Brief Cases to be released Summer 2018!

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Aug 212017

As you all know, we try to avoid posting more than once a week, but we thought you’d want to know this immediately! We have a general release date for Brief Cases, the second anthology of Dresden Files short stories: Summer 2018!

Brief Cases will include the following Dresdenverse stories:

  • “Curses” — Harry is hired to remove the Billy Goat Curse from Wrigley Field
  • “AAAA Wizardry” — Harry teaches young Wardens his procedure for dealing with supernatural nasties.
  • “Even Hand” — Marcone clashes with a rival supernatural power.
  • The Bigfoot Trilogy: “B is for Bigfoot,” “I Was A Teenage Bigfoot,” and “Bigfoot on Campus”
  • “Bombshells” — Molly teams up with Justine and Andi to thwart a Fomor plot.
  • “Jury Duty” — Harry endures Jury Duty.
  • “Cold Case” — Molly teams up with Ramirez to take on a Lovecraft-esque cult.
  • “Day One” — Butters’ first mission.
  • “A Fistful of Warlocks” — Luccio takes on necromancers in the Wild West.
  • Plus a new Dresden Files novella starring Maggie and Mouse!

We’ll let you know as soon as we have a more specific date to announce. Subscribe to our mailing list if you want to be among the first to know!

Signing Tomorrow in Glendale, Colorado!

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Aug 172017

Straight Outta Tombstone: The Weird Western Showdown
A Multi-Author Signing Event!

August 18th, 7pm
Barnes and Noble
960 S Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO 80246
Call 303-691-2998 for more information, or RVSP on Facebook.

Join Bestselling authors Jim Butcher, Kevin J. Anderson, Sarah A. Hoyt, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Peter J. Wacks, Naomi Brett Rourke, Sam Knight and David Boop as they reminisce about their careers, sign their books, and discuss the genesis of the anthology. Straight Outta Tombstone contains the Luccio-POV short story “Fistful of Warlocks,” where she fights necromancers in the Old West!

With every book sold, a portion will be donated to Reading Partners, an organization dedicated to helping children improve their reading scores.

Mosey on down for lots of fun and a few surprises! Folks unable to attend can tune into the 5280 Geek podcast later–they’ll be there recording, and I imagine they’ll post the audio over the following days/weeks.

Also, don’t forget about Jim’s final two convention events for 2017:

265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA

Salt Lake City Comic Con
Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S W Temple St
Salt Lake City, UT

Hope to see you there!


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Jul 192017


Great news! Jim has finished writing his final story for Brief Cases, the second Dresden Files anthology! This anthology collects all of Jim’s Dresden Files short stories that aren’t in Side Jobs and brings us inside the mind of John Marcone, Anastasia Luccio, Molly Carpenter, Waldo Butters, and even Maggie and Mouse! Fans will be delighted to know that this new story (novella, really) is one of Jim’s longest, eclipsed only by “Aftermath” and neck-and-neck with “Bombshells,” so there’s a lot to look forward to. (Priscilla really likes numbers.)

The story is currently in the hands of the betas, but once Jim sends the manuscript off to Penguin, he’ll be able to get back to work on your favorite subject to heck-hound him about, Peace Talks. 😀 Not sure when we’ll get a release date for Brief Cases, as Jim’s editor Anne Sowards is heading off to Comic Con this week and subsequently has a lot on her plate, but hopefully we’ll have something to announce before too long!


In other short story news, there are two shorts you can read RIGHT NOW! On the day America celebrated its independence, editor David Boop celebrated the release of Straight Outta Tombstone, a new anthology featuring “Fistful of Warlocks,” a new Luccio story! It also includes stories from Kevin J Anderson, Phil Foglio, Jody Lynn Nye, Larry Correia, and Maurice Broaddus, so check it out!

The other story is a non-Dresden tale, “Small Problems,” written for the Monster Hunter Files anthology. Baen is promoting the anthology by giving away four stories for FREE, including Jim’s! Read “Small Problems” and the three other sample stories now, and if you like what you see, preorder the ebook, out October 3rd!


In tangentially-story news, Jim will be doing a signing for the Straight Outta Tombstone anthology Friday, August 18th, at 7pm at the Barnes and Noble at 960 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO 80246.


Some comics news! Issue 2 of Dog Men came out last week, so be sure to snag a copy from your favorite local independent comics shop. Or hop on Dynamite’s website to read a five-page preview and order the digital version! Issue 3 will follow August 9th.


Finally, y’all know Evil Hat has TWO new Dresden games out, right? Yeah, we thought so.

If you haven’t yet, you can order Dresden Accelerated and the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game through Evil Hat’s website or pick up a copy at your favorite local gaming store. For those wanting to delve deeper into DFCO (or if your luck with the game so far is at “Harry on a date” level), Evil Hat is also releasing a series of free strategy guides. Happy gaming!

Sausomecon Schedule

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Jun 292017

We have Jim’s schedule for Sausomecon, held at the Kansas City Expo Center this weekend!

6pm: Jim Butcher Q&A, Main Events A
8pm: Signing, Main Events Autographs

1pm: Signing, Main Events Autographs
2pm: Jim Butcher Q&A, Salon A

After Sausomecon, Jim has only two more events in 2017:

9/1/17-9/4/17: DragonCon in Atlanta, GA
9/21/17-9/23/17: Salt Lake City Comic Con in Salt Lake City, UT

Hope to see you there!

New Shirt and Games Ready for Ordering!

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Jun 112017


Worldbuilders’ annual “Geeks Doing Good” fundraiser has another Dresden shirt in the mix, this time promoting everybody’s favorite accorded neutral territory, McAnally’s! Grab a steak sandwich, crack open one of Mac’s Special Dark brews, and help fight global poverty.

McAnally's Pub Shirt

The fundraiser also includes items inspired by fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicle and Iron Druid Chronicles; authors Myke Cole and Holly Black; and graphic novels Bitch Planet, Rat Queens, and Sex Criminals.

This charity drive ends TOMORROW, June 12th, so act quickly! If last year’s timetable is any indication, it’ll take several months for the shirt to be available for sale again after this fundraiser ends. All proceeds go to the Worldbuilders charity benefitting Heifer International.



We have video of Jim’s panels at Phoenix Comicon! Check out the full playlist.



The public release date of Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game and Dresden Files Accelerated is right around the corner, with both debuting at the Origins convention next weekend! If you’re there, come by the Indie Press Revolution booth (#129) to have a chat or get an in-person demo of the game. They’ll have multiple tables and are starting demos every half hour.

If you’re not coming to Origins, you can pick up a copy at your favorite gaming store after the 14th or order through the Evil Hat online store: Dresden Accelerated and DFCO.

You can also get a sneak peek at the upcoming DFCO app!