Terry Brooks and MTV are going to be talking, together and separately, about the world of Shannara. They will also be releasing more news and details about the upcomingThe Shannara Chronicles, the miniseries retelling of The Elfstones of Shannara, and if all goes well, future books. There are three different panels and a book-signing, so Shannara fans should get their fill–if, that is, Shannara fans can ever be said to get their fill.
The MTV panel on July 10 will feature the first look at the trailer for The Shannara Chronicles while the book-signing on July 11 is going to be a Comic Con exclusive version of The Elfstones of Shannara.
Anyone who’s going, send us your pics, ok? Send them to [email protected], and I’ll put them up in a nice Shannara album for all to enjoy. If you don’t go, send pictures of whatever Shannara-related activity you came up with instead, and I’ll give them their own album. We’ll see who came up with the most creative way to spend a book-ish weekend.
THURSDAY, JULY 9TH
3:00PM – 4:00PM | Horton Grand Theatre
Del Rey Books published The Sword of Shannara in 1977. Since then, legendary fantasy author Terry Brooks has written more than 25 New York Times bestselling novels. After more than three decades of readers falling in love with Terry Brooks’ world, MTV will bring Shannara to life in a new TV series. Join Terry as he talks about the history of Shannara, his life as a writer, and what’s to come in the future. Moderated by Ali T. Kokmen (B&N, Nook Digital).BOOK SIGNING, SAILS PAVILION – 5:30-6:00 PM
GENERATIONS IN CONVERSATION: TERRY BROOKS & PIERCE BROWN
7:30PM – 8:30PM | Room 4
Terry Brooks (Shannara) has been writing fantasy for nearly 40 years, and his editor Anne Groell has been editing for more than 20 years. Author Pierce Brown (Red Rising) arrived on the scene only 1 year ago, while his editor Michael Braff began his career 5 years ago. Both authors were instant New York Times bestsellers-Terry in 1977 and Pierce in 2014. Both have sold their stories to Hollywood. And both have very passionate fans. Join these authors and their editors as they discuss the changing landscape of book publishing, genre fiction, and how their experiences compare as the legend versus the rookie.
Here’s the schedule from TerryBrooks.net:
FRIDAY, JULY 10TH
12:30PM – 1:30PM | Room 6DE
MTV will introduce fans to the world of “Shannara” when author and series Executive Producer Terry Brooks joins stars Poppy Drayton, Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, John Rhys Davies and Manu Bennett, along with Executive Producers and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar. Attendees will bear first witness to a first look trailer of the highly anticipated new series and be able to participate in a Q&A with the panelists. Damian Holbrook, Senior Writer from TV Guide Magazine will moderate.
SATURDAY, JULY 11TH
If you are attending Comic-Con, be sure to stop by the MTV Booth (#3729) as well! Not only will they have great swag but they will also be giving out a Comic-Con exclusive edition of The Elfstones of Shannara, the novel the first season of The Shannara Chronicles is based on. Oh, and let’s not forget that some of the cast members will likely be stopping by the MTV booth too!