In about an hour, Brandon is going to be doing a Google+ Hangout in Sydney, Australia. For those of you who don't know, it's a group video chat thing for Google's social network, Google+. While we are pretty certain that the people who would join Brandon in the Hangout have already been chosen, however, this will be a "Hangout on Air", which means we all get to listen to people chat and ask questions to Brandon!
It begins at 10:50 Eastern time, or 7:50 Pacific. To join, apparently you will need to be following Google Australia, as that's where the Hangout will appear.
In other news, we last discussed The Emperor's Soul, the new Cosmere novella coming out late this year? Yeah, yesterday it became known that this book actually takes place on the planet Sel, the world of Elantris. It doesn't share any of the same characters (which astute readers will note that this means that this is not the Elantris sequel), but it does kind of make sense. China is the one culture we haven't seen in Sel yet, after all.
Lastly, 17th Shard now has an IRC channel (a chat room). We will get an interface on the main site soon, but in the meantime, you can go to webchat.freenode.net, in the channel #cosmere.
Happy Hanging out!
EDIT: The nice thing about Hangouts on Air is that they auto-post to YouTube, so here's the video file: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsrA90wsTv8
Some of it was already known, but there were two cosmere questions which were awesome. First, more sentient spren exist. Secondly, Honor was Splintered.