For those of you attending the San Diego International Comic-Con next week, you may be interested to know that Christopher Paolini will be there on Friday as one of the panelists for the Epic Fantasy War panel to be held on Friday afternoon.
Friday, July 13
3:30-4:30 Epic Fantasy War— We’ve all seen the signs: war is coming; and this winter, hobbits will learn that one should never laugh at live dragons. The top names in fantasy fiction discuss how the key to writing a real epic fantasy novel lies in the word epic-which doesn’t just mean ambitious in scale, scope, and size. Epic fantasy helps us decipher the bigger mysteries of life. Even though there might be dragons (and magicians, horselords, and warlords), every word, and every detail of the world, must resonate on a fully human plane. Legendary editor Betsy Mitchell gets epic with panelists Brandon Sanderson (Alloy of Law), Raymond E. Feist (A Crown Imperiled), Robin Hobb (City of Dragons), N.K. Jemisin (The Inheritance Trilogy), Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance cycle), Rachel Hartman (Seraphina), Patrick Rothfuss (KingKiller Chronicles), Heather Brewer (The Legacy of Tril), and Lynn Flewelling (Casket of Souls). Room 6A
Christopher will also be in signing autographs 5:00-6:00pm with the rest of the panelists under the Sails Pavilion, so check it out if you have a chance!
For the past week, Christopher Paolini has been on tour in Australia! He spent last weekend at the Supernova Convention in Sydney and will spend this weekend at the Supernova event in Perth.
Check out some fantastic photos Christopher has posted, featuring his adventures at Supernova and around Australia:
The Supernova Sydney crowd, in costume!
Guess who wants to write for Doctor Who someday?
He’s just as geeky as us! We love it!
And the kangaroo is cute, too!
Christopher isn’t just signing books at his designated stops! Follow his Twitter account to be the first to know just where he’s signed copies of Inheritance straight off the shelves and left them for lucky fans to find! The last announcement came last night:
According to the official Inheritance Cycle website, a new Deluxe Edition of Inheritance will be released on October 23, along with the long-awaited paperback edition of the fourth novel and the complete Inheritance Cycle book set!
Here’s what we can expect from the Deluxe Edition:
Unseen material from Inheritance, including a new scene
A letter written by Jeod
Artwork and a letter to fans by Christopher Paolini
A full-color foldout poster by the award-winning cover illustrator for the series, John Jude Palencar
The main characters from The Inheritance Cycle get lots of attention, but you don’t see many other characters depicted in fan art. That’s why we love these graphics by Back Forth and In Between, showcasing the older generation in the series as young adults!
Isaac Hampstead Wright and Max Irons as Young Brom, depicted in the film by Jeremy Irons
Claire Foy as Young Selena, aka “The Black Hand”
It was that woman of his who inspired most terror in people. Utterly ruthless, devoid of either pity or compassion… she was always somewhat of an enigma.
Jack Gleeson, Iwan Rheon, and Liam Neeson as Galbatorix
Then as power rushed through his veins, he anointed himself king over all Alagaesia. And from that day, he has ruled us.