Whoops! This morning, we accidentally published the wrong dates for Jim’s Australia tour. The Gold Coast and Melbourne dates were flipped. The post has been corrected.
In his first trip outside North and Central America, Jim is heading all the way to Australia! He’ll be hitting three cons over the month of April:
Supanova: Gold Coast
April 4th-6th, 2014
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy
Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia
April 11th-13th, 2014
Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
Ascot Vale VIC 3032, Australia
April 17th-21st, 2014
Ibis Styles Hotel Perth
15 Robinson Ave
Northbridge WA 6003, Australia
EDIT: Please note corrected dates for Melbourne and Gold Coast! They were originally published as flipped and have since been corrected.
Hachette Australia will also be touring Jim in between convention dates. We’ll make another announcement soon as the dates and venues are established.
There’s a lot of awesomeness in the works! Let’s jump right in:
THE GAME IS AFOOT!
Jim has finished writing Skin Game! There are still some revisions to process, but it’s on its way toward print. Hopefully, we should have a release date to announce soon. Join our mailing list and be among the first to know!
GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY
However, the holiday season will not be Dresdenless! We’re only two weeks away from the December 3rd release of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois’ Dangerous Women, which contains the Molly-POV novella “Bombshells.” Pre-order it through the Jim-Butcher.com store!
We don’t have an Audible link yet, but it will also be available in downloadable audiobook format, with Jim’s story narrated by Emily Rankin. You can check out a list of all the performers here. Castle fans will be delighted to hear Stana Katic reading pieces by Joe Abercrombie and S.M. Stirling, and Farscape fans will enjoy Claudia Black performing pieces by Brandon Sanderson and Sam Sykes.
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
We told you last week that Cold Days made the Opening Round in the Goodreads Choice Awards. Today, we see that it’s made it into the Final Round! There are a bunch of fantastic authors represented in a wide variety of categories, and the contest ends November 25th, so don’t forget to vote for your favorites!
We neglected to mention here that the Dresden Files: Winter Knight Fate Dice went on sale a few months back. Pick up a set at your favorite local game store or online through the Evil Hat webstore.
We are pleased to present you with an extended preview of The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin, here now with the first 13 story and art pages!
This all new original story takes place in the official continuity of the Dresden Files novels, subsequent to the events in Fool Moon, and is co-written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers, with art by Joe Cooper.
In Ghoul Goblin, Harry heads to a small, isolated Missouri town terrorized by monsters out of the Nevernever. The singularly unfortunate Talbot family has suffered a curse that has decimated their number for generations, and only our hero can save them… that is, if he can survive hostile lawmen, the dark secrets of townsfolk, an ancient guardian spirit, and two deadly carnivores! Can Dresden cleanse the Talbot bloodline of its curse without a blood sacrifice of his own?
This 152-page hardcover graphic novel will be in stores everywhere Nov 26th.
Jim encourages you to go and order it from your favorite bookstore!
Diamond code: OCT131064
Here’s your preview! (Click each page for a larger image)
Cold Days is a nominee for “Best Paranormal Fantasy” in the Goodreads Choice Awards! Jim is in excellent company, sharing the field with Seanan McGuire, Kevin Hearne, and other all-around awesome authors. The first round ends this Saturday, so don’t forget to vote for your favorites!
Also, Jim is in Hunt Valley, Maryland, for FaerieCon this weekend! Here’s his schedule:
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th
2:00-3:00 Workshop: Heroes and the Other Guys: Creating Protagonists and Antagonists
Location: Tack Suite
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9th
1:00 – 1:45 Panel: Seelie and Unseelie: Choosing Sides in Faerie
Contributing Authors: Jim Butcher, Charles deLint, Melissa Marr, Sarah Zettel
Location: Salon A
2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Jim Butcher
Location: Garden Room
4:00-5:30 Jim Butcher Autographing
Location: Bookstore booth
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th
11:30 – 12:15 Panel: Faerie in the Marketplace
Contributing Authors: James Owen, Gavin Grant, Jim Butcher, Melissa Marr, Annette Curtis Klause
Location: Salon A
12:15-1:45 Jim Butcher Autographing
Location: Bookstore booth