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Imaginales 2015 Program

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Brent will be at several events, panels, and an interview at the Imaginales Festival in Epinal, France on May 28-31.

Thursday, May 28
10.00 Coup d’envoi // Kick off 

17.00 Histoires violentes… et récits abominables // Violent Stories… and abominable stories! 

Friday, May 29
11.00 La lutte du Bien contre le Mal // The Struggle of Good Against Evil 

Saturday, May 30
10.00 Mercenaires et tueurs professionnels // Mercenaries and Professional Killers

Sunday, May 31

09.00 Petit-déjeuner avec Brent Weeks (En anglais et sur inscription) // Breakfast with Brent Weeks (In English and for subscribers)

11.00 Entretien avec Brent Weeks // Interview with Brent Weeks 

17.00 La fantasy… Une lecture plaisir! // The fantasy novel… a fun read!

Go HERE to for more details!

Sci-Fi Authorfest 8

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Get your books signed by Brent (and other amazing authors like Devon Monk, Ken Scholes, and too many more to name here) this Sunday, November 9th at 4pm. Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing is hosting, and The Cloud City Garrison of the 501st Imperial Legion and the Kashyyk Base of the Rebel Legion will also be on-hand. More details (and a list of all attending authors!) HERE.

#BrokenEyeTour

Many thanks to the friends and fans who sent us their pictures, posted them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter under #BrokenEyeTour! There were so many awesome photos, it was hard to choose just a few to post here, but here’s a selection (including some of the selfies Brent took on tour…). We also have a few lucky winners and will be sending them their complimentary t-shirts shortly!

Portland, Powell’s Books

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Seattle, University Bookstore

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San Francisco, Borderlands

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San Diego, Mysterious Galaxy

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Denver, Tattered Cover

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Salt Lake City, The King’s English

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Houston, Murder by the Book

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Roseville, MN, Barnes & Noble

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati

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Madison, Barnes & Noble

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Salem, The Book Bin

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Space City Con 2014

You have a decision to make:

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So, given that I’m scheduled against the Game of Thrones panel, and I know some of you will accidentally wander into that one, I’ve decided to ADD AN EVENT.

Limited to the first ten people who email me (brent at brent weeks dot com), I’m doing a kaffeeklatsch. What’s a kaffeeklatsch? The eleven of us meet at a restaurant or coffee house, and chat for an hour or two. We can talk publishing, or my books, or how hot Jason Momoa is. No, not that last one. Informal, and a chance to hang out a bit. (Time and day to be determined, I’ll let you know via email.)

SpaceCityCon

Space City Con is happening this Friday through Sunday, January 3-6, in Galveston, Texas. Other authors include Cherie Priest and Larry Correia. So if you’re in Houston, Galveston, or somewhere within driving distance, come check it out!

Go HERE to buy your tickets and HERE to see a complete schedule.

My reading and Q&A will be on Saturday, January 4 in the Garden Cay room from 2:30pm to 3:45pm.

Sam Sykes Intros Brent Weeks

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A few months ago, the kind folks at Bubonicon asked me if there was anyone else attending that would write a brief introduction about me for the Con’s program book. At the time, I only knew two other authors who were attending: Sam Sykes and George R.R. Martin. One of these two is a good friend.  So naturally I asked George.

He said no.*

That left me with Sam. Behold the horror:

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by Sam Sykes

Who is Brent Weeks?

The question cannot be answered by measure of time, but by measure of humanity. For to ask “who is Brent Weeks,” we must first ask, “Who are we to know Brent Weeks?”

Is he the author of bestselling books such as The Night Angel trilogy and The Lightbringer series? Of course. Are his books produced in countless countries and languages? Absolutely. Has he been nominated for many awards and earned the devotion of millions of readers who speak his name in whispers, as a dying man mutters to his children? This is known.

But it is what is unknown about Brent Weeks that makes him who he is.

Born in the rugged mountains of Montana, Brent Weeks bent the bars on his first crib and wandered out into the snow. There, he was adopted by a clan of grizzly bears. He grew large by suckling at the teats of a two-ton Kodiak and feasting on the chewed-up carcasses of deer she emptied into his craw. When he came of age, he challenged his bear father, Ursoc the Moon-Eye, to a duel and ate his liver, thus earning the right to be called a man.

Much of Brent’s skill as an author comes from stalking and devouring smaller, weaker writers. He is much-lauded for his prowess at the hunt, having accumulated a throne of the bleached bones of those who have challenged. Great magazines such as American Emu, Much Mucho Mali! and Ta-Da: The Magazine By and For Aspiring Magicians have been forgotten after Brent Weeks feasts upon their writers.

But a man is much more than his birth, and the legend of Brent Weeks does not end in bestseller lists and awards. It ends in fire. It ends in darkness. It ends in disaster.

Brent Weeks was the first man to land on the moon, and later, the first man to fake the moon landing so that humanity might have hope.

Brent Weeks was the founder of the East India Company and for a time was known as the “Naked Tiger” in the Raj’s court. Upon heavy reflections of his sins, Brent later disbanded the Company and penned, in penance, an account of exactly how many elephants he fired out of cannons at protestors.

Brent Weeks discovered the cure for Black Plague and, wishing something to use it on, invented the Black Plague and unleashed it upon Europe, killing millions.

The Inuit tribes of Northern Alaska have twenty-six different words for “Brent Weeks.” Twelve of them are curses. Five are noises a woman in labor or a grandmother slipping on an ice patch makes. Exactly two are words one utters to an elder to show respect, but in a grudging sort of way, like when they break wind at the dinner table and oh god it smells like onions but you can’t say boo because he’s your grandpa so you just sort of hum and say “Brent Weeks.”

To know Brent Weeks is to know more than simply excellent books and a brilliant imagination. To know Brent Weeks is to know (dramatic pause) ourselves.

*Yes, I made this up.

SFWA Readings

**UPDATE: Due to Brent’s writing schedule (he’s very close to finishing the next The Broken Eye edits and is due to turn it in the next week or so), he’s had to cancel his appearance at these two events. Author Kay Kenyon has taken his place, and Greg Bear and Terry Brooks will still be there!**

 

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We are so excited to announce that Brent will be participating in two special SFWA readings this October with two very influential authors: the first event will be with Greg Bear and the second with Terry Brooks. Fantasy author Peter Orullian, author of the epic fantasy The Unremembered, is hosting both events, so you’ll be getting a triple dose of SF/F author awesomeness each evening!

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Brent’s first reading (with Greg Bear) will be on Tuesday, October 15th at the Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant in Seattle at 7pm. Go HERE to register.

The second reading (with Terry Brooks) will be on Wednesday, October 16th at the McMenamin’s Kennedy School in Portland at 7pm. Go HERE to register.

More details HERE.

Bubonicon 2013

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Just a reminder — Brent will be a co-Guest of Honor at Bubonicon 45 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event runs from August 23-25. Go HERE for more details!