Christopher Paolini’s Comic-Con Events are Officially Announced

Comic-Con 2011 officially kicks off on Thursday, July 21st at the San Diego Convention Center! Christopher Paolini will be in attendance and the staff of Shur’tugal and Lytherus will be on hand to shadow Christopher during each of his events. Additionally, we will be conducting an interview with the author on Thursday which will release some time during the week following Comic-Con.

Christopher’s Comic-Con events have been officially announced and include:

Thursday, July 21st

“Putting the EPIC in EPIC FANTASY” Panel

George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones), Brandon Sanderson (The Way of Kings), Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance Cycle), Peter Orullian (The Unremembered), KJ Taylor (The Fallen Moon series), and Kevin J. Anderson (Terra Incognita).

**We will be live-blogging this event from the show! Check on Shur’tugal during the panel times (noon to 1pm PST) for the live blog!

“Putting the EPIC in EPIC FANTASY” Author Book Signing

This book signing features all of the authors from the earlier panel. Christopher Paolini will be signing copies of his first three novels as well as INHERITANCE posters.

Sketching Live at the Random House Booth

Christopher Paolini will begin work on an art sketch to be raffled off later during the convention! This will take place at the Random House booth in the convention center.

Friday, July 22nd

Christopher Paolini Solo Author Book Signing

Christopher Paolini will be holding a solo book signing at the convention center’s autographing area. Fans can have copies of Inheritance books signed in addition to receiving signed INHERITANCE posters.

Sketching Live at the Random House Booth

Christopher Paolini will finish his art sketch at the Random House booth during the second day of Comic-Con.

Shur’tugal Interview with Christopher Paolini

Our interview with Christopher will take place on Thursday. Questions will be closed for submitting early Wednesday morning. If you have not already submitted your questions for the interview, please be sure to read the requirements on our announcement post and send those in before Wednesday morning.

Live Coverage of All Comic-Con Events!

Lytherus.com staff will be on hand during Comic-Con to cover all of the biggest news and events from the annual pop-culture convention, officially kicking off our coverage on Wednesday! Be sure to check back on Lytherus throughout the week for the latest and greatest news!

  • 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!

  • Rogerlairdwriting

    Wow, I am so stoked for Inheritance to release. I just wish that I was there with him promoting my first novel that I just finished, Legacy Book1: Beginnings. I have been working on the idea for my series for years but The Inheritance Cycle really inspired me to sit down and finally write the first book in the series over the last 7 months. Way to go Chris for finishing your fourth book. I can’t wait until I finish the final book in my series. Search Roger Laird Writing on yahoo or google to find my website for the first five chapters of my first book and some other short stories.

    Roger Laird

    • smart guy

      Can’t find it on google. Please post the link on this website.

      • Rogerlairdwriting

        RogerLairdWriting.wordpress.com

  • Azmadeus

    Question for christopher-
    Why did the thief who stole the eggs take only 1,what was the unforseen problem that arose?

    • DragonsAreAwesome

      Mike said in the other article that they will not be taking questions from the comments

      • Guest

        Just the same… I wouldn’t mind having this question answered.

        • maya

          I was wondering about it too when i first read it .maybe his bag was small, or it had a hole & the other two fell, or maybe he forgot his bag & couldn’t carry more than one. or maybe-&this is what I thought most likely-there is no problem, chris needs something to make an epical struggle of right &wrong, &if he made the thief take it all, the three dragons will fight together &finish galby in no time 😉

          • Guest

            Exactly. Another thing i thought of was that if more than one egg had been taken, I think that Galby would have left his castle to find them, right? Since it was just one, he figured he had more time before it hatched. Plus, if there had been more the one egg reclaimed, the story would not necessarily be just about Eragon and Saphira.

            Or, so goes my thinking…

          • RogerLairdWriting

            Perhaps Galbitorix’s cunning was enough for him to not keep the eggs all in one place and perhaps he set a spell that would notify him if an egg was stolen or touched.

          • Guest

            Exactly. Another thing i thought of was that if more than one egg had been taken, I think that Galby would have left his castle to find them, right? Since it was just one, he figured he had more time before it hatched. Plus, if there had been more the one egg reclaimed, the story would not necessarily be just about Eragon and Saphira.

            Or, so goes my thinking…