Geeks Doing Good

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Jun 102016
 

It’s that time again!  Jim Butcher has teamed up with Pat Rothfuss’ spectacular Worldbuilders coterie to fuse awesome swag with charitable endeavors. For a limited time, you can score a wizardly “Parkour!!” shirt by chipping into their Geeks Doing Good summer fundraiser.

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There are also fabulous designs inspired by Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle, the Rat Queens graphic novel, the magnificent insanity of Sam Sykes, and more!  Grab a Dracchus plushie, Auri’s soap, a Foxen nightlight, Kvothe’s cloak, and all manner of other nerdful delights through their IndieGogo, and help Worldbuilders make our planet a better place!  This fundraiser ends Monday, June 13th, so act quickly!

Jim returns to Sweden!

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Jun 032016
 

Jim is returning to Sweden! Come see him in Stockholm and Göteborg later this month.

Science Fiction Bokhandeln, Stockholm
Monday, June 13th, at 5 PM
Västerlånggatan 48, 11129 Stockholm, Sweden
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,47779.0.html

Science Fiction Bokhandeln, Göteborg
Saturday, June 18th, at 4:30pm
Kungsgatan 19, Göteborg, Sweden
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,47780.0.html

Curious as to when Jim will be touring near you? His full 2016 events schedule is available on the forum.

Hugo Announcement, More Wild Card, Con Update, and Kickstarter Reminder!

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May 172016
 

Lots to announce today!

As you may have already heard, The Aeronaut’s Windlass was nominated for Best Novel in the 2016 Hugo Awards!  This makes his third nomination, after Skin Game was tapped for Best Novel in 2015 and Welcome to the Jungle was short-listed for Best Graphic Story in 2009.  Jim’s fellow contenders are some of the most loved in the genre–Ann Leckie, N.K. Jemisin, Neal Stephenson, and Naomi Novik–so best of luck to all!  If you want to cast your vote in this or any category, you can register here.

Next, the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Came (or DFCO) Kickstarter ends in 48 hours!  For those late to the game, here’s a convenient summary of what each pledge level gets you!  You can read about the campaign in greater detail on the main page.

Also, we want to remind you of some upcoming conventions.  Jim has three more cons announced for this year, the first of which is this weekend!  Folks in the Kansas City area can meet him and get books signed at Planet Comicon this Friday through Sunday, then fans in Denver and Atlanta get their turn in mid-August and early September with Myths and Legends Con and DragonCon, respectively.  His schedule for this weekend is below.

FRIDAY, MAY 20th:
12pm – 2pm: Celebrity Area
3pm – 5pm: Wordfire Booth (#723)

SATURDAY, MAY 21st:
10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Celebrity Area
2pm – 4pm: Wordfire Booth (#723)

SUNDAY, MAY 22nd:
11am – 1pm: Wordfire Booth (#723)
2pm – 4pm: Celebrity Area

Finally, Issue #2 of the Wild Card graphic novel hits stores tomorrow!  Check out a five-page preview at Comic Book Resources, then snag a copy at your favorite local independent comics shop.

As always, you can keep informed about upcoming release dates at Jim’s Upcoming Works page.

Dresden Files Card Game Kickstarter Funds in Under 13 Hours

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Apr 192016
 

It’s launch day! The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game Kickstarter blasted out of the gate last night at just past midnight, and has hit its initial funding goal inside of the first 13 hours, which is so on theme! 🙂 You can check out the Kickstarter campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/the-dresden-files-cooperative-card-game

They’ve also released a 4-player play-through video if you’re curious to see how the game works in play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eftjloMmca8


There are also “learn to play” videos on the page, and the Kickstarter video up top features our own Jim Butcher speaking as Harry Dresden.

Check out the campaign today, and bring a little more fuego to your tabletop!

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Jim at DragonCon • Dresden Files Card Game: Learn, Demo & Preview

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Apr 122016
 

Jim Will Be At DragonCon 2016

Jim has been confirmed as the DragonCon 2016 literary guest of honor (see Facebook post)! As one commenter notes, “Get ready for crazy lines at any panel that has him among the speakers.” And based on past years, they’re absolutely right. But those lines are so worth it.

Excited about DragonCon? You can discuss this over on the forums.

More Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game News

The folks over at Evil Hat Productions will launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game later this month (possibly even next week — or the week after).

Make sure to subscribe to their mailing list to get news of its launch!

Learn to Play

As part of the run-up to the launch they’ve shared the rulebook for the game and a video that teaches you how to play the game. Watch it now, and get pumped—this game’s gonna be great!

Demo Opportunities in Maryland and Austin, TX

Evil Hat founder Fred Hicks will be demoing the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game several places over the coming weeks. Here’s the schedule!

Saturday April 16th • All Afternoon & Evening • Games & Stuff of Glen Burnie, MD

Games & Stuff is hosting their 16th birthday bash this weekend, and Fred will be there to run as many games as he can fill. (With four prototypes on hand, if there’s table space, he can accommodate up to 20 players at a time.) If you’re in Maryland and are curious about the game — or just want to check out a great game store — come on by!

Wednesday April 27th • All Evening • Wonko’s Toys & Games of Austin, TX

Fred will be in Austin this week, and is stopping by Wonko’s on Wednesday evening for their tabletop night. He’ll be demoing the game for as long as there are folks who want to demo it & space to do it. See you there!

Saturday April 30th • 4pm-6pm (signing & conversation from 2pm-7pm) • Dragon’s Lair of Austin, TX

But if the weeknight at Wonko’s doesn’t work for your schedule, never fear, Austin! Fred will also visit Dragon’s Lair as a part of International Tabletop Day. With the event in full swing, the store’s sure to be packed; they can only promise Fred a demo table for DFCO from 4pm-6pm, so make sure to get there in time to claim a spot. Spectators welcome, of course! And Fred will be there for at least an hour before and after to meet & greet & talk about the game. Should be a great time!

Anywhere else?

Fred is based in Maryland and will be looking for other opportunities to demo when he can. You can best find out what Fred’s up to on Twitter and Google Plus.

The game’s designer, Eric Vogel, is based out of California, and is frequently found at unstoppable game store juggernaut Endgame Oakland, so keep an eye out there as well.

And as always, you can stay current with what’s afoot at Evil Hat by signing up for their mailing list.

An Alpha Preview

Evil Hat has also given us a second exclusive preview for the game — here’s a look at the Billy & Georgia player deck!

Click to embiggen! That is too a word.

Click to embiggen! That’s an actual real word and everything. Honest.

When’s the Next Book Coming Out?

The answer is found as always in the upper right corner of the front page of Jim’s site, with a link to his upcoming works pagehttp://www.jim-butcher.com/faq/upcoming-works

No change in status from what’s shown there, folks. Jim is working, but there’s only one of him. These things take time! Don’t wear out the refresh button on that page or anything, but we will continue to keep the information there current. 🙂

 

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