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Jason Denzel

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  1. Hello, fellow writers! I've had a brave volunteer come forth to lead our intrepid club to glory. Please welcome @Arie as our new Club leader. She'll keep you wild hoards in line and also attempt to bring civility to these desolate wastes by facilitating some interesting and (hopefully) useful conversation. Please welcome her, and give her misery a friendly hello. -Jason
  2. Sony and Amazon announced today, through the official Wheel of Time Twitter account, the casting of the show's main characters. The "Big 5" Two Rivers characters. Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al'Meara Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor Here are their official bios, as provided by Amazon: Josha Stradowski Josha Stradowski started acting as a kid in musicals like The Sound of Music and Ciske de Rat, then began playing roles in television as a teenager. He graduated from the AHK theatre school in Amsterdam and worked on multiple plays such as Oedipus, directed by Robert Icke, at Ivo van Hove's theater company ITA in 2018. He recently completed filming on a new TV series about fighter pilots. He also played the lead role in an indie feature film, Just Friends, for which he and the film received a number of awards on the international film festival circuit. Zoe Robbins New Zealand native, Zoë Robins, will soon appear in Universal & Blumhouse feature, Black Christmas, directed by Sophia Takal. She starred in the ABC pilot, The Finest, and recurred on The Shannara Chroniclesfor MTV, as well as The Killian Curse. Zoë rose to fame portraying the “White Power Ranger” on the action adventure series, Power Rangers Ninja Steel. Barney Harris In 2016 Harris shot his first feature: Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. His other films include: Billionaire Boy’s Club with Ansel Elgort, Taron Edgerton and Emma Roberts and Russian American, an independent feature produced by Molly Connors (Birdman, Child 44). Harris’ UK television include: Dominic Cooke's epic BBC Shakespeare series The Hollow Crown opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. Marcus Rutherford British Independent Film Award’s Most Promising Newcomer nominee, Marcus Rutherford made his screen debut as the lead in Jamie Jones’ feature film Obey. The story follows a young man’s struggle in bettering himself against the backdrop of the 2011 London Riots, meshing real and staged footage of the events. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, winning Best Cinematography, and has since received high praise from critics. Peter Bradshaw, writing for The Guardian said, “there is a strong central performance from Marcus Rutherford as Leon, a young man just out of care”. For his performance in Obey, Marcus was also named “One to Watch in 2019” by the Observer and received three UK National Film Awards nominations: Best Actor, Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Newcomer. Most recently, Marcus wrapped filming County Lines. The drama about a mother and her fourteen-year old boy who is groomed into a lethal nationwide drug selling enterprise, also starring Harris Dickinson and directed by Henry Blake. Marcus discovered acting through the Nottingham Television Workshop, the BAFTA-winning charity dedicated to training young talent, whose alumni include Vicky McClure, Joe Dempsie, Jack O’Connell and Samantha Morton. Madeleine Madden Madeleine Madden is a young rising star with a fast-growing list of impressive credits to her name. She first came to the attention of her home country by being the first Australian teenager to deliver an Address to the Nation on behalf of the Generation One campaign’s call for action to create a better future for indigenous people. Her eloquent and considered speech was watched by more than six million people on national TV in 2010. Madeleine has appeared in numerous Aussie productions including ABC TV’s critically acclaimed series The Code, in Redfern Now Series 1 &2, Jack Irish: Dead Point,The Moodys,My Place,Ready for This,Tomorrow When the War Began and Doctor Doctor Series 2. She also co-starred in the Amazon mini-series Picnic at Hanging Rock alongside Natalie Dormer, inthe Screentime/Netflix seriesPine Gapand the critically acclaimed Mystery Road,a television series based on the highly celebrated film. She can currently be seen in the Netflix fantasy/drama series Tidelandsalongside Elsa Pataky. Madeleine will next be seen on the big screen this August 9thin Paramount’s Dora and the Lost Cityof Gold. Sarah Spillane’sAround the Blockwas her first feature film starring opposite Christina Ricci. Madeleine made her stage debut in Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Secret River, directed by Neil Armfield.
  3. For 21 years Dragonmount has provided what I think is top-notch WoT content. (That's more than half my life!) The vast majority of it has been self-funded, or done with the assistance of ad revenue, online store sales, or (on occasion), member donations. In addition, a large portion of my earnings from my own book sales have also gone to fund this grand enterprise. (I'm happy to do it!) But with the Wheel of Time TV show coming soon, along with a major boom of new fans, my volunteer staff and I have stepped up our game in order to be ready for the challenge. Here's a run-down of some of the things we've already done recently so far: Upgraded hardware. Invested in cloud-based redundancy & backups. Integrated w/ bleeding-edge content & security systems. Revamped the entire website. Improved the mobile experience. Overhauled our forums. Launched online Clubs. Countless other small things.... And most notably, you've probably already noticed but we've drastically improved our social media presence. So the volunteer staff and I are ready to take DM, and the WoT community, to the next level. But to do that, we need your help. That's where this Patreon comes in. We're seeking people to help us fund our efforts by donating as little as $5 per month. In return, you'll get some notable incentives including: Additional WoT history, insight, content. Extra 4th Age podcast episodes. Access to live online chats w/ cool people like Team Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. Instant access to download "Finding Robert Jordan", a short story written by me. If you love what we're doing, and want to see us take it to the next level, I hope you'll consider supporting us. Take a look at our Patreon page to read the details. Spread the word. Tell people how much you love getting exclusive stuff that provides insight to the series. We all know how special the Wheel of Time is. Our community is about to be Reborn into a new Age of fandom. This is an exciting time for the franchise, and it's my goal to have Dragonmount continue to be a top-notch location for all things WoT. Thanks for reading this thread, and I hope you'll consider backing us! (PS: Backers will also get occasional special content for my sci-fi & fantasy books as well! So it you enjoyed the Mystic Trilogy, or want to learn more, or want to be the first to hear about my next writing projects, you can get that through the Patreon!) Patreon Link https://www.patreon.com/dragonmount
  4. Answers: It’s on my To-Do list to get the episodes onto the main site. (Well, technically, they are already uploaded and ready. But I don’t have a landing page for them and I also want to write a little history to go with it.) The new podcast will get a big intro as we get closer to its launch. The new podcast will start recording as we get much closer to the release of the TV show. It might be a year+. Depends on the TV show schedule, right? The vast majority of new podcast episodes will be free. Patreon subscribers will be able to listen to the podcast episode “outtakes” along with maybe some live episodes. Right now, the plan is to partner with an established podcast network. They do an annual membership drive, and we may choose to create an additional episode exclusively for them to help drive membership to them. My understanding is this isn’t a requirement on our part, but we might do it anyway to help out. @Kathy Campbell might have more info. She’s going to be the new podcast lead.
  5. Dragonmount is launching a Patreon in order to provide even more incredible Wheel of Time content. Here's why. For 21 years Dragonmount has provided what I think is top-notch WoT content. (That's more than half my life!) The vast majority of it has been self-funded, or done with the assistance of ad revenue, online store sales, or (on occasion), member donations. In addition, a large portion of my earnings from my own book sales have also gone to fund this grand enterprise. (I'm happy to do it!) But with the Wheel of Time TV show coming soon, along with a major boom of new fans, my volunteer staff and I have stepped up our game in order to be ready for the challenge. Here's a run-down of some of the things we've already done recently so far: Upgraded hardware. Invested in cloud-based redundancy & backups. Integrated w/ bleeding-edge content & security systems. Revamped the entire website. Improved the mobile experience. Overhauled our forums. Launched online Clubs. Countless other small things.... And most notably, you've probably already noticed but we've drastically improved our social media presence. So the volunteer staff and I are ready to take DM, and the WoT community, to the next level. But to do that, we need your help. That's where this Patreon comes in. We're seeking people to help us fund our efforts by donating as little as $5 per month. In return, you'll get some notable incentives including: Additional WoT history, insight, content. Extra 4th Age podcast episodes. Access to live online chats w/ cool people like Team Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. Instant access to download "Finding Robert Jordan", a short story written by me. If you love what we're doing, and want to see us take it to the next level, I hope you'll consider supporting us. Take a look at our Patreon page to read the details. Spread the word. Tell people how much you love getting exclusive stuff that provides insight to the series. We all know how special the Wheel of Time is. Our community is about to be Reborn into a new Age of fandom. This is an exciting time for the franchise, and it's my goal to have Dragonmount continue to be a top-notch location for all things WoT. Thanks for reading this thread, and I hope you'll consider backing us! (PS: Backers will also get occasional special content for my sci-fi & fantasy books as well! So it you enjoyed the #MysticTrilogy, or want to learn more, or want to be the first to hear about my next writing projects, you can get that through the Patreon!) Patreon Link https://www.patreon.com/dragonmount
  6. Anybody have ideas for what we could do on a monthly basis? For example, maybe once a month we could share a chapter from a WIP. Or a synopsis. Or whatever? What would be useful for all of you?
  7. How to add Social Media icons to your profile Log into Dragonmount. Click Your name in the upper right corner. Select "Social Info" Fill out your Social Media links. Save your changes. Once set, your social media links & icons will appear alongside your name in the Forums and Clubs How To change your Title (the label that appears under or beside your name) Note: You must have at least one (1) content entry (forum post, club post, etc) in order to be eligible to change your member title. Log into Dragonmount. Click Your name in the upper right corner. Select "Profile" Click the "Edit Profile" button Edit your "Member Title" Save your changes.
  8. I agree with @Mashiara Sedai! At some point, you just need to dive into the actual writing of the book. You have a neat structure and overall world. Now it's time to figure out who Derick is, what he wants, what's stopping him, and what he's going to do to try and overcome.
  9. Hi everyone, Welcome to the next iteration of Dragonmount! The core team of admins and I have been meeting and working for several months to bring you a new set of community features. We've also archived most of the older, outdated forums that were just collecting dust and making the community feel scattered. The Internet has a changed a lot since we opened in 1998, and it continues to evolve. Much of the Wheel of Time fandom lives on social media now, so we're adapting with the times. Here's a breakdown of what we've added and changed: Clubs have been added! http://dragonmount.com/clubs All of our Social Groups (or "Orgs"), along with the Dragon Reborn Role Playing group, are now called Clubs. We have a variety of types of clubs: Casual clubs: such as the Bela Fan Club, Brandon Sanderson Cosmere Club, or the DM Writers Club, are mostly unstructured and intended to foster discussion around those topics. Themed Clubs: these clubs are based on Wheel of Time organizations such as the White Tower, Band of the Red Hand, or Ogier. Each club will have some sort of structure to it and is a great way to meet fans with similar interests. Role Playing club: Our Wheel of Time roleplaying Club allows you to participate in forum-based role-playing, a feature we've had since 1998! All registered visitors are able to join as many clubs as they like. Each Club has its own forum, and (optionally), it's own blog, image gallery, and secondary forums. Some (but not all), clubs may have secondary, private club spaces. At our initial launch, this will be the White Tower club, and the Wheel of Time Playing Club. We're still evolving and figuring out the logistics for these private forums, so please have patience. But also understand that our intention is to dramatically reduce the amount of private and members-only forums across our site. Speak to the Club Leader or one of the admins for more information. Some former social groups (Wolfkin, Aiel, Seanchan, etc) have been temporarily archived due to inactivity. We may bring them back at a later date. Interested in starting a new Club, or resurrecting one of our archived ones? Here's how. Forum Changes Most of our older forums have been archived. The forums will now primary focus on discussion of the WoT Books, and TV show. The "General Discussion" forum has been renamed to "Off Topic." All Club Leaders have access to archived Social Group & Dragon Reborn Role Playing threads. If you are a Club Member and want some older posts migrated to your new Club forum, contact the Club Leader and they can make that happen. Social Media Integration The Dragonmount forums now allow you to link to your social media. To set up your Social Media: Log into DM Click Your name in the upper right corner Select "Social Info" Fill out your Social Media links Once set, your social media links & icons will appear alongside your name in the Forums and Clubs There's many small changes throughout the website, and new features will continue to be added. The admins and I hope you'll enjoy these new Clubs, and we can't wait for the next major phase of WoT fandom. Thanks for being a part of the community with us! Jason Denzel Jason@dragonmount.com
  10. The BT has been removed as a club for now. It’s inactive because there’s no leader. Same with the Band. We’ll bring them back at a later date.
  11. Hi. You guys can work with Elgee (and Verb, who is the admin overseeing all Clubs) on what you want to do, but for this Club specifically, I am OK with creating other, hidden private clubs for the Ajah that want them. You would then join that club by invitation only and have forums that only members could see. But in general, we've found that spreading out across too many forums ends up diluting the community and conversation. If you are all on the same forum, it fosters more cross-talk and engagement.
  12. If you're interested in moderating this club at Dragonmount, and helping to facilitate some discussion, please email me.
  13. If you're interested in moderating this club at Dragonmount, and helping to facilitate some discussion, please email me.
  14. Hi everyone, The original 4th Age podcast ran for well over 100 episodes. The DM staff is in the process of organizing those and making them available for download. We have a lot on our plate right now, but plan to make them available in the coming weeks. Also, keep an eye out for a forthcoming announcement about the rebirth of the show....
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