Podcast Featuring Christopher Paolini and George R. R. Martin Hits the Web!

Christopher Paolini has just sent out another Alagaesia Newsletter alerting fans to the release of a new podcast featuring him and George R. R. Martin! In the podcast, the fantasy authors discuss topics in their fantasy work ranging from magic to dragons to the writing process. The podcast was recorded in late July during Comic-Con International in San Diego and offers a unique glimpse into the writing process and creation of Paolini and Martin’s epic fantasy universes!

Keep reading to view a copy of Christopher’s newsletter and to listen to the podcast!

From the desk of Christopher Paolini, his latest Alagaesia Newsletter:

A few weeks ago I attended Comic-Con International in San Diego. Thanks to all of you who were able to make it out to my panel and signings. Comic-Con is one of my favorite events, particularly because of the unique opportunity that it provides to spend time with fellow authors. I was on a panel discussing epic fantasy with George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter Orullian, Kevin J. Anderson, KJ Taylor and Michael Spradlin. Later, I had the privilege to talk with Mr. Martin, and we had a great conversation about everything from our writing process to dragons and magic. George R.R. Martin is an author that I have a tremendous amount of respect for. I hope you enjoy this podcast of our conversation.

Listen to the entire podcast now!

  • CP

    Interesting interview. Mike just thought id say that I’m loving the Book Club thing! 

    • Glad to hear you enjoy the book club, but it may be best to use a different name while posting. CP will confuse fans into thinking you are Christopher Paolini.

  • NausuadaVarden

    very interesting

  • Jdobs94

    is this on itunes

  • Jdobs94

    is this on itunes

  • Guest

    where are the comments for this weeks big 20

    • I broke them… and then I fixed them. (They work now)

  • Anonymous

    Man. Everytime I see that background picture of Ellesmera I just want to be there… and it makes me sad that I cant…

    • I’m just glad it’s working now. When I got on  the first time after they changed it, it was just green all accross the screen, which made it very difficult to read anything

  • Rider Terra

    How awesome it would have been to sit next to Martin…such an amazing author. Best in the world.

    • Emeric

      Ignore him. His cheating Paolini.

      • Emeric

        He’s*
        Stupid grammar…

  • angela

    im super exited for book four and  im dying to know who the next rider is

  • Natasa Anastasiou

    1:07 – Paolini: “I loved the mythology, I loved the symbology.”

    Yeah, he’s human, he makes mistakes, but come on 🙁

    • Anonymous

      Symbology is a word; it is the study or use of symbols. 

      Look it up, Christopher didn’t make a mistake.

  • Emeric

    Yay! Second comment (I think)!

    • Emeric

      Okay, I admit. Fourth comment. Happy?

  • By the sounds of this interview, when they’re talking about good prevailing, it seems that Eragon will defiantly defeat Galbatorix.

    • Anonymous

      I felt the same thing, except Roran first came to my mind.

    • Anonymous

      I felt the same thing, except Roran first came to my mind.

  • By the sounds of this interview, when they’re talking about good prevailing, it seems that Eragon will defiantly defeat Galbatorix.

  • Baboo

    Does anyone else think that CP’s comments between about 10.30 and 10.55 allude to a specific character?  Roran and Eragon come to mind, outside chance on Murtagh.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly i was thinking about Angela until he said “he, and Him”

      • Mr. Anonymous

        Sounds like Mutagh may not be evil after all.

    • Mr. Anonymous

      I thought he was referring to Angela as well.

    • Mr. Anonymous

      I thought he was referring to Angela as well.

  • Rubydragon

    Yay! First comment. This sounds really awesome!

    • Emeric

      I’m sure your mother is very proud.

      • JohnnyBravo

        And yours.

        • Emeric

          She is. Really!

    • JohnnyBravo

      But mine is below yours.