Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Spokane this week!

Tomorrow I'm heading out to Spokane for SpoCon, and I'll also be signing at Barnes & Noble. Details are below. There's no signing listed at SpoCon itself, but I will sign books if you find me between panels. See you there!

Barnes & Noble, Spokane

Date: Thursday August 8th, 2013
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Place: Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Northtown Mall
Address: 4750 North Division Street
Spokane, WA 99207
Phone: (509) 482-4235
Notes: This signing is in conjunction with SpoCon, but you don't have to be a SpoCon member to attend the signing. Please consider attending SpoCon as well though, since they are flying Brandon out and he'll be doing many more events there this weekend.

SpoCon 2013, Spokane

Dates: Friday August 9th–Sunday August 11th, 2013
Place: SpoCon 2013
Address: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: (509) 455-9600

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 15:30 to 16:30, Parkside II
Writing For the Youth Market
Do you enjoy telling your children stories? Do you remember childhood stories of your own? Would you like to share them with other youth; to help shape and put a bug of creative imagination in to their minds? Why just infest your own children's imagination, or that of friends and family, when you can tweak the youth of the world's imagination. Buahaha...
Brandon Sanderson, Jessica Rising, Deby Fredericks, Fallon Jones, Shelley Martin

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 18:30 to 19:00, Salon 5
Opening Ceremonies
Come join SpoCon Staff and distinguished Guests as we celebrate the opening of SpoCon 2013; see our Guests introduced, and hear about some of the great things that SpoCon has to offer this year! As usual, SpoCon's opening ceremonies are not something to be missed....
Brandon Sanderson, Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio, Mark Osier, Scott C. Brown, Andy Dopieralski, Christian Doyle, Beau Prichard

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 19:00 to 19:45, Salon 5
Marmot Talk
Sitting in for the Mad Marmot himself will be the one and only Scott C. Brown with his mostly fearless sidekick Tim Martin. Join us for a style of talk show only SpoCon can produce. On the schedule is a Q&A with our distinguished Guests. We are pretty sure you won't want to be missing this...
Scott C. Brown, Brandon Sanderson, Phil Foglio, Mark Osier, Kaja Foglio, Tim Martin, Christian Doyle, Andy Dopieralski, Beau Prichard

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 20:00 to 21:00, Shades
Reading - Brandon Sanderson
Come and enjoy a reading from SpoCon's 2013 Guest of Honor, author Brandon Sanderson. Brandon will read a number of selection, and will include some of his works for younger readers.

Sat, 08/10/2013 - 12:30 to 13:30, Parkside II
World-Building: Creating a Magic System
Learn how to tackle the challenges of creating a magic system for your world or universe from true masters of the art.
Brandon Sanderson, S.A. Bolich, Rhiannon Louve, Shelley Martin

Sat, 08/10/2013 - 15:30 to 16:30, Spokane Falls Ballroom B
The SpoCon Unquisition!
So, you think you know The Wheel of Time? Bring your questions to SpoCon's Unquisition - Our panel of Unquisitors will listen to your question about The Wheel of Time, that may NOT contain any name, or direct reference to anything IN The Wheel of Time series. Should our panel of Unquisitors deem the question "correct", our Guest of Honor will then answer the approved query in any manner he so chooses.
Brandon Sanderson, Debbie Lentz, Christian Doyle, Molly Lloyd

Sat, 08/10/2013 - 20:00 to Sun, 08/11/2013 - 02:00, Spokane Falls Ballroom D
Magic the Gathering Draft with Brandon Sanderson
Brandon loves playing Magic the Gathering. Brandon enjoys it so much that when he travels, he often puts out the word that he's up for a game. Now Brandon is here at SpoCon, and he's not just putting out the word, he's offered us a tournament. So, come out and play in a MtG draft with our Guest of Honor, Brandon Sanderson! Did somebody say prizes? Why yes we did! Per Brandon, this will be a "Booster Draft." Our friends at Gamer's Haven will help administer this event. Seats are limited to 15 players, and please note that there will be an additional $25 fee to participate in this event.

Sun, 08/11/2013 - 15:00 to 16:00, Salon 5
Guest of Honor Address - Brandon Sanderson
Join famed author Brandon Sanderson in Salon V for his Guest of Honor address. Learn about his career, his current and future works, and more.

Sun, 08/11/2013 - 16:00 to 17:00, Salon 5
Closing Ceremonies
You've packed your days full of all of the awesome fun that SpoCon has had to offer. Join us in Salon V to finalize our time together and talk about what we have in store for you next year.
Brandon Sanderson, Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio, Mark Osier, Scott C. Brown, Christian Doyle, Andy Dopieralski, Beau Prichard, Rob McDonell

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