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I am attending this week’s New York Comic Con.

My wife Kristin is coming with me and it will be her first time to New York, making this an extra special trip. But flying across the entire country from Seattle is more work than pleasure. And we will be working hard both for Penguin Random House and MTV.

What are we doing? I am the long-time webmaster for author Terry Brooks. His novel, The Elfstones of Shannara, is being adapted into a live-action TV series for MTV. 10 episodes have been filmed. The show will air in January 2016. Like me, Terry is attending NYCC. Along with showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (Spider-Man 2, Smallville), executive producer Dan Farah, director Jonathan Liebesman and several members of the cast who are flying in from all over the world just for this launch of The Shannara Chronicles.

Here are details about what is happening:

THURSDAY

Del Rey Books Terry Brooks Booth Signing
Terry Brooks will be signing copies of the new edition of The Elfstones of Shannara!
Where: Del Rey Books/Random House Booth (#2205)
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Ticket Raffle: For The Shannara Chronicles Friday Signing
Del Rey Books/Random House Booth (#2205)
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM

FRIDAY

Ticket Raffle: For The Shannara Chronicles Friday Signing
Del Rey Books/Random House Booth (#2205)
Time: 11:00-NOON
Del Rey Books The Shannara Chronicles Booth Signing
Author Terry Brooks will be joined by Manu Bennett (Allanon), Poppy Drayton (Amberle), and Ivana Baquero (Eretria) for a signing at the Del Rey Books/Random House booth (#2205) for one hour. Only 150 tickets for this signing will be raffled on Thursday and Friday (see details above)!
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM

SATURDAY

The Shannara Chronicles Panel
Alongside bestselling Shannara author Terry Brooks, show runners Al Gough and Miles Millar and the director and cast from the forthcoming TV series will share stories about how The Shannara Chronicles came to life—and will show the first full-length trailer! Seating will be limited to 2,200 seats!
Room: Empire Stage 1-E
Time: 12:15-1:15 PM
Screening of The Shannara Chronicles
A super-exclusive screening event will be held for 50 (really) lucky fans on Saturday, October 10. Wannabe attendees will be able to win tickets throughout the weekend at the aforementioned “Shannara” events!
Room: Undisclosed
Time: Unknown but to 50

SUNDAY

Del Rey Books Terry Brooks Booth Signing
Terry Brooks will be signing copies of the new edition of The Elfstones of Shannara!
Where: Del Rey Books/Random House Booth (#2205)
Time: 11:00-NOON

Kristin and I will be taking pictures. A lot of them. We will be covering The Shannara Chronicles panel on Saturday, taking video and Periscoping it if we have proper wi-fi. We will be interviewing Terry, any cast members we can snag, and fans of the novels!

That is not all. Beginning now and for the entire month of October, when someone uses the Twitter hashtag #ShareShannara when sharing news about The Shannara Chronicles, the Twitter user will be automatically entered in to win one of several copies of the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive edition of The Elfstones of Shannara as well as other goodies! More details are on Terry’s website HERE.

Starting Thursday, follow Terry on Twitter @officialbrooks, follow me on Twitter @shawnspeakman and #ShareShannara!

Because it is up to us to spread the word any way we can about the TV series and make it a hit!

The Shannara Chronicles airs January 2016!

Enter the Four Lands…

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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)!