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Old 11-07-2010, 03:18 PM
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So here is the report from the Baileyís Crossroads signing. As Leanne and Bayle have mentioned, there were not a lot of question being asked in line (I was front row)Ö which was disappointing to me. Iíll run through the notes I took and then the questions.
They opened with Harriet reading the Lan chunk of the prologue. With her pronunciation, alíLan 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 didnít forget anyone. She also joked as she said Moghedienís 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 hadnít 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 isnít 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 costsÖ which makes sense.
Harriet is not a fan of eBooks, which is why itís 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 Ė Brandon is 90% sure of this fact.
Taim may not be a standard 3rd Ager. Brandon wouldnít say any further because he has about 5 chapters revolving around the BT to write for the beginning of the next book and he didnít want to spoil, so it was half a RAFO.

Someone else (two different people, actually) asked about Nakomi. Brandon RAFOíd, 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 heíd seen. I donít know if heís 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 Matís 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 didnít get jiíeítoh, so it evens out. I have a picture with myself and Brandon after the signingÖ Iíll post it once I get it out of my email and onto my computer!