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The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies

Jan 4, 2023

It's the Year of Sanderson!

The State of the Sanderson has arrived, and The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies has lots to say about it!

Every year, typically on Koloss Head-Munching Day (which just coincidentally happens to fall on Brandon's birthday, December 19th), Brandon Sanderson releases the annual State of the Sanderson post. Over the years, it's grown into a large, greatly anticipated event for those in the Cosmere fan community. While it was delayed a few days as the Dragonsteel team got everything organized (because there was a lot to get organized!), it's now been released. So join Bill, Jordan, and Amy as they talk about Brandon's work over the past year, his plans for the next year, their speculations on some of the things Brandon is still keeping under wraps, and yes, we do devote a good portion of time to the whole audiobook situation. You know the one we're talking about.

A lot of you may be looking forward to a discussion of Secret Project #1. So are we! We'll be talking about that one in just a couple weeks!


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We'd like to thank the following artists for granting us permission to use their artwork in our opening video. Be sure to check out their websites!

Stephan Martiniere - Elantris -

Sam Weber - The Mistborn Trilogy -

Chris McGrath - Alloy of Law -

Dan dos Santos - Warbreaker -

Michael Whelan - Words of Radiance and Oathbringer -

David Palumbo - Arcanum Unbounded -


The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies is a biweekly podcast for fans of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere novels. Bill, Amy, and Jordan discuss Brandon's work and dive a bit too deep into theories and speculation. So put on your aluminum foil hats and join us for the ride as we discuss Brandon's work and your emails, and remember—there's ALWAYS another secret!


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