Subterranean Press has announced limited and lettered editions of Furies of Calderon. The lettered edition has already sold out. If you’re interested, act quickly!
Also, Jim is headed to Toronto for Ad Astra this weekend! Jim is slated for the following panels:
I Love to Hate You
Friday @ 10pm, Franklin
Ed Greenwood (m), Jim Butcher, Fiona Patton, Gregory A. Wilson, Catherine Fitzsimmons
In this panel, examine what is involved in creating a truly great villain. By discussing some examples of favourite well-written villains and what makes them memorable, you will gain a better understanding of how to make your antagonist someone that everyone loves to hate.
Is the Stand-Alone Novel an Endangered Format?
Saturday @ 10am, Berczy A
Julie Czerneda (m), Robert J. Sawyer, Catherine Fitzsimmons, Jim Butcher
More and more books are coming out in series format. While this may be publisher driven, it is just as likely consumer driven. In the face of this trend, it may become impossible to successfully pitch a stand-alone work, and the temptation to force a series may become irresistible. Is there still a place in publishing for a stand-alone book? This panel seeks an answer.
Magic in the Big City
Saturday @ 12pm, Ellsemere West
Lesley Livingston (m), Kelley Armstrong, Jim Butcher
With its banality and cynicism, what does it take to make magic become a reality in a modern city? The challenges to writing about the supernatural in a metropolis are many, but they are not insurmountable. In fact, there are many reasons a city is the ideal setting for magical happenings. Join our panelists and learn how they take magic to the streets.
Demons, Werewolves, and Necromancers
Saturday @ 3pm, Ellsemere East
Douglas Smith (m), Jim Butcher, Timothy Carter, Andrew Pyper, Timothy Liebe
There are new trends forming in the paranormal genre. Traditionally ‘evil’ characters are turned into heroes. Paranormal fiction is expanding and so is the demographic of people who read it. How do you keep these new ideas from becoming cliché? What works and what doesn’t? Attend this panel to plumb the depths – and shallows – of the unknowable.
The Force is With Mickey!
Sunday @ 11am, Ellsemere East
Sebastian Mineau (m), Jim Butcher, Max Turner, Cris Macht, Amy De Ruyte
As a result of the sale of LucasArts to Disney, the future of the Star Wars universe lies in the hands of a mouse. Surely such an infusion of fresh creative juices bodes well for this beloved franchise. In this panel, we’ll discuss what kinds of stories we might expect, and whether the fact that the new movies won’t be controlled by George Lucas is a good thing…or a great thing!