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Oct 162014
 

WAR CRY JACKET ART

War Cry is coming, and we’ve got the jacket art to prove it! Order a copy from your favorite local comics shop or comic-friendly independent bookstore, or preorder a copy from Amazon or B&N from our store! It will be released November 11th.

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This 144-page hardcover collects all five issues of the original Harry Dresden War Cry comic book series by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, and Carlos Gomez. It also features the complete comic book cover illustrations from Stjepan Sejic and Carlos Gomez!

BIGFOOT FOUND

Curious about the reference to Harry’s client River Shoulders in Skin Game? Jim’s trilogy of Bigfoot short stories is a bonus book in this month’s Story Bundle!

How it works:

  1. Pay-what-you like for five books by awesome indy authors, including Kevin J. Anderson, Elizabeth Bear!
  2. Pay at least $14 and get the five bonus titles, including Jim Butcher, P.N. Elrod, Michael A. Stackpole and more!
  3. Read all their books on your tablet, e-reader, laptop, or smartphone, DRM free!

Jim’s “Working for Bigfoot” collection unites the three Bigfoot stories published in 2012: “B is for Bigfoot,” originally in Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron; “I Was a Teenage Bigfoot,” originally in Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste, and “Bigfoot on Campus,” originally in Hex Appeal. If you don’t want to wait another year or so for Brief Cases, sequel to Side Jobs, this is your chance to learn all about the times Harry took a case from one of the few people out there taller than he is.

REMINDER

This summer saw some pretty awesome new swag, so I just wanted to drop a reminder. Badali Jewelry released stunningly gorgeous, officially licensed Dresden-inspired pieces, including Harry’s pentacle, Harry’s shield bracelet, and a Bob the Skull pendant, available in “good” and “evil” varieties.

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Also, Penguin heard the fan demand and has republished Storm Front in hardcover! If you’re as fastidious as we are about your books being a uniform size, or you’re as hard as Harry is on paperbacks, or you’re a completist, you’ll want to snatch up a copy! If Penguin feels there’s sufficient fan interest, they’ll re-release other Dresden books in hardcover, so if that’s you, vote with your dollars!

Oct 022014
 

War Cry is coming to stores nationwide on November 11th!

This hardcover graphic novel compiles all five issues of the critically claimed, original Dresden Files story by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers, illustrated by Carlos Gomez, set a few months after Dead Beat.

A war is raging between the vampire forces of the Red Court and the White Council – a war that the wizards are losing. So desperate are the Council that they’ve dragooned the experienced 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.

Go to your favorite local retailer today to order a copy, or preorder through Amazon or B&N via our store!

Sep 032014
 

DRAGON*CON VIDEO

Missed Dragon*Con? No worries! Forum member AndiSue has the goods! She recorded and uploaded all six of Jim’s panels that allowed filming, for your viewing pleasure. Check them out on her YouTube playlist.

WAR CRY #4

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Also, issue #4 (of 5) of War Cry is out today! War Cry is an original Dresden Files graphic novel set between Dead Beat and Proven Guilty, written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers and illustrated by Carlos Gomez. Click here for a five-page preview!

Order from Dynamite, Dynamite Digital, or ComiXology, or grab a copy from your favorite local comics store!

Aug 252014
 

BADALI SIGNING CLARIFICATION

We have a clarification for Jim’s signing at the Badali booth at DragonCon. A fan pointed out that the 2pm signing is just one hour after the dealer’s hall opens at 1pm, so instead, the Badali folks advise fans to email badalijewelry (at) badalijewelry.com and request a free timed ticket in advance. If any tickets remain the day of the signing, they will be given out to fans on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as the dealer’s hall opens.

ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

After being challenged by author Larry Correia and Dresden Files Fan Filming actress Mandie Reese, Jim enlisted his nieces and nephews in an act of charitable siliness! For those who have been hiding under rocks the past week or so, the Ice Bucket Challenge involves daring people to either donate $100 to the ALS Association or post a video of you dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and donate $10. Many do both! Here’s Jim’s video:

DRM-FREE DRESDEN

Dynamite Comics, publishers of the Dresden Files graphic novels, have launched a DRM-Free endeavor! You can pick up the current story, War Cry, at Dynamite Digital. During the launch, they’re donating 10% of all sales across the board to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. They’re also offering 10 Dynamite #1’s at .10 cents to help celebrate their 10th Anniversary! Check it out.

Aug 212014
 

EDIT: Note change to Badali Jewelry signing procedure!

DragonCon is a week away, and we’re finally cleared to announce Jim’s schedule! Note that all listings are TENTATIVE. Be sure to double-check times and locations at the con itself. Jim’s friend Pamela will be tweeting updates at @JimAtDragonCon.

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FRIDAY

Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Dealer’s Room, Badali Jewelry Booth — 15i-17i.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Badali uses a “timed ticket” system to ensure signings don’t become a fire hazard. Stop by their booth Friday morning Email badalijewelry (at) badalijewelry.com to get your free ticket and to be assigned a time slot.

Title: An Hour With Jim Butcher
Description: Audience Q&A with the bestselling author of the Dresden Files and Codex Alera series
Time: Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt

Title: The Uses of Enchantment: Magic in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors in the field discuss the various magical systems used by their characters
Time: Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Augusta Ballroom – Westin
Tentative Panelists: Laura Anne Gilman, D.B. Jackson, Linda Robertson, James R. Tuck, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jim Butcher

SATURDAY

Title: Magnificent Men of Fantasy Fiction
Description: Powerful speculative fiction demands a lot of the authors. These well-known authors will provide inside information on how to write powerful fiction.
Time: Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Centennial I – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, Nancy Knight, Jonathan Maberry, Larry Niven, Jim Butcher

Title: Dresden Files – Bringing the Wizard to Life
Description: Interview and audience Q&A with the creator of the Harry Dresden character and the actor who brought him to life on the screen.
Time: Sat 2:30pm – 3:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Paul Blackthorne

Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sat 04:00pm – 6:30pm (Length: 2.5 Hours)
Location: International Hall South – Marriott

Title: Modern Day Magic
Description: If “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” what happens when you drop magic into a technologically advanced world?
Time: Sun 11:30am – 12:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Embassy C – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: Lev Grossman, Jim Butcher

SUNDAY

Title: Worldbuilding 101
Description: Where does a writer start? What’s important to the reader? Who needs to know what and when do they need to know it? Build a better fictional world.
Time: Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: Lee Martindale, Michael Bunker, Lynn Abbey, C. L. Wilson, Jim Butcher, Jonathan Maberry

Title: Monster Menagerie: Supernatural Variety in Urban Fantasy
Description: Urban Fantasy features a wide range of supernatural beings, often in the same book, and our authors discuss their diverse approaches.
Time: Sun 4:00 pm – 5:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Augusta Ballroom – Westin
Tentative Panelists: Christopher Golden, John G. Hartness, Kat Richardson, Laurell K. Hamilton, Linda Robertson, Jim Butcher

Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sun 5:30 pm – 6:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: International Hall South – Marriott

Title: A Light in the Darkness: Humor in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors in the genre often use humor, and this panel of authors will explain why they do so, and what type they employ.
Time: Sun 10:00 pm – 11:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain BC – Westin
Tentative Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, John G. Hartness, Julie Kenner, J. F. Lewis, Kat Richardson, Jim Butcher

MONDAY

Title: I Have This Idea
Description: How to develop an idea into a novel. Basic tools to take an idea from that little germ into a full-blown blockbuster.
Time: Mon 10:00 am – 11:00am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt
Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Lou Anders, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Janny Wurts, Peter David, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Knight

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Fans may also be interested in checking out the screening of the “Night Light” fan film Friday night.

Title: Night Light: A Dresden Files Fan Film
Description: Last year we shared a clip from this fan film set in the Dresden universe, and this year we will screen the whole movie.
Time: Fri 11:30 pm Location: Chastain BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Other Dragon Con Items of Note:

  • Please ARRIVE EARLY for signings. The last time Jim was at DragonCon and last week at GenCon, his lines were capped long before the signing even began.
  • Don’t forget that Badali Jewelry–in addition to hosting Jim’s first signing–is selling gorgeous Dresden Files jewelry, including Harry’s pentacle amulet and shield bracelet as well as “good” and “evil” Bob necklaces. You can preview them on Badali’s website.

Have a great time!