I've seen a few others posting their lists publicly, and since I'm being pretty obvious about one of the things I'm nominating this year, I see no harm in revealing the rest of the things I plan to nominate.
The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaimen
Parasite by Mira Grant
"The Lady Astronaut of Mars" by Mary Robinette Kowal
Best Short Story
"The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa P
I always feel vaguely like a tool when I post something like this, but enough people are asking me about this that it's easier to write it up here and just pass on a link than to just keep repeating myself. Still, "appearance schedule". Ugh.
January 12- Charleston, SC: I'll be attending the AMOL signing here. Not sure of my schedule for that day, but I plan to be in Charleston late Friday night and we'll start the drive back to Atlanta before noon on Sunday.
January 25-27- Chattanooga,
So I feel incredibly weird about the fundraiser we launched this weekend. I think it'll make me feel better if I write a little here about how this came about.
JordanCon does not make money. It doesn't even break even on it's expenses. The shortfall has to be made up, and my husband and I have never wanted to burden the convention with debt. That's a fast way to choke all future growth. So we have paid the difference from our own pockets each year. In good years, when we both were working a
This week, rather than focusing on a character, I thought we could look at an artist. If I had to guess, I think I'd say that Seamas Gallagher is one of the most popular Wheel of Time fan artists right now. He has a very distinctive style that's been seen in many places, from this website, to official licensed prints, to comic book covers.
I think part of what makes Seamus so popular is his distinctive style. Rather than the realistic style you see in most Wheel of Time fan art, it's m
I had so much fun last week finding pictures of Moiraine and Lan, I thought I'd do another character themed entry. So here's some art depicting Egwene in the various stages of her development.
This is a nice sketch I found on DeviantArt by *fee-absinthe. I'm assuming that this is meant to be from the beginning of the series, as this looks like the sort of outfit an innkeeper's daughter might wear. There's no hint yet of what's in store for her.
This is a great water color
We're launching a new feature on Dragonmount today: Fan Art Friday. Jason and I have always wanted to do more to showcase the wonderful creativity of the Wheel of Time community and this seems like a good way to do that. Some weeks I'll showcase a particular artist. Other weeks I'll focus on different interpretations of characters or scenes. If a post will have Towers of Midnight spoilers, I'll be sure to say so.
This week, since we're running the New Spring giveaway, I thoug
By this point, I think everyone has heard by now that Brandon Sanderson made an extraordinary gesture to and dedicated TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT to the fans and called a few of us out by name.
It's one of those things that you secretly wish for, in much the same way that you wish you were a super model or a jet pilot. It's a fun idea, but one you don't think will actually, seriously happen. And then you wake up one day and suddenly you are super model jet pilot that also has a Wheel of Time book de
At various points working on this project, I've felt like Sisyphus attempting to roll a boulder uphill. Every time I thought I was close, there would be yet another setback.
When I first got online in the summer of 1998, the WOTFAQ was one of the first pieces of fandom I found. I took me about two or three days to read through it. I was shocked at how wrong I was on some of my ideas. I was also shocked at some of the things that seemed quite obvious to me that apparently weren't to others.
It never fails that any time I post anything related to Dragon*Con or JordanCon anywhere on the internet, within three comments I get someone complaining that everything always happens in Atlanta and not in whatever heathen place you happen to live in.
The simplest explanation for why so much happens is that I live in Atlanta. I'm doing the organizing of events. Therefore, I get to pick locations. However, there is absolutely nothing preventing anyone from organizing their own event where e
I don't think I'll be using this as often as I like, but I do plan to use it. This will be where I post my personal thoughts and feelings about the Wheel of Time series, fandom and whatever. It won't be terribly personal, which I'm sure will disappoint those of you who want to know about my husband's inhumane sexual prowess.
Dragonmount.com is a fan-maintained website dedicated to Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time fantasy series. It is an online community of people from all over the world who have come here to experience the series to the fullest.