Shurtugal.com is the world’s largest and most comprehensive website for the Inheritance Cycle book and movies on the internet. Founded in late 2003 (though officially released on March 5th, 2004) by Mike Macauley, Shur’tugal surpassed all of its competition to become the leading provider of news and information, nearly entirely exclusive. The staff work closely the with Paolini family, Random House (publisher), 20th Century Fox (movie), and Vivendi Universal Games (game developers) to bring the best possible content to site visitors. In 2005, Shurtugal.com was named the official destination fan website for members after the closing of Random House’s official Eragon fan website.
Started as a small-scale fan website and side project of its owner, Mike Macauley, the site quickly evolved into the most practical destination for Inheritance fans all over the world. With a staff of over fifty volunteers, Shur’tugal provides a constant supply of news and up-to-date content for millions of visitors. The site is accessed by fans from over one hundred countries across the world.
SHURTUGAL.COM SENIOR STAFF
Founder, Editor in Chief, Creative Director
Mike Macauley is the founder and owner of Shurtugal.com and its network sites, including InheritanceForums.com. Mike is responsible for management of all groups of staff on Shur’tugal, the Head Writer for feature news, reviews and editorials, is responsible for working together with outside companies partnered with the website, as well as a host of other responsibilities.
If you’re interested in a behind-the-scenes look at Shur’tugal or learning more about Mike Macauley and his projects, you can find Mike on Twitter!
Chief Technical Developer
Robert Cox has been a member of the Shurtugal.com team since the website’s founding in 2005. Robert is responsible for much of the website’s backbones, including news systems, page coding, and more. Robert also coordinates media for Shur’tugal’s live events.
Chris Addison has been with Shurtugal.com since 2005. Named an official fan site moderator by Random House in early 2005, Chris has been an active member of the Inheritance community and fantasy genre for the better half of a decade. Chris is responsible for many of the articles and editorials you find on Shur’tugal. Outside of Shurtugal.com, Chris is in his last year of college and working his way through an internship.
SHUR’TUGAL FAN FICTION STAFF