“Super Fan” Video Contest Winners Announced!

Random House and Christopher Paolini have officially announced the winners of the recent Super Fan video contest, which tasked Inheritance cycle fans with creating a video showcasing why they are the ultimate Inheritance cycle fan. The grand prize winner would receive a trip to Montana to meet Christopher Paolini. The contest’s first place winner receives a personal Skype call from Christopher Paolini. Ten runners-up will receive copies of The Inheritance Almanac autographed by Mike Macauley and Christopher Paolini. Continue reading to view the winners of the Super Fan video contest as well as their submissions!

Grand Prize Winner: jwelde

First Place Winner: chucknorris1fan

Runners-Up:

whitty4u, Cliffkerbs, timmyjimmyhiggins2, TobiasS, 2legit2quit, ChristianMiles, EragonIvsArya, slytherinheir, eac12345, Flimsycat

Interested fans can view all of the videos submitted during the contest on the Random Buzzers website.

Congratulations to all of the contest winners!

**Please note that the Super Fan video contest was held and sponsored by Random House, Christopher Paolini’s publisher. The staff of Shur’tugal did not play a role in the process of choosing winners.**

  • Avix

    any idea when the 4th book is going to be released? and i have also heard about a 5th book.is that true? by the way, any of you on facebook? i would love to have a few friends with a good sense of books.

  • Kronk

    HAHAHA These kids are Awesome!

  • Poprocksdragon

    Jwelde Please ask him if he plans on revealing the names of the other 10 members of the Forsworn, as well as their Race/Dragon & Sword Colors, and ways they died.
    Thanks;)

  • Truther

    the eragon awesomeness’s unamed thing was jacking off

  • Truther

    the eragon awesomeness’s unamed thing was jacking off

  • joe

    “Alageasia Paradice” was amazing but “eragon awesomeness” sucks

  • Agresov

    awesome job jwelde have fun meeting christopher

  • Agresov

    awesome job jwelde have fun meeting christopher

  • Poprocksdragon

    Jwelde Please ask him if he plans on revealing the names of the other 10 members of the Forsworn, as well as their Race/Dragon & Sword Colors, and ways they died.
    Thanks;)

  • Anonymous

    spazz to the max.

  • Anonymous

    Mike, why di you delete my coment about how many people entered the sompetition? I wasn’t doing anyhting wrong, I had just seen it written some where and i was intruiged to know if it was true?

    • I recall reading that comment but I don’t recall deleting it. If I did it was in error, but I really don’t think I did. There’s nothing wrong with asking how many people entered, but as this was a Random House contest, I can’t tell you how many entered because I have no idea. Sorry!

  • Poprocksdragon

    Jwelde Please ask him if he plans on revealing the names of the other 10 members of the Forsworn, as well as their Race/Dragon & Sword Colors, and ways they died.
    Thanks;)

  • Poprocksdragon

    Jwelde Please ask him if the forsworn’s otehr 10 names will be revealed as well as their race/dragon colors/ and mode of death
    Please

  • Aranfear

    That Was Awesome, good job everybody and congrats Jwelde. You all put a lot of work and time into the vids. You Rock!

  • descro

    Guess Mike didn’t have enough time to answer me.. That sucks.

  • Anonymous

    is it true there were only 32 entries for the competition?

  • Anonymous

    is it true there were only 32 entries for the competition?

  • Arnaudcayrol

    Good work for these videos, Jewelde and chucknorris1fan. The first one is very original and must have required lots of work! Congratulations for those who have played this challenge!
    Sorry for my english mistakes if there is some, I’m french.

    • Jwelde

      Thanks a ton!

  • does anyone have the lyrics for alagaesian paradise? I thought it was a great song, but my mom doesn’t believe it’s a real song.

    • Ask her to watch the video…?

      • she has dial-up…
        AOL at that.
        thats like asking my grandpa to play a video game. Not gonna happen

        • Jwelde

          haha 🙂

    • Ask her to watch the video…?

    • Jwelde

      As I walk through my valley near the North of the Spine,
      I take a look at my town and realize it ain’t so fine.
      But that’s just normal for a town in my land.
      Galbatorix has us all in the palm of his hand.

      I used to be a farm boy who was tilling the field,
      But now I’m a Rider with a sword to wield.
      I fight for the Varden, for the dwarves and elves,
      I fight for the people, who can’t fight for themselves.

      I combat Shades under Tronjheim and fight men without pain,
      With my dragon I dueled Murtagh above the Burning Plains
      I’m the hero of my race, I am hope for the weak,
      I can even kill a Ra’zac; They have cloaks and a beak.

      Been spending most our lives living in Alagaësia
      Ellesmera twice living in Alagaësia
      Keep spending most our lives living in Alagaësia
      Been spending most our lives living in Alagaësia

      Eragon and Eldest are so full of details.
      Interwoven in the story are so many other tales.
      There is romance, friendship, hardship, there is moral confusion,
      There is wisdom and desire to be free of illusion.

      There is depth in all the characters, you couldn’t be bored.
      This series is so great, it’s won tons of awards.
      There ain’t anything there isn’t to be had in these books,
      Dragons, magic, monsters, traitors, even elves with good looks.

      The author, only 16 when he wrote Eragon,
      Chris Paolini is the guy we have to thank for this paragon.
      Such talent and skill, truly, is not often seen.
      His story even made it to the big screen.

      Tell me why we were, so blind to see
      Galbatorix’s power, is from Eldunarí?

      Been spending most our lives living in Alagaësia
      Ellesmera twice living in Alagaësia
      Keep spending most our lives living in Alagaësia
      Been spending most our lives living in Alagaësia

      Hope that helps! I mean, it’s not a “real song”, but I still think its pretty cool.

  • descro

    Hey, Mike are you still monitoring this? Like right now?

    • Maybe.

      • descro

        Lol. thats good. Hey uhh. I’d like to ask you something.

      • descro

        Mike when you were writing the Inheritance almanac, like what was your inspiration to get it finished? And what is it like to have a book published?

  • Nj1996

    Congratulations to the winners, good job.

  • Guest

    Personaly i thought both videos were a joke, somewhat like that pathetic book “Inheritance Almanac” but congrats to the author who jumped on someone else’s bandwagon in order to make a few $$ piss poor show all around

  • atomic_opera

    Jwelda, congratulations on a very deserving win! That was a very creative and entertaining video; it must have taken a lot of work to put together, and came out great. Cheers!

    • Jwelde

      Thanks! I appreciate your encouragement!

  • I wanted to enter…decided it would be unfair. 😛

    • Doesn’t get more nerdy than you!

      • Mr. Anonymous

        nice…

  • Dalton finarel

    I think the vids were great and if i was you the first question would be WHEN THE HECK IS THE NEXT BOOK COMING OUT!?!?!?!? and if he says im not telling you.. then i guess ask another question :p

    • Jwelde

      sure.

    • I wouldn’t waste the time asking. My advice for anyone meeting or writing to Christopher is not to ask the questions you know he won’t answer. He won’t tell you a release date, title for Book 4, show you the cover, tell you who dies, tell you if Eragon lives, etc. Asking only wastes your chances of asking questions he *will* answer.

  • MrOr1g1nal

    Congrats to you super fans, you guys rock!!

    • Jwelde

      hahahah thanks

  • firemonkey

    I have a funny feeling that the reason why Christopher is doing this is to show his “#1” inheritance fan the cover and name of book 4 before anyone else. CP will probably soon release the name and cover of book 4 for all to see after he shows this select group. Just a though.

    • Jwelde

      It’s possible…. I don’t know though. I do think the title and cover will be released soon though.

    • Roaddogg715

      Dude, you just gave me hope! haha.

    • Sorry to get your hopes down but that won’t happen. I’m sure Christopher has fun plans for the winners he’ll be meeting, but Christopher and Random House would never reveal the cover, name, and release date to a smaller audience before revealing it to the “world”. It will happen in a very official way and everyone will be the first to learn it.

  • SamuraiAssassin

    These videos dont really show why theyre inheritance fans….
    the seccond one was opinions of the book, almost like a review, and the first was cool but not really why hes a super fan.

    • Jwelde

      The prompt for the video was to make a video showing why the Inheritance Cycle is one of your must reads. The Super Fan part comes in because if you do a good enough job to win, you must be a Super Fan.

      • Alphabet

        The rap was just about the books not about why you liked it or why youre a fan

        • Dude, the fact that he wrote a song to gangstas paradise and made a whole video, pretty much proves he’s a fan. Whereas you on the otherhand, didnt participate at all. Great job Jwelde, laughed my butt off!

  • The Nameless One

    That rap from the first video is from Wierd Al’s Almish Paradise right? Very creative!

    • Jwelde

      yup! thanks.

      • Oromis lives

        Hey Jwelde: why don’t you post some lyrics around here. I’d love to sing along lol. Congrats on winning and tell us any hints Paolini said about book 4.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome videos! Congratulations! 😀

    • Jwelde

      thanks!

  • guest

    ASK HIM WHEN THE NEXT BOOK IS OUT!!

    • Jwelde

      sure. But I doubt he’ll tell me. 😉

      • Serious

        Tell us whatever he tells you.
        And of course, congratulations! Have a wonderful time in Montana.

  • The first one just blew me away! That was an AMAZING rap of an AMAZING series!!

  • Son1ofsnoh8r

    I am sorry to say this but barzul they already have the cover paolini has even seen it and they have a title as well i would be a bit more calmer about the wait if bloody random house will at least give us the cover oh and people we may have to wait even longer there might be a government shutdown march 6 2011

    • I agree it gets really annoyingly frustrating. But complaining gets us nowhere. Just gotta be patient.

    • what’s this about a “government shutdown”?

  • Anouk

    The first one = really good. The second was obviously reading it from his screen and well.. not very original. Passionate though. Grats to either. (And the runner-ups).

    • Jwelde

      thanks man! I think both we good.

  • curious

    Hey Mike, are the monthly question/answer segments over? Or are they just backed up a bit?

    • Both Christopher and I are very busy with our own projects so these have been delayed. We shifted away from them being monthly quite a while ago (along with a small announcement about them no longer being monthly).

  • Evarinya

    Congrats! Both videos were cool.
    Jwelde, your video was hilarious! Enjoy the trip!! (i totally wish i had posted a video on time!) *sighs regretfully* ^_^

    • jwelde

      Thanks a ton! Yeah, I’m really excited. All of the videos were great though.

      • Horsegal4ever

        Hey Jwelde! Congrats! I have a suggestion for a question: Tenga. What on earth was that scene at the begining of Brisingr for if he doesn’t have some major role? Like, finding the answer Galbatorix is searching for, the Name of Magic? Wasn’t something like that mentioned somewhere? Have fun, and DEFINITELY report on it! We haven’t heard straight from Chris in FOREVER it seems like!!!

  • Son1ofsnoh8r

    hey mike sent you a facebook friend request

  • Son1ofsnoh8r

    jwelde i am so frieken jealous of you right now if only i had a video camera and i lived in montanna sigh curse you ohio but anyway your lucky hopefully after this random house will give us something i am going crazy for the wait. listening to the audiobooks help though. Oh and mike the almanac is awesome. The dragon on the front is shrukian. i hope you make another after the fourth book

    • Jwelde

      Hahahahahahaha thanks. I’d be the same in your position! But I don’t live in Montana either.

  • Nybergrobin

    I really didnt like eighter of the videos but the first one was a bit funny though. Gz to the winners

    • Jwelde

      gee, thanks for the positive attitude.

      • ajihadandvarden

        u really need to lose weight if u ask me

  • Crystal

    Congrats! Also, can you make a contest for us younger fans? (-would die to meet Christopher-)

  • Aladora

    If the video limit would not have been 2 minutes, I would have included my video of me taking you around Ford Island in Pearl Harbor with my video camera. Darn the time limit!

    It’s alright though, even if I won the grand prize I might not have been able to go, due to us moving. 😛

  • liamrichardson

    I read announced got extremely excited, then saw the superfan bit, I’m not going to lie, I was dissappointed but then I watched them and was qutie impressed. Well done guys good work!

  • liamrichardson

    I read announced got extremely excited, then saw the superfan bit, I’m not going to lie, I was dissappointed but then I watched them and was qutie impressed. Well done guys good work!

  • Amanda Svit- Kona

    KKKKK Alagaesia Paradise d++!

  • descro

    Ummm.. Just curious. What did they do?

  • descro

    I pushed it twice. First time commenting. Sorry…

  • descro

    Mr. Macauley,
    That last comment may have sounded a bit… negative. Just by I would like to congragulate (I probably misspelled that) the winners and the runner-ups. And sorry if the last comment sounded negative.

  • descro

    Mr. Macauley,
    That last comment may have sounded a bit… negative. Just by I would like to congragulate (I probably misspelled that) the winners and the runner-ups. And sorry if the last comment sounded negative.

    • jwelde

      thanks descro!

      • Jwelde

        btw its jwelde

        • descro

          I wish I could’ve watched it! It sounded really.. original!

  • descro

    If only I could watch…

    • What problem are you have viewing them? If you can’t see them on here, try going directly to Youtube to watch them. (They’re hosted there)

      • descro

        I don’t know, they are just not popping up.. I even hit refresh a couple of times..

        • Jake

          Hi descro,
          I’m jwelde, and I tried to figure it out, but I can’t get my vid to play either. I can’t get any youtube vids to play… maybe they are working on the site?
          IDK

          • descro

            I thought it might just be my computer.. Well thx, I’m its not only me. Oh and Congrats, I’m glad I glad I got to say it in person

      • descro

        Oh, and I right clicked the the white space and it said Movie not loaded. And what are the videos called on Youtube?

        • Anonymous

          Search YouTube for the name of the video, I found both of them on there.

  • As a warning: I’m not going to tolerate negative comments. All of the videos submitted were extraordinarily creative and each winner deserves their prize. Be polite or go home.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with Mike I can’t stand all of this negativity. This goes for the whole site, if you want to get a point across, don’t complain so much. I for one would much rather those people join a fan devoted to being haters, that way all of us here on Shurtugal.com could enjoy reading entertaining, but not negative arguments. By the way Mike I really enjoy the site. But anyways grats to all those who entered and have fun getting to both meet Christopher Paolini, and Skype with him.

      • Jwelde

        You said it man!! Too many people come to this site these days, just to complain. If you don’t like it, keep it to yourself. No one wants to hear it.
        Yeah, Shurtugal is a GREAT site, and Mike does a great job!!

        • Anonymous

          Lol man i totally just realized that you won the grand prize and nice video I really like that Gangsta’s Paradise and I think you did a great parody of it.

          • Jwelde

            Thanks man.
            Glad there are still people around who know how things should be in regards to attitude in comments! 🙂

        • Jumpergirl2056

          Congratz! great vid (=

          • Jwelde

            thanks!!!

      • descro

        Hey look this may be off the subject. But no offense at all, but the first time I saw that name I thought it said Paladin Cheese.

  • Limsterswan

    those vids FAIL i mean even i could have done better but i did laugh a lot at the first one cos it was so bad

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations on the winners, both videos were great.

    For me it would be a hard decision between those two as to who would win.

    Great job jwelde and chucknorris1fan!!

    • Jake

      Thanks man!

      • Anonymous

        Lucky you to go and meet Christopher. I hope you have an unforgettable time. You’ll have to tell us how it went.

        • Jwelde

          Yeah 🙂 Thanks, me too. Of course I’ll tell you! Maybe Mike’ll post an article if I’m lucky and I can give a little report…? We’ll see.

          • Haha well we’ll be waiting.

          • Roaddogg715

            Congratz, and have fun Bro! Good luck with all of the “no comment” questions, I’m hoping you can give a little report too! lol.

  • Lz1125

    Congrats to both!!
    I LOVED the first vid!!:D

    • Jwelde

      thanks! (its jwelde)