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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.

By Jason Denzel, in Towers of Midnight,

Towers of Midnight, the thirteenth book in The Wheel of Time series, has been completed and delivered to Tor Books for copyediting and publishing. Yesterday on his Twitter" rel="external nofollow">http://www.twitter.com/BrandonSandrson">Twitter and Facebook, Brandon Sanderson announced that he had completed the final draft of the novel which came in at around 328,000 words (The Gathering Storm was about 300,000).   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">   The book is on schedule for a November 2, 2010 release. At this point Tor needs to take the digital manuscript-- basically just a Microsoft Word File-- and turn it into a novel. It needs to be copyedited, laid out with the right fonts and margins, artwork needs to be added, review copies generated, and printed. (It can take a long time to print that many books and bind them!)   Brandon is scheduled to go on a book tour for Towers of Midnight in November. Once the schedule is posted, well share it with you here on Dragonmount. Some of you have been asking if we'll be doing the Storm Leaders for this this year's tour. The answer is yes, but we don't have details yet. Applications will probably go online within a few weeks, after DragonCon (Sept 3-6).   In the meantime, be aware that Brandon will be on tour for his other upcoming novel, The" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/05/way-of-kings-master-index">The Way of Kings. The complete tour schedule for that can" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/06/brandon-sandersons-the-way-of-kings-tour-announced">can be found on this page at Tor.com.

By Jason Denzel, in Books and eBooks,

Tor Books has released the cover art for the upcoming ebook release of Knife of Dreams, the eleventh book in the Wheel of Time series. 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 on the image shown here for a larger version   This month, the artwork is by Michael Komarck. The ebook will be released on August 24th.   As with the previous covers that were released for the ebooks, Tor Art Director Irene Gallo has" rel="external nofollow">http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/08/knife-of-dreams-ebook-cover-by-michael-komarck">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 | Available for purchase 8/24/2010 New Spring - 09/28/10 The Gathering Storm - 11/2/10 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 DM Website news,

Dragonmount.com is now optimized for modern mobile devices!   One of the biggest pieces of feedback we had from our visitors was that you wanted to have a mobile version of our website. Specifically, there was a desire to have a mobile-version of our forums.   Well, we delivered.   Beginning immediately, if you point your modern mobile device (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc) at our forums: http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/, you'll get a slick, mobile-friendly version to browse.   As an alternative, if you prefer to have a dedicated application for your iPhone or Android, then we have that to!   About Tapatalk Tapatalk is a mobile forum app for iPhone / Android and soon to be on Blackberry and Nokia. Tapatalk supports all the usual forum functions plus full screen image viewing, image upload, caching (less reload), private messaging, all these features are accessible in just a few simple taps.   Tapatalk for iPhone: Showing New and Unread Posts:     Full Thread Viewing and Pagination Support:   See Who's Online:   Reply to Post and Image Upload:   Some of the large forums activated Tapatalk support     Tapatalk for Android   Total Android Look and Feel   Same feature set as iPhone:   Quickly Reply to a conversation: Latest and Unread Posts indicator and multi-tabs support:   Full screen image support - support landscape mode also     Check out http://www.tapatalk.com for more information!

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