Oct 172013

Harry Connolly should be well-known to Jim fans: Jim said this about Harry’s novel, Child of Fire:

“[Child of Fire] is excellent reading and has a lot of things I love in a book: a truly dark and sinister world, delicious tension and suspense, violence so gritty you’ll get something in your eye just reading it, and a gorgeously flawed protagonist. Take this one to the checkout counter. Seriously.”

For the past month, Harry has been running a Kickstarter to self-publish his epic fantasy trilogy The Great Way. And it’s been going great! The project funded quickly, and several stretch goals have been unlocked, including additional novels outside of the trilogy. The clock is running down, though: there’s less than 60 hours left before the opportunity to buy into the Kickstarter evaporates! (Don’t worry if you can’t, though: the books will be available for sale as e-books after they’re published.)

One of the stretch goals unlocked will be of particular interest to urban fantasy fans: backers will also get A KEY, AN EGG, AN UNFORTUNATE REMARK, an urban fantasy novel with a pacifist protagonist in her mid-sixties. The book is sort of like The Dresden Files if Harry Dresden was actually a cross between Auntie Mame and Gandalf. You can read more about that novel here.

At any rate, we hope you’ll give Harry’s kickstarter a look by or before the weekend. He’s a great author with a unique voice that deserves to find a wider audience. Here’s the project’s video to give you an idea of what it’s all about!

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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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Sep 162013

We’ve got a streamed video from Jim’s Q&A at the recent WyrdCon. These things may contain spoilers, typically, so proceed with caution.

Here’s a link in case that video isn’t showing up properly for you.

Jim also played in Starship Valkyrie while there, and they’ve got the game on video too!


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Updated DragonCon Schedule

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Aug 272013

A couple weeks ago, we announced Jim’s schedule for Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA. Here’s the most updated version! The only change from the previous version is the addition of a signing at the Missing Volume booth Saturday night.

Please note that the wonderful Pamela will be posting reminders about Jim’s appearances (plus notifications if anything changes at the last minute) on twitter at @JimAtDragonCon.


Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Faith Hunter, Jim Butcher, Larry Niven)

Title: The Clockwork Century & The Cinder Spires
Description: Step into Cherie Priest’s world of The Clockwork Century! Then, find out more about The Cinder Spires, master author Jim Butcher’s upcoming work.
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Peachtree Ballroom A-F – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Cherie Priest)

Title: The Men of Urban Fantasy
Description: Panel discussion with men currently writing in the field.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, James R. Tuck, D.B. Jackson, John G. Hartness, S. M. Stirling, Jonathan Maberry)

Title: Fightin’ and Writin’
Description: Panelists discuss action and fight scenes in this popular panel.
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kevin D. Dockery, John D. Ringo, Sabutai Musashi, Jim Butcher, Faith Hunter)


Title: Mighty Men of Fantasy and SF
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, D.B. Jackson, Jim Butcher)

Title: Sword and Laser Podcast – LIVE
Description: Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt bring their podcast about all things Sci-Fi and Fantasy back to Dragon Con.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: A601 – A602 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Tom Merritt, Veronica Belmont, Jim Butcher)

Title: Spellbound: The Use of Magic in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors discuss the magic users and systems that appear in their books
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Peachtree Ballroom A-F – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Laurell K. Hamilton, Faith Hunter, Laura Anne Gilman, Linda Robertson, D.B. Jackson)

Title: Missing Volume Booth Signing
Time: Sat 06:00 pm Location: Americasmart, booth 2504-7 (Length: 1 Hour)
Note: 1) there’s a hard stop at 7 when the hall closes, which means the line will have to be cut off at some point; 2) the lovely people at Missing Volume will have some of Jim’s books for sale, but you don’t have to purchase anything to get something signed.


Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Georgia McBride, Clay and Susan Griffith, Jack Campbell)

Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Bobby Nash, M. B. Weston, Milton J Davis, John Brightman)

Title: An hour with Jim Butcher
Description: Interview and Q&A with the author of the Dresden Files
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Peachtree Ballroom A-F – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher)


Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher)

Title: The Fae: Friend or Foe?
Description: Authors discuss various portrayals of the Fae in literature and their own works
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Kalayna Price, Alethea Kontis, Ted Naifeh, Leanna Renee Hieber, Jana Oliver)

Remember to follow @JimAtDragonCon on Twitter for the most up-to-date information; Pamela will post all schedule changes there first. Hope to see you at the con!

New Server

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Aug 242013

Our site has moved to a new server! Should be faster, more reliable, and just as awesome as ever.

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