The video below is a discussion panel of authors discussing diversity in fantasy fiction at New York Comic-Con this month. Authors included are: Laurent Linn, Lara Elena Donnelly,Jennifer Jenkins, Marie Lu and Daniel Jose Older.
Below is a video of a panel of fantasy authors discussing worldbuilding at San Diego Comic-Con last week. Authors included are: Jon Skovron, Brandon Mull, Scott Sigler, Seanan McGuire, Gini Koch and Claudia Christian.
As per this article from the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, it looks like the possibility for Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series being adapted to the screen is very likely. I had a hard time getting into the books, but I think seeing an on-screen adaptation could be quite entertaining. As always, it would have to be done well in order for such an epic tale to work. I'm interested to see which studio picks this up.
I exhausted myself on this topic when I wrote my post about People of Color in Fantasy back in March of 2014. It was the longest and most researched blog post
that I’ve done to date. Therefore, I’m not going to write anymore about it
right now, but I would like to share a blog post from literary agent Mary C.
Moore on her thoughts on the subject (see here).
This should be an encouragement to all aspiring writers of color.