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SausomeCon, Paranet Papers, Down Town, and More!

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Jun 122015
 

Lots to announce today!

SAUSOMECON 2015

This weekend, Jim will attend SausomeCon 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. Full details at their website! His schedule is as follows:

Saturday:
1:30 – 2:30: Q&A Panel in Main Events Room
3:00 – 4:00: Signing in the Work Shop

Sunday:
2:00 – 3:00: Signing in the Work Shop

Paranet Papers Declassified!

At long last, the Dresden Files RPG expansion The Paranet Papers is out! Grab a copy from your favorite independent gaming store or online through Evil Hat’s web store.

Down Town #5

The penultimate issue of “Down Town” hit stores on Wednesday! Snag a copy at your favorite local comics store or one through Dynamite.com. It hasn’t shown up yet on Dynamite Digital, but that’s currently being remedied. Check back soon! The sixth and final issue is slated for July 29th.

Polka Will Never Die!

With Jim’s permission, Pat Rothfuss’s team has created a fantastic “Polka Will Never Die!” t-shirt for the latest Worldbuilders fundraiser! It’s currently available in four color options and in unisex and women’s cuts. Rothfuss advises folks that the grey, brown, and blue options will only be around until JUNE 19TH, so if your wardrobe has a little too much black, act fast! The black version will be sticking around. If you’re in the United States, order here. If you’re international, buy here.

The More You Nerd

Jim recently guested on The More You Nerd podcast. Check out his interview here!

Google Hangout Today!

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May 072015
 

EuroSteamCon Portugal is hosting a Google Hangout with Jim Butcher this afternoon (May 7th) at 2PM CT/8PM GMT to talk about his new steampunk book, The Aeronaut’s Windlass!

A few details from their announcement:

In this Google Hangout we’ll talk about steampunk and the author’s new book, THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS, the first in The Cinder Spires series, which will be out on the 29th of September. Everyone is welcome to watch it and you’ll be able to contribute with questions in the chat that will be available then. But we invite you to leave us questions now in the comments, or to send us an email to: steamnorte@gmail.com! Although we’re going to focus on this new book, and the genre it belongs to, you can also ask questions about The Dresden Files series (but getting to those will depend on the author’s availability).

This new series is described as “Horatio Hornblower meets The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen—it’s a fantastic, creative new series of airships, privateers, warrior monks, and mad sorcerers. It’s steampunk meets magic with a dose of sci-fi for seasoning.”

Get the full scoop on their website. When the time comes, they’ll publish the link to the Hangout on their their blog and on their Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

April Fool! Plus Con Season Begins!

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Apr 022015
 

APRIL FOOL!

As many of you quickly figured out, our post about an “all at once” publishing schedule was nothing more than a holiday gag.  Fear not!  We don’t yet have a date for Peace Talks (the May 2016 date floating around was fabricated by Goodreads and has no basis in reality), but we assure you that you won’t have to wait until 2027 to get it. 😀

For a good giggle, check out our pranks from 2011, 2012, and 2014.

INDEPENDENCE SIGNING

Also, the bit about the Trails West KC Library event was NOT a joke.  They’re now accepting free reservations for their May 9th Q&A and signing with Jim.  Due to space considerations, only 100 people will be admitted.  Call 816-701-3483 to secure your place.

Saturday, May 9th, 1pm
Trails West KC Library
11401 E. 23rd Street
Independence, MO

EUROPEAN TOUR

Speaking of signings, Jim is currently on his way to the UK for a tour of Great Britain and Sweden!

EasterCon: Friday, April 3rd, through Monday, April 6th
We have a tentative schedule for Jim’s events. However, please note that these are subject to change!

Friday, 3 pm – 4pm: Opening Ceremony

Friday, 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm: The Ultimate Urban Fantasy Panel. “Something nasty in your neighbourhood? Everybody wants to go to the big cities why not the supernatural?” with Charles Stross, Mike Carey, CE Murphy and Alice Lawson as Moderator.

Saturday, 11:15 am – 1215 pm: Watching The Detectives: “Private dicks, gumshoes, shamus, pinkertons, consulting detectives we love them all but aren’t they even better with a supernatural second job?.” With Seanan McGuire and Mike Carey, Alice Lawson Moderating.

Saturday, 3 pm – 4 pm: Jim Butcher GoH Interview with Charles Stross, followed by an Author signing.

Saturday, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm: The Game of the Book: “Adaption of Games from original source material how true can you be? Can you keep it playable?” with Marcus Rowland, Ann Stokes and Tom Parker.

Sunday, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Truth, Justice and The Home Offce: “We’ve all seen how supernatural and paranormal threats are handled by the hero. But how do the police and other authorities deal with them? Normal interrogation is difficult with a Troll, and the CSI team isn’t normally au fait with magical effects. There isn’t always a convenient Wizard in the local phonebook.The authorities can’t just ignore these things, but some modifications to their usual methods may be needed.”

Sunday, 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm: V is for Vampire: “The perennial favourite monster still isn’t going away, and keeps coming back in a new but irritating form.” With Freda Warrington, Charles Stross and Sam Stone (Telos Publishing) Moderating.

Monday, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Faeries. “The not so nice creatures at the bottom of the Garden, from the Dresden Files and October Daye to Lost Girl”. With Seanan McGuire.

Monday, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Closing Ceremony.

Forbidden Planet, London
179 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2H 8JR
Tuesday 7th April, 6pm

Waterstones Deansgate, Manchester
91 Deansgate
Manchester M3 2BW
Wednesday 8th April, 7pm

Waterstones Liverpool One
12 College Lane
Liverpool L1 3DL
Thursday 9th April, 6:30pm

SF Bokhandeln: Stockholm
Västerlånggatan 48 Gamla stan Stockholm
Saturday 11 April, 4 pm

SF Bokhandeln: Gothenberg
Östra Larmgatan 16, Gothenburg
Sunday 12 April, 3 pm

Paranet Papers Preorder Launches – Down Town #2 Drops – and Jim’s Going to the UK

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Mar 112015
 

Hail, faithful citizens of Jimlandia! We’ve got a trio of news items for you today.

Paranet-Front-Cover-Image-900pxParanet Papers Preorder Begins!

Evil Hat Productions’ Dresden Files RPG supplement, The Paranet Papers, is in preorder now! If you preorder the book today, you’ll get the PDF as a free extra right away (as soon as your payment clears).

Better yet, if you’d prefer to support your local game store by preordering the book from them, the same offer exists! Point your FLGS of choice at this run-down of how to make it happen — or keep your receipt from the preorder and contact Evil Hat to get the PDF direct from them.

The PDF is only available as part of a preorder of the physical book right now. Evil Hat says they’ll release the PDF as a stand-alone product closer to the book’s shipping date in June.

DresdenDowntown02CovSejicDown Town #2 Lands Today

Harry and Molly’s battle against sorcerer and slime continues today with the second issue of Down Town, an original comic story from Jim Butcher & Mark Powers.

Something large, ruthless and possessed of supernatural power is smashing its way through Chicago-not to mention some of its residents. Harry and Molly are desperate to end its trail of destruction, but first they need to figure out what the blasted thing is.

Further complicating matters is the involvement of “Gentleman” Johnny Marcone, the city’s most powerful mob boss and recent signatory of the Unseelie Accords. Marcone is determined to find the creature, too—and if he has to go through Harry, so be it.

Read the details and catch a preview of the first few pages over at Dynamite’s site.

skin-game-for-blog-250x395Jim Hits the UK and Hopefully It Doesn’t Hit Back

We have a tentative itinerary for Jim’s first trip to the UK (and a little bit of elsewhere).

Jim will be appearing, along with Seanan Mcguire and other guests of honor, at Eastercon 2015 from April 3rd to April 6th. Learn more details over at the Dysprosium/Eastercon 2015 website!

For up-to-date information about his appearance at bookstores in the UK, please check out this post on Orbit, covering appearances at Forbidden Planet London, Waterstones Deansgate Manchester, and Waterstones Liverpool One from April 7th to the 9th. Other dates or adjustments may show up on the schedule, so make sure to sign up for updates over at Orbit if you’re looking to catch Jim while he’s there.

We also hear he’ll be flying over to Sweden afterwards, making appearances at SF Bokhandeln in Stockholm on April 11th, and SF Bokhandeln in Gothenburg on the 12th. Both should be evening-ish appearances, but you’ll need to contact the bookstores themselves to get confirmation of the schedule at this time.

That’s it for today — we’ll update you when we learn more. Long live Jimlandia!

 

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io9, New Signings, and Bigfoot Collection

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Mar 042015
 

CINDER SPIRES COVER AND EXCERPT

Geek news site io9 has unveiled an exclusive glimpse of Jim’s next book, The Aeronaut’s Windlass!  It’s the first in his new steampunk series, The Cinder Spires.  Check out the cover by Chris McGrath! (Click to enlarge)

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INDEPENDENCE SIGNING

We can now announce that Jim will be holding a Q&A and signing in Independence, Missouri.  Due to space considerations, only 100 people will be admitted, and they will not begin taking any reservations until April 1st.

Saturday, May 9th, 1pm
Trails West KC Library
11401 E. 23rd Street
Independence, MO

 

OKLAHOMA SIGNING

We included this in our previous mailing, but it was buried pretty deep in the announcement, so we figured we’d announce it again. Due to personal reasons, Jim had to reschedule his events in Oklahoma that were originally slated for this week. Here are the new dates and times!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1-2 p.m.
NSU Tahlequah Webb Auditorium

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6-7 p.m.
NSU Tahlequah Webb Auditorium

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1-2 p.m.
NSU Broken Arrow Auditorium

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6-7 p.m.
NSU Broken Arrow Auditorium

 

WORKING FOR BIGFOOT

Subterranean Press has announced a collection of Dresden Files stories, uniting the three Bigfoot shorts previously published in other anthologies and the Humble charity bundle eariler this year. Their summary is below:

Chicago wizard for hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client’s body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he’s treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a Bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son Irwin is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human. He’s a good kid, but the extraordinary strength of his magical aura has a way of attracting trouble.

In the three novellas that make up Working For Bigfoot, collected together for the first time here, readers encounter Dresden at different points in his storied career, and in Irwin’s life. As a middle-schooler, in “B is For Bigfoot,” Irwin attracts the unwelcome attention of a pair of bullying brothers who are more than they seem, and when Harry steps in, it turns out they have a mystical guardian of their own. At a fancy private high school in “I Was a Teenage Bigfoot,” Harry is called in when Irwin grows ill for the first time, and it’s not just a case of mono. Finally, Irwin is all grown up and has a grown-up’s typical problems as a freshman in college in “Bigfoot on Campus,” or would have if typical included vampires.

New York Times bestseller Jim Butcher explores the responsibilities of fatherhood and the difficulties of growing up with the elements Dresden Files fans crave—detection, adventure, humor, and magic.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $60
Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover copies: $35
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $275