New York City KoD signing, 11 October 2005 - report by WinespringBrotherEdit
posted at Theoryland message boards
So far so good Isabel.
Went to Walmart at 7am but the clerks there were not on the ball, so I had to wait until I got to B&N to buy KOD, around 10am. I was the first one there, though I ended up 2nd on line. They were strict with 2 books signed, hardcovers only, per trip through the line, with no personalizations. Also, no question and answer session.
I did see TMH there (I'm not going to try to spell your name dude ) who was a few spots behind me in line. Didn't see anyone else from TL to know it though. But if you were there I was wearing a Mets hat. And reading Knife of Dreams.
Got a few questions answered though from the list, after going through the line twice. It was an hour wait just about, and I had no more books to sign, so I left. I am going to another signing tonight and possibly one tomorrow though, and hopefully I can winnow out the question list after I complete KOD. No RAFO's either. Didn't get really to hear other people's questions either unfortunately, except for one genius who asked when the next book is coming out, and RJ announced to everyone that it would be published after he finishes writing it.
Q: What criteria are most helpful for investigating Asmodean's murder, out of motive, means, timing?
RJ: Timing is what you should focus on . He repeated about how someone on the internet figured it out.
Q: Did Ishamael appear in the flesh aside from the battle with Rand in the Stone of Tear?
RJ: Yes, he was in the flesh in TAR several times, starting in TGH (but he didn't specify when).
Q: Are TAR, skimming space and GOI all part of the unseen world?
RJ: No, they are all separate from each other.
Q: Did Artur Hawkwing know he was a HOTH? (I asked this because of a quote in BWB when he was on his deathbed, saying the battle is not over yet).
RJ: No, not when he was alive.
And Isabel I did say Hi for you! And told him of the letter you are writing about Asmodean (a little anyway).