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  • 1

    Clayton Boyd (3 January 2013)

    Excited about Memory if Light in a week. Any idea about book 2 of Stormlight Archive?

    Brandon Sanderson (3 January 2013)

    Next fall, hopefully.

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    James Powell (3 January 2013)

    PS. if we ever do manage to have dinner, we should talk about the Ship of Theseus. [Peter's note: Brandon references this in Alcatraz 2.]

    Brandon Sanderson (3 January 2013)

    :)

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    Brandon Sanderson (6 January 2013)

    Warning: Churchiness follows! Just saw Bruce R. McConkie's final testimony (from back in 1985) for the first time. Wow.

    Howard Tayler

    Amazing, isn't it? AMAZING. We watched it when I was in the MTC.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. I'm surprised I missed it. 18 months of cancer, this, then dead in about a week. Gave me chills.

    Melissa Hunt

    Oh no, no church for me. I might fall asleep. Oh man, I'm horrible.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Lol. :)

    Alan Horne

    I'm super surprised you haven't heard it before. It's, like, everywhere in the Church.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, I've heard it mentioned—but just never watched/heard it.

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    Brent Weeks (8 January 2013)

    I have yet to meet an SFF writer who thinks they could have done a better job finishing the WoT than @BrandSanderson has done.

    Brandon Sanderson (8 January 2013)

    Thanks, Brent. And congrats on making just about everyone's "best books of 2012" list. You deserve it.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Jumped on the internet on the plane flight. Thought "I'll check my email quickly." Ten billion new emails. Oh, right. New book out . . .

    Marc Rivera

    Sorry, I was overly excited about the book. My bad.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ha. No, it makes me feel loved. Thanks! Unless you sent them all. Then you are scaring me.

    Rob Houston

    How do you handle that? Interns? You can't possibly read them all yourself.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I try to at least look all of them over. Most can be answered quickly with a pre-written email.

    John Scalzi

    HUMBLEBRAG SOME MORE, BRANDON.

    Brandon Sanderson

    WHAT DO YOU KNOW? YOU'RE JUST A DIRTY SELL-OUT! SCALZIIIII!!!! :)

    Christopher Turkel

    I am taking bets on the impending @scalzi and @BrandSanderson knife match.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Scalzi writes SF. He'd bring a laser rifle. This is why I only taunt him from 30k feet in the air.

    John Scalzi

    IT'S A COHERENT BEAM, FANTASY BOY. ONLY THE CURVE OF THE EARTH WILL SAVE YOU NOW

    Brandon Sanderson

    . . . Did you just call me your "fantasy boy?" I don't quite know how to take that.

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    Umbriss (8 January 2013)

    Do you have a current list of M:tG cards you want? Going to the signing tomorrow in Skokie, IL and might bring a present.

    Brandon Sanderson (8 January 2013)

    You don't need to do that! But my cube is still missing both a Tangle Wire and a Tooth and Nail. They're hard to find, though.

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    Chris Kluwe (9 January 2013)

    Just finished A Memory of Light, by @BrandSanderson. Very well written, and satisfyingly conclusive. NOW MOAR STORMLIGHT. #crackswhip

    Brandon Sanderson (9 January 2013)

    Wow. That was fast. :)

    Brandon Sanderson

    You weren't at the signing last night, were you?

    Chris Kluwe

    Was doing the Colbert Report. :( And then I saw you posted the signed copies in the airport after I already flew back :(:(

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ha. Good. I'd hate to have you come & not have me recognize you. (Mark Tremonti did that to me.) PM if you want a signed copy.

    Chris Kluwe

    I'll catch you at another one so I can bring all the other books I need signed :p

    Brandon Sanderson

    Sounds good! Thanks.

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    Brandon Sanderson (9 January 2013)

    So . . . While the plane was landing, I had a great idea for fixing Death By Pizza, a novel I abandoned a few years ago. NOT RIGHT NOW, BRAIN.

    Peter Ahlstrom

    Yay!

    Brandon Sanderson

    Lol. Have you even read that one?

    Peter Ahlstrom

    No. But I wanted to react anyway.

    Vyrrk

    You and your ideas on planes! Isn't that how Legion got started?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, traveling does that to me. Mistborn started while I was driving on a road trip.

    Priscilla Anderson

    Given I don't know anything about you besides the fact that you're a ridiculously talented writer, that title and you don't seem in-sync.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Heh. It was one of my "breather projects." Stories I free-write (rather than planning in detail) between larger books.

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    Brandon Sanderson (9 January 2013)

    Traveling through Minneapolis/St Paul? I managed to visit and sign A Memory of Light at 3 of the 4 airport bookstores (Main concourse and C gates.)

    nwash10

    Always been curious about stealth signings. Do you say anything to bookstore employees or are you kind of sketchy about it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Depends. I usually try to introduce myself, but if they are busy or don't look interested, I'll just sign and go.

    Jamie Lloyd

    Even though I don't live in the US, I love how you sign random copies of your books in airports. Shows you care! :)

    Brandon Sanderson

    I do this in the UK when I visit, but authors randomly stopping by happens less there, so I tend to get into more trouble. :)

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  • 9

    Justin Kirklin (10 January 2013)

    Is Kaladin in Stormilight 2?

    Brandon Sanderson (10 January 2013)

    Yes, quite a bit.

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    Brandon Sanderson (10 January 2013)

    Dayton airport has 6 Brandalized books in the bookstore on the way to the B gates. Bookseller was reading a magazine. Didn't even look up.

    Mignon Fogarty

    "Brandalized"? Nice!

    Brandon Sanderson

    I can't claim it. My fans invented it to describe my stealth signings.

    Brandon Sanderson (14 January)

    Ha! @GrammarGirl is awesome. Readers who coined "Brandalized," you have been given a shout-out.

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    Closed Unsink (9 January 2013)

    Your website says at the Atlanta signing priority "may be" given to those who purchased the book from hosting store.

    Closed Unsink

    Seems silly to deny loyal fans a chance for lack of buying the book at one specific store.

    Brandon Sanderson (9 January 2013)

    I used to be pretty annoyed by these kinds of restrictions (which are placed by the store, not by me or the publisher.)

    Brandon Sanderson

    Then I attended a signing with well over a hundred people, for which the store had to hire extra staff, stay open late...

    Brandon Sanderson

    And rearrange their store to accommodate. They sold six copies and lost money since everyone brought their Amazon books.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I can see how stores get annoyed by such things. It didn't used to happen, but e-sales have changed the game.

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    Brandon Sanderson (12 January 2013)

    Passing through Atlanta? Signed copies of A Memory of Light at the Buckhead books in the middle of the B terminal. (Look in new releases, not sf/f.)

    Kevin J Anderson

    I think the UNSIGNED copies are going to be a rare collectible item!

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ha. I've signed around 5k copies so far. So you aren't far off. Don't you still hold the one-day world record, though?

    Kevin J Anderson

    I think Dave Wolverton broke my record, and then Howard Stern. But I still have my Guinness World Record certificate.

    Christopher Paolini

    Hmm. Well I did do 9,400 in two days before the launch of Inheritance.

    Kevin J Anderson

    Next time have a Guinness official looking over your shoulder. I do NOT intend to break that record again.

    Peter Orullian

    Pretty sure Dave's got the record. Not sure on quantity.

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    Brandon Sanderson (13 January 2013)

    Atlanta airport Simply Books in the A terminal center has signed books! (Same for the B terminal Buckhead books from yesterday.)

    Jared Steward

    That's cool. Have you ever gotten in trouble somewhere like that for signing your own books?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Once in a while, until I show the picture in the back. Never in a busy airport, though, where more authors visit.

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  • 14

    Brandon Sanderson (14 January 2013)

    Back from tour for now. (Will go out again first week of Feb.) Time to dive into Part Two of Stormlight 2.
  • 15

    Vanessa (23 January 2013)

    Does the chasm on Sel have a counterpart in the cognitive realm?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    Yes, it does. But moving around there is really tough . . .

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    Vanessa (23 January 2013)

    Are the Ghostbloods associated with Odium?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    Odium has his fingers in a LOT of things.

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    Michael M Lane (23 January 2013)

    Afternoon. What sorts of marketing have you found most effective for your books, Brandon?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    When I was newer, it was visiting bookstores, giving free copies to their SF readers on staff.

    Brandon Sanderson

    These days, I'm honestly not sure. The momentum of it all has pretty much overwhelmed my individual efforts. :)

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    Mali Medina (23 January 2013)

    @BrandSanderson, you took time out from the tour to celebrate a new arrival, yes? I hope everything went well and Congratulations!!!

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    Yes, I did—but I haven't posted a lot about it online yet. Thanks!

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    Matthew Miller (23 January 2013)

    Can we please, please, pretty please get the last Alcatraz book after Stormlight 2? Please? Rutabaga!

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    I'll see what I can do. Rutabaga.

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    John Leafback (23 January 2013)

    Should you have your pen name trademarked/copyrighted?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    Some people think it is a good idea. I don't think it's needed, but it is not a bad choice either.

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    Mike Cockrum (23 January 2013)

    How many shards has Hoid received powers from, whether taken, stolen, given, etc.?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    Well, he has a bead of Lerasium.

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    Darrel (23 January 2013)

    @BrandSanderson, can we expect to see Wit in his same duties to the king? Or perhaps just in other duties?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    Wit is going to be around, for sure.

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    John Doe (23 January 2013)

    What other stories/Project do you have working besides Steelheart, The Rithmatist, Unfettered, Dangerous Women, and Stormlight 2?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    Lol. As if I need more. Well, Alloy of Law sequel has some work done on it, as does a Legion sequel.

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    Vanessa (23 January 2013)

    If a live Elantran entered the pool outside of the city, could they also use it to travel to the cognitive realm?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    Let's just say that the characters in the book do not fully understand the pool or its power.

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    Brandon Sanderson (28 January 2013)

    I recorded myself writing a chapter from the next Stormlight Archive book. This video is the prewriting. More to come.

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