!) call or come in to Epic Puzzles & Games in West Valley. 3958 W 3500 S Ste C, phone number (801) 982-0167.

FRIDAY, September 5th

12:45–1:45 p.m., Badali Jewelry Booth #817
Brandon Sanderson Signing

2:00–2:50 p.m., Room 255B
Is Epic Fantasy Still Relevant to the Genre?
Most of modern Epic Fantasy literature’s roots can be traced back to JRR Tolkien and the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. With the rising popularity of other fantasy subgenres, namely Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Dark Fantasy, Alternate Reality (Historical Fantasy), Romantic (Paranormal) Fantasy, Magical Realism, where does Epic Fantasy fit into the mix? Has the recent popularity of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, along with George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones TV series oversaturated the genre, or is it now more popular than ever? Our panel of authors weigh in.
Michelle Witte, Brandon Sanderson, Brian McClellan, Megan Hutchins, Paul Genesse, Valerie Gardner

3:00–4:45 p.m., Shadow Mountain Booth #210
Brandon Sanderson Signing

5:00–5:50 p.m., North Ballroom
Credible Magic Systems: Method to Madness
Move over Doctor Strange! Fire all your magic missles unerringly at their target! The time has come to explore how magic has been presented effectively and disastrously in past and present pop culture outlets, and to join the always-fun discussion for creating realistic systems of believable sorcery.
Margaret Weis, Brandon Sanderson, Brandon Mull, Tracy Hickman, David Farland, Larry Correia

6:00–7:00 p.m., Dragonsteel Booth #2215
Brandon Sanderson Signing

SATURDAY, September 6th

12:30–2:30 p.m., Wordfire Booth #728
Brandon Sanderson Signing

3:00–3:50 p.m., Room 250A
Celebrating Fantasy Literature: The Worlds of Brandon Sanderson
From Elantris to Mistborn to completing the Wheel of Time series to The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson sits at the nexus of modern fantasy literature. Join him for a discussion of his work, his worlds, and his plans for the future of both.
Brandon Sanderson

4:00–7:00 p.m., Dragonsteel Booth #2215
Brandon Sanderson Signing

7:00–7:50 p.m., Room 250A
Writing Excuses: The Panel
Members of Writing Excuses will gather for a behind-the-scenes discussion of their Hugo Award-winning podcast, what they’re up to, and anything else which may be on their minds.
Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, Brandon Sanderson

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