May 192017
 

Jim had a great time meeting folks at his recent signings in Fayette and Columbia, Missouri, and next week he’s headed down to Phoenix Comicon!

Here’s his PHXCC schedule:

Wednesday, May 24th:

7pm: Elevengeddon at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort
6333 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
A Sci-Fi author extravaganza featuring Sam Sykes (host), Elizabeth Bear, Jim Butcher, Beth Cato, Wesley Chu, Myke Cole, Ryan Dalton, Robin Hobb, Jason Hough, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gini Koch, Tom Leveen, Scott Lynch, Melissa Marr, Brian McClellan, Amy Nichols, Alexandra Olivia, Aprilynne Pike, Rob Reid, Victoria Schwab, Scott Sigler, Alan Smale, Michael Stackpole, and Dan Wells. You do NOT have to be a PHXCC badge holder to attend.

Thursday, May 25th:

12pm – 1pm: Con Signing (North 125AB)

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Between the Cacti: Jim Butcher and Pierce Brown (North 125AB)
The creator of the Dresden Files, Jim Butcher, and the leader of the Howlers himself, Red Rising author Pierce Brown have a chat Between the Cacti about their writing influences, inspirations, and whatever else they feel like talking about.

Friday, May 26th:

10:30am – 11:30: Spotlight Q&A: Jim Butcher (North 122ABC)

1pm – 2pm: Signing for Bard’s Tower (Booth 1466)

3pm – 4pm: Not My Sandbox: Writing in Other Creator’s Worlds (North 126AB)
Writing is hard enough, but what about when you have to do it in someone else’s world and have additional rules/overseers on your creative freedom? These authors know exactly what it feels like to play in a sandbox not their own and share their tips and insights on how to play nicely.
Panelists: Timothy Zahn, Alan Dean Foster, Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, Claudia Gray, Jason M. Hough

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Signing for Badali Jewelry (Booth 1696)
A free ticket is required. They may be picked up at Badali’s booth (1696 and 1698) at any point during the convention or by emailing badalijewelry@badalijewelry.com before the con.

Saturday, May 27th:

10:30am – 11:30am: Writing Rogues II (North 126AB)
What makes a great rogue…no we don’t necessarily mean a thief, but maybe a thief with panache. How to you write a rogue with a conscience that resonates with the reader? Come hear from the authors who created some of our most-loved and irascible rogues.
Panelists: Jim Butcher, Pierce Brown, Sam Sykes, Scott Lynch, Wesley Chu, Brian McClellan, Bradley P. Beaulieu, V.E. Schwab

12pm – 1pm: Con Signing (Exhibitor Hall Author Signing)

1:30pm – 2:30pm: All Things Steampunk (North 126AB)
Steampunk in literature can cross boundaries, bend genders, and most certainly has the best costuming! These steampunk authors share their experiences writing in this increasingly popular genre.
Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, Quincy J. Allen, Elizabeth Bear, Beth Cato, Jim Butcher, Alan Smale

4pm – 5pm : Signing for Bard’s Tower (Booth 1466)

Sunday, May 28th:

11:30am – 12:30pm: Signing for Badali Jewelry (Booth 1696)
A free ticket is required. They may be picked up at Badali’s booth (1696 and 1698) at any point during the convention or by emailing badalijewelry@badalijewelry.com before the con.

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Bring Back Aliens (North 126AB)
Aliens are awesome and were a main protagonist in science fiction, but it seems like they have taken a backseat lately. Sure they are alien races and sometimes they are aggressive, but we are talking about some grade A, nasty, destroy the planet and species aliens here. Where have they gone, what can be done to bring them back, or are the really nasty ones just hiding in the pages of an undiscovered book? We will try to answer these questions and then some.
Panelists: Timothy Zahn, Elizabeth Bear, Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, L.J. Hachmeister, Michael Stackpole

3pm – 4pm: Creating Detectives (North 126AB)
What makes a perfect, or perfectly flawed, detective? These authors know all the ins and outs and are ready to share their insights with you.
Panelists: Jim Butcher, Kevin J. Anderson, Quincy J. Allen

Folks may also be interested in attending Priscilla Spencer’s (me!) panel on Fantasy Mapmaking on Thursday! It doesn’t conflict with any of Jim’s events (in fact, he’ll be cheering me on from the audience because he is a Grade A Friend and Excellent Human Being), so I hope to see you there.

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