MTV & Terry Brooks Bring THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES To Comic-Con

icon-sandiegocomicconTerry Brooks is attending the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con!

And so is MTV!

Terry is no stranger to Comic-Con. He has attended several in the last decade and always has a great time meeting with fantasy fans from all over the world. That said, this year is particularly special. The Shannara Chronicles will be featured at Comic-Con, MTV having a booth on the convention floor and the forthcoming series featured in a star-studded panel on Friday, July 10th! It will be the first real look at the much-anticipated TV series!

Read below for the panels/signing events at this year’s Comic-Con:

THURSDAY, JULY 9TH

TERRY BROOKS & THE WORLD OF SHANNARA
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.

FRIDAY, JULY 10TH

MTV’S THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES
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

BOOK SIGNING, SAILS PAVILION – 11:00-1:00 PM

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!

This looks to be the beginning of publicity and marketing for The Shannara Chronicles! I’ll be at Comic-Con just like Terry, watching it all unfold. Hopefully we will have some cool things to share soon!

Are any of you attending Comic-Con this year?

More news when I can post it!

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Written by Shawn Speakman
I am the long-time friend and webmaster for Terry Brooks as well as the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel Terry calls "a fine tale by a talented writer." Join me on Facebook and Twitter (@shawnspeakman)!