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Geeks Doing Good

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Jun 102016
 

It’s that time again!  Jim Butcher has teamed up with Pat Rothfuss’ spectacular Worldbuilders coterie to fuse awesome swag with charitable endeavors. For a limited time, you can score a wizardly “Parkour!!” shirt by chipping into their Geeks Doing Good summer fundraiser.

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There are also fabulous designs inspired by Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle, the Rat Queens graphic novel, the magnificent insanity of Sam Sykes, and more!  Grab a Dracchus plushie, Auri’s soap, a Foxen nightlight, Kvothe’s cloak, and all manner of other nerdful delights through their IndieGogo, and help Worldbuilders make our planet a better place!  This fundraiser ends Monday, June 13th, so act quickly!

Jim returns to Sweden!

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Jun 032016
 

Jim is returning to Sweden! Come see him in Stockholm and Göteborg later this month.

Science Fiction Bokhandeln, Stockholm
Monday, June 13th, at 5 PM
Västerlånggatan 48, 11129 Stockholm, Sweden
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,47779.0.html

Science Fiction Bokhandeln, Göteborg
Saturday, June 18th, at 4:30pm
Kungsgatan 19, Göteborg, Sweden
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,47780.0.html

Curious as to when Jim will be touring near you? His full 2016 events schedule is available on the forum.

Hugo Announcement, More Wild Card, Con Update, and Kickstarter Reminder!

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May 172016
 

Lots to announce today!

As you may have already heard, The Aeronaut’s Windlass was nominated for Best Novel in the 2016 Hugo Awards!  This makes his third nomination, after Skin Game was tapped for Best Novel in 2015 and Welcome to the Jungle was short-listed for Best Graphic Story in 2009.  Jim’s fellow contenders are some of the most loved in the genre–Ann Leckie, N.K. Jemisin, Neal Stephenson, and Naomi Novik–so best of luck to all!  If you want to cast your vote in this or any category, you can register here.

Next, the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Came (or DFCO) Kickstarter ends in 48 hours!  For those late to the game, here’s a convenient summary of what each pledge level gets you!  You can read about the campaign in greater detail on the main page.

Also, we want to remind you of some upcoming conventions.  Jim has three more cons announced for this year, the first of which is this weekend!  Folks in the Kansas City area can meet him and get books signed at Planet Comicon this Friday through Sunday, then fans in Denver and Atlanta get their turn in mid-August and early September with Myths and Legends Con and DragonCon, respectively.  His schedule for this weekend is below.

FRIDAY, MAY 20th:
12pm – 2pm: Celebrity Area
3pm – 5pm: Wordfire Booth (#723)

SATURDAY, MAY 21st:
10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Celebrity Area
2pm – 4pm: Wordfire Booth (#723)

SUNDAY, MAY 22nd:
11am – 1pm: Wordfire Booth (#723)
2pm – 4pm: Celebrity Area

Finally, Issue #2 of the Wild Card graphic novel hits stores tomorrow!  Check out a five-page preview at Comic Book Resources, then snag a copy at your favorite local independent comics shop.

As always, you can keep informed about upcoming release dates at Jim’s Upcoming Works page.

Dresden Files Special Edition (April Fool!)

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Apr 012016
 

Over the years, Jim has often been asked, “If you could go back and change anything about the series, what would it be?” He’s previously shrugged off such queries with a non-committal quip, but he admits the questions always struck a chord with him.  Today, on the 16th anniversary of Storm Front’s release, Jim answers the fans’ call with The Dresden Files Special Edition.

This definitive collection seeks to bring the series more in line with his original vision, adding characters and worldbuilding details that would’ve been impossible given the constraints of the publishing industry at the time.

Jim credits the influence of his long-beloved Spider-Man franchise in this decision, citing the perennial appeal of Peter Parker’s origin story.  He muses, “I’ve always wondered what Harry Dresden’s early life would’ve been like if he’d faced functionally identical villains, but with a different love interest, and with him being slightly more attractive, in a millennial way.”

The first novel will be rebranded as “Harry Dresden v The Shadowman: Front of Storms.” Jim draws readers’ attention to the “v” as opposed to the more conventional “vs.,” citing this choice as a way of “keep[ing] it from being a straight ‘versus’ book, even in the most subtle way.” This essential installment is due out in bookstores April 31st.

Jim hopes fans will embrace this new edition, as he looks forward to correcting an oversight in the dream sequence in Dead Beat, where he neglected to mention Harry’s father’s uncanny resemblance to Hayden Christensen.

If successful, Jim plans to reboot the series again in five years with an entirely different publisher.

 

Discuss this news on the forum here.

Upcoming Conventions and Graphic Novel Release Date

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Jan 252016
 

CON MAN

Hoping to see Jim in person in 2016?  A number of convention appearances are starting to trickle in. We’ll let you know when additional events are added!

Superstars Writing Academy
February 4th – 6th, 2016
Colorado Springs, CO
http://superstarswriting.com/

Houston Comicpalooza 2016
June 17-19, 2016
Houston, TX
http://www.comicpalooza.com/

Unfortunately, Jim’s Comicpalooza appearance has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. Sorry!

Myths and Legends Con
August 12-14, 2016
Ramada Plaza Denver North
Denver, CO
http://www.malcondenver.com/

WIZARDS GONE WILD

Also, we have cover art and a release date for the first issue of Wild Card, the next Dresden Files graphic novel!  Look for it at your favorite comics shop on April 20th, 2016!  Click to embiggen.

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As always, you can see the full list of Jim’s upcoming events at Calendar Event Discussion section of the forum and a schedule of new releases at his Upcoming Works page.

–Priscilla