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  1. Yesterday, when Amazon Prime revealed the first teaser trailer for The Wheel of Time TV show, we organized a viewing party and encouraged fans to send in their reaction videos. Here's the resulting video compilation that became up with. Thanks to everybody who submitted videos and joined us. We hope to do future events like this, so stay tuned on our social media, and be sure to check out our Patreon page where we host other events like this.
  2. Amazon Prime announced today, as part of the Comic-Con at Home online event, that The Wheel of Time TV show will debut in November of this year. This comes in the wake of last week's announcement at JordanCon where show runner Rafe Judkins assured us that a full trailer would be coming "by the end of summer." The poster for the show was also revealed. It features Moiraine, played by Rosamund Pike, standing in front a waygate. The poster declares the show will be released "Nov 2021." The full Comic-Con event consisted of a pre-recorded interview with Rafe. He spoke of his personal connection to the Wheel of Time books, why they mattered to him, and what sets the series apart. He also said that when he began the process of adapting the books, he "mapped out" 8 seasons worth of material. It's important to realize that this is not an assurance that he will get 8 seasons, or that it's even still the plan. That simply shows Rafe's thinking at the start of the process. Here's the full video: So who's ready for November? What do you think of the poster? Be sure to follow us on social media for all our updates.
  3. Amazon announced today via their official Wheel of Time Twitter account that production has begun on Season 2 of their upcoming TV show. Season 1 of the show has not aired but a specific release date is expected soon, perhaps as early as this weekend when showrunner Rafe Judkins will be part of the 2021 Comic-Con@Home convention. No additional details about Season 2 are known yet other than the title of the season's first episode ("A Taste of Solitude"). That episode is written by Amanda Kate Shuman and directed by Thomas Napper. It's not uncommon for modern TV shows to begin filming their second seasons before the first airs. Like season 1, season 2 is expected to have a long-running production and lengthy post process in order to accomodate the large number of visual effects. But the fact that season 2 is now underway shows that Amazon and Sony are confident in what they've seen so far from season 1. Are you excited for the show? Tell us in the comments, join us on social media, or start up a discussion in our forums!
  4. Update: these changes are now in effect. Use your email address to login. Contact us if you have any trouble!
  5. We're implementing some changes to the way that you log into Dragonmount. Apple ID Login Secure login to Dragonmount with your Apple ID is now available. Any visitor to the website may create a new account or associate their existing account with their Apple ID address. Simply select "Sign In With Apple" using the login page. This joins the other available options of using Facebook, Twitter, Google as secure methods of validation. You may also login directly using a Dragonmount account. As always, all communication with our site is entirely secure and encrypted. Upcoming Login Changes How It Currently Works Currently Dragonmount allows you to login using your username. That’s how it’s been done since we opened in 1998. But usernames are always public-facing, which means that people or groups with ill-intent could easily target s specific account and try to to that account using brute force. For example, they could take the name “Jason Denzel” and try lots of popular password combinations, hoping to break in. Now, we have plenty of ways to detect these brute force attacks and block them. But still, it’s a modern best practice to not use a username for a login anymore. What's Changing Beginning Thursday, June 24 July 8 all users will log onto Dragonmount using an email address instead of a username. Your existing password will continue to work like normal. In addition, users will also be able to login using their Facebook, Twitter, or Google accounts. (We have plans to implement AppleID login at a future date and to offer optional Two-Factor authentication.). We've extended the date to give people more time to validate their email. We'll make the change after we send out July newsletter. Required Actions No action is required on your part except to please take a moment to verify that your email address on record is current. (Click your user name in the upper right corner > Account Settings) Also, while you're there, please consider checking your Notification settings to see if you're receiving our monthly newsletter. It's a great way to have a recap of the latest Wheel of time and community news sent to your Inbox. Thank you for being part of this amazing community. If you have questions, please email webmaster@dragonmount.com
  6. Hi everyone, We're implementing some changes to the way that you log into Dragonmount. How It Currently Works Currently Dragonmount allows you to login using your username. That’s how it’s been done since we opened in 1998. But usernames are always public-facing, which means that people or groups with ill-intent could easily target s specific account and try to to that account using brute force. For example, they could take the name “Jason Denzel” and try lots of popular password combinations, hoping to break in. Now, we have plenty of ways to detect these brute force attacks and block them. But still, it’s a modern best practice to not use a username for a login anymore. What's Changing Beginning Thursday, June 24 July 8 all users will log onto Dragonmount using an email address instead of a username. Your existing password will continue to work like normal. In addition, users will also be able to login using their Facebook, Twitter, or Google accounts. (We have plans to implement AppleID login at a future date and to offer optional Two-Factor authentication.). We've extended the date to give people more time to validate their email. We'll make the change after we send out July newsletter. Required Actions No action is required on your part except to please take a moment to verify that your email address on record is current. (Click your user name in the upper right corner > Account Settings) Also, while you're there, please consider checking your Notification settings to see if you're receiving our monthly newsletter. It's a great way to have a recap of the latest Wheel of time and community news sent to your Inbox. Thank you for being part of this amazing community. If you have questions, please email webmaster@dragonmount.com -Jason
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    Lan Revealed

    Amazon Prime revealed a first glimpse of actor Daniel Henney as the Lan Mandragoran in the upcoming Wheel of Time TV show. They revealed a 6-second video via their official social media accounts and YouTube: Official Video description: This is the second official character reveal that the show has provided. Back in March they revealed Rosamund Pike as Moiraine through a brief video. Tell us what you think of the video in the comments below or on social media. Learn more about Amazon's Wheel of Time TV show.
  8. We are devastated to learn of the passing of Wilson Grooms, who died peacefully at home after a courageous battle against cancer. Wilson was Robert Jordan's cousin although they referred to each other as brothers. It was Wilson who guided the WoT community through the sad days when RJ passed away in 2007. Since then Wilson has been a pillar of our fan community. He will be missed dearly. Sending love to Wilson's family including his wife Janet, and his daughter Marisa, and their sons Miles and Jonathan. Rest in peace, Will. You always said you'd give "the big fella" (RJ) a hug for us when you got there. I'm sure he's got one waiting for you as well. Here is the statement from his family:
  9. Amazon Prime revealed a first glimpse of Rosamund Pike as the iconic character Moiraine Damodred in the upcoming Wheel of Time TV show. They revealed a 5-second video via their official social media accounts and YouTube: This is the first official character reveal that the show has provided fans. Tell us what you think of the video in the comments below or on social media. Learn more about Amazon's Wheel of Time TV show.
  10. Hi there, thanks for posting this. Yes, I'm aware of this issue and it drives me crazy, too. It only started in the past several months. We have plenty of hardware, and our internet speed to our servers is fine. (Other websites hosted on the same hardware load fine). It's a configuration issue somewhere and I just haven't had time to solve the issue yet. But I agree that it's a problem and I'll definitely work on it when time allows. Thank you for your patience!
  11. Amazon's official WoTonPrime social media accounts revealed today a brief video showcasing Thom Merrilin's guitar. The video showed how the instrument went through its design phase to becoming an actual prop seen in the show. Thom-guitar-Dec23_2020.mp4 About Thom's instruments In the Wheel of Time books, Thom Merrilin (played by Alexandre Willaume in the TV show) is a skilled gleeman with a far-more-interesting-than-he-would-like past. He demonstrates his skill with both a harp and a flute. But interestingly, WoT TV showrunner Rafe Judkins and his team made the decision to give Thom a guitar instead. Here's what he wrote in a Q&A addressing the topic: Amazon has already released preview videos of the Winespreing Inn, Tam's heron-marked sword, and a basic audio trailer. What do you think of the Thom's guitar? Join the conversation below or view our reaction on The Wheel of Time Community Show on YouTube. Learn more about Amazon's Wheel of Time TV show.
  12. Our December special guest will be Wheel of Time author and bestseller Brandon Sanderson! This LIVE EVENT will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM U.S. Eastern Time. Attendees will be able to chat directly with Brandon and ask questions! About Brandon Brandon Sanderson is the bestselling author of twenty-six novels and dozens of novellas and short stories. He is a two-time HUGO award winner, including a win in 2013 for Best Novella (The Emperor's Soul). In 2007 he was chosen to complete the late Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time saga. Also, anybody reading this knows who he is. 😉 About the Event This will be a LIVE virtual event, held over Zoom. All of our patreon supporters are the Heron-Marked ($10) level and higher are invited. Click here to register. If you are a not yet a Patreon supporter, or if you are a supporter at a lower tier, you are welcome to sign-up or "upgrade" to the Heron-Marked level for a single month to gain access to this event. Servant of All ($25) and Chosen ($50) level patrons will get additional "early" time before the rest of the attendees will be allowed into the Zoom. The event will begin with a moderated discussion with our guest, followed by an open Q&A where you can freely ask questions and chat. This event will be recorded, but it will be different than our previous live chats. We're still working out the details but there's a chance this event will be available afterwards on Brandon's YouTube channel. If you attend and participate, you'll be seen via his channel. (If you would prefer not to be seen or heard in this more-public venue, you can provide questions to me in advance and I'll make sure they're asked on your behalf). The Zoom link will be emailed to all eligible patrons 24 hours before the event. Become a Dragonmount patron, support this website, get exclusive info about the franchise, and attend our monthly chat events.
  13. Amazon's official WoTonPrime social media accounts revealed today a brief video showcasing Tam al'Thor's iconic heron-marked sword. The video showed how the sword went through its design phase to becoming an actual prop seen in the show. This is the first official glimpse of a notable prop seen in the show. The sword seen here is almost certainly the heron-marked sword that's prominently featured in the books. About Tam's sword (spoilers for books 1-2) In the Wheel of Time books, Tam al'Thor, Rand's adoptive father, received a heron-marked sword during his time as a soldier. Tam al'Thor is played by Game of Thrones alumni actor Michael McElhatton. (View all of the announced cast here.) The heron marking on the blade indicates that he reached the rank of a blade master. At the beginning of the book series, which takes place approximately 20 years after he earned the sword, Tam has long retired the blade to his attic. He gives it to Rand on Winternight because he fears ominous danger lurking near their remote home. Rand keeps the sword for the duration of his adventures in the first two novels. The sword is ultimately destroyed during his battle with Ba'alzamon over the city of Falme. The sword seen in this video is likely to feature a prominent role in season 1 of Amazon's Wheel of Time TV show.
  14. Hi Annilori, while you're entitled to your opinion, I'd like to share the counter argument that the upcoming TV show is an adaptation. There's no possible way that Robert Jordan's books could be faithfully adapted "own to the stubble of Perrin's beard." I happen to know some of the people involved in the show personally. These talented people care deeply about the books. It changed many of their lives for the better. Harriet and Brandon are involved and all offer their blessing. Harriet is giddy with excitement over the casting. It's OK to be disappointed and it's OK to not watch the show. The books will forever remain unchanged. But please don't buy into the false hype that this show is somehow motivated by anything other than trying to share an incredible story. If it helps, think of the show as a fresh turn of the Wheel: the 3rd Age of the books has gone and left, the Wheel has turned, and the Age has come again. With its new coming, the same events play out, but some things are different, some faces are new, but the overall story repeats.
  15. We're elated to announce that our November special guest will be Wheel of Time editor Harriet McDougal! This LIVE EVENT will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 1 PM U.S. Eastern Time. Attendees will be able to chat directly with Harriet and ask questions. Learn more and sign up here. About Harriet Harriet McDougal is Robert Jordan's wife as well as the editor for the entire Wheel of Time book series. In addition to playing a key rollin the development of the series, she also guided Brandon Sanderson when he completed the final three novels in the series. She is the co-author (along with Maria Simons and Alan Romanczuk) of The Wheel of Time Companion. In addition to her work on WoT, she is a notable editor in the field of SF/F having edited notable titles such as Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. About the Event This will be a LIVE virtual event, held over Zoom. All Patreon supporters at the Heron-Marked ($10) level and higher are invited. If you are a not yet a Patreon supporter, or if you are a supporter at a lower tier, you are welcome to sign up or "upgrade" to the Heron-Marked level for a single month to gain access to this event. More information about signing up is available on our Patreon page. The event will begin with a moderated discussion with our guest, followed by an open Q&A where you can freely ask questions and chat. This is expected to be a small, intimate event, but if the number of attendees grows, we will moderate accordingly. But no matter what happens, everyone will have a chance to ask questions and be involved. We hope you'll join us for this exciting event! If you can't make it this time, that's OK. This event will be recorded and made available to Heron-Marked patrons and above. Learn more and sign up here.
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