Shur’tugal and Christopher Paolini to Attend Comic-Con 2011!

We’re thrilled to announce that Shur’tugal will be in attendance at Comic-Con 2011 for the fifth year in a row starting next week — July 20th through the 24th! San Diego Comic-Con is the world’s largest pop culture convention, drawing in hundreds of thousands of pop culture fans and offering a platform for major media publishers — books, movies, video games, and more — to launch, advertise, and discuss their latest ventures.

This year will be a bit different for the Shur’tugal crew: it marks the first year that we will be in attendance as a joint venture with our fantasy and science fiction website, Lytherus.com! Lytherus staff will be on hand to cover every angle of the convention, reporting back on the latest and greatest fantasy, scifi, and horror news and findings at the convention! We will be live blogging many of the convention’s events from the show floor and delivering Comic-Con news in real-time.

Mike Macauley will be on hand to personally attend and report on each of Christopher Paolini’s events at the convention center, which are set to include a panel with world-renowned fantasy authors including George R. R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, and more. Christopher will also be available for signings and more events which will be announced by Random House early this coming week. We are also very excited to announce that we will be interviewing Christopher at this year’s convention!

Interview information: We are currently soliciting interview questions from fans! The best questions will be asked during our sit-down with Christopher. Please email any questions you may have to [email protected] and use the subject “Comic-Con Interview Questions” — but keep the following in mind: do not ask obvious questions, such as “who will die/who is the green Rider/will Eragon live/what is the Vault of Souls/where is the rock of Kuthian/etc”; try to ask questions that have not already been answered; do not ask about book tours, book signings, please come to my state, etc; be interesting with your questions and they shall be answered!

We will have more information on our Comic-Con coverage as the week unfolds. Comic-Con launches on Wednesday, July 20th. Be sure to check in on Shur’tugal and Lytherus.com through July 25th for some very exciting announcements and news articles!

  • EternalShade

    When is the next Big Twenty article gonna be posted?

    • Irock13198

      i know right!

  • Are we allowed to send more than one question in an email?

  • Anonymous

    who else sent in questions? and who here has had one answered in a past interview?

    • I sent in two questions, I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to ask them as I didn’t know about this site during the last interview. Hopefully I’ll get an answer! 🙂

      • Anonymous

        i have already sent in 3 separate questions in 3 separate emails… ha they just keep hitting me!! 🙂

    • EternalShade

      Ive sent in 1

  • Rami Abdallah Rashmawi

    ok where is this weeks big twenty article??? I have been waiting since like 6 am!

    • Arya<3

      It comes on Tuesdays I think.

      • Rami Abdallah Rashmawi

        last week it came out on monday

      • Anonymous

        it is supposed to come on Mondays. Idk what is taking him so long, but i hope it comes out soon. but i wouldn’t be surprised if he is really busy getting ready for comi-con and doesn’t get it out till tomorrow… but i want it now! ha

        • Arya<3

          Yeah probably it will come later because Mike is traveling.  But apparerntly there are 2 other surprises happening this week.

          • Anonymous

            surprises i am excited for 🙂 ha

          • Anonymous

            surprises i am excited for 🙂 ha

  • Arya

    Are there any small hints on who erogon likes?

    • EternalShade

      I think we all know who Eragon likes. The real question is who likes him.

      • thinker

        Bear with me here… I think that   Eragon’s one true love is Arya, but
        that she feels that she should not, can not reciprocate those feelings.
        However, in book 4 there is going to be mutual suffering and sadness on a
        grand scale, and nothing brings people together like shared pain. Allow
        me to digress for a moment to explain something.

        Throughout the
        series there are scenes of akwardness on both sides regarding their
        relationship (such as when Eragon and Arya share the room at the inn).
        This works excellently to build up an atmosphere of unresolved sexual
        tension, that when combined with the suffering creates passion for each
        other on both sides. Arya will in the heat of this passion come to FEEL
        her love for Eragon as opposed to THINKING it.
        Though what I’m about
        to say will seem a little convoluted, my reasons for it actually take up
        a whole page… Bottom line, the sexual tension will be resolved in a
        very intimate night (that also is the end of Arya’s feeling and the
        start of her thinking again) and Arya will be pregnant with Eragon’s
        child.

        The next morning, Arya will sense the child’s “thoughts”
        and realize what happened. Eragon and Arya will first grow more distant
        then come together over the child and share a closeness like a family
        (along with Saphira, of course).
        Now I’d like you to remember that
        elf children are the most powerful members of there race and the scene
        in Brisingr where the elf children and Maud watch Eragon in Rhunon’s
        forge. I would also like you to recall the Urgal legend that Eragon was
        told by Nar Garhzvog.

        Enter the Menoa tree: There are many, many
        similarities between the Urgal legend and what happened between Eragon
        and the Menoa Tree. I personally think that the “pinch” that Eragon felt
        was like the signing of an unbreakable “contract.” The Tree could
        harness the power and grace of the elf child in many ways to help
        herself and the forest, maybe going so far as to make it a part of the
        forest.
        Keep in mind that Arya’s pregnancy does not necessarily have
        to be nine months. Being that she, Eragon, and the child are all
        magical, perhaps the process is expedited sort of like how Eragon
        condensed months of growing for a flower into many minutes, though not
        as drastic.

        After the Menoa Tree takes the child Eragon and Arya
        will once again grow distant, and after Galbatorix is toppled, Eragon
        will have nothing left for him in Alagaesia and will leave forevermore.
        If Arya is with him is questionable.

        Feel free to tell what you think about my theory and what you think, I’d love to hear it!

  • Arya

    any hints on who erogon likes/loves in the last book?

  • Arya

    dose arya die

  • Arya

    dose islanladi die

  • Arya

    is the next rider male or female

  • Just an FYI folks: if your questions are in the comments, they won’t be considered for the interview. The only questions to be considered are the ones sent to us following the above instructions.

  • Just an FYI folks: if your questions are in the comments, they won’t be considered for the interview. The only questions to be considered are the ones sent to us following the above instructions.

  • Laurelleaf9

    How do you figure out what queastions have already been asked?

    • Read through some of our old interviews if you feel like it. If a question is obvious or popular, chances are it’s already been asked.

  • DuSkulblakaEbrithil

    Awesome! I can’t wait to hear the interview! Have fun at Comic Con Mike! 😀

  • DuSkulblakaEbrithil

    Awesome! I can’t wait to hear the interview! Have fun at Comic Con Mike! 😀

  • Desirea Yardley

    Will we see any more of Carn or Yarbog (the urgal Roran fought)?

    • We will not be taking questions from the comments.

  • firemonkey

    How long do we have to submit questions?

    • Depends on when my interview with Christopher is — day of the convention is still up in the air. I’ll make a post when we’re closing them.

  • I love reading!!

    what time does inheritance come out in the uk?
    (TIME, not date!)

    • Call your local book store, they should have an answer for you. Some will do midnight releases.

  • James

    How is it possible that once the elves were part of the dragon rider pact they immediately became immortal, as evidenced by Rhunon; but when the humans were added, after eight hundred years there was very little change?

  • James

    How is it possible that once the elves were part of the dragon rider pact they immediately became immortal, as evidenced by Rhunon; but when the humans were added, after eight hundred years there was very little change?

    • Arya<3

      They did not go through the same bonding magic as the elves did when they first formed the pact. The magic they used was weaker because the pact was already formed and they were just an addition.

    • Guest

      Because elves were the ones that leant the knowledge and the words and the dragons provided the magic. Humans were not invloved in the initial bonding.

    • Lil Uhura

      Rhunon is extremely old-looking for an elf.  It’s possible that the bonding didn’t immediately take place but rather took place slowly over time, allowing her to age somewhat until the elves became fully immortal.

  • that’s gonna be pretty cool. Are we going to watch the interview live via livestream or stuff? Or the interview will be posted here on shurtugal moments later, as an article? 

    • Likely neither. Comic-Con is VERY hectic and I personally have a lot going on (especially considering I’m now coordinating editorial for two websites at the con). I’m probably going to record it as an audio interview and send it to Bob to edit as soon as I’m done at the con for the day/night.

  • Matt

    Is Arya related to Oromis?

  • Goose

    Is Eldunari pronounced, El-du-narri or Eldoon-a-ri.

    • Anonymous

      i think its the first one

  • Sahiti65

    Did Oromis Ever Fall in Love? If yes, What was the person like? If No, the what could the person be like?

  • Anonymous

    “Printapon” is a deal-of-the-day website that is localized if a certain number of people sign up for the offer, then the deal becomes available to all; if the predetermined minimum is not met, no one gets the deal that day.

  • Arya<3

     OMG! Christopher Paolini and Mike Macauley are coming to my city!! I want a ticket to Comic-Con now!

  • eternalrider

    Is the book coming out on the 11th August or the 8th of November?

    • Arya<3

      november 8th

  • Arya<3

    THANK YOU!@

  • WhiteWinterStar

    Where do we submit the questions?

  • YES!!!! This interview should be pretty interesting seeing that the end is only months away. Hopefully I might get lucky and have a question answered. Have fun guys!!!!