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Pre-Release Roundup

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Sep 222015

Lots of news to catch up on!


This week, you can read chapter 4 of The Aeronaut’s Windlass, our last sample chapter before the book’s release next Tuesday, September 29th! Enjoy!

As a reminder, fans around the globe can pre-order a signed copy of The Aeronaut’s Windlass or any of Jim’s prior works through Dog Eared Books’ Virtual Signing! Also, publisher Ace/Roc is giving away eight copies of The Aeronaut’s Windlass to lucky fans. Enter here for a chance to win! U.S. residents only.


Tyler Walpole, cover artist for the Dresden Files RPG, has unveiled a stunning new illustration of Harry kicking supernatural evil ass! He’s selling limited edition, signed (by himself and Jim!), archival-quality prints through his website. Grab one before they’re gone!

Jim Butcher’s newest Subterranean Press limited edition, White Night, is now up for preorder. Like the volumes that preceded it, this deluxe edition includes illustrations by Vincent Chong.


Salt Lake City Comic Con

Thursday, September 24th:
2-3pm: Signing at WordFire Press (Booth 1701)
7-8pm: Shadow Mountain Signing (Booth 1401)

Friday, September 25th:
2-3:30 pm: Signing with Wordfire Press (Booth 1701)
3-3: 50 pm: Fantasy and Heavy Metal (Room 151G); Guests: Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Peter Orullian—Moderator
5-5:50pm: Writing Fantasy: An inside look at the art of creating the fantastic (Room 250A); Guests: Terry Brooks, Jim Butcher, David Farland, Jessica Day George, James A. Owen, R.A. Salvatore, Shawn Speakman—Moderator

Saturday, September 26th:
12-12:50 pm: Jim Butcher Spotlight Panel (Room 250A)
2-3:30 pm: Signing at Badali Jewelry (Booth number: 1023 — Free ticket required, available at booth #1023)
4-4:50 pm: Urban Fantasy (Room 355); Guests: Terry Brooks, Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Kevin Hearne, J.R. Johansson, Shawn Speakman—Moderator
6-7 pm: Signing at WordFire Press (Booth 1701)

Signing Tour

September 29, 7:00 PM CT
Rainy Day Books
Unity Temple
707 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Further Details

September 30, 7:00 PM ET
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503
Further Details

October 1, 7:00 PM CT
Barnes & Noble
55 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077
Further Details

October 2, 7:00 PM PT
140 Kentucky Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Further Details

October 3, 7:00 PM PT
University Bookstore
University Temple United Methodist Church
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle, WA 98105
Further Details

October 4, 4:30 PM CT
Murder By the Book
2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
Further Details

October 5, 6:00 PM PT
Mysterious Galaxy
5943 Balboa St.
Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92111
Further Details

October 6, 7:00 PM MT
Barnes & Noble
960 S. Colorado Blvd.
Glendale, CO 80246
Further Details


Thank you so much for your outpouring of well-wishes and sympathy after the passing of Jim’s ferocious Bichon Frisé guard dog, Frost. We’re so grateful for your continued support of Missouri Pit Bull Rescue, Jim’s favorite charity! With your help, they’ll be able to do a lot of good for these misunderstood dogs and the families who love them.

DragonCon and Sample Chapters

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Aug 232015

Two schedules today! First, it’s time to get excited for the upcoming release of The Aeronaut’s Windlass! Here’s our schedule of sample chapter and art postings:

8/25 – Prologue and Cover Art Desktop Downloads
9/01 – Chapter 1 and Maps Reveal
9/08 – Chapter 2
9/15 – Chapter 3
9/22 – Chapter 4
9/29 – Book’s Release

Next, Jim’s schedule for DragonCon on Labor Day Weekend!


1:00pm – 2:00pm: Autograph Session
Location: International Hall South – Marriott
Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Les Johnson, Peter F Hamilton

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Autograph Session
Location: International Hall South – Marriott
Tentative Panelists: Cinda Williams Chima, Jim Butcher, L. Andrew Cooper

4:00pm – 5:00pm: New York Times Best Selling Authors
Description: Hear the bestsellers discuss their projects and their pathways to bringing a book from idea to publication.
Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: Peter F Hamilton, Michael Stackpole, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jim Butcher, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Knight

07:00 pm – 8:00pm: My Favorite Book Is a TV Show
Description: You loved the book, hated the show. Or vice versa. What happened between the page & the screen?
Location: Augusta Ballroom – Westin
Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Todd McCaffrey

10:00 pm – 11:00pm: Heroism and Sacrifice
Description: UF protagonists who sacrifice happiness to make the world better for others.
Location: Chastain ED – Westin
Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Carrie Vaughn, Myke Cole, Richard Kadrey, Linda Robertson, S. J. Harper, Faith Hunter

Bonus: After the “Heroism and Sacrifice” panel, the “Night Light” fan film crew have a panel for their upcoming Dresden Files fan film, “Red Sun,” in the same room at 11:30pm! Check it out!


1:00pm – 2:00pm: Autograph Session at Badali Jewelry
Location: Booth #2422 & 2424, Dealer’s Room at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart
Note: Free Ticket Required for Signing, Available at Booth #2422

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Magnificent Men of SF/F Fiction
Description: Fan-favorite writers reveal current and future projects and tips for aspiring writers.
Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: A. J. Hartley, Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, John D. Ringo, Jack McDevitt, Nancy Knight

10:00pm – 11:00pm: Comedy and Calamity: Humor in UF
Description: Authors share ideas on combining humor w/ more serious aspects. Laughs guaranteed.
Location: Chastain ED – Westin
Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Richard Kadrey, Carrie Vaughn, Jim Butcher, Eric R Asher, Chuck Wendig


10:00am – 11:00am: An Hour with Jim Butcher
Description: Interview & Q&A w/ author of the Dresden Files, Codex Alera, & Cinder Spires series.
Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt

02:30pm – 3:30pm: Fantasy Noir
Description: The seedy underbelly of fantasy lit isn’t JUST about the fangs, the grit, the gore. But, you know. Those help.
Location: Augusta Ballroom – Westin
Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Delilah S. Dawson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Autograph Session
Location: International Hall South – Marriott
Tentative Panelists: Jack Campbell, Jim Butcher, Ciara Knight, Laurell K. Hamilton


10:00am – 11:00am: Realms of the Dead: Ghosts and Spirits in UF
Description: Panelists discuss the various types of ghosts and spirits found in the genre
Location: Chastain ED – Westin
Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Leanna Renee Hieber, Gail Z. Martin, D.B. Jackson, Karen E. Taylor, Myke Cole

SausomeCon, Paranet Papers, Down Town, and More!

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Jun 122015

Lots to announce today!


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

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

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 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:! 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


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.


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


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