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    [White Ajah - Winter Carnival] Eye of the World Trivia

    Day 2: 7. How many days did it take the Emond Fielders to reach Baerlon after crossing the Taren? 8. What is Shaidar Logoth's real name? 9. What stedding does Loial come from? 10. Name two other wolves in Hopper's pack. 11. Who rules Fal Dara Keep? BONUS (worth 2 points): 12. What is the real name of the Green Man? (PS: I'll accept incorrect spelling as long as I can identify what you're meaning)
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    [White Ajah - Winter Carnival] Blacksmith Puzzles

    PUZZLE 2 (more math.....)
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    [White Ajah - Winter Carnival] Blacksmith Puzzles

    This is correct! To get past the guard, you have to say the amount of letters in the number. 1 point for art336!
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    Fandom Flair: Damane Dress

    I've been meaning to highlight this craft for awhile. For last year's JordanCon, I was very excited to finish my sul'dam dress. It turned out beautiful, and I adore the silver lightning bolts. But a sul'dam without a damane isn't complete. So, with long-time Dragonmount member Hallia as a willing participant, I got to work on crafting a damane dress. I started with four yards of a gray poplin folded in half. This gave me 72 inches in height and 60 inches in length. That's a great amount of material and the price for poplin is so reasonable! With simplicity in mind, I wanted to do as little cutting and sewing as possible. I cut the arms and sides with a single cut, then cut the neckline. I added satin binding to the bottom hem and the sleeves. The neckline gave me some trouble. I started an elastic binding, but it bunched too weird, so I switched it for a ruffle. And here we are at JordanCon! Hallia was such a good damane! And this was such a simple project.
  5. I've been meaning to highlight this craft for awhile. For last year's JordanCon, I was very excited to finish my sul'dam dress. It turned out beautiful, and I adore the silver lightning bolts. But a sul'dam without a damane isn't complete. So, with long-time Dragonmount member Hallia as a willing participant, I got to work on crafting a damane dress. I started with four yards of a gray poplin folded in half. This gave me 72 inches in height and 60 inches in length. That's a great amount of material and the price for poplin is so reasonable! With simplicity in mind, I wanted to do as little cutting and sewing as possible. I cut the arms and sides with a single cut, then cut the neckline. I added satin binding to the bottom hem and the sleeves. The neckline gave me some trouble. I started an elastic binding, but it bunched too weird, so I switched it for a ruffle. And here we are at JordanCon! Hallia was such a good damane! And this was such a simple project. View full news item
  6. *Mashi saunters in and joins the gals by the drinks* I wonder if I can dance a reel in this dance. Let's find out!
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    [White Ajah - Winter Carnival] Blacksmith Puzzles

    PUZZLE 1: A businessman, for personal reasons of his own, needs to gain access to a notorious but elusive thieves guild. After snooping around the city for a few days, he finally gets a tip about the location of the guild entrance down a dark alleyway. After observing the entrance for about an hour, the businessman notices that the thieves seem to have some sort of passcode system using numbers. When someone approaches the door, they are given a number, and then they reply with a number. The first person steps up, and the guard tells them "twelve," to which they respond "six." The person is admitted. A second person approaches the door, and the guard tells them "six," to which they reply "three." The second person is also admitted. Convinced that he has cracked the code, the businessman approaches the door to the thieves guild, and the guard tells him "ten," to which he confidently replies "five." The guard immediately slams the door in the businessman's face, and a deadbolt slots into place. What should the businessman have said?
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    [White Ajah - Winter Carnival] Eye of the World Trivia

    DAY 1: 1. What is the name of the town south of Emond's Field? 2. What three shadowspawn are spotted in the Two Rivers after Bel Tine? 3. What is the name of Captain Doman’s boat? 4. What was found under The Eye of the World? 5. What does the Green Man call Rand? BONUS QUESTION (worth 2 points): 6. Name two women who sit on the Women's Circle in Emond's Field.
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    Meme Monday: Lanfear

    Welcome back to another Meme Monday. This week's victim is Lanfear, our favorite crazy ex-girlfriend. She first appears as Selene in The Great Hunt, and seems a sweet, sympathetic noblewoman on the run. However, things escalate quickly. And if that weren’t bad enough…. Odd to think that not much needs to be added to Lanfear’s actual dialogue. At least she serves as a good example of how not to act. The memes this week come from Kevin O'Bryan of DMEN Designs. If you have memes you want to share, email me at frontpage@dragonmount.com.
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    DM News:Meme Monday: Lanfear

    Welcome back to another Meme Monday. This week's victim is Lanfear, our favorite crazy ex-girlfriend. She first appears as Selene in The Great Hunt, and seems a sweet, sympathetic noblewoman on the run. However, things escalate quickly. And if that weren’t bad enough…. Odd to think that not much needs to be added to Lanfear’s actual dialogue. At least she serves as a good example of how not to act. The memes this week come from Kevin O'Bryan of DMEN Designs. If you have memes you want to share, email me at frontpage@dragonmount.com. View full news item
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    Jennifer Liang Ask Me Anything

    This past week, Dragonmount's second-in-command Jennifer Liang participated in an Ask Me Anything discussion for JordanCon! The questions asked range from favorite con memory: Jenn: When I got the Chodan Kal at opening Ceremonies last year. I was so shocked and touched that y’all did that for us. To "what's your favorite thing to do at JordanCon" (asked by Jimmy, her husband): Jenn: Bother you. She also talked about this year's JordanCon theme: Jenn: This year is “Shai’Con”. We decided to embrace our darker natures this year. So expect an evil twist on the usual things like opening ceremonies and the dance. And the growing trend of wearing tiaras: Jenn: At #JordanCon? In 2013 I was elected Pres of the Southern Fandom Confederation. Jimmy did not believe I’d win & promised to buy me a tiara if I did. I proved him wrong and now I have five. To learn more about Jenn and other JordanCon shenanigans, you can read the whole thread here.
  12. This past week, Dragonmount's second-in-command Jennifer Liang participated in an Ask Me Anything discussion for JordanCon! The questions asked range from favorite con memory: Jenn: When I got the Chodan Kal at opening Ceremonies last year. I was so shocked and touched that y’all did that for us. To "what's your favorite thing to do at JordanCon" (asked by Jimmy, her husband): Jenn: Bother you. She also talked about this year's JordanCon theme: Jenn: This year is “Shai’Con”. We decided to embrace our darker natures this year. So expect an evil twist on the usual things like opening ceremonies and the dance. And the growing trend of wearing tiaras: Jenn: At #JordanCon? In 2013 I was elected Pres of the Southern Fandom Confederation. Jimmy did not believe I’d win & promised to buy me a tiara if I did. I proved him wrong and now I have five. To learn more about Jenn and other JordanCon shenanigans, you can read the whole thread here. View full news item
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    JordanCon Anthology: "You Want Stories?"

    This year, JordanCon is trying something new. They put out a call to all JordanCon members, past and present, and asked for donated stories to compile into an anthology. Twenty were selected to be featured in 2019's edition, entitled You Want Stories? The list of authors is a great one, featuring Brandon Sanderson, our own Jason Denzel, Seanan McGuire, and Charles E Gannon. The others contributors are: Terry Beyer, Foster Bridget Cassidy, David B. Coe, Blue Cole, Gerald L. Coleman, Milton J Davis, P. Andrew Floyd, John G. Hartness, Alexandra Hill, Robert A. Hilliard, Jr, Faith Hunter, David Alan Jones, Tim Lewis, Jana Oliver, Morgan Smith, and Sarah J. Sover. I'm very happy to say that my offering was accepted! (Written under my pen name Foster Bridget Cassidy.) The beautiful cover art is by Dan dos Santos, this year's JordanCon Artist Guest of Honor. The anthology is available for pre-order now through April 8th, 2019. The Con will have a limited supply to sell to those who have not pre-ordered, but there's no guarantee you will receive a copy. The anthology can ONLY be picked up at JordanCon 11 (April 26th-28th, 2019). The book WILL NOT be shipped anywhere. That said, it is possible to have a friend pick up a copy for you. Check out the details on JordanCon's website. The net proceeds of the anthology will go to the Mayo Clinic. Pre-order now to support some indie (and not-so-indie) authors and the Mayo Clinic!
  14. This year, JordanCon is trying something new. They put out a call to all JordanCon members, past and present, and asked for donated stories to compile into an anthology. Twenty were selected to be featured in 2019's edition, entitled You Want Stories? The list of authors is a great one, featuring Brandon Sanderson, our own Jason Denzel, Seanan McGuire, and Charles E Gannon. The others contributors are: Terry Beyer, Foster Bridget Cassidy, David B. Coe, Blue Cole, Gerald L. Coleman, Milton J Davis, P. Andrew Floyd, John G. Hartness, Alexandra Hill, Robert A. Hilliard, Jr, Faith Hunter, David Alan Jones, Tim Lewis, Jana Oliver, Morgan Smith, and Sarah J. Sover. I'm very happy to say that my offering was accepted! (Written under my pen name Foster Bridget Cassidy.) The beautiful cover art is by Dan dos Santos, this year's JordanCon Artist Guest of Honor. The anthology is available for pre-order now through April 8th, 2019. The Con will have a limited supply to sell to those who have not pre-ordered, but there's no guarantee you will receive a copy. The anthology can ONLY be picked up at JordanCon 11 (April 26th-28th, 2019). The book WILL NOT be shipped anywhere. That said, it is possible to have a friend pick up a copy for you. Check out the details on JordanCon's website. The net proceeds of the anthology will go to the Mayo Clinic. Pre-order now to support some indie (and not-so-indie) authors and the Mayo Clinic! View full news item
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    Meme Monday: Randland

    Welcome back to another "Meme Monday." This week, our focus shifts to concepts and ideas within Randland. There are some pretty humorous things that happen in-world. Like, how Bayle Domon is always around to rescue whichever of the main characters is in need. Another globally acceptable idea in Randland is that innkeepers should be plump. And of course, there are the rather unorthodox ways of the Altarans. I wish I could live in Randland. I'm sure many of you wish you could too! The memes this week come from Kevin O'Bryan of DMEN Designs. If you have memes you want to share, email me at frontpage@dragonmount.com.
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    DM News:Meme Monday: Randland

    Welcome back to another "Meme Monday." This week, our focus shifts to concepts and ideas within Randland. There are some pretty humorous things that happen in-world. Like, how Bayle Domon is always around to rescue whichever of the main characters is in need. Another globally acceptable idea in Randland is that innkeepers should be plump. And of course, there are the rather unorthodox ways of the Altarans. I wish I could live in Randland. I'm sure many of you wish you could too! The memes this week come from Kevin O'Bryan of DMEN Designs. If you have memes you want to share, email me at frontpage@dragonmount.com. View full news item
  17. This year, JordanCon is publishing an anthology with stories written by past and present JCon members. Jason Denzel has a story in it. Brandon Sanderson has a story in it. AND I HAVE A STORY IN IT! (Under my pseudonym Foster Bridget Cassidy.) https://www.jordancon.org/product/you-want-stories-the-jordancon-2019-anthology/ I cannot believe my story will be printed alongside Jason's and Brandon's. It's like a fan girl's dream come true.
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    Meme Monday: Perrin

    Here are some more Wheel of Time memes. I can't get enough of them! This week features our third favorite ta'veren: Perrin. When the series starts, I loved Perrin more than Rand and Mat. He's the only one who kept his morals after leaving the Two Rivers. As he grows, he's strong, dependable, unyielding. Well, there is that one factor that keeps many readers from adoring him... Unlike most fans, I'm not put off by Faile's captivity by the Shaido. And I don't dislike Perrin's chapters when he's chasing her. For me, it's another facet of his personality that I love. He is dedicated to her and he'll do anything to get her back. If it had been switched, and Tuon or one of Rand's love interests had been taken, I believe Mat and Rand would have acted the same way. Of course, Mat has a bigger, badder army so he has more resources, and Rand has the Asha'man at his disposal, so both could probably achieve success quicker. But that's not Perrin's fault. Perrin's wolfdreams are a huge part of his draw as a character. His abilities in tel'aran'rhiod are almost more impressive than any of the Wise Ones. And let's not forget Mah'alleinir. This is an iconic scene within the whole series. It's powerful and so full of potential. It sets the stage for things to come after the Last Battle. Say what you will, Perrin is still one of my favorite characters! The memes this week come from Kevin O'Bryan of DMEN Designs. If you have memes you want to share, email me at frontpage@dragonmount.com.
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    DM News:Meme Monday: Perrin

    Here are some more Wheel of Time memes. I can't get enough of them! This week features our third favorite ta'veren: Perrin. When the series starts, I loved Perrin more than Rand and Mat. He's the only one who kept his morals after leaving the Two Rivers. As he grows, he's strong, dependable, unyielding. Well, there is that one factor that keeps many readers from adoring him... Unlike most fans, I'm not put off by Faile's captivity by the Shaido. And I don't dislike Perrin's chapters when he's chasing her. For me, it's another facet of his personality that I love. He is dedicated to her and he'll do anything to get her back. If it had been switched, and Tuon or one of Rand's love interests had been taken, I believe Mat and Rand would have acted the same way. Of course, Mat has a bigger, badder army so he has more resources, and Rand has the Asha'man at his disposal, so both could probably achieve success quicker. But that's not Perrin's fault. Perrin's wolfdreams are a huge part of his draw as a character. His abilities in tel'aran'rhiod are almost more impressive than any of the Wise Ones. And let's not forget Mah'alleinir. This is an iconic scene within the whole series. It's powerful and so full of potential. It sets the stage for things to come after the Last Battle. Say what you will, Perrin is still one of my favorite characters! The memes this week come from Kevin O'Bryan of DMEN Designs. If you have memes you want to share, email me at frontpage@dragonmount.com. View full news item
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    Unfettered III Give-away

    Grim Oaks Press has announced a give-away contest where you can win one of 25 advance copies of their upcoming anthology, Unfettered III. Details for entering can be found on Goodreads. Add the book to your shelf to enter the giveaway. Unfortunately, the contest is only open to US and Canada residents. Unfettered III is an anthology of fantasy short stories from some of today's most well-known authors. It includes a deleted 20,000 word sequence (~55 pages in paperback) from A Memory of Light written Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan featuring Perrin in the Ways. The sequence is a lengthy "deleted scene" that isn't considered canon to the story, but still offers us a fascinating and exciting adventure. You can read Brandon's comments about the sequence on his website. The anthology also contains a short story from Dragonmount founder Jason Denzel entitled, "The Stone Golem of Qual'Jom." WoT fans will appreciate Jason's epic narrative about a lonely golem living in a cave who waits across eons for his master to return home. Unfettered III will be available from Amazon and other retailers in March 2019. A limited limited edition will be available from Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle from March 14-17th.
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    Meme Monday: WoT

    As a millennial, I love memes. Give me Wheel of Time memes and I'm as happy as can be. With a plethora of social media sights to cruise, you can find just about anything in meme form. So starts our new humor blog "Meme Monday." This one particularly speaks to me because my mom just started reading Wheel of Time. She finished The Eye of the World a few days ago and started The Great Hunt the same day. When we talk, she asks me questions about characters or places and I feel like this. It's too deep to answer a lot of what she wants to know without spending hours on the phone. I feel this thinking about the TV show. Which plots to cut, which characters to combine? Too overwhelming for me to contemplate. Yes! Meeting Wheel of Time fans in the wild is an amazing experience! I get to quite frequently because my licence plate says "Sedai." Also, I've been stopped by several people while wearing my Wheel of Time hoodie from Ta'veren Tees. It's like a beacon for nerds. The memes this week come from Kevin O'Bryan of DMEN Designs. If you have memes you want to share, email me at frontpage@dragonmount.com
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    DM News:Meme Monday: WoT

    As a millennial, I love memes. Give me Wheel of Time memes and I'm as happy as can be. With a plethora of social media sights to cruise, you can find just about anything in meme form. So starts our new humor blog "Meme Monday." This one particularly speaks to me because my mom just started reading Wheel of Time. She finished The Eye of the World a few days ago and started The Great Hunt the same day. When we talk, she asks me questions about characters or places and I feel like this. It's too deep to answer a lot of what she wants to know without spending hours on the phone. I feel this thinking about the TV show. Which plots to cut, which characters to combine? Too overwhelming for me to contemplate. Yes! Meeting Wheel of Time fans in the wild is an amazing experience! I get to quite frequently because my licence plate says "Sedai." Also, I've been stopped by several people while wearing my Wheel of Time hoodie from Ta'veren Tees. It's like a beacon for nerds. The memes this week come from Kevin O'Bryan of DMEN Designs. If you have memes you want to share, email me at frontpage@dragonmount.com View full news item
  23. Long time Wheel of Time commentator, Leigh Butler, has released her top five scenes within the series. With a rekindled reading of The Wheel of Time currently underway at Tor.com, Leigh seems eager to get back on her soap box and sing the praises of this wonderful collection of books. Warning! Spoilers follow! In her full article, Leigh argues why each one is especially significant to the plot, the characters, and the entertainment of the readers. Do you agree or disagree with Leigh's picks? One of my personal favorites is when Mat finds out Tuon is really the Daughter of the Nine Moons (which didn't even make the list of honorable mentions). Don't forget to check out Tor.com's Reading the Wheel of Time, which chronicles Kelsey Jefferson Barrett's initial journey into our beloved series. View full news item
  24. A new announcement from Amazon Studios list The Wheel of Time as one of the shows they’ve ordered for Amazon Prime. An interesting spin on the story, which does feature strong, female characters. You can read the whole article from Variety.
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    Wheel of Time TV series gets a Showrunner

    Variety and IGN announced today that the long-awaited TV show adaptation of The Eye of The World has finally landed at a production studio with a named writer and executive producer. Rafe Judkins, perhaps best known for his work on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, will be the lead writer and executive producer. The other executive producers named in the articles are Ted Field, Mike Weber, Darren Lemke, Rick Selvage, Larry Mondragon, and Harriet McDougal. Sony Pictures will serve as the production studio along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. These announcements come a day before the annual JordanCon convention, where fans are gathering in Atlanta. The timing seems fitting, since we learned about the intentions of a Wheel of Time based television series at last year's convention, during a panel in which Harriet teased an announcement coming "very soon." IGN also have a quick recap of the Wheel of Time's plot, which is worth a watch as well. It's important to note that although this is a positive step forward for the show, no timeframe or distribution network has been announced. Details are sparse, but it seems as though the show is still in the very early stages of development. We will post more as we learn it. We have very high hopes that this will be the amazing product we've all been waiting for.
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