Nov 232014
 

GOODREADS VOTING ENDING SOON

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards! Skin Game is a contender for Best Fantasy of 2014. If you haven’t voted in the final round yet, make sure your voice is heard!

ALERA MAP AUCTIONED FOR WORLDBUILDERS

A Codex Alera map poster signed by Jim Butcher and artist Priscilla Spencer is up for auction to benefit Worldbuilders, Pat Rothfuss’ annual charity drive for Heifer International! Heifer fights global poverty and hunger by empowering and educating people around the world. Priscilla’s maps for Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles and Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops series are also represented in this batch, plus signed books and artwork and other awesome goodies! Check them out.

PODCAST INTERVIEWS

Jim was recently on two podcasts, Beyond the Trope and The Once And Future Podcast–this time returning for Anton to interview him!

COMIC UPDATE

Some of you have reported hearing conflicting things about the War Cry release date from your local book and comics stores. It appears that with the holiday backlog, some copies did not make it out of the distribution center in time, resulting in delays. Hopefully, everything will sort itself out promptly, and this glitch won’t get in the way of any holiday gifting plans! Apologies for any inconvenience.

Nov 142014
 

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This just in! Jim has finished the first book in the Cinder Spires series, The Aeronaut’s Windlass! He’ll take some time for polishing and editorial, then he’ll start work on Dresden #16, Peace Talks!

We’ll let you know as soon as there’s a release date to announce. At present, no official date has been set.

In the meantime, don’t forget to vote in Round 2 of the Goodreads Choice Awards! Skin Game is one of many exceptional novels in the running for Best Fantasy. This round ends tomorrow, Saturday the 15th, so don’t delay! Participants get one vote per category per round, so check out all the nominees in all categories and choose your favorites, then come back Monday the 17th for the Final Round, to see if your picks made the cut!

Nov 112014
 

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ROUND TWO, FIGHT!
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Thanks to you, Skin Game has made it into the second (Semifinal) round for Best Fantasy in the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards! You have until this Saturday, November 15th, to cast your ballots for Round Two. Each round is separate, so if you voted in the first round, you can vote again in the second and third. Check out all the fantastic contenders and vote for your favorites!

The voting schedule is as follows:
Semifinal Round: Nov. 10 – 15
Final Round: Nov. 17 – 24

Cast your first votes before polls close on Saturday, then be sure to come back on Monday the 17th to see if your favorites made the cut!

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WAR CRY TEASER
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The Direct Market release of WAR CRY comes out next week! Check out this exclusive interview with Jim about the comic, writing, cosplaying, and the Cinder Spires, plus concept art of the series’ monsters and villains!

This 144-page hardcover collects all five issues of the original Harry Dresden War Cry comic book series by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, and Carlos Gomez. It also features the complete comic book cover illustrations from Stjepan Sejic and Carlos Gomez!

WAR CRY hits the Direct Market on 11/19 and the regular Book Market a week later, on 11/25. “Direct Market” refers to dedicated comics stores, including online comics stores like Dynamite and Midtown Comics. “Book Market” is everything else, including brick-and-mortar bookstores and sites like Amazon and B&N.

You can preorder your copy from your favorite local comic store, Amazon, B&N, or Dynamite. Dynamite is also offering copies signed by Jim! Supply of the signed edition is limited, so if you’re interested, definitely jump on that opportunity!

Nov 042014
 

Contents:

  1. Paranet Papers Preview
  2. Goodreads Choice Awards
  3. “War Cry” Concept Art and Preorder Info
  4. “Ghoul, Goblin” on Dynamite Digital

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WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS
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As an amazing Halloween treat, Evil Hat Productions has offered a FREE preview chapter of the upcoming Dresden Files RPG expansion, The Paranet Papers.

Stand together against the darkness…

In Jim Butcher’s bestselling Dresden Files books, the forces of good bond together into an organization called the Paranet in a desperate attempt to protect each other in the equally desperate war against big baddies like the Red Court and the Denarians.

In 2015, you will bring the Paranet to your Dresden Files RPG game with the Paranet Papers supplement. Travel to locations in crisis like Las Vegas and South America to fight evil. Team up with characters from Turn Coat and Changes to fight evil. Join up with other Paranetters to… well, you get the picture.

The Paranet Papers. Because playing with wizards wasn’t dangerous enough already.

In this early preview, they’re giving you the entire Las Vegas chapter, absolutely free. Call it a Paranet Paper, if you will. And enjoy! We’ll see you, again, in 2015.

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ELECTION DAY
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There’s more than one election going on right now! Skin Game has been nominated for Best Fantasy in the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards. Check out all the fantastic contenders and vote for your favorites.

The voting schedule is as follows:
Opening Round: Nov. 3 – 8
Semifinal Round: Nov. 10 – 15
Final Round: Nov. 17 – 24

Cast your first votes before polls close on Saturday, then be sure to come back on Monday the 10th to see if your favorites made the cut!

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WAR CRY TEASER
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The Direct Market release of WAR CRY comes out next week! As promised, here’s the other half of Carlos Gomez’s awesome War Cry concept art: young Wardens Carlos Ramirez, Yuki Yoshimo, and “Wild Bill” Meyers. Click to embiggen.

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This 144-page hardcover collects all five issues of the original Harry Dresden War Cry comic book series by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, and Carlos Gomez. It also features the complete comic book cover illustrations from Stjepan Sejic and Carlos Gomez!

WAR CRY hits the Direct Market on 11/19 and the regular Book Market a week later, on 11/25. “Direct Market” refers to dedicated comics stores, including online comics stores like Dynamite and Midtown Comics. “Book Market” is everything else, including brick-and-mortar bookstores and sites like Amazon and B&N.

You can preorder your copy from your favorite local comic store, Amazon, B&N, or Dynamite. Dynamite is also offering copies signed by Jim! Supply of the signed edition is limited, so if you’re interested, definitely jump on that opportunity!

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GHOUL, GOBLIN ON DYNAMITE DIGITAL
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The collected issues of “Ghoul, Goblin” is now available in digital format! Grab your copy on Dynamite Digital!

Harry Dresden, a Chicago private investigator and wizard, heads to a small, isolated Missouri town terrorized by Nevernever monsters. The singularly unfortunate Talbot family has suffered a curse that has decimated their number for generations, and only our hero can save them… that is, if he can survive hostile lawmen, the dark secrets of townsfolk, an ancient guardian spirit, and two deadly carnivores! Can Dresden cleanse the Talbot bloodline of its curse without a blood sacrifice of his own?

“Ghoul, Goblin” is an original Dresden Files graphic novel written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers, illustrated by Joseph Cooper, set between “Fool Moon” and “Grave Peril.” It’s also available for purchase in physical form at your favorite local comics shop, Dynamite.com, and various online retailers through the Jim-Butcher.com store.

Oct 282014
 

HAPPY BELATED TO JIM

Jim’s birthday was Sunday! Share your belated birthday wishes on our forum or twitter!

WAR CRY COUNTDOWN CONTINUES

The Direct Market release of WAR CRY is just two weeks away! Get excited with Carlos Gomez’s awesome concept art of Harry, Thomas, and new character Catherine Taylor! Click the thumbnails to embiggen. We’ll bring you the concept art for Ramirez, Yoshimo, and Wild Bill next week.

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This 144-page hardcover collects all five issues of the original Harry Dresden War Cry comic book series by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, and Carlos Gomez. It also features the complete comic book cover illustrations from Stjepan Sejic and Carlos Gomez!

WAR CRY hits the Direct Market on 11/19 and the regular Book Market a week later, on 11/25. “Direct Market” refers to dedicated comics stores, including online comics stores like Dynamite and Midtown Comics. “Book Market” is everything else, including brick-and-mortar bookstores and sites like Amazon and B&N.

You can preorder your copy from your favorite local comic store, Amazon, B&N, or Dynamite. Dynamite is also offering copies signed by Jim! Supply of the signed edition is limited, so if you’re interested, definitely jump on that opportunity!

PODCAST FUN

Jim was a recent guest on the Once and Future Podcast, though this time, the roles were reversed. Hear him interview host Anton Strout!