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Jul 042014
 

Happy 4th of July to those who celebrate it! We have two super nifty things to announce today.

“BEYOND WORDS” 2016 FANTASY AUTHOR CALENDAR

Lauren Zurchin, creator of last year’s stunning Beyond Words fantasy calendar, is creating another calendar for 2016, and she needs fans’ help to get it funded! This will be an all-new photography series of best-selling fantasy authors in custom costumes and unique locations, turned into a 2016 12-month calendar, and Jim will be among them!

This year’s authors are:

  • Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Series)
  • Jim Butcher (The Harry Dresden Files, The Codex Alera)
  • Melissa de la Cruz (The Blue Bloods series, Witches of East End)
  • Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles, The WondLa series)
  • Kami Garcia (The Beautiful Creatures novels, The Legion Series)
  • Lev Grossman (The Magicians series)
  • Robin Hobb (The Liveship Traders Trilogy, The Rain Wild Chronicles)
  • Tahereh Mafi (The Shatter Me Series)
  • Garth Nix (The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Keys to the Kingdom Series)
  • Ransom Riggs (The Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series)
  • Margaret Stohl (The Beautiful Creatures novels, The Icons Series)
  • Scott Westerfeld (The Leviathan Trilogy, The Uglies Series)

Pledge to her Kickstarter here! And act quickly: there are only six days remaining in the campaign.

“WAR CRY” ISSUE 2

Issue #2 (of 5) of the original graphic novel “War Cry” hit stores Wednesday! Grab a copy from Dynamite.com, Comixology, or at your local comic shop.

“War Cry” is set a few months after Dead Beat and features Harry on a mission with young Wardens Carlos Ramirez, Yukie Yoshimo, and “Wild Bill” Meyers. It’s written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers, with art by Carlos Gomez, published by Dynamite Entertainment. Check out a five-page preview on Dynamite.com!

Jun 052014
 

WOOHOO! Skin Game is rocking the book charts, debuting at #1 on the New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list–the the FIFTH consecutive time for the Dresden Files! It’s also #1 at Barnes and Noble, and for the first time, #1 in the UK according to the Sunday Times! Thanks to all the fans around the world for their tireless support and enthusiasm.

Jim’s currently heading down to Arizona for the Scottsdale signing and Phoenix Comicon. Check out his PHXCC schedule below.

Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ
Thursday, June 5 at 7:00 PM
Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Phoenix Comicon
June 5-8, 2014
Phoenix Convention Center
122 N 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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FRIDAY

Autographing: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Convention Center, VIP20

Comedy’s Hard – The Secrets of How and When to be Funny: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Sheraton Valley of the Sun
Writing humor is a difficult trick. Come listen to some of Phoenix Comicon’s author guests who make it look easy and find out their secrets to getting laughs into a story. With Gini Koch, Jim Butcher, John Scalzi, Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant, and Wesley Chu.

Magic Systems: Urban Fantasy vs. Epic Fantasy: 4:30pm – 5:30pm, North 132
Epic fantasy and urban fantasy use magic in different ways..or do they? Panelists from both ends of the fantasy spectrum talk about whether magic is constrained by genre. With Jaye Wells, Jim Butcher, Myke Cole, Patrick Rothfuss, Sam Sykes, Stephen Blackmoore.

SATURDAY

Spotlight on Jim Butcher: 10:30am – 11:30am, Sheraton Valley of the Sun
Join Jim Butcher as he talks about the new Dresden Files book, Skin Game, upcoming projects, and answers fans’ questions.

Autographing: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Convention Center, VIP20

Setting and Place in Urban Fantasy: Saturday 4:30pm – 5:30pm, West 212
Several of our Urban Fantasy authors discuss how settings influences and drives their work. With Carrie Vaughn, Greg van Eekhout, Heather Brewer, Jim Butcher, Joseph Nassise, Vicki Pettersson,

SUNDAY

Keeping a Long Running Series Fresh: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, North 132
Authors who are writing long-running series talk about how they keep it fresh and exciting for both themselves and the reader. With Gini Koch, Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Autographing: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Convention Center, VIP20

Writing Rogues: 3:00pm – 4:00pm, North 132
Kvothe, Harry, Atticus, Locke, Darrow, and Lenk are their names. Meet the writers who created these rouges. With Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Patrick Rothfuss, Pierce Brown, Sam Sykes, Scott Lynch.

Hope to see you there!

Jun 042014
 

So much awesome stuff to announce today, following last week’s release of SKIN GAME! If you haven’t picked up a copy, what are you waiting for? Grab it in hardcover from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local independent bookstore via IndieBound; on kindle; or in audiobook format through our store!

WAR CRY

Going through Dresden withdrawal already? Pick up volume 1 of “War Cry” TODAY at your favorite local comic book store! “War Cry” is an original Dresden Files graphic novel set a few months after Dead Beat and featuring Harry and some of the “baby Wardens” recruited in the lead-up to that book: Ramirez, Yoshimo, and “Wild Bill” Meyers. We gave you a sneak peek of the first five pages back in April, and at long last, it’s arrived!

Find a comic shop using this tool. If there are no stores nearby, you can order a copy through Dynamite Entertainment or Midtown Comics. If you like your comics digital, grab it on Comixology, Kindle, or iBooks.

MORE ORIGINAL COMICS FROM DYNAMITE!

From Dynamite Entertainment:

2 NEW ORIGINAL DRESDEN FILES GRAPHIC NOVELS TO HIT STORES IN NEXT TWO YEARS

May 29th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce its expanded agreement with New York Times Bestselling Jim Butcher to create two additional all-new original graphic novels based on The Dresden Files.

Dynamite published the best-selling Original Graphic Novel “Ghoul Goblin”, an all-new, original story that takes place in the official continuity of the Dresden Files novels, subsequent to the events in the 2nd novel “Fool Moon”, to critical and commercial acclaim in 2013. The Ghoul Goblin gn was a top seller over the 2013 Holidays, and continues to move copies at a brisk pace online and in brick and mortar stores like Barnes and Noble.

Currently in the works is “War Cry” another original story taking place four months after the events depicted in Dead Beat, the 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. The first issue of War Cry ships next month, and the graphic novel will be published later this year.

Two more original Dresden Files graphic novels will be coming in 2015 and 2016. The details around the creative teams and stories in each graphic novel will be announced at a later date.

“We’re happy to see Jim Butcher and Dynamite developing more graphic novels together. Ghoul Goblin turned out terrific and it sounds like War Cry is shaping up to be a winner! We’re excited to see what great stories these new projects will bring to Jim’s fans,” said Jennifer Jackson Vice President of Donald Maass Literary Agency and Butcher’s literary agent.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce our new agreement with Jim expanding our current agreement to release a trilogy of Original Graphic Novels,” said Nick Barrucci CEO/Publisher of Dynamite. “The response to Ghoul Goblin was incredible, and we expect the two upcoming graphic novels to build on our success. Jim is a brilliant writer who knows both comics and prose, and has helped us by working hand in hand with Mark (Powers) to ensure that these are the best Graphic Novels available in both the comics fans and his prose fan base. We look forward to continuing the series of Original Graphic Novels.”

And be on the lookout for Skin Game, the latest Dresden Files novel, published by Roc Books and released to stores everywhere May 27th!

SIGNING TOUR AND VIDEO

Jim’s signing tour is coming to a close, with only Chicago tonight, Scottsdale and Phoenix Comicon tomorrow/this weekend, and Lee’s Summit on June 13th. Get all the details here!

For those who weren’t able to attend any of the signings, we’ve found video from a bunch of recent events. We also have a bunch of video from Jim’s panels at WyrdCon. Only two have been uploaded so far, but look for more soon!

Other Recent Interviews:

Skin Game is here!

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May 262014
 

It’s finally here: Skin Game hits stores tomorrow! Here’s a reminder of all the places he’ll be hitting this year’s signing tour. If you’re planning to attend an event, make sure you check out the store’s signing policy.

MAY

Skin Game Launch Party at Mysterious Galaxy: Los Angeles
May 27, 7:30pm
2810 Artesia Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
310-542-6000
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Mysterious Galaxy: San Diego
May 28, 7pm
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite #302
San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747
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Powell’s Books in Portland, OR
Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 PM
Powell’s Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
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University Bookstore in Seattle, WA
Friday, May 30 at 7:00 PM
University Temple United Methodist Church
1415 NE 43rd St
Seattle, WA 98105
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Murder By The Book in Houston, TX
Saturday, May 31 at 5:00 PM
Murder By the Book
2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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JUNE

Rainy Day Books
Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
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Barnes & Noble Old Orchard – Chicago, IL
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 7pm
55 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077
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Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ
Thursday, June 5 at 7:00 PM
Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Phoenix Comicon
June 5-8, 2014
Phoenix Convention Center
122 N 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Readers World in Lee’s Summit, MO
Friday, June 13 6:00 PM
Readers World
983 NE Rice Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
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AUGUST

GenCon
August 14-17
Indiana Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225
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If you haven’t already, prepare for tomorrow’s release with sample chapters, interviews, and the totally rockin’ book trailer (warning: spoilers!):

Missed the previous chapters, or wondering when the next awesome thing is happening? Catch up here:
4/22: Chapter 1
4/29: Chapter 2
5/06: Chapter 3
5/09: Book Trailer goes live at io9
5/13: Chapter 4
5/15: Booktalk Nation event — watch video at the link!
5/16: Reddit AMA — check out the whole conversation here, or read Jim’s responses here.
5/20: Chapter 5
5/27: Skin Game arrives!

Order Skin Game in hardcover, kindle, or audiobook format through our store!

Skin Game chapter 5

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May 202014
 

The last of five sample chapters of Skin Game is up! Read chapter 5 here.

Missed the previous chapters, or wondering when the next awesome thing is happening? Catch up here:
4/22: Chapter 1
4/29: Chapter 2
5/06: Chapter 3
5/09: Book Trailer goes live at io9
5/13: Chapter 4
5/15: Booktalk Nation event — watch video at the link!
5/16: Reddit AMA — check out the whole conversation here, or read Jim’s responses here.
5/20: Chapter 5
5/27: Skin Game arrives!

Preorder Skin Game in hardcover, kindle, or audiobook format through our store!