WotMUD has been online for as long as WoT and mud have existed. Which is quite a while. It is therefore a pretty cool deal when this established and mature game releases a new major version of their software. Here's the info that we were sent.
For all you wotmaniacs who are suffering from wotmania.com withdrawl: have no fear. I spoke to Mike earlier and he wanted me to let you all know that there was a power outage in the area and so the provider's network is down. The wotmania server, along with all your theories, posts, and rants are saved. Except for Dodge's. But nobody will miss him. ;-)
Hopefully things will be back online later today for the site. In the meantime, go outside and get some fresh air. Or visit our messa
Mike Mackert, the founder of the massive WHEEL OF TIME fan site His announcement included his reasoning for the shut-down, which is largely personal in nature.
wotmania has been online for over a decade, almost exactly as long as Dragonmount. Below, is an open letter to Mike:
AN OPEN LETTER TO MIKE MACKERT:
I was worried right from the beginning. While we talk often enough via email and instant messenger, its only on rare occasions that we actually talk by phone;
The following press release was sent out to a number of Wheel of Time fan sites this week. It concerns the formation of a brand new fan convention called "JordanCon" which will be held in April 0f 2009.
The masterminds behind this affair are none other than Dragonmount's own Jennifer and Jimmy Liang who also run the Wheel of Time fan track at DragonCon every year.
We are pleased to announce the formation of Age of Legends, LLC, a company dedicated to promoting the Wheel of Time fandom a
If you are like most fans, you probably don't remember every tiny detail of the Wheel of Time series. For that reason, we've published a downloadable document that should bring you up to speed with where everyone is at in the story.
It's designed to remind you of where the story left off at as of the end of Crossroads of Twilight. The document is a PDF file and should print up nicely for you, in case you want to have it handy when reading Knife of Dreams.
When Crossroads of Twilight c
A lot of you have been asking for a handy document to help remind you of what's been happening in the Wheel of Time story. So we got together with our friend Bob Kluttz from Encyclopedia WoT and crafted just such a document.
The document is a PDF that describes how each character and plot thread was left off as of the end of Knife of Dreams. It's designed to print nicely if you want to do that. Click the image below to take a look.
Dragonmount has just opened up a new part of its online Store to offer officially-licensed Wheel of Time jewelry items from Badali Jewelry. If you order through the DM store, you get 20% off retail... a deal you won't find anywhere else online.
Items offered for sale are:
- Aes Sedai Rings
- Ajah pendant necklaces for every ajah (even the Black)
- Asha'man pins (sword and dragon)
- Mat's foxhead medallion
- The Horn of Valere necklace
- Ancient Aes Sedai symbol necklace
- saidin nec
Tor Books has announced the winners of the Wheel of Time calendar contest. The artwork listed below will be published as part of a 2009 calendar that will be availalbe in most book stores. The proceeds of the calendar will go to fund Amyloidosis research at the Mayo Clinic.
FINAL ART HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR ROBERT JORDANâ€™S WHEEL OF TIMEÂ® 2009 CALENDAR!
January28, 2008: Last spring, Robert Jordan announced a competition on his blog (www.dragonmount.com/RobertJordan) where artists wou
Robert Jordan and Tor Books have officially launched their Wheel of Time calendar competition. WoT Artists can submit their artwork to www.wheeloftimecalendar.com. Robert Jordan will personally choose the 12 finalists. The winning pieces of art will appear in a 2009 calendar to be published by Tor. The money raised by the calendar sales will go to benefit Amyloidosis Research at the Mayo Clinic where Robert Jordan is receiving his treatment from.
Here is the press release from Tor:
Just a friendly reminder to all you Wheel of Time artists out there: the deadline for the WoT calendar competition is coming up. The deadline is August 15th. If you have a piece of artwork based on the Wheel of Time series, you can submit it for consideration to be included in the 2009 WoT Art calendar published by Tor Books.
Get all the details at www.wheeloftimecalendar.com/
It was announced today that Book 13 of The Wheel of Time series will be titled "Towers of Midnight". Also, the title of the 14th book, which will conclude the series was confirmed to be A Memory of Light. On his blog, Brandon Sanderson wrote:
(Note the lack of the word "the" in the title) is currently still being written. Brandon hopes to turn it into the publisher in late 2009 or early 2010. He estimates that the book will be published in late 2010, approximately 1 year from the time th
With less than two weeks to go before The Gathering Storm arrives (on Oct 27th), we'd like to point out a couple of different ways that you could acquire the book.
If you will be attending one of the book signing events...
Please consider buying the book from the bookstore where the event is taking place. Even if the event is later in the tour and you want to get the book beforehand, go ahead and make the purchase whenever you like and keep your receipt. Several stores are using those rece
Tor/ Forge Books and www.DRAGONMOUNT.com have come together to host an exclusive new event that will be run by Dragonmount. This event will be a reality show much like the extremely successful Survivor television show, and even has a Grand Prize of $50 000.00!
The show will run for a 40 day period, starting July 1st until August 9th. It will be run entirely online, and you will be required to have a webcam and a microphone for the show. We will be dividing the contestants up into two teams a
We've put some rare, Wheel of Time memorabilia up for auction to help us fundraise for a new server. The auction includes Wheel of Time track t-shirts and signed programs. If you are interested in obtaining any of these collectables, please check out the auction listing.
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The Wheel of Time track at Dragon*Con has released their schedule of programming for 2006.
Dragon*Con is America's largest, multi-media, popular arts convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. The dates are Sept. 1-4. It is held in Atlanta, GA at the Hyatt Regency, Marriott Marquis and the Atlanta Hilton. Registration is $85 per person.
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[ WoT Track Site ]
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[ 2005 Dragon*Con Report ]
Well, I was going to wait a few more days to announce this, but in light of Robert Jordan's annoucement, things got accelerated. So although it's not the most optimal circumstances, I would like to welcome you all back to Dragonmount.com, version 7.0.
We have a lot of awesome things in store for you at the new site. It was re-built from the ground up and includes all new Robert Jordan's blog.
In the next few weeks we'll be launching a WoT podcast as well called "Th
Brandon Sanderson's 7th published novel, WARBREAKER is now available in hardcover in bookstores across the United States. It's a stand-alone epic fantasy story about two nations at war; about two princesses who's lives are changed forever when they are called by their country to uproot their lives and enter the enemy's capitol; and about an underground rebel movement intent on altering the core of the impending war.
For full details on his novel, please visit Brandon's website where he has
The Bay City Public Library in Bay City, Texas wrote to Dragonmount.com asking for help. Robert Jordan is one of the library's favorite authors. In fact, it turns out Bay City is such a hotbed of Robert Jordan fandom that the library can't keep his books on the shelves! They scour regional bookstores as often as they can, but they still can't keep up with the "turnover".
If you have any extra hardcovers (full size, in good condition) and would be willing to make a donation, Janet would love
A beautiful new video interview has been posted online by Mythmaker Films, a production company based in southern California.
You can view it below, or click over to this link to see it in full High Definition.
This video was created while Brandon was on tour for The Gathering Storm. One of the Storm Leader for the Los Angeles book signing event, Tess Ortbals, works with Mythmakers and took the time to gather her troops to make this awesome video. Thanks, guys!
There have been several Wheel of Time related interviews to come out this past week. Here's a run down:
Leigh Butler from Tor.com interviews Chuck Dixon and Chase Conley, the writer and artist developing the WoT graphic novels
Brandon Sanderson interview
Another Brandon Sanderson interview
Also, just in case you missed it and are interested, you can now follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dragonmount. We'll post all our news articles, as well as other interesting and
After visiting Charleston, SC to visit Robert Jordan's home, Brandon Sanderson will be going on book tour to promote his currently published novels.
His first public appearance after today's annoucement will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Pittsburgh, PA. Here are the details of the event:
BRANDON SANDERSON discusses & signs
The Well of Ascension
Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 PM
Sanderson's sequel to The Final Empire, his first Mistborn novel, continues as Eland Venture must
Variety has published a report announcing that Universal Picures has acquired the rights to the Wheel of Time series and intends to create a big-budget live action film. Here are the details below:
Universal spinning "Wheel of Time"
Studio nabs film rights to Robert Jordan book
By SAM THIELMAN
Universal Pictures has acquired film rights to the late Robert Jordan's bestselling "The Wheel of Time" novel series in a seven-figure deal.
Adaptations of the fantasy tomes will beg
It appears as though the UK cover art for THE GATHERING STORM (book 12 of the Wheel of Time series) has been posted. This continues the design trend that Orbit Books (Robert Jordan's UK publisher) has used for the rest for the series.
Thanks to Dodge from Original link)
Tor Books has announced that the release date for TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT has been pushed back by a few days. The new release date is November 2nd. The reason for this change is in order to give Brandon just a little more time to wrap things up on the book.
[url="http://www.dragonmount.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/TowersofMidnight_us_hardcover.jpg">After Brandon's deadline, there will be an intense push to get the book copyedited, designed, and printed. Normally this process can take
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