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New Anthology Day, Unfettered News, and Birthday Sale!

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Oct 312016
 

HAPPY (EARLY) BOOKDAY, SHADOWED SOULS!

Tomorrow sees the release of the anthology Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes and featuring stories by Jim, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J Anderson, Rob Thurman, and more.  Jim’s entry is a Molly-POV story about her first job following the events of Cold Days, so if you haven’t read that book yet, beware of MAJOR spoilers.  You can snag your copy in a variety of formats from our store or your favorite independent bookstore!

Also, if you haven’t picked up your copy of the new Wild Card graphic novel, which was released last week, you may want to check that out as well.  Wild Card pits Harry and Murphy against the treacherous faerie Puck, who is less of a “good fellow” than Shakespeare would have you believe.

RELEASE DATE AND COVER REVEAL FOR UNFETTERED II

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The upcoming Unfettered II, edited by Shawn Speakman, now has a cover and a release date: December 6th!  This anthology includes Jim’s Butters-POV short story Day One, about our favorite polka enthusiast’s first mission after the events of Skin Game.  Check out the full table of contents here, which includes titans of the genre like Charlaine Harris, Brandon Sanderson, Naomi Novik, and Seanan McGuire! Preorder your hardcover here. Hopefully, it will soon be made available in ebook and audio format as well.

BADALI BIRTHDAY SALE ENDS TONIGHT

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On the last day of Badali Jewelry’s Harry Dresden Birthday Sale, you can take 15% off your entire purchase, including sale items! Use coupon code ‘BOO’ at check out!

Badali are the officially licensed jewelers for works by Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, Gail Carriger, Patrick Rothfuss, Kevin Hearne, JRR Tolkien, and many more of your favorite writers.  They’ve put their entire line of Dresden Files jewelry on sale, plus a fantastic selection of their other supernatural-themed pieces. Check it out and save big!

Halloween Sale and Colorado Signings

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Oct 032016
 

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In honor of Harry’s birthday month, Badali Jewelry has put their entire line of Dresden Files jewelry on sale, plus a fantastic selection of their other supernatural-themed pieces. Check it out and save big!

Also, Jim will be doing two signings in Colorado this month! Attendees are limited to 2 items per trip through the line to ensure all attendees have a chance to see Jim.

Gryphon Games & Comics
Oct 15, 2016 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
1119 W Drake Rd, C-30
Fort Collins, CO 80526

And in honor of the release of the hardcover compilation of the Wild Card graphic novel:

Barnes & Noble #2554
Oct 27, 2016 7:00 PM
960 S Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO 80246

As always, the full list of Jim’s upcoming works can be found here!

DragonCon is Nigh!

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Aug 292016
 

Jim’s stint as Literary Guest of Honor at DragonCon is nigh, and his panel is absolutely insane.  Hope you can join the fun in Atlanta this weekend!

Hosted Signing Event - Jim DC 2016

Title: Autograph Session with Badali Jewelry
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Booths #2422 and 2424 (Length: 1 hour)
Notes: Free ticket required for signing. Email Badali Jewelry to receive an assigned signing time.

Title: Secrets of NYT Bestselling Writers
Description: Bestsellers don’t come easy. Writers share tips about breaking the barrier of the NYT Bestseller lists.
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Nancy Knight, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Kevin J. Anderson, Mercedes Lackey)

Title: Autograph Session:
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Mari Mancusi, Sonia Orin Lyris, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Jim Butcher)

Title: The Butcher-McCaffrey Comedy Hour
Description: Two speculative fiction authors walk into a room. (Diametrically opposed? No!) They emerge having regaled us with wild tales of writerly shenanigans.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Imperial Ballroom – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Todd McCaffrey)

Title: 15th Annual Dragon Con Parade
Description: Gather your costume and muster at 9:30am sharp to join our Grand Marshals for the parade!
Time: Sat 10:00 am Location: Parade – N/A (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Janny Wurts, Jim Butcher)

Title: Mighty Men of Fantasy and S/F
Description: These writers are tops in their fields. Come and hear their stories, advice and suggestions to help you along the way.
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Nancy Knight, Mike Resnick, Brandon Winn Sanderson, Kevin J. Anderson, Eric Flint)

Title: An Hour with Jim Butcher
Description: Audience Q&A with the author of the Dresden Files, Cinder Spires, and Codex Alera series
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Peachtree Ballroom – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher)

Title: Autograph Session:
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Danika Stone, Jody Lynn Nye, Esther Friesner, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher)

Title: Dragon Con Guest of Honor Banquet
Description: We honor our 2016 Guests of Honor and present the Eugie Foster Award for Short Fiction, the Julie Award and Hank Reinhardt Fandom Award.
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: International North-South – Hyatt (Length: 2.5 Hours)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Stephan Martiniere, Suanne Braun)

Title: Celebrity Gaming with Pathfinder!
Description: Join our panel of voice actors and celebrity in our charity game with the designers of the popular Pathfinder game!
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jason Bulmahn, Jim Butcher, Richard Lord British Garriott de Cayeux, Ian S. Frazier, Monica Rial)

Title: Autograph Session:
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael Stackpole, E.C. Myers, David B. Coe, Jim Butcher)

Title: Cinder Spires: A Jim Butcher Q&A
Description: Q&A with award winning author Jim Butcher about his first steampunk book in the Cinder Spires trilogy: The Aeronaut’s Windlass. It tells the story of a disgraced airship captain and his accidental adventures with a group of new recruits. For Q&A regarding Dresden Files, see Urban Fantasy Track.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Centennial II-III – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher)

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

Title: Dangerous Beauty: The Fae
Description: Our panel of authors discuss the various depictions of the Fae, exploring how often the attractiveness displayed by the beings and their world mask an underlying layer of menace and peril.
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Peachtree Ballroom – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Ted Naifeh, Tiffany Trent, Eric R. Asher, John G. Hartness)

 

Discuss this event on the forum here.

MALCon and More!

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Aug 122016
 

We have a lot to report on today, including this weekend’s convention schedule!

COMING SOON

Need to satisfy your Dresden fix? Issue 5 (of 6) of Wild Card comes out Wednesday the 17th, so why not use this weekend to catch up? This original comic pits Harry against the evil Puck, who is less of a “good fellow” than Shakespeare would have you believe.

Jim has also been rocking out a number of short stories, to be released in the coming months. “Day One,” a Butters-POV short story set after Skin Game, comes out this November in Shawn Speakman’s Unfettered II anthology.  Preorder your hardcover copy today, or snag the e-text closer to the release date.  He also finished a new Luccio-POV short story, “A Fistful of Warlocks,” for David Boop’s fantastical Old West anthology Straight Outta Tombstone. Release date TBA.  He also contributed a short story to Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International anthology, which is due out in 2017.

Beyond that, he continues to work on Peace Talks.  As always, you can check the status of his various projects on Jim’s Upcoming Works page.

ALERA AUDIO GOES INTERNATIONAL

At long last, the Codex Alera audiobooks are being released in the UK and Commonwealth territories!  Starting this month, fans overseas can get swept up in the same riveting performance from Kate Reading as their American counterparts.  Orbit UK will be releasing one book per month, starting on August 25 with Furies of Calderon.  Enjoy!

SUBTERRANTEAN PRESS ASK A SMALL FAVOR

Subterranean Press have opened preorders for their signed limited edition of Small Favor, book ten of the Dresden Files.  They’ve set aside copies for regular buyers of the series, but have enough copies so that anyone may order a copy at this time. If you’re of a mind, there’s also an option to pick up the last couple of volumes (Proven Guilty and White Night) at a special price.  The folks at SubPress use an upgraded paper for the books, along with a full color dust jacket and b&w interior illustrations by Vincent Chong.

ROUND ONE, FIGHT!

Jim will be a guest at Authors Combat Academy 2017! Author Christine Haggerty summarizes: “What is the Authors Combat Academy? It is THE authority on writing and fighting. This is not a conference for authors made up of panels with other authors. This is where you learn the nitty gritty facts from real crime scene investigators, cops, military professionals, and…(drum roll, please)…rental ninjas. Yes, I said ‘rental ninjas.’ These black belt and fighting professionals are available to fight through your scene or concept and give you a realistic sequence of action and all the words to write it.”

LIEGE OF ALL LOITERERS AND MALCONTENTS

This weekend, Jim reigns as Guest of Honor at MALCon/Myths and Legends Con in Denver!  His schedule is jam packed with ELEVEN panels, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see him.  From the con’s website:

Opening Ceremonies
Friday, 6:30 PM-6:55 PM, McAnallys Pub
Jim Butcher, Nikki Ebright, Nissa LaFete, Peri Charlifu, S. J. Tucker, Sean Patrick Fannon, The Doubleclicks, Tomas O’Dreams
Organizer Nikki Ebright welcomes everyone and introduces this year’s Guests of Honor.

VIP Speed Dating
Friday, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, McAnallys Pub
Jim Butcher, Nissa LaFete, Peri Charlifu, S. J. Tucker, Sean Patrick Fannon, The Doubleclicks, Tomas O’Dreams
A FREE gathering of fans where the VIP and special guests visit YOUR tables just to meet YOU. Meet Jim Butcher, The Doubleclicks, Peri Charlifu and many more!

Gosh Darn Fiasco!
Saturday, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, McAnallys Pub
Jim Butcher, Richard Malena, The Doubleclicks
Come watch Aubrey and Angela of The Doubleclicks (2016’s Musical Guests of Honor) play the crazy RPG game of Fiasco with a few other special guests. They’ll bring Richard to host; all you need to do is watch!

Merging Steampunk and Fantasy
Saturday, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Helms Deep
Carolyn Kay, Chaz Kemp, Jim Butcher, Quincy J. Allen
A discussion on laying the ground work for creating a believable world using the elements of both Steampunk and fantasy.

It Ain’t the Writing, It’s the Rewriting: The Power of Revision
Saturday, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Kings Landing
Travis Heermann, Ian Thomas Healy, Jim Butcher
Few first drafts are gold dripped upon the page, so how do we make them so?

How Not to Get Published
Saturday, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, Helms Deep
Sam Knight, J.A. Campbell, Jim Butcher, Keith DeCandido
What are some of the pitfalls involved in the pursuit of a writing career; what are some of the gotchas and consequences? Authors talk about their experiences and, in some cases, how they’ve shot themselves in the foot.

Character Focused Storytelling
Sunday, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Helms Deep
Lou J Berger, Jim Butcher, Paul Lell
Theme, action, plot, or character driven; what do these mean, and what does character focused storytelling look like?

Discussing Combat in Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sunday, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Kings Landing
Ian Brazee-Cannon, Ian Thomas Healy, Jason Evans, Jim Butcher
The good, the bad, and the ugly scenes of combat and action in Science Fiction and Fantasy, including the differences between games, movies, and literature. Also a discussion of the morality and emotional impact both upon the audience and the characters involved.

Jim Butcher Q & A
Sunday, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, McAnallys Pub
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Question and answer session Jim Butcher. Ask him questions, and he may or may not answer them!

Closing Ceremonies
Sunday, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, McAnallys Pub
Jim Butcher, Nikki Ebright, Nissa LaFete, Peri Charlifu, S. J. Tucker, Sean Patrick Fannon, The Doubleclicks, Tomas O’Dreams
Come recap the weekend, relive the highlights, hear a few closing words from some of our guests, and say goodbye for another.

You can also check out Jim’s fiancee Kitty Krell’s two panels:

Corsets Q&A: Tightlacing, Waist Training, and Myths
Sunday, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Kings Landing
Kitty Krell, Cynthia Settje
This panel will answer any and all questions regarding corsets, materials, fit, construction, what to look for when buying, as well as addressing common myths.

Costuming 101
Friday, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, The Shire
Erin Card, Ian Brazee-Cannon, Kitty Krell, Tonya L. De Marco
How do you get into costuming and cosplay? What you need to know to decide which cosplay to make, how to research for the project, how to find or make wigs, props, clothing, armor, etc, and finally, how to take care of yourself and others while in costume. Great for beginners and those in a rut that need a little push back into the hobby!

And that’s all the news that’s fit to print! Enjoy.

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!