Brandon started the con strong, by reading from Stormlight #4 which is now unofficially locked in as The Rhythm of War (unless something exceptional happens). This is a brand new reading and it covers some of the prologue - not the bit with the Heralds, that's the prelude, but Gavilar's murder. This time we see it from Navani's perspective, only the reading doesn't actually go quite that far. We've got both the audio and the transcription so you can go check them out right here on Arcanum. And while you are there, if you would like to contribute, we are in the process of transcribing the two signings, so there might be a little bit of work for you
In other - and sadder - news, Brandon has confirmed that he won't be touring for the sequel to Skyward, Starsight. There will still be a midnight release party in Utah, but Brandon feels like he needs to spend some extra time working on Stormlight if he wants to be done with it by the end of the year.
And finally, some news about pretty things. Artists around the world occasionally set challenges for themselves, and one of the best known ones is Inktober - drawing something in ink for every day of October. This year, I worked with Isaac (Stewart), art director at Dragonsteel, to create an official Cosmere Inktober prompts list, which you can find on Instagram and Twitter. Join in, if you are artistically inclined!