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Aug 012014
 

Two news items for you today!

BtPFront72First up, Jim’s “Gentleman” Johnny Marcone-focused short story Even Hand is seeing a reprint in Birch Tree Publishing’s Beyond the Pale anthology. If you haven’t caught this short story previously, this look inside the mind of the tiger-souled mobster is not to be missed! You can learn more about this at Birch Tree’s website, linked here.

And in appearance news, we have Jim’s schedule for GenCon. As with all things convention-related, this is subject to change, but is as accurate as we can make it at the time of the posting. Check the convention schedule when you’re there to confirm!

THURSDAY:

  • NEW: 2pm-3pm – Signing at Badali Jewelry – booth 663
  • 5pm – Writer’s Craft: Creating Story Arcs – Room 243

FRIDAY: 

  • 10am – Media Tie-In: Story to Game – Room 245
  • 3pm-5pm – Signing in the Dealer’s Hall!
  • 6pm – Writer’s Craft: Neverending Stories – Room 244

SATURDAY:

  • 11am-1pm – Signing in the Dealer’s Hall!
  • 3pm – Q&A w/ Jim Butcher – Room 244
  • 4pm – Urban Fantasy: Magic and the Modern World – Room 244
  • 5pm – Urban Fantasy: Worldbuilding for Urban Fantasy – Room 244
 Posted by at 12:10 pm
Jul 292014
 

Running-HarryDresden Files RPG publishers Evil Hat Productions have announced the opening of the playtest application for the first round of playtesting on the lightweight Fate Accelerated version of the tabletop RPG. While the game itself is still a year or two away from done, they’re looking to get folks started on testing out the ideas and game-play as early as possible in order to ensure they’ll deliver the best game possible. We expect no less!

Read more about the playtest opportunity here, and if you roll dice with the best of em, submit an application through this page: http://www.evilhat.com/home/dresden-files-accelerated-edition/

 Posted by at 3:26 pm
Apr 152014
 
Dresden Lives cover art by Mika Kuloda

Dresden Lives cover art by Mika Kuloda. Click to embiggen!

Earlier this year Evil Hat Productions, publishers of the multi-award-winning Dresden Files RPG, thrilled us all when they announced that they’re partnering with Phoenix Outlaw to produce a Dresden Files themed Live Action Roleplaying Game titled Dresden Lives.

This evening, they’ve launched the playtest application! If you think you’ve got a group who can put in the time and give great feedback, hop on over to their application form right here.

You can learn more about Dresden Lives over at the Evil Hat website. Make sure to follow Evil Hat on Twitter or Facebook for the latest details on #DresdenLives (and all their other projects too).

Long live Harry D!

 Posted by at 6:57 pm
Apr 112014
 

Dynamite recently announced the newest original Dresden Files graphic novel story “War Cry”, which will be released as a 5 issue series initially, with issue 1 in stores June 4th!

In War Cry, four months have passed since the events depicted in Dead Beat, the 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. A war is raging between the vampire forces of the Red Court and the White Council—a war the wizards are losing. So desperate are the Council that they’ve dragooned the inexperienced and the outcast to reinforce their thinning ranks of Wardens. One of these draftees is one Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only wizard for hire and a guy who’s long been looked upon with suspicion by the supernatural authorities. Now, he’s one of them, and his first big mission as a Warden is a doozy: take a small team of greenhorns to a frigid town in the middle of nowhere to rescue a handful of mortals who’ve been targeted by the Red Court. The question is, why exactly are these particular mortals so crucial to the outcome of the war? The answer will come only if Harry can keep them, and his team, alive for one very long night.

Says Jim: “The greatest frustration about writing the Dresden Files is all the stories I come up with that are too small or too straightforward to write into a novel.  One of the great pleasures I’ve had as a writer is getting the opportunity to tell some of those stories in a short-story format, and in graphic novels like this one!  WAR CRY is one of the stories I always wanted to tell but never got the chance to in the context of the novels, and I’m extremely pleased with how well it’s coming out.”

We encourage you to go to your local comic shop retailer and pre-order a copy today!

To find a comic shop near you go to www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK.

Check out the listing on Previews (APR141129).

As a preview, we’re showing you the main cover, an alternate “steampunk” cover, and the first five pages (sans text). Feast your eyes on the pretties! Morgan and Luccio are really throwing down here — it’s a look at the front lines of the Red Court War. (Click each page to embiggen!)

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 Posted by at 10:04 am
Feb 202014
 

The secret is out — Jim Butcher will be the author guest of honor at GenCon 2014! You can see GenCon’s announcement on their website.

Like they say over there:

Jim will host and participate in seminars and panels through the Writer’s Symposium program. He will also participate in some book signings in the Authors’ Avenue area of the Exhibit Hall. More information about these exciting events will be added here as it becomes available, be sure to check the online event listing for details when event registration opens.

Are you going to GenCon? Share your excitement over on our forums!

While you’re there make sure to drop by the Indie Press Revolution booth, where Dresden Files RPG publisher Evil Hat‘s games (as well as those of many other publishers) will be on display and available for sale. (And while we’re on that topic, check out Evil Hat’s current card game kickstarter campaign, Zeppelin Attack!, which is already funded and running through March 1st!)

Hope to see you there. It’s looking like it’ll be the best GenCon yet. (How could it not — they’ll have Jim this time!)

 Posted by at 3:55 pm