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.
Jamaican author, Marlon James, has been all the buzz this
past weekend in the fantasy circle with his announcement about writing a
fantasy series in which he describes as “an
African Game of Thrones”. In my posting in April of 2013 about black authors writing fantasy, I talked about how very very
few of them there were. Last year I posted about people of color in fantasy,
stating that people of color, who are writers and are fans of fantasy, should
write fantasy—epic fantasy. It looks like that’s Mr. James’ focus, and it will
be interesting to see what he puts out.
You can read a little about Marlon James’ statements here.