Join Christopher at Dragon Con 2017!

Join Christopher and immerse yourself in a world of fantasy for a weekend at Dragon Con 2017, from September 1st through 4th, in Atlanta, Georgia! Check out the details below and get your tickets. See you there and be sure to check our events page for updates!

Friday, September 1st:

Title: What Is High Fantasy?

Description: Confused about high fantasy vs epic vs low vs heroic vs…? Let’s talk about what makes this subgenre so unique! Moderated by Christopher Paolini.
Time: Fri 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Location: L401-L403 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael Livingston, Christopher Paolini, Sam Sykes, Susan Fichtelberg, Katherine Kurtz, Larry Dixon)

Title: Dragon Art & Dragon Books

Description: A panel discussion with artists & writers. We discuss Dragons & how they are depicted in both art & literature.
Time: Fri 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Location: Hanover C-E – Hyatt
(Tentative Panelists: Christopher Paolini, Ciruelo Cabral, Todd McCaffrey, Todd Lockwood)

Title: Buy My Book

Description: In which fantasy authors, editors, & publishers fansplain how to undertake that most dreaded of tasks: SELF-PROMOTION.
Time: Fri 05:30 pm – 06:30 pm
Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt
(Tentative Panelists: Sam Sykes, Delilah S. Dawson, Christopher Paolini, Michael Stackpole)

Saturday, September 2nd:

Title: How to Build a Dragon from Scratch

Description: Dragons & their mythical kindred have been invented & reinvented a thousand different ways in every genre of literature. How do fantasy authors trafficking in critters keep it fresh?
Time: Sat 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt
(Tentative Panelists: Christopher Paolini, Jody Lynn Nye, Todd McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey)

Title: Worldbuilding through Language

Description: What’s the point of building a secondary world if the characters don’t have the right words to describe it?
Time: Sat 02:30 pm – 03:30 pm
Location: L401-L403 – Marriott
(Tentative Panelists: Christopher Paolini, Michael Livingston)

Title: Autograph Session

Time: Sat 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Location: International Hall South 4-5 – Marriott
(Tentative Panelists: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alethea Kontis, A. J. Hartley, James A. Hunter, Christopher Paolini)

Title: From Good to Great: Revising Your YA

Description: A draft is just the start: editing your book is a critical step for every writer. Learn how our YA authors ‘kill their darlings’ & solve common issues.
Time: Sat 05:30 pm
Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Ali Fisher, Mari Mancusi, David Macinnis Gill, Madeleine Roux, Christopher Paolini)

Sunday, September 3rd:

Title: On Writing YA: Fantastic Worlds & How to Build Them

Description: A discussion of the YA fantasy worlds we’ve loved & how they inspired us to build our own. Plus, how we did it.
Time: Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: A707 – Marriott
(Tentative Panelists: Todd McCaffrey, Christopher Paolini, Claudia Gray, Ali Fisher, Delilah S. Dawson)

Title: Delphic Oracle

Description: The Oracle at Delphi used great magic to see the future. Now our writer guests will channel her power to tell us a story–one word at a time.
Time: Sun 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt
(Tentative Panelists: Todd McCaffrey, Delilah S. Dawson, Sam Sykes, Myke Cole, Christopher Paolini, Jody Lynn Nye)

Title: Painting with Words

Description: How does great fantasy get turned into great art? What’s the collaborative process between writer, publisher, & artist? What role do fantasy artists play outside of painting book covers?
Time: Sun 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt
(Tentative Panelists: Christine Foltzer, Larry Elmore, Janny Wurts, Christopher Paolini, Todd Lockwood, Dan dos Santos, Larry Dixon)

Title: Let’s Get Real: Tough Topics in YA

Description: YA lit doesn’t shy away from difficult & important topics like racism, sexism, homophobia, & violence. These discussions are important. Let’s talk about how YA is shaping the conversation.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm – 06:30 pm
Location: A707 – Marriott
(Tentative Panelists: A. J. Hartley, Christopher Paolini, Steve Berman)

Dragon Con 2017