Monday, February 11, 2019 8:00:02 PM
Welcome back to another exciting edition of "Meme Monday."  Today we'll look at some of the woes that plague the Dragon Reborn in his relationships.   We covered one of the major negative impacts on Rand's girl troubles a few weeks ago.  But let's add another log to that fire.     And still on the subject of his love interests, Rand has an awful lot to deal with to keep his sigfigs happy.     And let's not...
Monday, February 4, 2019 8:05:01 PM
I wanted to take a break from our normal memes to talk about a new reader who’s taking the Wheel of Time fandom by storm.  Christopher Green started reading The Wheel of Time in January.  His father is a huge fan, and Christopher started reading after his father suggested it to him.  Around the middle of his read of The Eye of the World, Christopher began to post real time updates about his progress and his reactions on the Facebook public group Screw You All, I Love Wheel of Time.  The...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:03:01 PM
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...
Monday, January 28, 2019 8:03:01 PM
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...
Monday, January 28, 2019 2:04:01 AM
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...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:07:00 AM
Tor Books has announced it plans to release Warrior of the Altaii, a previously-unpublished fantasy novel by Robert Jordan. The book is currently scheduled for release on October 8, 2019.    Publication History Warrior of the Altaii was written before Robert Jordan began The Eye of the World (which was published in 1990). After finishing the manuscript, he received an offer of publication from Donald Wolheim at DAW Books. Jordan responded to the publisher that he...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:06:00 PM
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,  as well as well-known authors such as Seanan McGuire, and Charles E Gannon.  The others contributors are: Terry Beyer, Foster...
Monday, January 21, 2019 8:00:02 PM
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...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:01:00 PM
The Way of Shadows is the first installment of the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks.  Weeks will be the Author Guest of Honor at this year’s JordanCon, taking place April 26-28, 2019.   The story follows Azoth, an orphan living on the streets of Cenaria.   Azoth's character development is fascinating since he starts as a relatively young child living on the streets in the Warrens, the seedy underside of Cenaria.  We watch him go from child to young...
Monday, January 14, 2019 8:06:00 PM
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 ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 8:59:50 AM
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) ...
Monday, January 7, 2019 8:05:00 PM
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...