The Gathering Storm, the twelfth Wheel of Time book and the first episode of the series’ concluding trilogy A Memory of Light, is slated to appear on shelves November 3, 2009 according to Tor Books. The conclusion was written in part by Jordan and is being completed by bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. After Jordan’s death in 2007, his editor and wife Harriet McDougal chose Sanderson to finish the final book, now a trilogy since “the scope and size of the novel was such that it could not be contained in a single volume. ” Plans for comics series and graphic novels of Jordan’s books, as well as a film by Universal Pictures, are also in the works.
The first ever JordanCon will take place this year, April 17-19 in Alpharetta GA. Jordan’s wife and editor, Harriet McDougal, Tom Doherty, Brandon Sanderson, and other “Team Jordan” members will be featured guests.