If you’re interested in LARPing, don’t forget about WyrdCon in southern California in September!
Also, for fans in Toronto, don’t miss Jim next weekend at Ad Astra!
GHOUL, GOBLIN is an original comic series set in the official Dresden Files continuity, and issue 3 is now in stores!
Harry’s traveled from his home turf of Chicago to investigate a series of inexplicable murders in a small Missouri town. He’s already managed to turn half the burg against him, with the other half’s motives even murkier. And that’s not even taking the Ghoul and Goblin who’ve both separately nearly killed him. Unfortunately, they may have succeeded in murdering the eldest of the cursed family he’s trying to protect—a man who harbors his own dark secrets. It’s time for Harry to seek the help of a higher authority…
DOWNLOAD GHOUL, GOBLIN #3 NOW AT COMIXOLOGY, OR GO TO YOUR LOCAL COMICS SHOP TODAY!
Check out a five-page preview:
Congrats to Jim for selling the first three books in a new steampunk series, The Cinder Spires!
From Publishers Weekly:
Penguin Group is continuing its relationship with bestselling fantasy writer Jim Butcher. The author of the Dresden Files and Codex Alera closed a seven-figure, three-book deal with his current publisher for a new series. Anne Sowards, at Roc, took world English rights to The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, and two sequels, from agent Jennifer Jackson at Donald Maass Literary. Butcher recently published the 14th book in the Dresden Files, a series that has been adapted to TV (on SyFy channel) and turned into a comic book (published by Dynamite Entertainment). The Cinder Spires, Jackson said, is set in a world “of black spires that tower for miles over a mist-shrouded surface” and follows a war between two of the Spires: Spire Albion and Spire Aurora.
At the Reddit AMA a few months ago, Jim said, “It’s kinda League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets Sherlock meets Hornblower. There are goggles and airships and steam power and bizarre crystal technology and talking cats, who are horrid little bullies.”
Jim is still writing the first book, The Aeronaut’s Windlass, so we don’t have a release date yet. We’ll let you know as soon as there’s something to announce!
We are pleased to announce that Jim Butcher will be the special VIP guest at the upcoming Wyrd Con 4 Convention in Southern California on September 12th – 15th 2013! Wyrd Con is a storytelling convention focused on the many levels of interaction including story development, Transmedia, and live action adventures. You can learn more about Wyrd Con at www.wyrdcon.com.
Wyrd Con will also be hosting a Kickstarter campaign to help strengthen the convention and make it bigger, and brighter than ever. For a chance to play an event with Jim, or have dinner with him check out the Kickstarter here, and grab a badge to Wyrd Con!
Other convention appearances coming this year include:
April 5th-7th: Ad Astra (Toronto) Ad Astra is a literary fan-run convention, promoting local talent within the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Paranormal, for all media of the written word. Our weekend includes panels on a variety of topics including writing, publishing, media, creative works, comics, costuming and steampunk, as well as many events including Masquerade, writer workshops, and book launches. Complementing our programming, Ad Astra also has a dealer area, featuring many vendors, writers, exhibitors, artists and artisans and an Art Show and auction.
May 24th-27th: MisCon (Missoula, Montana) MisCon is a four-day celebration of literacy and the arts within the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Held each Memorial Day weekend (Friday through Monday), MisCon has something to fascinate, educate, and entertain you at all times.
We neglected to note last Wednesday’s release of issue #2 of Ghoul, Goblin, an original comic series set in the official Dresden Files continuity!
Still reeling from the events of Fool Moon, Harry’s been hired by a small-town Deputy Sheriff to look into a series of bizarre deaths linked to a singularly unfortunate family named the Talbots. Far from his usual Windy City stomping grounds, Mr. Dresden has nevertheless found some very familiar obstacles — hostile law enforcement officials, reluctant civilians, and people protecting secrets. Oh, and at least one supernatural threat that isn’t about to go down without a fight — or at all.
DOWNLOAD GHOUL GOBLIN #2 NOW AT COMIXOLOGY OR GO TO YOUR LOCAL COMICS SHOP TODAY!
You can also check out a four-page preview of issue 2! Issue 3 hits stores on 3/13.
Also, Jim has announced the titles of two upcoming books! His next novel will be the first in a new Steampunk series, The Cinder Spires, called The Aeronaut’s Windlass. After that will be book #15 of The Dresden Files, Skin Game. We don’t have release dates yet for either, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do!