Lev Grossman Details Night with Christopher, Famous Authors in TIME Update

Lev Grossman chronicled his night out with several famous fantasy and science fiction authors at this year’s Comic-Con 2011 convention in a recent TIME online Comic-Con diary. The Magicians author had this to say:

So George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Christopher Paolini, Scott Westerfeld, David Anthony Durham and I walk into a bar.

No, seriously, we did. After the show floor closes at Comic-Con, big entertainment companies throw parties at bars all around the city. Mostly they’re the big movie and game companies — in the great Comic-Con hierarchy of artistic media, books rank somewhere below injection-molded action figures and just above those little flair buttons people pin to their convention lanyards.

But Random House threw a party last night, and the writers at the show descended on it en masse. It was at the Double Deuce, a cowboy-themed bar complete with mechanical bull. An interesting choice.

Christopher Paolini and Patrick Rothfuss rode the mechanical bull. Both acquitted themselves admirably. I will say nothing further.

It’s certainly an interesting look into the con-lives of authors, notably tame compared to their movie, television, and music counterparts! Can you picture Christopher riding a mechanical bull?

  • SpiritTamer

    Man, I wish I could’ve seen Christopher riding a Mechanical Bull lol

  • LOL when he said “we walked into a bar” I seriously thought it was a joke.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Christopher, you can ride me any day.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Christopher, you can ride me any day.

    • Feisty-fitz

      Ha, just a tad inappropriate, don’t you think?

  • All these fabulous writers in the same room…that much awesomeness put together should have made the building collapse on itself.
    Random House must have put some kind of special shielding in the room to prevent that…

  • Feisty-fitz

    Would you have ridden the bull Mike…? Haha.

  • Feisty-fitz

    Would you have ridden the bull Mike…? Haha.

  • Feisty-fitz

    Would you have ridden the bull Mike…? Haha.

  • firemonkey

    I wish he could have gotten that on tape!  CP riding a bull would be true entertainment!

    • AvaAnnaZ

      Yeah, although I’d also feel really bad for him: I mean, Eragon gets to ride around on Saphira – compare that with Christopher flailing around on a mechanical bull.

  • Ethiwen

    Haha, so funny. And unlike the rest of you, I’m not surprised that Paolini rode a mechanical bull. Don’t know why, but can totally see that happen. ^^

  • Really? I kinda thought CP was a little… I don’t know, quiet, more reserved than that

  • A really cool person

    Rothfuss seems like a guy to ride a mechanical bull, but Paolini…..? He seems so reserved.

    I wish I was there to experience such a bizarre occurrence. 

  • Anonymous

    I guess Christopher got to experience first hand how Eragon felt when he first rode Saphira

    • Jackal

      The bull probably went from side to side as well as up and down, not to mention the fact that I doubt it has razor-sharp scales, but apart from that, yeah.

      • Perseus

        Who knows, they might have modified the bull for CP…….

  • Arezoo Kashefipour

    First!

    • Jackal

      O.K, can everyone stop doing that? Please?