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Sep 202013

The final issue of the Dresden Files Ghoul, Goblin graphic novel is out! Conceived by Jim, penned by Mark Powers, this one’s a doozy. The collected hardcover of all six issues is expected to arrive in December.


Issue #6 of Dynamite’s Dresden Files: Ghoul, Goblin comic book is here!

Harry Dresden has traveled to rural Boone Mill to smoke out the Nevernever refugees responsible for the murders of two siblings. Unfortunately, the quiet little town has proven to be treacherous. Dresden has made the cursed Talbots’ salvation his own personal crusade — but a bloodline can’t be cleansed without a blood sacrifice!

JIM BUTCHER’S DRESDEN FILES: GHOUL GOBLIN #6 (OF 6) •  Written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers • Art by Joseph Cooper • Cover by Ardian Syaf

Available now at Comixology and comic stores everywhere!

Check out our preview, below.

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Jim at SDCC 2013!

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Jun 162013

Squee of all squees! We can now announce that Jim will return to San Diego Comic Con this year!

San Diego Comic Con 2013
San Diego, CA
July 17-21

Jim’s schedule:

Urban Fantasy
July 20th, 10-11am; Room 7AB
1. Kevin Hearne, THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES (Random House/Del Rey)
2. Marlene Perez, STRANGE FATES (Hachette Book Group/Orbit Books)
3. Max Gladston, THREE PARTS DEAD (Tor)
4. Richard Kadrey, KILL CITY BLUES (HarperCollins/Harper Voyager)
5. Liesel Schwarz, A CONSPIRACY OF ALCHEMISTS (Random House/Del Rey)
6. Jim Butcher, THE DRESDEN FILES (Ace/Roc)
MODERATOR: Colleen Lindsay

Jim’s signing is tentatively scheduled for table AA07 in the main autograph area/Sails Pavilion on Thursday, July 18 at 4pm, but this may be subject to change. We’ll let you know the final time/location closer to the event.

You can view the complete list of Jim’s 2013 appearances here.

We hope to see you there!

May 222013

This is a repost of the Dresden Files RPG: Paranet Papers statblocking contest from here. Still plenty of time to enter before the end of the month!

You know how it is. You’re talking with your nerdy friends over a beverage of choice. You’re about to game or you just finished gaming. Dice are out; pizza’s almost gone. Then, cutting into a brief silence, someone says it:

“Well, clearly, Harry would have 26 refresh by now.”

And that is so wrong, right? I mean, we don’t have to assume that every novel is a major turning point for his character sheet. In fact, you could argue that he spends three whole books at relatively the same level of power and…

…and then it’s on. The geekiest of geeky conversations: how do we stat up a character that everyone knows and loves? It is the greatest crucible in licensed RPGs, because it reveals the very heart of fandom, and everyone’s got a different take.

Today, we offer you a chance to show us the heart of your fandom.

Your task: A statblock for Harry Dresden–as he appears at the beginning of Changes–for the award-winning Dresden Files Roleplaying Game.

The prize: A copy of Dresden Files RPG Vol. 3: The Paranet Papers, where the statblock is going to be published, credit in the book, and eternal bragging rights. (approximate retail value $35)

How this is going to work:

* You make a statblock for Harry Dresden and post it somewhere on the Internet. Your blog, tumblr, the official forums, some other forum, whatever – get it out there. Include a link to this post with your submission so people don’t think you’ve completely lost it.

* Fill out this form with a link to your statblock, so we can broadcast your submission to the world.

* A team of system heads and Dresden Files loremongers, led by Leonard Balsera, will evaluate the entries and choose the winner.

* Your name and statblock ends up in a book and you look awesome.

The criteria:

Compatibility. The statblocks need generally to look like and work with all existing rules in the Dresden Files RPG. Format them like they appear in the rulebooks. That said, if you need to invent a power or something to make it work, do so and include the power writeup with your submission.

System Accuracy. Have the right number of aspects, make sure all the math works out, etc. Also, where necessary, show your work – tell us how you arrived at a particular set of bonuses and whatnot.

Setting Knowledge. Harry’s been through a lot since we statted him up for Storm Front. Your statblock represents the definitive picture of that character at the beginning of Changes, and your design choices should reflect your knowledge of what has happened to the character. (Yes, that means you’re responsible for including all of Harry’s amassed magical gear.)

The fine print:

* You have from now till 5/31/2013 to get submissions in.

* Your submission will go through the standard editing and development process that we do to ourselves, which means it might not appear exactly as you wrote it, even if you win.

* If taking pieces-parts of multiple submissions seems to be the best way to get at the statblock, there may be multiple winners.

* No one currently working on a project for Evil Hat Productions, Dresden Files or otherwise, can submit to this contest.

* You may submit as a team. If you know a lot about the Dresden Files setting, but aren’t as game-savvy, and you want to hook up with someone who is, go for it!

* The winning entry will become the sole property of Evil Hat. All other entries will remain the sole property of their creator.

Submit entries here!

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May 162013


Issue #4 of the original Dresden Files graphic novel, GHOUL GOBLIN, came out last week.

A small, isolated Midwestern town is being terrorized by a pair of the Nevernever’s most vile creatures, who’vemanaged to decimate the star-crossed Talbot family. Harry’s sworn to protect the survivors and end the curse—something that can only be accomplished if he can convince them to take refuge in what amounts to a supernatural fortress. And if the ancient guardian spirit he’s summoned doesn’t kill him first…and if the local cops don’t toss him into a jail cell…

JIM BUTCHER’S DRESDEN FILES: GHOUL GOBLIN #4 (OF 6) •  Written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers • Art by Joseph Cooper • Cover by Ardian Syaf

Available now at Comixology and comic stores everywhere!

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Ghoul Goblin #3 in Stores!

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Mar 192013

GHOUL, GOBLIN is an original comic series set in the official Dresden Files continuity, and issue 3 is now in stores!

Harry’s traveled from his home turf of Chicago to investigate a series of inexplicable murders in a small Missouri town. He’s already managed to turn half the burg against him, with the other half’s motives even murkier. And that’s not even taking the Ghoul and Goblin who’ve both separately nearly killed him. Unfortunately, they may have succeeded in murdering the eldest of the cursed family he’s trying to protect—a man who harbors his own dark secrets. It’s time for Harry to seek the help of a higher authority…


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