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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2007, 11:17:52 PM »
One fateful night I realized that I had never been to a Harry Potter midnight release party and decided that it was something I should probably check out. A half hour into standing in line, I reached over and picked Elantris off of the new local author display where it was sitting, and began to read. I was halfway through the book before It was my turn (loser in middle school=ability to read really, really fast) and put Elantris back. I just had go buy Elantris after a couple of days. I've been able to obtain signed copies of the first two Mistborn books since then, so I have actually met EUOL a few times. Nice guy. I'm super excited to be able to follow what is going to be a fun ride!

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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2007, 01:02:13 AM »
My sister worked with him at BYU -- maybe on the Leading Edge?  I don't know.  Then she brought home this manuscript of a book called Dragonsteel one day and told me to read it and make any comments on it.  I read it in like a day (and it was really really long--and I'm a slow reader).  It was my favorite book ever!  (Which is why I'm so persistant about wanting that series published--but it's ok if it isn't...)

Then my other sister read it (who basically never reads--espeically not nerdy fantasy stuff like me...) and she loved it too.

So I just kept my eyes open for his name at bookstores for the next like 5 years *haha*...and he eventually got published!  It was very cool.  I saw him at the Harry Potter signing, but haven't really met him.  (In my opinion, Brandon's books are way better than Harry Potter--unfortunately his books aren't as popular yet. :) )

I'm also an obsessive WoT fan--so it was the best news ever that he's writing AMoL. 

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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2007, 02:13:13 AM »
A guy at work said he had a roommate who was a fantasy writer.  I didn't think much about it because there are lots of people who write fantasy.  A few months later, he said his roommate had just sold a novel to Tor.  That got my attention.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2007, 02:30:44 AM »
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2007, 05:23:50 AM »
Well, I actually go to the school Brandon is affiliated with (wonderful BYU!) but I actually was across the country in Wisconsin, in a library,  a year and a half ago, when I discovered Elantris. I read it quickly and loved it. I turned to the back page to find out who this amazing author was, only to discover that he lived in Provo, Utah, which was just cool. I had signed copies of Elantris and Mistborn, but Mistborn II was stolen, so I am going to go buy another copy. When I get payed. Ah well, maybe the thief will be swayed by the beautiful writing and will become a fan as well. Although, if you took the book, I wouldn't mind having it back.  :P

And congrats Brandon! This news made me exceedingly happy!
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2007, 05:54:40 AM »
Yes, it was Earl.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2007, 02:29:01 PM »
Brandon hunted me down and forced me to join his writing group.

Well, I met him in the MA program at BYU, and he heard I wrote fantasy, and he was working on getting a second writer's group going, and he kindly asked me to participate.

Though I guess I first met him in Dave Wolverton's fantasy class at BYU, though I just knew him as "one of those strange guys that sit over by the wall and wear trenchcoats and fedoras." I believe Fell falls into this category as well. And Alan--whatever his name on the boards is. Anyone else in that class? I sat in the middle of the room.

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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2007, 06:11:13 PM »
Ookla and I were also in that class.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2007, 07:36:37 PM »
Ooh, I was in that class.  I sat against the opposite walls.  And I definitely remember the fedoras.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2007, 09:05:52 PM »
I don't remember them at all, but I never pay attention to what people wear. Sigh.
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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2007, 09:43:42 PM »
I was in that class, too. :)

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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2007, 03:18:16 AM »
I went to one of my favorite World of Warcraft comic sites to find a post saying something about the WOT series final book being written by someone I'd never heard of. :) At which point I went immediately to the Dragonmount website (well as fast as my sad internet connection would let me) and read the whole story.

So I went out to my local bookstore (had to walk in ten feet of snow uphill both ways ya know ;)) and bought the first Mistborn novel (still on Chapter 1 but hoping to read it after I pry myself away from the boards tonight).

The rest, as they say, is history. :)

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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2007, 03:43:42 AM »
I found out through the Tor Announcement about him writing Wheel of Time 12. As a writer and a content developer for a Wheel of Time based server, I wanted to know what the guy who was going to be taking on a monumental task wrote like, and things of that nature. Needless to say, I've purchased both Mistborn and Elantris after reading the first three chapters of each story. I have to say, it is a great idea to provide such options to potential readers.

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Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2007, 09:29:43 AM »
I was browsing in B. Dalton and saw Elantris stting on the new release shelf. Read the inside flap, thought it sounded interesting, but didn't have the cash to buy an adult hardback. Or any hardback, for that matter.

A couple months later I was at the library and miraculously remebered the name of the book. Yup, miraculous, because this is the girl that has to run up from the basement three times to ask 'Mom, what did you need from food storage again?" And that's that. Brandon became my favorite author.