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London 19.11.2011 : answers and info

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this post is for anything info that was gleaned at the recent signing at Forbidden planet in london.

To start with, The question i asked him was, 'is shallash the lady smashing up the art in TwoK'. He was apprehensive to

say it out loud, but he wrote in my copy of Alloy of Law 'shallash appears in TwoK'! i shall get a scan of that once i am able, and ill put it up in here. He also said to me 'you'd be surprised at how many of the heralds appear in the book', so i guess another re-read is in order!

I also asked what project he would like to tackle next. im assuming he meant after stormlight two. He said he really would like to get Elantris 2 out in time for the 10th anniversary addition of elantris, which will have extra art and other bits in it. after that one, he says he would love to do another stand alone, and said The Silence Divine would be his choice.

Also i overheard that a few weeks ago he signed a deal for A mistborn game, in which Sanderson will be writing the dialogue. from what i could overhear, it will be set 200 years after TLR ascension.

also my cousin overheard that one of his short stories has been bought for tv? if anyone could elaborate on this one, that would be helpfull.

These are the main points that i managed to gleam, if anyone else would like to share their juicy knowledge, or correct anything i may have misheard, that would be great

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A short for TV huh? epic!!! :D

I think I'll have to reread TWoK with you XD lol

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About the tv deal: he has made some mention of it through his tour, and all that is widely known at this time is it has a target for a pilot to be filmed in April. As for more details we'll just have to wait, but the conept is for a whole tv series, so think big.

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I asked him how to pronounce Rock from TwoK's real name and he said he couldnt remember it off the top of his head but if i could find the page and the book he'd give it a go for me. So if anyone else is heading to any future signings remember to take a copy of Twok and a video recorder :P

he also mentioned about the origins of some of the names from Mistborn such as elend and straff being of germanic origin and also kelsier and vin being of french origin. very interesting!

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Hey, so me and 3 of my friends flew over from Ireland to go to this signing, so as a result Brandon was very happy to give us extra time to ask questions, and even stayed around for an extra 25-30 mins talking to us after his 4 hours of study, he's such a nice guy!

Anyway, we asked him a tonne of questions, and i'll get my mates to register here to add their questions to this thread, or i'll make another post when they send me their info!

In Summary, the questions we asked:

Q: (something along the lines of how exactly is what you see when you burn gold determined)

A: He said that each time you burn gold, you see a different image, so it changes depending on your current situation.

Q: What would happen if you burned Duralumin and Bendalloy

A: He gave us a big RAFO, and i think hinted at that it was going to play a part in future books, so its going to be important.

Q: At the end of AoL, Marsh tells Marasi, that Wax is doing "his brothers work". Does this mean Kelsier is still meddling, or is this a continuation of his initial legacy.

A: Kelsier has never been good at doing what he's told. He's still interfering.

Q: The stormlight Archive is going to be in 2 5 book arcs, will there be a big gap between these (story time wise).

A: He said there would be a small gap, nothing as big as Mistborn and AoL, but it would be there.

Q: Is the size of speed bubbles affected by the strength of the allomancer?

A: Yes. (However, this seems odd to me, as in the text, Wax says that Wayne is flaring his metal, to give them as much compresed time as possible, maybe i'm wrong in associating flaring a metal with increased strength, perhaps flaring leads to an increased Effect of the metal? any sort of confirmation of this would really be appreciated! i should have asked then is Marasi considerably stronger than Wayne in terms of raw allomancy, or is the size variance a result of the metals, but unfortunately this was before the signing had begun, and i forgot to bring it up afterwards with him.

Q:Is Officer Brettin Tensoon at the end of the book?

A: Yes. (He let on during the signing that TenSoon made an appearance, and my friend Joe guessed it was Brettin, and Brandon confirmed it then later to us)

Q: i made a comment about the role mythology plays in WoT, and if Brandon was planning on using any real world mythological parrallels for the Stormlight Archive.

A: No, he said that while they play a huge role in WoT, that if he were to include mythological parallels in Stormlight, that they would be parallels of Roshar's own mythology. (So perhaps were going to see Kaladin/Dalinar paralelling the Heralds?)

Q: Concerning the Radiants shardplates, and the glyphs on them that Dalinar had never seen before, is there any relation to these and the AonDor? could they perhaps act as an added focus.

A: From what i recall, he didnt really give a definitive answer on this one, but he seemed as if we were in the right direction

Thats all i remember for now, i'll talk to my friends and see if i can remember any more, i know they have more questions to add to it!

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haha we were right about that cop getting replaced by a kandra!

Also, Kell is *still* interfering? Wonder how he's managing that?

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Oh, and another little tidbit,

The person who gave Wax his earring was the kandra, MeLaan (thank you Chaos for the spelling).

Also, that Kandra are working as "Sazed's Angels". And their role is primarily to go along fixing things by Sazed's Will. Brettin was killed towards the end of the book, but not in the storyline related plot. Sazed saw this, and told Tensoon to go get his bones, which is why he wasnt able to imitate him properly.

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I think it's MaeLan, but I don't have my book with me (loaned it to somebody) so I can't check the spelling. Also, Wax was right, lol, did not expect that.

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The spelling is MeLaan.

And that is awesome that the kandra is, in fact, not just any kandra, but freaking TenSoon. Upvoted. Great stuff.

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Man, i gotta learn to take my time and not rush these things, anyway, heres another thing i forgot. Im pretty sure this has already been asked, but i asked him:

Q: The person who wrote the Ars Arcanum in AoL, is that the same person who wrote the Letter in WoK.

A: Its not confirmed, but its either Hoid, or someone in the 17th shard. (However, thinking back, I'm not sure if he fully heard/understood the question, and perhaps he was expecting it to be something else. But it seems to me that if he namedropped Hoid, that he may have misunderstood the question, as it seems very likely that Hoid wrote the Letter, i dont think he'd let something slip like that. So i would count this information as rather tenous.)

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I forgot to comment on this.

Q: Is the size of speed bubbles affected by the strength of the allomancer?

A: Yes. (However, this seems odd to me, as in the text, Wax says that Wayne is flaring his metal, to give them as much compresed time as possible, maybe i'm wrong in associating flaring a metal with increased strength, perhaps flaring leads to an increased Effect of the metal? any sort of confirmation of this would really be appreciated! i should have asked then is Marasi considerably stronger than Wayne in terms of raw allomancy, or is the size variance a result of the metals, but unfortunately this was before the signing had begun, and i forgot to bring it up afterwards with him.

Think of it more like Elend and his strength of Allomancy and Soothing. He could control a lot more koloss than Vin. There was, let's say, an "upper bound" of the strength of that Soothing. That's the raw Allomantic strength. It's that total, upper bound.

Then you have flaring, which increases Allomantic effect in particular instances.

So, at least, I'm interpreting the size of the bubble as being something that deals with your overall power as an Allomancer. Once you that limit, you can't make it any better. Elend would be able to make a bigger time bubble than Wayne because of this. But, you can flare the metal to make the bubble "better", so to speak. Does that make any sense?

Of course, once you flare enough and you enter savant territory, I'd imagine the bubble does get larger. That means there is some link between the two. For most people, however, that subtlety wouldn't matter.

Also, Brandon did say that the Ars Arcanum was writter by "Hoid or the Seventeenth Shard" at the Alloy release. To which I say, "well duh". But he's being clever by not confirming which.

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Yeah, that makes sense in that way! Thanks for elaborating! :)

And yeah, I was pretty sure of the fact that the Ars Arcanum was written by "Hoid or the Seventeeth Shard", which is why I wanted to ask if the AA writer was the same as the Letter writer, as this might then stand as evidence towards the AA having been written by Hoid (if of course he did indeed write the letter).

Also, this differentiation between Hoid and the Seventeeth Shard seems important. Perhaps he's implying that they're both doing similar work, but perhaps to different ends? My friend brought up the point of Hoid resembling Satan, in terms of them both being silent manipulators, and always pulling strings in the background, and Brandon kind of just smiled at this, but obviously its very unclear as to whether he smiled at his character being likened to Satan, or if he was on the right track. And I'm not sure if this has been covered or not before, but Brandon did confirm to us that Hoids appearance as a beggar at the wedding was purely as a cameo, and he wasn't doing anything of huge importance to the Cosmere at that time. He just felt that he had best include him, lest people go crazy trying to find him in the book! :P

Btw, apologies if my posts are very unorganized, I realize it could have been neater to make notes of everything and construct a full post when I have the full information from my friends, but for now I'm still kind of on a high from meeting him (/fanboy moment) that I'm just spewing information in case I forget anything/in case people find it interesting.

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fantastic answers :D it seems the Survivor is still surviving B) lol

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I'm excited for the TV series. He read part of the short story it's based off of at the Seattle event. It's awesome!

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I don't know if anyone can answer, but is the TV series going to be "in cosmere"?

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