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FelixPax
11-20-2009, 02:56 AM
I recently found a UStream hosted video of Brandon Sanderson speaking to a Booksigning in Phoenix, Arizona on November 17th, 2009 divided in parts 1 (http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2575286) (02:28 length), 2 (http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2575312) (180:42 length), 3 (http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2576311) (34:05 length).

There were two new minor pieces of information I learned watching, listening to all three Phoenix webcasts. The first:


Part 2 streamcast: between 33-35 minutes - Brandon said: There is a certain scene of, “Mat going into a city and returning with food”. Mat had done that already in the circus, a slight metaphor for the folk tale of “Stone Soup”. Plot archetypes mentioned to inspire our world.

Part 3 streamcast: paraphrasing Brandon said his original working title for ToM book was "The Three Towers", in a pun to the "The Two Towers".

GonzoTheGreat
11-20-2009, 03:00 AM
Part 3 streamcast: paraphrasing Brandon said his original working title for ToM book was "The Three Towers", in a pun to the "The Two Towers".I'm fairly sure that I predicted that one already.

FelixPax
11-20-2009, 01:46 PM
I'm fairly sure that I predicted that one already.

Not to difficult, but Brandon did mention they included the White Tower, Black Tower. But I do not recall him mentioning the Tower of Ghenjei in that Phoenix Ustream part 3, which I thought should be included. So if Ghenjei isn't included what is instead?

kcf
11-20-2009, 09:24 PM
I was there listening at the time.

Brandon started the discussion about The Towers of Midnight in Seanchan and then moved to the Black and White Towers. I find it no surprise that the ToG wasn't mentioned - he's been mum on Mat and company actually going there. But at the same time, he's generally quite happy to hint that it will indeed happen in ToM.

I think his calling it the Three Towers really points to the BT, WT and ToG.