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A WHEEL OF TIME COMMUNITY

By JenniferL, in Community & Events,

Brandon Sanderson is on tour right now to support his latest release THE WAY OF KINGS. While on tour, he's been hiding Wheel of Time bumper stickers with a clue printed on the back in the various stores he's visited and posting the locations on Twitter. When you take it to his official website and input it, it decrypts part of a passage of text. Fans have either found or guessed the majority of the clues and decrypted most of the text. However, one of the final clues has evaded us. Our only hint from Brandon is that it's "outside the US".   Earlier today on Twitter, Brandon announced that he would allow the members of Dragonmount.com and Theoryland.net to ask him FIVE yes or no questions each about the location of the missing clue. Because we want to make sure we get the most out of this opportunity, Dragonmount and Theoryland will be working together to jointly submit a list of ten questions and share the answers with both communities.   With this clue, it's very likely that we'll be able to decrypt the passage (which alert fans have pointed out looks quite a bit like it could be an early chapter from TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT) and have our first glimpse of the penultimate Wheel of Time novel.   If you've got a submission for a question, please post it in our forums or in the corresponding thread on Theoryland. Jason, Matt and I will look over the questions submitted here and at Theoryland and determine the TEN questions with the best chance of getting us the location of the missing clue. The deadline for us to submit to Brandon is midnight CST TONIGHT, so we have to move very quickly.

By Jason Denzel, in DM Website news,

It's been a long time in the making, but the new Dragonmount.com website is finally here. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to make this site possible.   You'll find that all your previous Dragonmount username and passwords still work, and that we've preserved all the posts from our old forums.   Please take a look around and enjoy the new layout. But keep in mind that this is an all new site and we're still working out some of the bugs and other oddities.   In the near future, we'll have links to our old forums in case you want to grab some of your recent posts and transfer them over to the new site.

By Jason Denzel, in Towers of Midnight,

Tor Books is proud to present the book trailer for TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, the penultimate thirteenth novel in The Wheel of Time series, written by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.   Produced by the creative forces of Dragonmount and http://www.mythmakersfilm.com/"'>http://www.mythmakersfilm.com/" target="news">Mythmakers Entertainment, this video is the first-ever official video representation of Robert Jordan's masterpiece series. The majority of the crew for this project were fans themselves, and were led by Dragonmount founder Jason Denzel, who directed the short.   WARNING: The book trailer contains SPOILERS! However, if you are very familiar with the story and have seen the U.S. Book cover, then these spoilers are not that bad.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apJJ0NzOXEg?fs=1&hl=en_US">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apJJ0NzOXEg?fs=1&hl=en_US">   We will have an exclusive feature on Dragonmount next week with extensive behind-the-scenes features related to the making-of the video. In addition, the Outta-this-world" rel="external nofollow">http://outta-this-world.com/2010/09/01/tom/">Outta-this-world video blog will have video interviews with myself and the cast and crew.   So enjoy the trailer (produced with YOU--the fans-- in mind), and check back next week for all the behind-the-scenes features.   CREDITS Directed by Jason Denzel   Produced By Tess Ortbals Mythmaker Entertainment   Screenplay by Brad Kane   Directory of Photography Marlon Torres http://www.torresstudios.com/"'>http://www.torresstudios.com/" target="news">Torres Studios   Actress Sarah Barnard   Voice-Over Kate Reading   First Assistant Director Andrea Bales   Script Supervisor Jennifer Denzel   Visual FX Marlon Torres Darby Edelen Jason Denzel   Sound Design & Mixing Patrick Knipe     Concept Art & Matte Painting http://www.seamasgallagher.com" target="news">Seamas Gallagher   Editor Jason Denzel   Production Assistants Tim Collins Jeffrey Denzel Matt Hatch     Special Thanks Tor BooksDot LinBrandon SandersonHarriet McDougalCharlene von UhlKristen Nedopak   The Aes Sedai Great Serpent Ring™ is available for purchase from our online store. It is crafted and sold by http://www.badalijewelry.com/" target="news">Badali Jewelry   Pre-Order the book! Amazon.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765325942?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0765325942">Amazon.com - This link helps support Dragonmount Amazon.co.uk" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0765325942?tag=dragonmount-21&camp=1406&creative=6394&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0765325942&adid=0NW45FP5BV0BQ4VMJHF3&">Amazon.co.uk - This link helps support Dragonmount Amazon.ca" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0765325942?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount-20&linkCode=as2&camp=15121&creative=330641&creativeASIN=0765325942">Amazon.ca - This link helps support Dragonmount Indiebound.org" rel="external nofollow">http://www.indiebound.org/book/0765325942">Indiebound.org - Find local independent sellers Barnes" rel="external nofollow">http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?EAN=0765325942&afsrc=1&lkid=J25297035&pubid=K170413&byo=1">Barnes & Noble.com Borders.com http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=0765325942">Borders.com href="http://store.tor.com/book/9780765325945">Directly from Tor.com http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=dragonmount&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765325942&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr&npa=1" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">   http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=dragonmount-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765325942&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">   http://rcm-ca.amazon.ca/e/cm?t=dragonmount-20&o=15&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765325942&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">

By Jason Denzel, in Books and eBooks,

Tor Books has released the cover art for the upcoming ebook release of The Gathering Storm, the twelfth book in the Wheel of Time series, and the first co-written with Brandon Sanderson. Each month, beginning this past October, Tor will release the next book in the series in a variety of electronic formats. See below for a full list of links to the released books, as well as a schedule of the upcoming releases.   With each eBook, Tor is including brand new artwork for the "cover". A different artist has been selected for each one, giving the art team at Tor a chance to provide us fans with a variety of styles.   Click the image seen here to enlarge   This month, the artwork is by http://www.toddlockwood.com/" target="news">Todd Lockwood. The ebook will be released on November 2nd.   As with the previous covers that were released for the ebooks, Tor Art Director Irene Gallo http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/08/the-gathering-storm-ebook-cover-by-todd-lockwood"'>http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/08/the-gathering-storm-ebook-cover-by-todd-lockwood" target="news">has done a write up about the process behind creating this image. Be sure to check out the full article. Here's an excerpt:   Wheel of Time eBook News and release schedule Tor Books plans to re-release each one of the Wheel of Time novels as ebooks according to the schedule below. Each will have new cover art, specially commissioned for the eBook format. Each will feature a different artist.   The Eye of the World: DM News | Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58151">Tor.com feature | Buy" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U3CCYM?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002U3CCYM">Buy from Amazon The Great Hunt: DM News | Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58188">Tor.com Feature | Buy" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VBV1R2?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002VBV1R2">Buy from Amazon The Dragon Reborn: DM News | Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58256">Tor.com Feature | Buy" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030AF5DO?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0030AF5DO">Buy from Amazon The Shadow Rising: Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58579">Tor.com Feature | DM news | Buy" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00329UWL8?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00329UWL8">Buy from Amazon The Fires of Heaven:DM News | Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58667">Tor.com feature | Buy" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037V18D2?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0037V18D2">Buy from Amazon Lord of Chaos: DM News | Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58707">Tor.com feature | Buy" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BQZ80M?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B003BQZ80M">Buy from Amazon A Crown of Swords: DM News | Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=59025">Tor.com Feature | Buy" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003H4I5G2?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B003H4I5G2">Buy from Amazon The Path of Daggers: DM News | Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=59242">Tor.com Feature | Buy" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003H4I44K?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B003H4I44K">Buy from Amazon Winter's Heart: DM News | Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/06/winters-heart-ebook-cover-by-scott-m-fsicher">Tor.com Feature | Buy" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003H3IOKU?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B003H3IOKU">Buy from Amazon The Crossroads of Twilight: DM News | Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/07/crossroads-of-twilight-ebook-cover-by-greg-ruth">Tor.com Feature | Buy" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003K15P9M?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B003K15P9M">Buy from Amazon Knife of Dreams: DM News | Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/08/knife-of-dreams-ebook-cover-by-michael-komarck">Tor.com Feature | Buy" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SEH2NG?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000SEH2NG">Buy from Amazon New Spring - 09/28/10 The Gathering Storm: DM News | Tor.com Feature | Available for purchase 11/2/2010 From Two Rivers - 11/16/10 To The Blight - 11/16/10 The Hunt Begins - 11/16/10 New Threads in the Pattern- 11/16/10   So what do you think of this new image? Leave your comments below. Remember, we'll have a more detailed report on the overall future of the Wheel of Time print-edition covers at a later time.

By Jason Denzel, in Towers of Midnight,

On Saturday, September 4th, the book trailer video for Towers of Midnight will go online after initially premiering at DragonCon and WorldCon. This promotional video, produced by Dragonmount and http://www.mythmakersfilm.com/" target="news">Mythmaker Film is a live-action "movie" of sorts to help advertise the upcoming novel.   Embedded below is the first of a series of Behind-the-scenes videos made for the Outta" rel="external nofollow">http://outta-this-world.com/2010/09/01/tom/">Outta This World video blog. related to the making of the trailer. There are no spoilers in this behind-the-scenes video. http://player.vimeo.com/video/14592334" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0">   Pre-Order the book! Amazon.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765325942?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0765325942">Amazon.com - This link helps support Dragonmount Amazon.co.uk" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0765325942?tag=dragonmount-21&camp=1406&creative=6394&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0765325942&adid=0NW45FP5BV0BQ4VMJHF3&">Amazon.co.uk - This link helps support Dragonmount Amazon.ca" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0765325942?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount-20&linkCode=as2&camp=15121&creative=330641&creativeASIN=0765325942">Amazon.ca - This link helps support Dragonmount Indiebound.org" rel="external nofollow">http://www.indiebound.org/book/0765325942">Indiebound.org - Find local independent sellers Barnes" rel="external nofollow">http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?EAN=0765325942&afsrc=1&lkid=J25297035&pubid=K170413&byo=1">Barnes & Noble.com Borders.com http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=0765325942">Borders.com href="http://store.tor.com/book/9780765325945">Directly from Tor.com http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=dragonmount&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765325942&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr&npa=1" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">   http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=dragonmount-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765325942&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">   http://rcm-ca.amazon.ca/e/cm?t=dragonmount-20&o=15&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765325942&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">

By Jason Denzel, in Community & Events,

Tor.com and Brandon Sanderson have teamed up to launch a scavenger hunt they're calling "The Great Hunt." The basic idea is that Brandon will hide clues at various bookstores on his book" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/06/brandon-sandersons-the-way-of-kings-tour-announced">book tour for The Way of Kings, his latest non-Wheel of Time novel which is now available. Each one of these clues will be a small part in unlocking some exclusive "prize" related to Towers of Midnight.   Here's what Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/08/the-way-of-kings-holds-a-secret-from-the-wheel-of-time">Tor.com says about the contest:   So here's what you can do. If you live near one of the tour" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/06/brandon-sandersons-the-way-of-kings-tour-announced">tour cities that Brandon will visit, stop by the bookstore he'll be at and look for one or more Wheel of Time bumper stickers located inside copies of The Way of Kings. If you find it, share it with us here in the comments, on our forums, on Twitter, or anywhere else. As a group we'll crack the code and figure out what the prize is.   Oh, and while you're in these bookstores ruffling through the pages of their inventory, consider being polite and purchasing a copy of Brandon's new book? Alternatively, you can purchase it here via Amazon links:   http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=dragonmount&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765326353&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr&npa=1" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">  http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=dragonmount-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765326353&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">  http://rcm-ca.amazon.ca/e/cm?t=dragonmount-20&o=15&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765326353&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">

By Jason Denzel, in Towers of Midnight,

Tor Books has announced via Tor.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/08/the-prologue-to-the-towers-of-midnight-is-on-sale-now">Tor.com that the prologue to TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, the thirteenth book in the Wheel of Time series, will be available for purchase on September 21, 2010. The title of the prologue is "Distinctions". Here's the story description: The prologue will be available in ebook format and available for all the major readers. The cost is $2.99 US. Towers of Midnight will be released on November 2, 2010. Please continue to check back to our website for regular updated related to this novel. In the first week of September, Tor Books and Dragonmount will release a special video "book trailer". We will have full coverage of that as we get closer. In addition to the ebook prologue, it is likely that Tor.com will release several other free chapters to Towers of Midnight. This is just speculation based on what they've done for past books. Pre-Order Distinctions, the eBook prologue to Towers of Midnight http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0040ZN3M8?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN= B0040ZN3M8">Amazon.com - This link helps support Dragonmount Pre-Order Towers of Midnight Amazon.com" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765325942?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0765325942">Amazon.com - This link helps support Dragonmount Amazon.co.uk" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0765325942?tag=dragonmount-21&camp=1406&creative=6394&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0765325942&adid=0NW45FP5BV0BQ4VMJHF3&">Amazon.co.uk - This link helps support Dragonmount Amazon.ca" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0765325942?ie=UTF8&tag=dragonmount-20&linkCode=as2&camp=15121&creative=330641&creativeASIN=0765325942">Amazon.ca - This link helps support Dragonmount Indiebound.org" rel="external nofollow">http://www.indiebound.org/book/0765325942">Indiebound.org - Find local independent sellers Barnes" rel="external nofollow">http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?EAN=0765325942&afsrc=1&lkid=J25297035&pubid=K170413&byo=1">Barnes & Noble.com Borders.com " rel="external nofollow">http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=0765325942">Borders.com Directly" rel="external nofollow">http://store.tor.com/book/9780765325945">Directly from Tor.com http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=dragonmount&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765325942&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr&npa=1" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">  http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=dragonmount-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765325942&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">  http://rcm-ca.amazon.ca/e/cm?t=dragonmount-20&o=15&p=8&l=as1&asins=0765325942&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0">

By JenniferL, in Community & Events,

The 68th World Science Fiction Convention will be held 2-6 September 2010 at the" rel="external nofollow">http://www.aussiecon4.org.au/">the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. WorldCon" rel="external nofollow">http://worldcon.org/">WorldCon is a "roaming" convention that is held in a different international location each year. This is the fourth WorldCon to be held in Australia. Each year, they feature a variety of events, panels, and discussions about science fiction and fantasy literature. They also give the annual Hugo Award, which is considered the highest award in speculative fiction.   This year, AussieCon will feature a panel discussion on the Wheel of Time series. Panelists will include Linda Taglieri, of the 13th" rel="external nofollow">http://13depository.blogspot.com/">13th Depository and Dragonmount's own James Luckman. The panel will include the Australian debut of the TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT trailer that is also being shown at this year's Dragon*Con. The panel will take place Monday, Sept 6th at 12 PM in room 2007 of the Melbourne Convention Centre.

By JenniferL, in Community & Events,

Dragon*Con" rel="external nofollow">http://www.dragoncon.org/">Dragon*Con bills itself as the "largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!" Over 35,000 thousand fans will descend on Atlanta, Georgia for this annual event. Dragon*Con will take place this year September 3-6.   Dragon*Con includes a full track of Wheel of Time themed programming, sponsored this year by Tor Books. WoT programming highlights this year will include the annual WoT costume contest, trivia games, discussion panels, the annual "A Night at the Winespring Inn" party, and appearances by series co-author Brandon Sanderson and Tor's Art Director, Irene Gallo. Brandon will be reading from TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, the next book in the Wheel of Time series and premiering the TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT trailer made by Dragonmount's own Jason Denzel. Brandon will also be doing panels and readings for his forth coming The Way of Kings, the first book of the Stormlight Archive.   A complete listing of Wheel of Time events can be found here." rel="external nofollow">http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Amz90ZOKvE3CdE1GMkNzeEpCNFhFeFNCaVpwYXBCMlE&hl=en&single=true&gid=0&output=html">here. You can visit the track's official website wheeloftime.dragoncon.org" rel="external nofollow">http://wheeloftime.dragoncon.org/">wheeloftime.dragoncon.org for the latest updates. Also, Track Director Jennifer Liang (that's me!) was recently interviewed by the Unique Geek as part of their "40 Days of Dragon*Con" countdown. You can listen to it here." rel="external nofollow">http://www.theuniquegeek.com/40-days-of-dragoncon-2010-day-6-%E2%80%93-jennifer-director-of-wheel-of-time">here.

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