As a side note to my last post, when Brandon Sanderson made his entrance to the room, he raised up the novel shown in the picture and it was met with tumultuous applause. He then explained that it was “some other” book and that he’d just brought the dust cover to show.
Or did he?
He’s probably smart enough not to bring a physical copy (even if one existed at the end of August) to Dragon*Con. It would need to be guarded. However, he then proceeded to read from the novel off his laptop, shown in the image. Jenn and I pondered the probably success of a laptop-stealing mission, followed by a dash for the emergency exit.
We’d probably have been mobbed. We didn’t try.
But it was briefly tempting.