Web Chat

This coming Friday (or Saturday, if you’re in Australia), we will be having a live web chat for an hour, or maybe just a smidge more, at 3am GMT. For those of you on the West Coast of America, like I am, that’s 8pm PST on Friday, October 7th. But, good news, this really isn’t for those of you who are on the West Coast! This is for my Australian fans. I will be talking, live, into the video camera, while you guys submit your questions over IM.

Though I scheduled the webchat to be most convenient for my Australian fans, anyone is welcome to come. The internet address is: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/brent-weeks. You can also access it via the Ning Brent Weeks forum here: http://brentweeks.ning.com/. I envision, first, answering questions about the Night Angel Trilogy, then about The Lightbringer Trilogy, and then about the writing process or getting published.

We’ve never done this before, so we’re kind of pushing the frontiers, so please be patient if there are any technical difficulties. (We have checked it out beforehand, and it looks like everything will work, but being experimental means inviting trouble. 🙂  )

For those of you to whom 3am GMT is actually 3am, we will be doing a second chat, following the same format, 14 hours later for my UK fans at 5pm GMT, Saturday (again, everyone is welcome, I’m just doing my best to make this easy for my fans in other parts of the world).

(As a nod to my fans in South Africa who seem to keep asking, those times are: 5am, Saturday, October 8th and 7pm on Saturday, October 8th). Hope to see you there!


To participate in the chat, you can either submit your questions via the Ning chat system (which we’ll be monitoring) and just watch the video, or you can log-in to the UStream site from Ning with your Facebook or UStream account and chat in the UStream chatroom while watching the video.

8 thoughts on “Web Chat

  1. Alfred says:

    thanks so much for considering those of us who live in England …… although admittedly I probably would stay up till 3am anyway…… but that’s just because i’m quite strange

  2. Sarah says:

    Love that you are doing this, Brent thanks. Unfortunately, Saturday is my roleplaying day, and I just can’t miss Earthdawn!

  3. Meh... says:

    I’m having a huge fanboy moment right now. Man I’m looking forward to this. I’ve got to ask though, why Australia? Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing but love for Brent’s work here but we’re more accustomed to being shunned than given preferential treatment.
    Screw it, don’t care. I’m marking the date.

    1. Tim says:

      I think it’s because every time he announces a new tour or something he gets at least a couple of comments whining about there being no visits to Australia yet, and he finally got sick of hearing us nagging.

  4. The Kelvinator says:

    Just realised we’re GMT+11, which means this starts at 2, which is probably going to be like exactly when I need to leave for work. I might manage like 10 minutes to half an hour. Maybe.

    Very sad =(

  5. Brad says:

    Can’t thank you enough for taking the time to do this Brent 😀
    It’s not every day you get to harass your favourite author with questions 😛
    Looking forward to something like this again in the future, and thanks to your wife too for all her help!
    Oh, and this may be a silly question, but have you considered an HBO series for the Night Angel trilogy, or even Lightbringer?

  6. Sarah C says:

    Aww, I missed it!
    Next time!

  7. Michael says:

    I missed this entirely and I’m looking for a transcript of these chats. Since I haven’t been able to find any, could anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.