Livestream Event: Dashner, Paolini, Sanderson



November 16th event will bring the three together for the first time via a moderated panel.

New York, NY (November 8, 2013)—Random House Children’s Books is pleased to announce that three of the biggest name authors in science fiction and fantasy are coming together for an afternoon panel hosted by the 92nd Street Y in New York City on November 16th. James Dashner (The Eye of Minds), Christopher Paolini (Eragon: 10th Anniversary Edition), and Brandon Sanderson (Steelheart) will entertain their fans via an interactive panel discussion moderated by Alexander Zalben of MTV News. One of the first YA events that the 92nd Street Y has hosted, the panel will be livestreamed to viewers across the globe who won’t be able to make it to the New York area to see the event in person.

The link for the livestream will be found here:

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Dashner, Paolini, and Sanderson are all forces to be reckoned with in the children’s literature world. James Dashner, best known for his Maze Runner series, has sold over 2.4 million copies of his books in North America alone. Fall 2014 will see the feature film debut of The Maze Runner (20th Century Fox). With a loyal fanbase that has dubbed itself the “Dashner Army” (#DashnerArmy) as well as the publication of The Eye of Minds, the first book in his new Mortality Doctrine series, Dashner continues to gain in popularity amongst both teenagers and adults.

Christopher Paolini, celebrating his 30th birthday in November, penned Eragon when he was just 15 years old. The book spawned three companions, as well as a major motion picture and millions of fans. A #1 New York Times bestseller, Paolini’s books have currently sold 35 million copies worldwide, and are available in 125 countries and 49 languages.

Brandon Sanderson is a household name in the sci-fi/fantasy world, and has joined the YA ranks of Dashner and Paolini with the publication of Steelheart, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Sanderson is known for his Mistborn trilogy, as well as completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. Millions of copies of his books have been sold worldwide, and his books have been published in 25 languages.

The trio of authors have all had multiple titles appear on national bestseller lists including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS to this one-of-a-kind event, visit A discounted ticket price is offered to attendees under 35 years of age. The authors’ newest titles—Eragon: 10th Anniversary Edition, Steelheart, and The Eye of Minds—will be available for purchase, and to be signed by the authors, at the event.

And if you can’t attend the event, you can still be there via the internet(s)! The link for the livestream will be found here:

Have fun!

speakman-shawnShawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel bestselling author Terry Brooks calls, “a fine tale by a talented writer.”

He is also editor and contributor of Unfettered, a fantasy anthology featuring some of the best writers in the genre. When Shawn isn’t lying for a living, he runs The Signed Page and Grim Oak Press.