Calling all poets! I have just received word that AllPoetry.com is hosting a Wheel of Time poetry contest. This looks like an exciting way to gain recognition for your creative abilities as well as show appreciation for the talents of other fans. According to the site, the sky is the limit on what your poem can be about: Go here for the complete description of rules and procedures for the contest. Good luck to all contestants!
It's that time of the week again! Before we begin, I would like to give special thanks to Toraneko from the Artists, Crafters, and Writers Guild for making a logo for this feature. It looks fantastic! Now that the Mat lovers have had a few seconds to wipe the drool off their keyboards, let's check out the forums. Whether you love her, hate her, or fall somewhere in between, it's hard not to have an opinion about Egwene. Come to the General Wheel of Time Discussion forum and share that opinion with us. Imagine that you went to a high school where an entire English class was devoted to fantasy literature. How would you like that class to be taught, and what books would be featured in it? Stop by the General Discussion forum and let us know. Ah, romance. What book series would be complete without some form of lust, love, or limerence? The Aiel Social Group is discussing the best and worst couples in the Wheel of Time series. Do you agree with their assessments? If you are looking for some new music or are simply curious about what other members are listening to, the Band of the Red Hand Social Group has the thread for you. If you were a member of the Black Tower, what would you have done when the Red Ajah came calling? Stop by the Black Tower Social Group and show off your problem solving skills. The Band of the Red Hand Role Playing Group has decided that irritating the Seanchan makes for a great story. Come watch this new tale unfold in this thread. Here's something we don't see often on the forums: a solo role play. Stop by and let the amazing Quibby entertain you. Raise your hand if you attended Comic-Con last weekend! Brandon Sanderson did, and he was kind enough to do this interview between panels and book signings. For more up-to-date fandom news, you can always check us out on Facebook or on Twitter. That's all for now! With August just around the corner, we should have some fun things in store for you next week.
Secret confession time: If I ever got a tattoo, it would be the Flame of Tar Valon. I've seen lots of great Wheel of Time body art over the years. It's surprisingly popular. We had a henna artist at JordanCon this year and she spent all weekend painting chapter icons on anyone that would hold still long enough. Hopefully we'll have her back next year and even more people will get to sport some awesome body art. Most of these are from the "Wheel of Time Tattoo" thread on our forums. Lord Zupka posted this awesome colored version of the Snake and Wheel logo that a friend did. I love the detail and the shading on this one. The artist did a great job. NicholasFallon has the Dragon on his calf. He says he decided to get a Wheel of Time themed tattoo after hearing about Robert Jordan's death in 2007. If you go to the thread, you can see pictures of his other one. Our very own Wheel of Time Admin, Luckers has these on his wrists. He uses them to get free drinks from fanboys. Norienne really, really likes the Aiel. In other news, it was announced earlier this week that Micheal Whelan will be doing the "cover" art for the eBook edition of A Memory of Light. Longtime series artist Darryl K. Sweet will still do the cover for the US hardback and paperback editions.
Our friends at Ta'veren Tees have added a new Wheel of Time shirt to their catalog today. Here is their press release:
Welcome back, dear fans! I hope your trip through the message boards last week was enjoyable. We have more treats in store for you this week! Are you obsessed with Lanfear? If so, drop by the General Wheel of Time Discussion forum and declare your love in the Lanfear Appreciation Thread. What books have you been reading to pass the time untilA Memory of Light is published? Our General Discussion forum has the perfect place for you to share your book recommendations and get ideas for your own reading list. The Aiel Social Group is discussing books that were turned into movies. Have Hollywood directors brought honor or shame upon themselves in the attempt to bring some of the world's most beloved books to the big screen? Let us know what you think here. Do you like making up captions to go with funny pictures? Do you like voting in polls? Come on down to the Shayol Ghul Social Group and participate in their July Caption Faction. The Kin Social Group is celebrating the art of writing short stories this month. Watch this forum for lessons on how to create your own story. Our role players are getting their hands dirty in Tel'aran'rhiod with Sleepless in the Dreamworld. Let's hope they wake when they are through with their adventure. Two creative Wheel of Time fans made a hilarious parody song called For more fan shenanigans, follow us on Facebook or on Twitter. That's all for now! Have a wonderful week, everyone!
Brandon Sanderson recently published his schedule for the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. SDCC is one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world, with panels about the latest in movies, TV shows, games, books and yes, even comic books. If you are attending, here's where you can find Brandon. WEDNESDAY, July 20th, Preview Night: Brandon may stop by the Tor booth, #2707, sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. THURSDAY, July 21st: 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 6A "Putting the 'Epic' in Epic Fantasy: Writing to Excite!" Panel Panelists: George R. R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Christopher Paolini, Peter Orullian, K.J. Taylor, & Kevin J. Anderson. Moderated by Michael Spradlin. 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., official autographing area Post-panel signing hosted by Mysterious Galaxy. 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tor booth #2707 Brandon Sanderson signing. Tor will be giving away 48 copies of the MISTBORN paperback and five ARCs of the new Mistborn book, THE ALLOY OF LAW. Remember, Brandon Sanderson will also be attending WorldCon next month in Reno, Nevada. So if you miss him at SDCC, you can still see him there.
One of our more popular requests for Fan Art Friday is the Children of the Light. Disparagingly known as "Whitecloaks", this is an independant military organization dedicated to wiping out the Shadow and hunting Darkfriends where ever they might be. Their symbol is a golden sunburst. This is Galad by ToranekoStudios Galad is free from many of the prejudices that plague the Children. His own sister is an Aes Sedai and he trained for a time in Tar Valon with the Warders. While Galad is notorious for always doing the right thing, no matter the cost, he knows the difference between a regular adversary and one sent by the Shadow. This is a pretty cool version of the Children's sunburst. It looks like it was done in neon lights. It's by LMSP This is a great comic book inspired version of a Child by Glenn Art. I love the pose. It looks like it's about to real where ever he is. And that's all I've got for today. If you've got suggestions, please send them too email@example.com
Welcome to Dragonmount's Weekly Roundup! Each Tuesday, we will highlight the trendy threads, entertaining events, and diverting discussions from our message boards. The information in this feature is for everyone, from the casual visitors who are curious about our vibrant community to the daily posters who want a quick guide to the week's hottest topics. If you had the power to change any part of the plot in the Wheel of Time series, would you do it? If so, what would you change? Come to the General Wheel of Time Discussion forum and let us know. It looks like the discussion of Game of Thrones in our TV Show Discussion forum is still going strong. If you are passionate about the show or simply want to learn what the hype is about, check out this thread. The Artists, Crafters, and Writers Guild has challenged everyone to produce a work that depicts the theme of celebration. Show us what celebration means to you! Are you a Harry Potter fan? We have a treat for you. The Blue Ajah from our White Tower & Warders Social Group is running their annual Harry Potter Week. Watch this space and participate in some of the events for the week, such as a traditional sorting into Houses, a trivia contest, and more. The Wolfkin Social Group is holding a storytelling competition. Come read the stories that are already posted and make up one of your own! Would you like to get involved with the role playing here on Dragonmount but don't know how to start? Here is a handy guide that will help you get started. Speaking of role playing, the Freelanders Role Playing Group and the White Tower Role Playing Group are writing a tale about an Intrigue in Murandy. Keep an eye on this thread to see how the story unfolds. Would you like to see Brandon Sanderson this weekend? He will be an Author Guest of Honor at Polaris25 in Toronto. You can follow us on Facebook or on Twitter for more about this and other breaking news. That's it for this week! Stay tuned for more Weekly Roundups and some new front page features in the coming weeks.
Tor Books has released the cover art for the upcoming ebook release of New Spring, the prequel novel in the Wheel of Time series. Beginning in late 2009, Tor released each 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 list of the remaining upcoming releases. In this week's "Wheel of Time Video News", Kristen Nedopak reveals the cover and shares her opinion. http://www.youtube.com/embed/4aVqyWm5Q5I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/ccs_files/book_images/New_Spring/NewSpring_ebook.jpg">http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/ccs_files/book_images/New_Spring/NewSpring_ebook.jpg"> Click for higher resolution 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. This month, the artwork is by http://www.jasonchanart.com" target="news">Jason Chan. The ebook will be released on July 22. 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/2011/07/jason-chan-and-the-new-spring-ebook-cover">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 Tor Books released each one of the Wheel of Time novels as ebooks. Each has new cover art, specially commissioned for the eBook format. Each featured a different artist. 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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.
Once in awhile we get something that isn't really news, but we still think is pretty fun. Today we received a casting notice from a British reality TV series looking to cast brides who want a "fantasy or sci fi" themed wedding. Here's the announcement: So if you're looking for something different for your big day, give these guys a call.
It's time for another round of Fan Art Friday! This week, let's take a look at Min, the third member of Rand's harem. Let's get to it. In the first book, Min is described as dressed like a boy and almost resembling one until you get a good look at her face. Then you realize shes too pretty for a boy. This pencil sketch by emilyseal is perfect for that description. I love how she made Min so drop dead gorgeous, but still played up the masculine aspects of her dress. I like this cartoony, MS Paint looking version of Min by Caroline Cook. One of the things that stand out to me is that the artist drew Min's visions too. The viewings are such a central aspect to Min's character and one of the tings that keeps her from just being Rand's other other love interest. Check out this one by kaikonen. The artist depicted Min with her knives that she uses for self defense, and a book. Min has appointed herself Rand's chief scholar and has been researching how he can defeat the Dark One and live. Not a small question as far as she's concerned. The artist, Onimyaah, describes it thusly: I could not have said that better myself. As a side note, the theme this month in Dragonmount's Artists, Crafters, Writers Social Group is "Celebration". So if you'd like to participate, check out our forums.
Dragonmount is proud to announce that the Towers of Midnight book trailer has won three Telly Awards, including the prestigious Silver Award for Cinematography. http://dragonmount.com/Books/Towers_of_Midnight/trailer.php"> src="/forums/ccs_files/book_images/Towers_of_Midnight/tofm_telly_lg.png" border="1" width="90%" alt="Telly Award" /> Awards Received - "Internet / Online Commercial" category Silver Award - Videography / Cinematography (highest honor) Bronze Award - Visual Effects Bronze Award - Sound / Sound Design In this episode of the Wheel of Time Video News, our hostess Kristen Nedopak talks with the filmmakers who received these awards. http://www.youtube.com/embed/JNiNqC6UjJk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> The Towers of Midnight Book Trailer http://www.youtube.com/embed/apJJ0NzOXEg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> This episode of the Wheel of Time Video News is sponsored by TaverenTees.com -- the official location for WoT t-shirts. "Wear a piece of the Pattern." View our full Behind-the-Scenes look at the making of this book trailer. For information about the Telly Awards, visit www.tellyawards.com." rel="external nofollow">http://www.tellyawards.com">www.tellyawards.com.