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Tamyrlin 09-18-2010 02:20 PM

Bailey's Crossroads, VA - Borders - November 6th @ 2pm
 
Saturday, November 6th – 2:00 PM
Borders
5871 Crossroads Center Way
Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041
*With special guest Harriet McDougal

Bayle 09-20-2010 11:06 AM

I'll be at this signing for sure - only a few miles from my house, wouldn't miss it. (was there last year and was there for RJ on his final tour.)

Bluedust 09-20-2010 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Bayle (Post 110928)
I'll be at this signing for sure - only a few miles from my house, wouldn't miss it. (was there last year and was there for RJ on his final tour.)

Ask him if we'll ever see the Fat Man Angreal again.

Terez 09-20-2010 01:04 PM

Tam, it's Bailey's Crossroads. Robert Mee said he would email me a report from this one. He was also at RJ's last stop there, and Brandon's last. Bayle, are you Robert Mee??

Bayle 09-20-2010 02:11 PM

Nope! that's not mee... (wow I'm full of bad puns today at work too, I think I need a day off...)

I'll have to to figure out who he is, I always see a handful of regulars there.

Terez 09-20-2010 02:47 PM

I will email him and tell him you'll be the guy wearing blue Wranglers, a red undershirt with a purple-and-orange plaid overshirt, and carrying a bouquet of gardenias.

Tenesmus 09-20-2010 03:05 PM

I will either be at this one, or the Books-a-million the day before. It all depends on where Brandon wants me to be a Tower Guard :D

Bayle 09-20-2010 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Terez (Post 111034)
I will email him and tell him you'll be the guy wearing blue Wranglers, a red undershirt with a purple-and-orange plaid overshirt, and carrying a bouquet of gardenias.

Perfect! And if that outfit is in the wash, it'll be 100% spandex. Either way, I'll be tough to miss.

Leanne 09-22-2010 09:08 AM

I believe I will be at this one. Things could change by then though.

InfamousOne 11-03-2010 09:49 PM

I have finally made it onto the boards! And I will be at the signing. I plan on getting there at about noon with two friends and hanging out until the beginning of the signing... and all the way through. I can't wait to meet Harriet again!

Tamyrlin 11-03-2010 09:59 PM

Cool and welcome.
 
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Originally Posted by InfamousOne (Post 122010)
I have finally made it onto the boards! And I will be at the signing. I plan on getting there at about noon with two friends and hanging out until the beginning of the signing... and all the way through. I can't wait to meet Harriet again!

Got a few questions in mind? Let us know how it goes.

ShadowbaneX 11-03-2010 10:36 PM

Ask Brandon what it was like to walk into The Dusty Wheel.

InfamousOne 11-05-2010 01:21 PM

So I have a question from Terez and a question from ShadowBaneX.... anyone else have questions they want me to ask?

Leanne 11-05-2010 04:16 PM

I am going to try to get there early, but I am driving from Philly and I am going to try to go to Woodlawn to see the house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright before the signing. It's a surprise for my son, he loves architecture and has been studing Wright's designs.

I will of course be in my TL shirt(hope I can find it tonight) and do some advertising..haha.

InfamousOne 11-06-2010 09:53 AM

I will be in a purple golf shirt and jeans. I have a green backpack with a bunch of patches on it and I will also probably have a messenger bag. Crazy cat lady got nothin on crazy book guy! (I'm hoping for Harriet to sign a whole mess of stuff... we'll see).

Leanne 11-06-2010 12:48 PM

I think that i see you! haha. I See you are trying to read as much as possible also. I will bother you later.

IF anyone has any questions they want asked, I Will check again after the reading...

Tamyrlin 11-06-2010 01:36 PM

I have a bunch of ToM Questions
 
But I'm guessing those won't be useful. :) I've heard Brandon has been anti spoiler for Q&A

Tamyrlin 11-06-2010 01:39 PM

But I should be more creative
 
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Originally Posted by Tamyrlin (Post 123487)
But I'm guessing those won't be useful. :) I've heard Brandon has been anti spoiler for Q&A

I should be able to come up with TGS questions that help relate to ToM stuff in a way that would be useful...hmm...

Tamyrlin 11-06-2010 02:07 PM

Ask this one
 
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Originally Posted by Tamyrlin (Post 123489)
I should be able to come up with TGS questions that help relate to ToM stuff in a way that would be useful...hmm...

Did Verin know the weave necessary to hide her ability to channel from being detected by another female channeler?

RDDK 11-06-2010 04:07 PM

Spoiler:
now that she's dead, how did mesaana hide from the oath rod?

Leanne 11-06-2010 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Tamyrlin (Post 123504)
Did Verin know the weave necessary to hide her ability to channel from being detected by another female channeler?

MAFO

There were no book related questions asked during the Q&A. I tried to listen to some questions as people passed by in line, didn't catch anything worth noting.

I Did have my TL shirt on, someone said something about it being a dead website!!! Don't worry, I set him straight.

Bayle 11-06-2010 07:18 PM

I saw you Leanne!! but you left before I could introduce myself :) I met Infamous One though, and I got the "dead masema" signature in my book.

Not an enlightening signing theory-wise, but was still very cool to finally get to see/meet Harriet.

Leanne 11-06-2010 11:12 PM

WEll, that sucks! MY son was restless and ready to get to the hotel.

Bayle 11-07-2010 08:39 AM

Understandable :) It was nice to see a few more HCFF's in the crowd though, that was good enough!

And of course now I am thinking of questions I should have asked... I always choke at these things!!

InfamousOne 11-07-2010 12:20 PM

I had an awesome report thread... and I timed out. I'll repost later. Gr!

Terez 11-07-2010 02:46 PM

Looking forward to it! Always copy to clipboard before previewing/posting!

InfamousOne 11-07-2010 03:18 PM

REPORT
 
So here is the report from the Bailey’s Crossroads signing. As Leanne and Bayle have mentioned, there were not a lot of question being asked in line (I was front row)… which was disappointing to me. I’ll run through the notes I took and then the questions.
They opened with Harriet reading the Lan chunk of the prologue. With her pronunciation, al’Lan sounded like Allan. No pause for the apostrophe.
Moving into the Q&A, there were a lot of general questions about the series and other things.
They are focusing on finishing WoT first before considering the other outrigger/prequel novels.
Harriet was asked to pronounce the Forsaken names. I had my BWB with me, which she borrowed so she didn’t forget anyone. She also joked as she said Moghedien’s name that Jim had said all of the Forsaken women were different sides of her, and that Moghedien was probably from when she had to remind Jim that he hadn’t taken out the garbage. Even NYT best-selling authors need to do housework apparently.
AMoL may be ready in time for D*con, but Brandon isn’t going to promise anything. He has to reread the series (again) before getting to work on it.
Someone asked about why audiobooks are so expensive, and Brandon made it clear that it was an issue of production costs… which makes sense.
Harriet is not a fan of eBooks, which is why it’s taken so long for the books to be converted over to that format.

Now onto the questions. I was able to ask two of Brandon, and his answers are below.

Rand destroyed Aginor – Brandon is 90% sure of this fact.
Taim may not be a standard 3rd Ager. Brandon wouldn’t say any further because he has about 5 chapters revolving around the BT to write for the beginning of the next book and he didn’t want to spoil, so it was half a RAFO.

Someone else (two different people, actually) asked about Nakomi. Brandon RAFO’d, but then said that there were some very interesting theories out there, and that some hard core fan freaks may have had some that were more accurate than others he’d seen. I don’t know if he’s referring to TL specifically or just the OCD fan community in general.

The Tower Guard did a great job, and had trivia questions for the signing line. Who, when asked about Mat’s lovers who have died (and the cause of their deaths) remembers Melhindra (spelling is off, I think) but forgets Tylin? This TLer does... I felt like such an idiot. But the person behind me didn’t get ji’e’toh, so it evens out. I have a picture with myself and Brandon after the signing… I’ll post it once I get it out of my email and onto my computer!

InfamousOne 11-07-2010 03:25 PM

Just a tag on. Someone asked about Rand's new/old sword... the one he's carrying now. Brandon said it had definitely been seen before, and not in a tapestry. Brandon als DEFINITIVELY stated that we saw it in The Great Hunt. I have a very good feeling that the sword being Justice (which we saw in Artur Hawkwing's hands at Falme) is the right "looney theory" for this one.

Terez 11-07-2010 04:46 PM

Yeah, he already confirmed Justice last year. But the other ones - good answers!

Tamyrlin 11-07-2010 05:14 PM

Any more details on those questions?
 
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Taim may not be a standard 3rd Ager. Brandon wouldn’t say any further because he has about 5 chapters revolving around the BT to write for the beginning of the next book and he didn’t want to spoil, so it was half a RAFO.
Specific questions?

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Someone else (two different people, actually) asked about Nakomi. Brandon RAFO’d, but then said that there were some very interesting theories out there, and that some hard core fan freaks may have had some that were more accurate than others he’d seen. I don’t know if he’s referring to TL specifically or just the OCD fan community in general.
Lol. Interesting answer Brandon. I think HCFF is another name for TL at this point (as Brandon now owns two of the shirts.)

Thanks IO

InfamousOne 11-07-2010 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Tamyrlin (Post 124186)
Specific questions?

I just asked if Taim was a "standard" 3rd Ager. He pondered it for a minute or so before explaining that he had a few more chapters to write about what was happening at the BT, so he didn't want to give too much away.

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Originally Posted by Tamyrlin (Post 124186)
Lol. Interesting answer Brandon. I think HCFF is another name for TL at this point (as Brandon now owns two of the shirts.)

Thanks IO


I will have to find the theories about Nakomi when I get a chance.

And Terez, I will take your word for the Justice confirmation. I have not yet had a chance to dig through the compilation thread of quotes, I've just read it briefly. Perhaps once I get home tonight I'll be able to take a look.

Y'all are most welcome. I love WoT.

Davian93 11-07-2010 06:57 PM

That answer on Nakomi leads me to think the Verin answer might be the right one.

Terez 11-07-2010 07:13 PM

Me too.

WinespringBrother 11-07-2010 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by InfamousOne (Post 124257)
I just asked if Taim was a "standard" 3rd Ager. He pondered it for a minute or so before explaining that he had a few more chapters to write about what was happening at the BT, so he didn't want to give too much away.




I will have to find the theories about Nakomi when I get a chance.

And Terez, I will take your word for the Justice confirmation. I have not yet had a chance to dig through the compilation thread of quotes, I've just read it briefly. Perhaps once I get home tonight I'll be able to take a look.

Y'all are most welcome. I love WoT.

I just started my re-read of EOTW and found this in the epigram of the Prologue (very sneaky):

Eye of the World Prologue - Dragonmount
And it came to pass in those days, as it had come before and would come again, that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men, and the green things failed, and hope died. And men cried out to the Creator, saying, O Light of the Heavens, Light of the World, let the Promised One be born of the mountain, according to the prophecies, as he was in ages past and will be in ages to come. Let the Prince of the Morning sing to the land that green things will grow and the valleys give forth lambs. Let the arm of the Lord of the Dawn shelter us from the Dark, and the great sword of justice defend us. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

Davian93 11-08-2010 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by WinespringBrother (Post 124375)
I just started my re-read of EOTW and found this in the epigram of the Prologue (very sneaky):

Eye of the World Prologue - Dragonmount
And it came to pass in those days, as it had come before and would come again, that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men, and the green things failed, and hope died. And men cried out to the Creator, saying, O Light of the Heavens, Light of the World, let the Promised One be born of the mountain, according to the prophecies, as he was in ages past and will be in ages to come. Let the Prince of the Morning sing to the land that green things will grow and the valleys give forth lambs. Let the arm of the Lord of the Dawn shelter us from the Dark, and the great sword of justice defend us. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

That line is why most of us automatically made the "Its Justice!!!" assumption before Brandon confirmed it after the tGS prologue release.


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