With one more week to go, we are very excited for Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson’s The Gathering Storm, Book 12 of the Wheel of Time®. We are headed towards the Last Battle!
This book would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication from Team Jordan: Robert Jordan’s amazing widow and editor Harriet McDougal, long-time friend and publisher Tom Doherty, the incomparable Maria Simons and Alan Romanczuk (to both of whom the book is dedicated), and the extraordinary Brandon Sanderson. Many others also contributed to this incredible journey (you know who you are) and deserve a special thanks.
So in this edition, you will find Tour Dates! Storm Leaders! Exclusive WoT Items! Bonus Videos! And more.
Without further ado, we kick things off with a few words from the unstoppable Team Jordan:
“To say that I’m excited about the release of The Gathering Storm is like saying Mat is a little lucky. I can’t wait!” —Maria Simons
“Now perhaps Elaida will stop yanking at my stole.” —Harriet McDougal
“I’ll be happy when this book is released, so that the bloody dice can stop rolling around in my head!” —Alan Romanczuk
* Tom Doherty was bursting with spoilers and could not be reached for comment. As he was hurrying away, he could be heard muttering something that sounded suspiciously like, “RAFO.”
And of course…“Let the Dragon ride again on the Winds of Time.” —Brandon Sanderson
Wheel of Time® Bumper Stickers!
Something fun—pick up one of these Wheel of Time bumper stickers, available almost exclusively at any of the live events on the national tour!*
For those unable to make the events, do not fret, as there will be opportunities to win some of these online soon.
(Hint: Check Twitter tomorrow)
* Limited Quantity
We are pleased to introduce the inaugural Storm Leader program! Born out of the incredible WoT community that has grown for almost two decades around the world, the program has hand-selected a group of Storm Leaders in each tour city to head up community outreach and gather fellow WoT fans for the special occasion.
This October and November 2009, say hello to your local Storm Leaders, as they will be handing out WoT material and taking photos and blogging about the events for those who couldn’t make it. You’ll recognize SLs by their TGS Storm Leader Tour™ t-shirts!
RSVP here for your local tour event.
Oh yes, and don’t miss next year’s JordanCon!
Featured Video Interviews
Harriet, Brandon, Maria and Alan talk about The Gathering Storm! Watch the video here>>
Harriet and Brandon talk about how she picked Brandon to complete the series and how Brandon … threw aside dinner to read the ending. Watch the video here>>
Some of you may have seen this already, but some new familiar faces have been added! Harriet, Tom, Maria, Alan, Brandon and other members of the community talk about their first experiences with the Wheel of Time. Watch the video here>>
Great thanks to Brandon and Tor.com writer Leigh Butler for so enthusiastically and candidly sharing their experiences.
Brandon talks about the depth and detail behind Robert Jordan’s notes and materials. Watch the video here>>
Leigh Butlertalks about the people in the Wheel of Time community. Watch the video here>>
Fall 2009 National Author Tour for The Gathering Storm, Book 12 of the Wheel of Time®!
Meet Brandon Sanderson, and in select cities, Ms. Harriet McDougal and other members of Team Jordan!
Visit the tour website for exact times, location and other details: gatheringstormtour.com.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Provo, UT: Brigham Young University *Midnight Party!
Charleston, SC: Barnes & Noble *Launch Event!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Chicago, IL: Borders (Oak Brook)
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Baltimore, MD: Books-a-Million (Hanover)
Friday, October 30, 2009
Minneapolis, MN: Barnes & Noble - HarMar Mall (Roseville)
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Las Vegas, NV: West Charleston Library
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Denver, CO: Tattered Cover
Monday, November 2, 2009
Salt Lake City, UT: Sam Weller’s Bookstore
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Washington, D.C.: Borders (Baileys Crossroads)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Boston, MA: Harvard Coop
Friday, November 06, 2009
Philadelphia, PA: Chester County Books
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Milford, NH: Toadstool Book Shop
Monday, November 09, 2009
NYC, NY: Barnes & Noble (Union Square)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Lexington, KY: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Dayton, OH: Books & Co. (at the Greene)
Friday, November 13, 2009
Atlanta, GA: Perimeter College (Clarkston)
Atlanta, GA: Norcross Cultural Arts Center
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Dallas, TX: Borders (Preston Road)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
San Diego, CA: Mysterious Galaxy
Monday, November 16, 2009
Phoenix, AZ: Scottsdale Public Library
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Los Angeles, CA: Vroman’s Bookstore
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Seattle, WA: University Book Store
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Portland, OR: Powell’s Books (Beaverton)
Friday, November 20, 2009
San Francisco, CA: Bay Book Company
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Clayton, CA: Clayton Books (signing only)
San Jose, CA: Barnes & Noble (Eastridge)
The Gathering Storm … is in the house.