art by Jake Johnson

Theoryland Resources

WoT Interview Search

Search the most comprehensive database of interviews and book signings from Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson and the rest of Team Jordan.

Wheel of Time News

An Hour With Harriet

2012-04-30: I had the great pleasure of speaking with Harriet McDougal Rigney about her life. She's an amazing talent and person and it will take you less than an hour to agree.

The Bell Tolls

2012-04-24: Some thoughts I had during JordanCon4 and the upcoming conclusion of "The Wheel of Time."

Theoryland Community

Members: 7652

Logged In (2): nbogenrose, Brita,

Newest Members:johnroserking, petermorris, johnadanbvv, AndrewHB, jofwu, Salemcat1, Dhakatimesnews, amazingz, Sasooner, Hasib123,

Theoryland Tweets

WoT Interview Database

Home | Interview Database

Interviews: LOC Signing Report - Mike Allen

Summary:

Entries

3

Date

Oct 27th, 1994

Type

Paraphrased

Location

Concord, CA

TourCon

Lord of Chaos Book Tour

Bookstore

Tower Books

Reporter

Mike Allen

Links

rasfwrj

  • 1

    Mike Allen

    [In response to this report...] I was the one who asked the question, so I guess I get to put my 2 cents in here. I did indeed ask "Why the pseudonym?", but I had no answer for his snappy retort.

    Robert Jordan

    He kind of assumed that I heard about it from the net, because he went on to say that, although he was not on the Net, someone had sent him a copy of the FAQ, and the 25% of the speculation was right, 25% was near-right, and the rest was just plain wrong.

    Tags

    ,
  • 2

    Mike Allen

    After my turn in the wheel of signings, I joined a bunch of other Net fiends in the corner, whispering about this or that. I asked their opinions on why the Hundred Companions were all men, when the greatest works were always accomplished by men and women together. Another person (Dana, I believe) suggested that it might be because when one part of a link failed, the whole thing failed, and that in a combat situation it would be impossible to maintain a proper circle. None of us knew if that was true or not, so someone brought it to RJ's attention.

    Robert Jordan

    His response was what you probably predicted: "You want me to give a clue like that away for nothing?" Feeling brash, I then said, "OK, just why were the Hundred Companions all men?" He merely grumbled and shook his head as he signed the next book.

    Tags

    ,
    ,
  • 3

    Mike Allen

    He left the signing in a big white Cadillac, in case anyone cares.

    Mike Allen
    (who never posts :)