The Sundering: Re-imagining the Forgotten Realms of Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesday, August 14
7:00 - 8:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A
Book Signing to Follow
Columbus Museum of Art
480 E. Broad Street (map it)
The Sundering is a brand new six-book series from publisher, Wizards of the Coast, who have brought together six notable New York Times bestselling fantasy authors to help re-imagine the most popular and widely played fantasy setting in the Dungeons & Dragons franchise: The Forgotten Realms.
Three of the authors will be in Columbus for a Thurber House event:
R.A. Salvatore is the author of over 40 novels, and more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers including the popular fantasy novel, The Two Swords. Salvatore is best known for his Forgotten Realms novels, in which he created his most popular character, the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden. He has also written two Star Wars novels and many graphic novel adaptations and short stories.
Erin M. Evans is the author of The God Catcher, Brimstone Angels, and Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils. December 3, 2013 marks the highly anticipated release of the third book in the Sundering series, Evans’s The Adversary. Erin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Anthropology - a course of study aimed at fieldwork, but it works well for fleshing out fantasy cultures, which gets fewer botflies in her socks. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and at slushlush.com.
Ed Greenwood is the creator of the Forgotten Realms setting. He invented the fantasy world as a child, and used his world as a campaign setting for his personal Dungeons & Dragons playing group before introducing it to the world in Dragon magazine in 1979. He has written over thirty books and modules about the Forgotten Realms, and has published a number of popular books set in that world.
The concept of The Sundering was to draw on each other's experience and develop an overarching storyline that will transition to online videos and to roleplaying adventures throughout the world. The panel of three will be moderated by James Wyatt, Creative Manager of Dungeons & Dragons.
The first book in the new series is The Companions, by R.A. Salvatore.