Saturday I had the great privilege to see Brandon Sanderson at Powell’s in Beaverton. He has a long history with Powell’s, which is a bookstore he loves a great deal, and so we see him on a regular basis, but it’s always awesome to see him again. I thought it was pretty awesome that during the tour for a Mistborn book he wore an ‘Iron Man’ shirt. I guess that makes him a Lurcher:-)
As he has gotten more and more popular Brandon has gotten more and more interesting to see in person. If you ever get the chance, you should go see him. Before he does his Q and A or reading, he always does a cool little talk that is relevant or interesting. I missed the first few minutes of recording, but he talked about an invitation he had received to go to Sharjah in the UAE, and the amazing fans he met there. The recording kicks in where he starts talking about the Korean ruler Sejong the Great, and his foresight in commissioning the Korean written language Hangul.
Part two kicks in when Brandon does his Q and A, and he covers some cool ground with these questions. Part three is just him going over what to expect during the signing process, which is pretty cool, since he has to sign books for over 400 people at events at Powell’s. If you’re going to see Brandon at an event, this is cool to watch.
The reading is part four, and it is no spoiler to say is from the Dalinar flashback sequence in Stormlight three, is embargoed at Brandon’s request until November 1st.
I also provided a (spoiler-free) review of Shadows of Self, available HERE.
Brandon Sanderson at Powell’s Cedar Hills on 10/10/2015 (Part 1 of 4)
Brandon Sanderson at Powell’s Cedar Hills on 10/10/2015 (Part 2 of 4)
Brandon Sanderson at Powell’s Cedar Hills on 10/10/2015 (Part 3 of 4)
Brandon Sanderson at Powell’s Cedar Hills on 10/10/2015 (Part 4 of 4)
embargoed until 11/1 at the author’s request.
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