Aug 122014
 

GEN CON

We’re packing our bags for GenCon this weekend! Hope to see some of you there. You can check out Jim’s schedule here. If you want to know what’s going on at Evil Hat, publisher of the Dresden RPG and numerous other awesome properties, you can check out their schedule, as well. Don’t forget to pack your badge!

Note: We’ve added another event! Jim will be signing at Badali Jewelry’s booth (#663) Thursday at 2pm.

NEW DRESDEN-THEMED JEWELRY FROM BADALI

Of course, you’ll have another great reason to swing by the Badali booth! They’re premiering their new Bob the Skull necklaces, with your choice of orange or blue eye colors for “good” and “evil.” You can also go home with the new shield bracelet and Harry’s pentacle necklace, plus gorgeous officially-licensed creations from the works of Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Kevin Hearne, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, and more!

If you’re not going to GenCon, you can buy their fabulous wares at BadaliJewelry.com, DragonCon, or any of their future con appearances!

Badali Jewelry Bob necklace

STORM FRONT IN HARDCOVER

Also, Penguin has heard your demands! Storm Front has been re-released in hardcover format for a limited time! If enough copies sell, Penguin will reprint the other books as well, if you like the uniform look of an all-hardcover collection, hop on down to our store! You’ll find links to buy it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local independent bookstore.

Aug 012014
 

Two news items for you today!

BtPFront72First up, Jim’s “Gentleman” Johnny Marcone-focused short story Even Hand is seeing a reprint in Birch Tree Publishing’s Beyond the Pale anthology. If you haven’t caught this short story previously, this look inside the mind of the tiger-souled mobster is not to be missed! You can learn more about this at Birch Tree’s website, linked here.

And in appearance news, we have Jim’s schedule for GenCon. As with all things convention-related, this is subject to change, but is as accurate as we can make it at the time of the posting. Check the convention schedule when you’re there to confirm!

THURSDAY:

  • NEW: 2pm-3pm – Signing at Badali Jewelry – booth 663
  • 5pm – Writer’s Craft: Creating Story Arcs – Room 243

FRIDAY: 

  • 10am - Media Tie-In: Story to Game – Room 245
  • 3pm-5pm – Signing in the Dealer’s Hall!
  • 6pm - Writer’s Craft: Neverending Stories – Room 244

SATURDAY:

  • 11am-1pm – Signing in the Dealer’s Hall!
  • 3pm – Q&A w/ Jim Butcher – Room 244
  • 4pm - Urban Fantasy: Magic and the Modern World – Room 244
  • 5pm - Urban Fantasy: Worldbuilding for Urban Fantasy – Room 244
 Posted by at 12:10 pm
Jul 292014
 

Running-HarryDresden Files RPG publishers Evil Hat Productions have announced the opening of the playtest application for the first round of playtesting on the lightweight Fate Accelerated version of the tabletop RPG. While the game itself is still a year or two away from done, they’re looking to get folks started on testing out the ideas and game-play as early as possible in order to ensure they’ll deliver the best game possible. We expect no less!

Read more about the playtest opportunity here, and if you roll dice with the best of em, submit an application through this page: http://www.evilhat.com/home/dresden-files-accelerated-edition/

 Posted by at 3:26 pm
Jul 222014
 

SDCC CLARIFICATIONS

Following up on our recent post of Jim’s SDCC schedule, we have a couple clarifications to make:

Friday, 12:30-1:30 PM – Solo signing in Sails Pavilion AA18. Confirmed: NO TICKETS REQUIRED. None of Jim’s signings in the Sails Pavilion will require tickets, but arrive EARLY, because the line WILL be capped.

Friday, 2:00–3:00 PM – Signing at Badali Jewelry, Booth #532. A free ticket will be required for the signing. Come by the Badali booth (#532) any day/time before 12:30 on Friday to pick one up. It’s likely they’ll run out of tickets, so come get yours early to guarantee a spot.

And of course, at Badali Jewelry’s booth you’ll also be able to buy:

HARRY’S SHIELD BRACELET

The sensational artists and craftsmen at Badali Jewelry have unveiled the official, Jim-approved design for Harry’s original shield bracelet! This is the design Harry wears pre-Storm Front through Blood Rites, so it is NOT guaranteed against Black Court vampires with flamethrowers.

Badali also sells Harry’s pentacle necklace, an appealing design that balances elegance and style with enough substance to take out a Loup Garou! (Assuming you inherited it. Fighting loup garou with ordinary silver is not recommended.)

The bracelet will premiere at SDCC at the Badali Jewelry booth, #532, on Wednesday the 23rd/Preview Night! It’ll be available for sale online at BadaliJewelry.com starting Thursday the 24th. If you prefer to buy in person and you won’t be attending SDCC, check Badali’s website for details on other cons they’ll be attending in the future.

FUTURE ANTHOLOGIES

Also, anthology editor Shawn Speakman announced at a recent Reddit AMA that Jim will be participating in two future anthologies: Neverland’s Shadow and Unfettered 2. Jim has not released any details about his contribution to Neverland’s Shadow, which features stories from villains’ and antagonists’ point of view, but his current plan for Unfettered 2 is a Harry Dresden short called “Jury Duty.” Neither anthology has a release date yet, so keep an eye on this site for further details!

Jul 192014
 

COMIXOLOGY SALE

Today and tomorrow (July 19th and 20th), Comixology is slashing prices on Dresden Files comics titles. Each issue is 99 cents each, or you can get ALL of Storm Front, Fool Moon, and Ghoul Goblin for $16.99! Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to fill in the gaps in your digital comics collection or start a new one!

BEYOND THE PALE

Jim’s Marcone-POV story “Even Hand” will be reprinted in Beyond the Pale, a fantasy anthology edited by Henry Herz and released August 1st. This anthology also contains stories from luminaries of the field like Peter S. Beagle, Jane Yolen, and Saladin Ahmed. You can preorder your copy through our store. For a full list of writers, more about the book, and details on a Goodreads giveaway, visit Herz’s site!

SDCC SCHEDULE

Come see Jim at the following events at San Diego Comic Con!

THURSDAY, JULY 24th

11:00-12:00 PM, Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, Room 5AB
Dr. David Brin (Hugo, Locus and Nebula Award-winning author of the Uplift trilogy), Jim Butcher (NY Times bestselling author of The Dresden Files series), Rachel Caine (NY Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series), Jason Hough (NY Times bestselling author of The Darwin Elevator series), Marie Lu (NY Times bestselling author of the Legend series), and Jonathan Maberry (NY Times bestselling author of the Joe Ledger series) discuss writing science fiction and fantasy novels and their adaptation to TV and movies. Moderated by Henry Herz (editor of Beyond the Pale).

12:30–1:30 PM, Signing with fellow “Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature” panelists in the Sails Pavilion autographing area, Table AA09

3:00-4:00 PM, When Myth and Magic Meet Main Street, Room 25ABC
When stories mix modern cities like Paris, LA, New York with magic, myth and demon spawn they are collectively known as Urban Fantasy, and many of today’s popular authors are adding their otherworldly ingredients to the melting pots of modern (and not so modern) society. Join some of today’s top urban fantasy authors as they discuss why something old with something new equals gold. Panelists:

4:30–5:30 PM, Signing with fellow “When Magic & Myth Meet Main Street” panelists in the Sails Pavilion autographing area, Table AA09.

FRIDAY, JULY 25th

12:30-1:30 PM – Solo signing in Sails Pavilion AA18. Confirmed: NO TICKETS REQUIRED.

2:00–3:00 PM – Signing at Badali Jewelry, Booth #532. A free ticket will be required for the signing. Come by the Badali booth any day/time before 12:30 on Friday to pick one up. Bonus: Priscilla Spencer will be with him, signing and selling Alera map posters! Also, Badali is unveiling their new shield bracelet at SDCC, available for purchase at the con! (Note: this time is incorrect printed in the con literature as 1-2. The correct time is 2-3, as reported here.)

DRAGON*CON

You know how we said there wouldn’t be any other events added to Jim’s 2014 schedule? That statement was misinformed. Jim will be at Dragon*Con 2014 in Atlanta, GA!

Dragon*Con
August 29th-September 1st
Dragon*Con
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303

We’ll announce Jim’s schedule as soon as those details are worked out! Discuss this news on the forum.