Christopher Paolini at Comic-Con 2011: Day Two Write-up/Summary!

Today was the second and final day of Christopher Paolini’s visit at Comic-Con 2011, and while it didn’t feature panels, the day was still an exciting one! The day was filled with random author appearances, Book 4 questions, sketches, signings, and more. Keep reading for a look at the day, including pictures from Christopher’s events!

Christopher spent a large amount of time at the Random House booth continuing work on his sketches (set to be raffled off to fans attending the convention). Christopher’s first sketch – which we incorrectly stated to be a dragon flying – turned out to be a dragon sitting on a tree branch. The author also began work on a second sketch during his time at the booth.

Each of Christopher’s visits to the booth were met by large crowds of friendly and cheerful fans, all who were delighted to ask Christopher questions about Book 4 (with many “You’ll find out in November!”s) and have their books signed.

Christopher also held a solo signing following his massive group signing with the authors from “Epic in Epic Fantasy” panel yesterday. The signing, as was expected, was tremendously successful. Hundreds of fans queued for a shot at meeting their favorite author. Copies of Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia were signed in addition to beautiful free Inheritance posters being given out at the convention. We’ll have lots of these to give away in the coming weeks!

Christopher also participated in a Suvudu podcast at the Random House booth featuring George R. R. Martin. The podcast interview isn’t available yet but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it is! Christopher was clearly admired and appreciated the company of Martin, said to be one of the greatest living fantasy authors, and the podcast was incredibly enjoyable to listen to.

Christopher’s quick visit to this year’s convention went extraordinarily well. From the incredible “green dragon” t-shirts the Random House staff were sporting to the excitement in the air from fans mentioning that they had played and enjoyed Inheritance Quest already, it was evident that fans are truly excited for the final book.

While this may be Christopher’s final trip to Comic-Con promoting the Inheriance Cycle, but it’s evident that Christopher will be returning for many future visits as his career as an epic fantasy and science fiction author blossoms. We’re looking forward to that future!

  • Malink

    I thought they were going to do a Q and A

  • Feisty-fitz

    Where’s the big twenty article………………… I’m an impatient person!

  • Www Vovan199502

    Я просто понять не могу!=!

  • Www Vovan199502

    Когда выйдет четвертая часть ! скажите плиз!

  • Www Vovan199502

    Когда выйдет четвертая часть ! скажите плиз!

  • Www Vovan199502

    Когда выйдет четвертая часть ! скажите плиз!

    • Feisty-fitz

      Pardon?

      • Trees_dont_bark

        russian 🙂

    • Trees_dont_bark

      Четвертая книга выходит в ноябре

  • Www Vovan199502

    Когда выйдет четвертая часть ! скажите плиз!

  • Umm, not sure why no one has pointed it out yet, but the fourth book’s title, cover, and release date have been revealed on Alagaesia.com, the official Inheritance cycle website. If you don’t believe me (as you probably won’t) go look for yourself!

    • Tulkas Astaldo

      It has been pointed out many times.

      • Perseus

        Yeah, obviously, but then how come the “fourth book’s title, cover, and release date” thread on the Book 4 discussions list keeps surfacing?

  • Rico Johnson

    I wish I was there to, man to have a signed copy would be awesome….

  • Ethiwen

    Wish I’d be there. 🙂 But I’m hours and hours away… hours and oceans. XD

    • Eldarion

      Tickets are so expensive, even living in San Diego doesn’t necessarily give you a head start on attendance.  Wish I could have paid for a ticket.

      • Ethiwen

        Yeah. And for me, living i Europe is faaar away. XD 10 hours flight isn’t something you just do over the day when you have boring. ^^

  • Alexis27

    I can’t wait!!!

  • firemonkey

    Getting anxious to hear the interview!

  • bromandsaphira

    didn’t you guys interview him, Mike? I thought you did…oh well. that was so fun to read. Wish I could have been there!

    • HideInSight

      They did.  It’ll be released next week.

      • bromandsaphira

        oh, thanks. Can’t wait! Wish I could have gone to Comic Con, but I’m hours away…:(

    • HideInSight

      They did.  It’ll be released next week.

  • iLoveDragons

    So….

    The interview won’t be released till next week….

    At times like these, I wish I had an ocarina of time. Then I could speed up time  to find out about the interview; wait, forget that, I could speed up time to the release date of Inheritance. >.<

    • Anonymous

      But half the fun is waiting 🙂 I am excited to see if any of my questions get answered

      • bromandsaphira

        me too! Oh Nov. please hurry up…I don’t know if I can wait that long! Next week hurry up too…

        • Anonymous

          i’m with ya. i’ve listened to/read all of the interviews they have on this sight, so i’m itchin for a new one, hopefully with me in it! 🙂

      • guest

        key word….HALF the fun!!

  • Can we please have a photo of the sketch!!!!!!!

    • bromandsaphira

      yeah, I would LOVE to see the sketch!! pretty please Mike?

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      Again, congratulations on writing your book. I hope you do well!

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