New York Comic Con is bulking up its author line-up, and the latest announcement is certainly an exciting one. Recently, the convention announced that bestselling author Christopher Paolini is heading to the event. He will take part in a spotlight panel on Sunday, October 15, at 12:15 p.m. If you already have an NYCC ticket, the panel is free to attend.
Paolini first made a splash in his career with his debut novel Eragon, the first of four books in his Inhertiance Cycle. The series follows a young dragon rider named Eragon and his dragon Sapphira as they venture throughout the land of Alagaësia to take down the evil king Galbatorix. Eragon was initially published in 2002, with a movie adaptation following in 2006. The book is succeeded by Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance. In 2018, Paolini released The Fork, The Witch, and The Worm set within the same universe. He also announced that a book centered on Murtagh, aptly titled Murtagh, will release this November. Paolini’s other work includes To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and its prequel Fractal Noise.
New York Comic Con takes place from Thursday, October 12 to Sunday, October 15 at the Javits Center in Manhattan. Along with Paolini, previously announced authors include Cassandra Clare, V.E. Schwab, and Rachel Smythe, with more on the way. Beyond authors, the current line-up includes a variety of entertainment and comic book guests, including Chris Evans, Ewan McGregor, cast from Doctor Who, the Critical Role team, anime voice actors, and many more.