New Products Showcase + Warbreaker Box Now For Sale
Hey! Brandon here with Brandon’s merch table, and also our Weekly Update.
So, book update first. We are at, Bing! 84% on Stormlight 5. Going along really well, inching toward that deadline in December. It might actually speed up a little bit in coming weeks. We’ll see. We’ll see.
Skyward Legacy is at, Bing! 49% Janci’s moving along on that as well.
So, speaking of Skyward, Defiant is coming out in about a month, and we’ve actually started to get our early copies in here so that I can get some of these signed for various different things that we’re doing and whatnot. There have been a lot of questions about the audiobook of Defiant. I can tell you that we have indeed recorded one. The audiobook is going through quality control right now, so it is ready. We’re still working on how we’re going to distribute this. I should have news for you next week about how and where the audiobook is going to be available. So I’ll put you off for a week, but we hope to have answers for you soon.
Let’s talk about some of this stuff. So, first off, the Warbreaker box (whoop), which has this nice Nightblood letter opener, and this very nice—these coasters. Warbreaker box up for sale as of right now at Dragonsteelbooks.com. You can grab that.
Along the lines of fun things we’re doing, we will be doing our Halloween livestream next Tuesday at 6:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time. So, I will be in costume. If you have seen the previous ones, my costumes can sometimes be, um, terrifying? Is that the right term? This one shouldn’t be quite as terrifying as last year. But we do these. They’re fun. Emily comes usually in costume as well. I open fan mail on that livestream. So, if you’ve sent me something during the last year, I will be opening it next Tuesday. And if you want to send me something to open, it’d have to be here by then. No guarantees we can get it in. But we will be doing our best to open and answer fan mail questions, and open all the interesting things that people send me through the year.
So, what do we got here? All of these little things. Well, we have some cool new products that we are going to have at our convention. And they’ll be on the store after the convention so you can get them too. So, what do we have? Well, we’ll start here with Mervin. We have Mervin plushies. Mervin is from The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook to Surviving Medieval England, designed by Steve Argyle, who did all these little comics in the book. If you want to have your own little wizard to go on adventures, you can grab a Mervin from us.
Our most requested item was Tress’ cup from Tress of the Emerald Sea. These are very nice teacups. They have a nice little heft to them and weight. So we will have those for sale. They are—looks like ceramic? Is this true? So they are—yep. Dishwasher-safe ceramic. So there you are. Dishwasher safe. We have—we were very, very proud of this, coming up with this idea. We have an official Noodle Princess ramen bowl with actual Noodle Princess branding, in-world branding on it. It doesn’t actually say it in English. We wondered after we got these if we should have written it in English. But it’s in-world right now. So, that’s what you can get there. These also are ceramic, quite a nice weight to them. Also dishwasher safe. And microwave safe. With the obligatory ramen spoon and chopsticks. So, if you want to have official Noodle Princess merch, here you go. We just had fun coming up with that idea. Once everyone on the team had read the book they were like, “Well, we need to have ramen bowls.” I’m like, “Well, we’ve never released anything like that before.” But we decided to do ramen bowls. So there you go.
Finally, those of you who love the pins, well, we have a batch of pins that we will have for sale at the convention. Because we didn’t want to actually put the characters from the secret projects as pins in their boxes because they might be slight spoilers or things like that. And so instead, we have a four-pack of the secret project characters. Even though Mervin’s not in the Cosmere, he gets to have a Cosmere character pin. That’s just how we’re branding these. So, we have Yumi. Ooh, Yumi. We have Mervin. Ooh, Mervin. We have Tress with her cup. And we have Nomad, right there. So, those will be for sale at the convention, like I said, and then afterward. And then we have a couple extra pins. We’ve got a Spensa pin if you’re a Skyward fan. And we’ve got this nice, kind of different sort of Vin-looking pin, kind of a match to each of the bookends that we did. And so those are some of the things that we’ll have for sale, that you can grab. Usually, we do these things at the convention and then we put them up on Black Friday for sale on our website. Yeah. So, these should be for sale Black Friday through Cyber Monday. And yeah. So, if you want cool stuff, we got cool stuff.
So, just a couple of reminders. I will be making an appearance at the MTG Summit, October 26th through 29th. They’ve got some things for me to do there. I actually think I only need to be there one of the days. I’ll be there the 28th. Yep. So they’re going the 26th through 29th. That’s run by some friends of mine. I really like them. You know, I’ll be showing up and demanding that they give me cool merch and products and things like that. But so, probably won’t be doing a cube draft like we did last year. I think they have something different for me to do, like a box break for charity or something like that. So anyway, I will see you there. Like last year, I might be signing some things, but don’t expect a big signing at MTG Summit. Like, I might be able to sign a book here or there, but no guarantees. So don’t come expecting a big, long signing line. But I will be around for one of the days.
The other thing is, Barnes & Noble has a ticketed virtual event for the release of Defiant, Thursday, November 16th. I’ve talked about that before on the event page. Just wanted to remind you of it. That’s 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time. Again, it is ticketed, so you have to buy your book through Barnes & Noble, and then I’ll be doing a virtual event with them. So if you can’t make it to Dragonsteel and still want to be part of some of the festivities, well, you can go that direction.
I’ll be back next week, probably not with quite as much merch to show off, and I will have another Weekly Update for you as we inch closer and closer to finishing Stormlight 5. Thank you, guys, so much.