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Aug 212014
 

EDIT: Note change to Badali Jewelry signing procedure!

DragonCon is a week away, and we’re finally cleared to announce Jim’s schedule! Note that all listings are TENTATIVE. Be sure to double-check times and locations at the con itself. Jim’s friend Pamela will be tweeting updates at @JimAtDragonCon.

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FRIDAY

Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Dealer’s Room, Badali Jewelry Booth — 15i-17i.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Badali uses a “timed ticket” system to ensure signings don’t become a fire hazard. Stop by their booth Friday morning Email badalijewelry (at) badalijewelry.com to get your free ticket and to be assigned a time slot.

Title: An Hour With Jim Butcher
Description: Audience Q&A with the bestselling author of the Dresden Files and Codex Alera series
Time: Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt

Title: The Uses of Enchantment: Magic in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors in the field discuss the various magical systems used by their characters
Time: Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Augusta Ballroom – Westin
Tentative Panelists: Laura Anne Gilman, D.B. Jackson, Linda Robertson, James R. Tuck, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jim Butcher

SATURDAY

Title: Magnificent Men of Fantasy Fiction
Description: Powerful speculative fiction demands a lot of the authors. These well-known authors will provide inside information on how to write powerful fiction.
Time: Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Centennial I – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, Nancy Knight, Jonathan Maberry, Larry Niven, Jim Butcher

Title: Dresden Files – Bringing the Wizard to Life
Description: Interview and audience Q&A with the creator of the Harry Dresden character and the actor who brought him to life on the screen.
Time: Sat 2:30pm – 3:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Paul Blackthorne

Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sat 04:00pm – 6:30pm (Length: 2.5 Hours)
Location: International Hall South – Marriott

Title: Modern Day Magic
Description: If “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” what happens when you drop magic into a technologically advanced world?
Time: Sun 11:30am – 12:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Embassy C – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: Lev Grossman, Jim Butcher

SUNDAY

Title: Worldbuilding 101
Description: Where does a writer start? What’s important to the reader? Who needs to know what and when do they need to know it? Build a better fictional world.
Time: Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: Lee Martindale, Michael Bunker, Lynn Abbey, C. L. Wilson, Jim Butcher, Jonathan Maberry

Title: Monster Menagerie: Supernatural Variety in Urban Fantasy
Description: Urban Fantasy features a wide range of supernatural beings, often in the same book, and our authors discuss their diverse approaches.
Time: Sun 4:00 pm – 5:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Augusta Ballroom – Westin
Tentative Panelists: Christopher Golden, John G. Hartness, Kat Richardson, Laurell K. Hamilton, Linda Robertson, Jim Butcher

Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sun 5:30 pm – 6:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: International Hall South – Marriott

Title: A Light in the Darkness: Humor in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors in the genre often use humor, and this panel of authors will explain why they do so, and what type they employ.
Time: Sun 10:00 pm – 11:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain BC – Westin
Tentative Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, John G. Hartness, Julie Kenner, J. F. Lewis, Kat Richardson, Jim Butcher

MONDAY

Title: I Have This Idea
Description: How to develop an idea into a novel. Basic tools to take an idea from that little germ into a full-blown blockbuster.
Time: Mon 10:00 am – 11:00am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Lou Anders, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Janny Wurts, Peter David, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Knight

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Fans may also be interested in checking out the screening of the “Night Light” fan film Friday night.

Title: Night Light: A Dresden Files Fan Film
Description: Last year we shared a clip from this fan film set in the Dresden universe, and this year we will screen the whole movie.
Time: Fri 11:30 pm Location: Chastain BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Other Dragon Con Items of Note:

  • Please ARRIVE EARLY for signings. The last time Jim was at DragonCon and last week at GenCon, his lines were capped long before the signing even began.
  • Don’t forget that Badali Jewelry–in addition to hosting Jim’s first signing–is selling gorgeous Dresden Files jewelry, including Harry’s pentacle amulet and shield bracelet as well as “good” and “evil” Bob necklaces. You can preview them on Badali’s website.

Have a great time!

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.

Jun 052014
 

WOOHOO! Skin Game is rocking the book charts, debuting at #1 on the New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list–the the FIFTH consecutive time for the Dresden Files! It’s also #1 at Barnes and Noble, and for the first time, #1 in the UK according to the Sunday Times! Thanks to all the fans around the world for their tireless support and enthusiasm.

Jim’s currently heading down to Arizona for the Scottsdale signing and Phoenix Comicon. Check out his PHXCC schedule below.

Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ
Thursday, June 5 at 7:00 PM
Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Discuss on the Forum

Phoenix Comicon
June 5-8, 2014
Phoenix Convention Center
122 N 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Discuss on the forum

FRIDAY

Autographing: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Convention Center, VIP20

Comedy’s Hard – The Secrets of How and When to be Funny: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Sheraton Valley of the Sun
Writing humor is a difficult trick. Come listen to some of Phoenix Comicon’s author guests who make it look easy and find out their secrets to getting laughs into a story. With Gini Koch, Jim Butcher, John Scalzi, Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant, and Wesley Chu.

Magic Systems: Urban Fantasy vs. Epic Fantasy: 4:30pm – 5:30pm, North 132
Epic fantasy and urban fantasy use magic in different ways..or do they? Panelists from both ends of the fantasy spectrum talk about whether magic is constrained by genre. With Jaye Wells, Jim Butcher, Myke Cole, Patrick Rothfuss, Sam Sykes, Stephen Blackmoore.

SATURDAY

Spotlight on Jim Butcher: 10:30am – 11:30am, Sheraton Valley of the Sun
Join Jim Butcher as he talks about the new Dresden Files book, Skin Game, upcoming projects, and answers fans’ questions.

Autographing: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Convention Center, VIP20

Setting and Place in Urban Fantasy: Saturday 4:30pm – 5:30pm, West 212
Several of our Urban Fantasy authors discuss how settings influences and drives their work. With Carrie Vaughn, Greg van Eekhout, Heather Brewer, Jim Butcher, Joseph Nassise, Vicki Pettersson,

SUNDAY

Keeping a Long Running Series Fresh: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, North 132
Authors who are writing long-running series talk about how they keep it fresh and exciting for both themselves and the reader. With Gini Koch, Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Autographing: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Convention Center, VIP20

Writing Rogues: 3:00pm – 4:00pm, North 132
Kvothe, Harry, Atticus, Locke, Darrow, and Lenk are their names. Meet the writers who created these rouges. With Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Patrick Rothfuss, Pierce Brown, Sam Sykes, Scott Lynch.

Hope to see you there!

Jun 042014
 

So much awesome stuff to announce today, following last week’s release of SKIN GAME! If you haven’t picked up a copy, what are you waiting for? Grab it in hardcover from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local independent bookstore via IndieBound; on kindle; or in audiobook format through our store!

WAR CRY

Going through Dresden withdrawal already? Pick up volume 1 of “War Cry” TODAY at your favorite local comic book store! “War Cry” is an original Dresden Files graphic novel set a few months after Dead Beat and featuring Harry and some of the “baby Wardens” recruited in the lead-up to that book: Ramirez, Yoshimo, and “Wild Bill” Meyers. We gave you a sneak peek of the first five pages back in April, and at long last, it’s arrived!

Find a comic shop using this tool. If there are no stores nearby, you can order a copy through Dynamite Entertainment or Midtown Comics. If you like your comics digital, grab it on Comixology, Kindle, or iBooks.

MORE ORIGINAL COMICS FROM DYNAMITE!

From Dynamite Entertainment:

2 NEW ORIGINAL DRESDEN FILES GRAPHIC NOVELS TO HIT STORES IN NEXT TWO YEARS

May 29th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce its expanded agreement with New York Times Bestselling Jim Butcher to create two additional all-new original graphic novels based on The Dresden Files.

Dynamite published the best-selling Original Graphic Novel “Ghoul Goblin”, an all-new, original story that takes place in the official continuity of the Dresden Files novels, subsequent to the events in the 2nd novel “Fool Moon”, to critical and commercial acclaim in 2013. The Ghoul Goblin gn was a top seller over the 2013 Holidays, and continues to move copies at a brisk pace online and in brick and mortar stores like Barnes and Noble.

Currently in the works is “War Cry” another original story taking place four months after the events depicted in Dead Beat, the 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. The first issue of War Cry ships next month, and the graphic novel will be published later this year.

Two more original Dresden Files graphic novels will be coming in 2015 and 2016. The details around the creative teams and stories in each graphic novel will be announced at a later date.

“We’re happy to see Jim Butcher and Dynamite developing more graphic novels together. Ghoul Goblin turned out terrific and it sounds like War Cry is shaping up to be a winner! We’re excited to see what great stories these new projects will bring to Jim’s fans,” said Jennifer Jackson Vice President of Donald Maass Literary Agency and Butcher’s literary agent.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce our new agreement with Jim expanding our current agreement to release a trilogy of Original Graphic Novels,” said Nick Barrucci CEO/Publisher of Dynamite. “The response to Ghoul Goblin was incredible, and we expect the two upcoming graphic novels to build on our success. Jim is a brilliant writer who knows both comics and prose, and has helped us by working hand in hand with Mark (Powers) to ensure that these are the best Graphic Novels available in both the comics fans and his prose fan base. We look forward to continuing the series of Original Graphic Novels.”

And be on the lookout for Skin Game, the latest Dresden Files novel, published by Roc Books and released to stores everywhere May 27th!

SIGNING TOUR AND VIDEO

Jim’s signing tour is coming to a close, with only Chicago tonight, Scottsdale and Phoenix Comicon tomorrow/this weekend, and Lee’s Summit on June 13th. Get all the details here!

For those who weren’t able to attend any of the signings, we’ve found video from a bunch of recent events. We also have a bunch of video from Jim’s panels at WyrdCon. Only two have been uploaded so far, but look for more soon!

Other Recent Interviews:

Peace Talks (#16)

 

The sixteenth book in the Dresden Files series will be called Peace Talks.

It’s still way too early for blurbs, preorders, release dates, and the like, but we’ll announce further details as we have them!