Brandon Sanderson and Harriet Rigney (Robert Jordan's widow and editor) will be at a bookstore near me on October 29th and you'd better believe that date has been circled on my calendar for quite some time. There's no way I'd miss the chance to meet Brandon and other WoT fans!
BUT WAIT - THERE'S MORE!!!
I just found out that I've been chosen as one of four "Storm Leaders" for the 10/29 tour stop. What is a Storm Leader you ask? Here are the official details:
Storm Leaders will get the rare opportunity to meet with Brandon and/or possibly Harriet in a casual setting before the actual book signing. Typically this will be at a nearby coffee shop, restaurant, or inside the bookstore cafe. Food and drinks will be provided, so there’s no cost to you. You’ll get the opportunity to meet with Brandon (and/or Harriet), and discuss whatever you guys like. You can also get your books signed and personalized in advance. The amount of time you’ll have to hang out will vary from city to city depending on Brandon’s schedule, but right now we’re estimating that it will be about an hour. And, of course, you’ll receive an Official Collector’s Edition 2009 Gathering Storm Tour T-shirt. (Oh yeah)I was dancing around for joy when I found out I'd been chosen - WOOHOO!!!!!
In return for this opportunity, we’re going to put you to work. Each of the Storm Leaders will be asked to help document the event in different ways. Some Storm Leaders will take photos. Another will take notes and do a blog write-up for DM to share with the wider community. Some will hand out promotional material to people standing in line. If the bookstore needs help organizing lines, a Storm Leader will be there to help.
BUT WAIT - THERE'S EVEN MORE!!!
Dear blogger friends, I know that many of you have never read any of the Wheel of Time books. Many of you have never read fantasy period (for shame!). Here is your chance to remedy that.
Tor.com is giving away two "Fantasy Firsts": THE EYE OF THE WORLD, by Robert Jordan (book1 of the WoT series) and MISTBORN, by Brandon Sanderson (book 1 of the Mistborn Trilogy) to three lucky winners.
To enter, simply comment and tell me ONE of the following things:
- why you love Robert Jordan
- why you love Brandon Sanderson
- why you want to try them out if you haven't read them before
- how excited you are for me that I get to be a Storm Leader!
I'll announce the three winners on 10/19 - good luck!