Take a Look at These Christopher Paolini Appearances, Including Video From FantasyCon, Audio Book Sessions, and Interviews

We’ve got a round-up of the latest Christopher Paolini appearance information, which includes a video from his recent appearance at FantasyCon, where he headlined the convention as a panelist before participating in an audience Q&A session and book signing; the final Facebook fan page interview, where Christopher answers a few fan questions; a B&N video session where Christopher discusses his favorite fantasy books; and a Random House Audio Books blog-post detailing Christopher’s visit to the audio book recording sessions for Inheritance with his editor, Michelle Frey, and audio book narrator Gerard Doyle! Videos and pictures are available after the jump!

Christopher Paolini at FantasyCon (September, 2011)

This video showcases Christopher’s panel appearance and book signing, as well as interviews with fans in attendance!

Christopher Paolini Answers Fan Questions, Parts 3 and 4

In the first of the final two videos, Christopher Paolini discusses whether or not he’ll ever write about the Fall of the Riders, his inspiration to write a fantasy novel with dragons, and advice for aspiring authors:

In the final fan answers video, Christopher talks what he feels when he reads fans’ theories, who the green dragon is (which he obviously will not answer), his feelings about Lord of the Rings, and where his inspiration comes from:

Christopher Lists and Explains His Favorite Fantasy Books

Christopher sat down with B&N to list and discuss his favorite fantasy books!

Christopher Visits the Random House Audio Books Recording Session

Lastly, Christopher visited the Random House Audio Books recording session for Inheritance (Book 4) during a recent trip to NYC, where he recorded an interview with his editor, Michelle Frey, and audio book narrator Gerard Doyle. The RH Audio Books team blogged about his visit, also promising an interview with Christopher coming soon. You can read the full visit account on their blog.

  • bigmike

    The crazy school granted laptops wont let me watch the videos. Ugh! just one more reason to hate these things. >:(

  • bigmike

    The crazy school granted laptops wont let me watch the videos. Ugh! just one more reason to hate these things. >:(

  • Anonymous

    This is probably a terrible thing to say to an author but…i can’t help thinking that he’s murdering the dwarvish in the first video.

    • hoke

      well he invented the language so..

    • Guest

      He is not murdering it… it is suppose to sound that way! lol!

  • eager fan

    Is Christopher Paolini coming to Idaho anytime soon for a book signing preferably after Inheritance releases

  • The Green dragon

    Gosh I want to listen to the podcast

    • Bob took an impromptu vacation to a theme park instead of editing the podcast this weekend (can you blame him?), so it probably won’t be up until late tonight. However, in my defense, the podcast was recorded THURSDAY, so this is *all Bob’s fault*.

      • Frankbaney

        i need my fix man

      • Anonymous

        I as so mad at Bob now… why did he not invite me to come along? >:(

        • My thoughts exactly.

        • Busch Gardens Howl-o-Scream!

          • Coasterking

             thats not a good enough exuse to negelect the podcast

          • If it makes you feel any better, my feet hurt that last night…

          • Coasterking

            well that would be god punishing you for negelecting to do what u are supouse to do

          • bigmike

            Oh, a Hallween thing, that makes it alright then. 🙂

          • bigmike

            Oh, a Hallween thing, that makes it alright then. 🙂

      • The Green dragon

        That’s alright. I haven’t even been to a theme park for like three years so it’s completely understandable (except for the Harry Potter thing). But I don’t have school tomorrow so I can stay up late tonight.

      • Claire14

        thanks for letting us know whats going on….I was having podcast withdrawals!!

      • Lil Uhura

        How dare he have a life outside of these books!!  He’s supposed to slave away so the rest of us don’t have to pester you guys with our “WHERE the !#@*!! is our podcast?!??” questions just to get through our podcast withdrawals.  =)

      • ZoieB

        Thanks for letting us know Mike, guess I’ll just get it in the morning then. I look forward to it 🙂

  • So remember kids, if you want to become a successful fiction author, don’t do math homework!

    • Anonymous

      Although you would need to be relitavely good at maths so that when you do become published you can work out your percentages, income, royalties and all the math-like calculations that will, no doubt, come with your contract e.t.c.

      • Matt S

        That’s what business managers are for.

    • wiseman

      that’s funny, because right now I’m working on a math problem (university-class math)… and killing some time watching these videos 🙂

  • gabs345

    Thanks for posting these videos! My favorite was Christopher talking about his favorite books (which I’m sure many Shurtugal readers have in common). 23 DAY TIL INHERITANCE GET PUMPED KIDZ. 

  • I read the His Dark Materials series when I was very young, would love to read it again to see how I feel about it now. I love the choice of Moonflower from the Redwall series too. Have to agree with the comment that The Hunger Games deserved a mention.

    • gabs345

      I also read His Dark Materials. They were beautifully written and incredible. I too agree on The Hunger Games mention, but would you categorize it with fantasy? Sci-fi maybe, if that includes dystopian.  

    • What if The Hunger Games isn’t on his favorites list? This was, of course, a list of HIS favorites — meaning his opinions — not a list of the best fantasy or scifi books. I’m not entirely sure “deserves” plays a role in a person’s opinion list…

  • hoke

    8 days since the last big twenty. i know theyre being released sporadically, but will they be released at all?

    • Arya<3

      well I mean there’s not that many topics to write about anymore so it might take longer

      • Matt S

        I remember him saying at some point that he had all of the topics chosen before it all started. I imagine that its taking them longer to get the articles out because they’ve been busy.

    • Honestly I don’t know why it’s not up yet.  We wrote almost all of it days ago.  Hmmm

    • I’m holding it until Monday to get us back on track. There will still be 20 articles, no worries. I had a lot going on this week and will have even more going on next week, as I’m traveling and have a convention to cover, so I want to make sure everything is posted properly while I’m gone.

      • Eldarion

        Um, will there be a transcript of the interviews?  Also, do you think that Shurtugal will survive after Inheritance comes out?  I know you said you plan to follow CP’s other next few works, but that could be in several years.  Will Shurtugal go further, or will it slowly decay like the elves?

        • I will do my best to keep up with the website but can’t promise anything, obviously. My main focus after Inheritance will be on Lytherus.

  • bromandsaphira

    podcast coming soon?
    by the way, this was SO cool guys! thanks so much for always keeping us up to date on Chirstopher and the Inheritance Cycle news. you guys are amazing.

    • Hopefully some time today. Blame Bob (see above).

  • Valbrandr

    Eek, nostalgia! 

    And guys, guys, guess what? 23 days!!!

    • Tristan S.

      22

  • Iamgr_8

    Omg, Christopher Poalini and I have the same favorites. Yay!

  • Emily Sasaki

    Hey, just wonderin, when is the last part of the fan’s interview from comic con coming out?

    • This week. I have had to hold off on posting it due to things out of my control.

  • elle

    I love Alex Rider,His dark Materials, and he didn’t say this but everyone should read The Hunger Games.

  • Anonymous

    Obviously Harry Potter was up there with his favourite fantasy books, but they had to edit it from the video because it was taking too long to describe the overall epicness and intricacy of the series.

    • He really does like Harry Potter. I don’t know why it’s not in that video!

    • I’m assuming it was excluded for the pure obviousness, or maybe the fact that it simply isn’t in his top ten or something. He was the author chosen to review the sixth Harry Potter book for EW (which is a big honor, considering authors like Stephen King were chosen for the other books), so I know he’s a fan.

  • hoke

    Mike you evil genius. Making us keep coming back to look for the interview/big twenty. By the way great job on the Inheritance Almanac! I just bought it from my school bookstore like 3 weeks ago.

    • You overestimate my evil skills. I’d have posted the interview a long while back if I was able to. I want it out there as much as you guys want to read it. As for the Big Twenty, I explained that above — it’ll be up Monday.

      • hoke

        ok thanks mike. i had started to think that you were captured and being tortured in some castle 😛

  • The Green dragon

    What about the podcast?

  • Burzghash

    okay I know not necessarily fitting in this thread but I wanted to discuss this theory with someone . so what is the rock of kuthian ? eragon first heard it from solembum and when he mentioned it to aria and oromus they both said they heard of it as in a long forgotten dream .

    well what about the banishing of the names ? when all of the dragons except the 13 forsworn banished the forsworn’s dragons’ names . well what if one of those dragons’ was called kuthian ? and the rock of kuthian is where all of the forsworn’s dragons’ hearts of hearts ? that would be 13 eldunari and would be a significant increase of power and that would explain solumbum’s cryptic message of “when all seems lost and your power is insufficient ,go to the rock of kuthian and speak your name “

    • RandomGuy

      I would assume that Galby is now in posession of the Forsworn’s Eldunari. He likely forced his minions into surrendering them through the ancient language long before they were slain in battle.

      Also, I’m not entirely sure how the lack of names combined with eldunari would even work. Would he still be able to sap the dragon’s power, or would their insanity somehow curb his attempts?

      • Burzghash

        I’d imagine that since they are not insane but instead dumb brutes they would be rendered incapable of stopping him ,and since the forsworn would need all the power of their dragons they were probably allowed to keep their dragons’ eldunari and since brom slew or at least arranged the death of 4 or 5 of them then it’s possible that there are at least that many hidden by brom and if that is the case perhaps that has somehting to do with what brom said to eragon when he died

  • Guest

    Yeah to bad those interviews (part 3/4) were released a month ago…

    • hoke

      was just thinking that..

    • I didn’t find them good enough to stand as their own article (neither answered questions we didn’t already know), so I saved them for one of these big “round-up” articles. Don’t really see the issue with that.

  • Coasterking

    wheres the big 20

    • Coming Monday.

      • The Green dragon

        how about the podcast?

        • Today, if Bob finishes editing on time. It was recorded Thursday.

  • Sallystar6of7

    i wunder if he is syked about the hobbit movies coming out? i know i am.

    • gabs345

      I AM. I’m glad others are too! I’m a huge Hobbit fan and like Christopher it is my favorite and I had a difficult time with the lord of the rings. the hobbit is a fantastic tale.

    • You should check out Lytherus.com — we have some awesome Hobbit movie news coverage!

      • The_White_Rider

        Just checked out Lytherus’ Hobbit coverage, you guys have some great stuff on there. Just an idea, you might want to post links to the other two The Hobbit pre-production documentary type things, I saw you guys posted the first one but the other two were even better. Would probably be some good traffic for you guys. Great job with everything Mike.

  • DragonsAreAwesome

    Wow, I’ve read nearly all of his favorite books.  I also have always like The Hobbit better than the rest of the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy; it’s so cool that he does too. 🙂

  • Matt S

    I’ve never read most of those books although I thought of starting on some them. I just don’t have as much time for reading as I used to anymore. The Hobbit and LotR were good, and A Song of Fire and Ice was amazing. Also if anyone is looking for something new to read there is a book called Legacy: Beginnings that was a really good read. Its currently only available as an ebook, but I’d recommend it to anyone looking for something new out there.

  • I love Alex Rider/His Dark Materials 😀

  • Horsegal4ever

    These are way cool. Mike, can you tell whoever is in charge of putting out the second part of the interview to hurry it up? It’s been over a month. I’m still looking forward to it, but that hope is withering and I’m getting disgusted about it.

    • I’m bummed too, but “disgusted” is definitely over-reacting. Priorities may need to be re-evaluated there…

      • Horsegal4ever

        Meh. Wrong descriptive word. 😛 Color me ‘very’ bummed.

  • gandaga

    his dwarf voice is sooooo cool

  • ZoieB

    I love how gutteral Christopher’s voice is when he speaks dwarf. It’s exactly how I hear it in my head.

    • gabs345

      I like it too, at first I thought it a bit strange, but I appreciate how into his own world he is I just feel like that’s a lot of dedication. He goes all out. 

    • I’ve heard him do the dwarf voice dozens of times now, yet he never fails to impress me.

  • I busted out laughing to Paolini’s answer to “Where does your inspiration come from?”. ‘Not wanting to do homework’ was such an unexpected answer I spewed some coffee onto my shirt.

  • Rdodger96

    its martin not matamio, but good choices liked most of those books

    • RandomGuy

      I was thinking the same thing. Took me a moment to think back on when I read all those books years ago… was definitly Martin the Warrior, not Mattimeo. Mattimeo had his own stand alone book.

  • Anonnn(=

    When is the podcast coming out? 

  • Carvahallian

    Nice videos!

  • funnyguy69

    Roran is the karen of the eragon group

  • Emeric

    Am I the second one? AM I? Oh my God, my parents will be so PROUD!!!

  • Someone is bound to ask: the interview is coming as soon as humanly possible, I promise you that. I am not deliberately delaying the release of it. It is out of my hands.

    • BUT BUT BUT WHENZ DUH ENTERVOOW COMIN’ OUT??!! 😉

      • DragonsAreAwesome

        Just be patient; they will release it when they can.

        • Guest

          When they can? look i’m not impatient or anything and am with you, but that thing could have been released MONTHS ago dude. It’s not when they can, it’s when it’s most profitable for them.

          • Adilas73

            Profitable?, they do not get any money from this site except for merchendise that they sell. Anyway atleast their is an interveiw at all, if Mike had not thought of this site years ago we would not have all of this infomation. DONT HATE THE PLAYER, HATE THE GAME…. 

          • speedsk8

            I just lost the game because of you, thanks

          • speedsk8

            I just lost the game because of you, thanks

          • LOL, “when it’s most profitable”. Yeah, I wait to make sure I can pad my coffers for that new boat I’m buying. I also have to be able to pay the mortgage bill on my mansion/estate.

          • Adilas73

            I got your internet back Mike, By the way tahks for all of this info on the Inheritance cycle, tis a good reference for us fans.

          • Adilas73

            *Thanks, not tahks.

        • I was kind of joking…

    • Matt S

      No rush. I don’t mind waiting cause I know that once its out there will be no more. Unless Inheritance leaves some unanswered questions.

      • Oh, there will be more. Stay tuned for our announcement on this weekend’s podcast.

        • Matt S

          Looking forward to it.

        • Lil Uhura

          Here’s a question for you Mike.  If CP is the god/creator of the Inheritance universe, what would you say that all of your respective roles are?  Moses, bringing the tablets down from the mountain perhaps?  =)

          • Perhaps this fictional universe you describe is a multi-god universe, similar to the Greek gods. I am one, whereas he is the other!

            No, I kid.

        • greenie

          um mike that interview you said someones going to ask about, is it that second part of that interview that was supposed to come out the end of September or not? im confused

    • greenie

      mike next time you see Christopher could you ask him this “like from eragon to eldest there is like a 2 day gap how much of a gap is there from brisngr to inheritance”?

      • He answers that question in the second half of the interview which will be released this week.