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/

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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.

Jul 072014
 

Online booking for Jim’s first European con is now open! Jim will join Seanan McGuire and other great guests at Dysprosium/Eastercon in London on April 3-6, 2015. Buy your membership here! Currently, weekend membership is £60 for an adult, rising to £70 after August 18th.

As for 2014, Jim has two big events left! Be sure to come see him at San Diego Comic Con July 24-27 and GenCon in Indianapolis on August 14-17.

Also, don’t forget to pledge to the Beyond Worlds Calendar Kickstarter, which includes Jim as one of the featured authors! With 2 1/2 days left, they’re still just shy of their goal. Help make this awesomeness happen! You can get awesome signed swag and promote two worthy causes: First Book and Worldbuilders.

Jul 042014
 

Happy 4th of July to those who celebrate it! We have two super nifty things to announce today.

“BEYOND WORDS” 2016 FANTASY AUTHOR CALENDAR

Lauren Zurchin, creator of last year’s stunning Beyond Words fantasy calendar, is creating another calendar for 2016, and she needs fans’ help to get it funded! This will be an all-new photography series of best-selling fantasy authors in custom costumes and unique locations, turned into a 2016 12-month calendar, and Jim will be among them!

This year’s authors are:

  • Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Series)
  • Jim Butcher (The Harry Dresden Files, The Codex Alera)
  • Melissa de la Cruz (The Blue Bloods series, Witches of East End)
  • Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles, The WondLa series)
  • Kami Garcia (The Beautiful Creatures novels, The Legion Series)
  • Lev Grossman (The Magicians series)
  • Robin Hobb (The Liveship Traders Trilogy, The Rain Wild Chronicles)
  • Tahereh Mafi (The Shatter Me Series)
  • Garth Nix (The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Keys to the Kingdom Series)
  • Ransom Riggs (The Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series)
  • Margaret Stohl (The Beautiful Creatures novels, The Icons Series)
  • Scott Westerfeld (The Leviathan Trilogy, The Uglies Series)

Pledge to her Kickstarter here! And act quickly: there are only six days remaining in the campaign.

“WAR CRY” ISSUE 2

Issue #2 (of 5) of the original graphic novel “War Cry” hit stores Wednesday! Grab a copy from Dynamite.com, Comixology, or at your local comic shop.

“War Cry” is set a few months after Dead Beat and features Harry on a mission with young Wardens Carlos Ramirez, Yukie Yoshimo, and “Wild Bill” Meyers. It’s written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers, with art by Carlos Gomez, published by Dynamite Entertainment. Check out a five-page preview on Dynamite.com!