Three weeks ago we announced that we were taking applications for "Tower Guard" for the upcoming TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT signing tour. Like last year's Storm Leaders, these are volunteers that will assist Brandon and Harriet at each signing event. You might see them taking photos, writing notes for an official report or handing out some really cool Wheel of Time swag.
In total, we received 324 applications for 56 positions in eight cities, the most coming in for Provo, Utah's midnight release event. So if you didn't get chosen, don't feel bad. You're in good company. If you weren't chosen this year, please try again when A MEMORY OF LIGHT is released.
Here are the first names and last initials of everyone selected this year.
Note: There are some extra names on some lists. These are people who have made extraordinary contributions to the fandom and have been added to the list by request. They did not take a spot away from another Tower Guard.
Provo, UT Midnight Release
Bailey's Crossroads, VA
Thanks again to everyone who applied this year. And we wish the best of luck to anyone who wants to apply for the next one.