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How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« on: December 11, 2007, 11:43:47 AM »
         

          Well, after about a year of not being motivated enough to read, I stumbled upon Mistborn at the mall inside of a B. Dalton. I liked the cover so I proceeded to reading the back and that left me feeling interested enough to buy the book. I finished it a day after purchasing it, feeling how I did back when all that I did was read [ a.k.a like a druggy wanting a fix], and immediately searched every book store that I was familiar with in the city for The Well of Ascension. No one had it.  :-\
         I finally gave in a decided to order it, paying the extra bux to have it delivered to my house. That was anything but a waste. I'm really excited about having another Trilogy to read and I can't think of a better book to have started me up again.

         So. How did all of you stumble upon Brandon Sandersons' work? Just wondering, and admittingly trying to raise my post count. xD

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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 02:11:12 PM »
I went to school with him.

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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 03:10:43 PM »
Let see, my twin served with him in Korea (as missionaries, not soldiers) and then worked with him on a certain university publication. I was then invited to join the publication as their art director and shortly there after I read some of Brandon's early works.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 03:52:54 PM »
I stalked him down after I read his book for free in the book store i managed.  Wait, does that sound bad?
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 04:59:33 PM »
I worked on The Leading Edge shortly after he stopped being editor, and everyone would talk about him.  Then I was in a writing group with him.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 06:13:34 PM »
He was the mysterious guy who showed up to Leading Edge in sunglasses at 8:30 pm, talked with SE and Alan for a while, yelled at the slush puppies to get to work, then disappeared downstairs.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 06:17:21 PM »
I read the announcement that he was going to write the 12th book of the Wheel of Time on Robert Jordan's blog at Dragonmount and came check it out.

Said I wasn't going to read any of his works until after the WoT book, but I read the first couple of chapters of Mistborn and now I need to go shopping for his books.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007, 06:31:23 PM »
He came to my brother's wedding.   ;)  But I'd heard a lot about him before that. 

(I was on the staff at TLE for just a semester, but I think I remember somebody talking about Brandon getting called to Seoul West--this would have been... umm... '96?  Or maybe they were talking about somebody else.)
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007, 07:10:31 PM »
He was the editor at The Leading Edge when I was there.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2007, 08:30:55 PM »
When I was born he dropped me a few times on my head.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2007, 08:59:49 PM »
I was the editor-in-chief at The Leading Edge while he was the assistant production editor.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2007, 09:04:46 PM »
Saw his book at Media Play.  I emailed him, and he actually emailed me back.  Then I took the class that he teaches at BYU.  Did that a couple years ago.  Now, I've faded into the background of "people Brandon recognizes" when I'm around.  Glad to at least be in that group.  :)
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2007, 09:54:35 PM »
Science Fiction Book Club  8) I bought Elantris on a whim.

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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2007, 10:34:09 PM »
         It still surprises me that people can actually know authors. Lmao.
A lot of your answers were really interesting! It's comforting to be around people with similar interests.   =D

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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2007, 11:10:15 PM »
What I think everyone who's a regular on here, especially Sprig, isn't how you know Brandon. It's how much you love Sprig.
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