The 2011 San Diego Comic Con may have come and gone but there is still a great deal to see!
When the convention released its schedule, epic fantasy fans automatically gravitated toward one panel: Putting the ‘Epic’ into Epic Fantasy. Normally this is a staple at Comic Con but this year it was different. Why? The talent on the panel. Who was there? George R. R. Martin. Brandon Sanderson. Kevin J. Anderson. Christopher Paolini. Peter Orullian. Patrick Rothfuss. And K.J. Taylor. That is one helluva panel.
As Kevin J. Anderson said afterward, “If the panel had been struck by a meteor, epic fantasy would never have recovered.”
I had numerous people ask me around the internet(s) to tape the panel. I partially succeeded. My camera caught 102 minutes of the panel but when I moved the video over to my laptop for editing I only got 1/2 hour. I’m hoping the camera—which is now in NYC—will yield the other 1/2 hour when it is unearthed.
Until then, here is the first 1/2 hour from the Putting the ‘Epic’ into Epic Fantasy panel! Enjoy!