ConNooga and WyrdCon 2014

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Jan 072014
 

We can add two more events to Jim’s 2014 schedule!

First, Jim will be heading to Chatanooga next month for Con Nooga! Con Nooga is located at the Historical Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel and Chattanooga Convention Center, and will take place February 21st through 23rd.

Historical Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
1400 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Chatanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter St
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Additionally, Jim had such a great time at WyrdCon last year, he’s returning for this year’s madness!

WyrdCon 2014
May 22nd–26th, 2014
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 216-5858

Read about the various membership levels and buy your pass through their Kickstarter.

Jim will be doing two panels accessible to all WyrdCon attendees (and webcast for everyone who pledges to their Kickstarter), plus a Master Class for the most serious writers. Jim’s LARP situation is still TBA, but I expect WyrdCon will keep folks updated on that score!

In case you missed our prior announcement, Jim will also be touring through Australia during most of April. A full list of Jim’s 2014 con dates is available on the forum! We should have news of Jim’s Skin Game signing tour in the next few months.

Dec 192013
 

Finally, the news you’ve all been waiting for!

Skin Game Tweet

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the release of the 15th novel in the Dresden Files series, Skin Game, on May 27th! Even better, Orbit UK is matching Penguin Random House’s US release date, so fans in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and more can all enjoy Skin Game on the same day!

Download the cover art as desktop wallpaper in about every desktop size imaginable:
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Pre-order Skin Game (or catch up on the previous novels in the series) through the Jim-Butcher.com store!
Discuss this on the Jim-Butcher.com forum here.

Skin Game Cover Art!

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Dec 162013
 

We know a lot of you are very curious about the release date for Skin Game, and we’ll have that information for you very soon! To tide you over until then, we have the book’s blurb and awesome cover art by Chris McGrath.

To celebrate the reveal, Tor.com is doing a special series giveaway. Be sure to check it out!

Skin Game Cover Art

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“If there is an author [who] defines urban fantasy, it is Jim Butcher.” —Fresh Fiction

Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day….

Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.

He doesn’t know the half of it….

Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains—led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone—to break into the highest-security vault in town so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

It’s a smash-and-grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world—which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he’s dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.

Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess—assuming his own allies don’t end up killing him before his enemies get the chance….

More news coming soon! Keep an eye on Jim-Butcher.com.

‘Bombshells’ Lands!

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Dec 032013
 

Today marks the release date of “Bombshells,” a novella from Molly Carpenter’s point of view, set between Ghost Story and Cold Days! It’s a part of the anthology Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Garner Dozois. You can pick up a copy in hardcover or Kindle in our store, download the audiobook from Audible, or support your favorite local independent bookstore!

You can also check out a podcast interview with Jim about Ghoul, Goblin, the original graphic novel story released in hardcover last week. It’s streaming on Publishers Weekly.com, or you can download it on iTunes. If you haven’t picked up a copy of Ghoul, Goblin yet, it’s also in our store!

Next, an exciting announcement: With a delightfully spooky 16,666 votes, Cold Days won the 2013 Goodreads Choice Award for Paranormal Fantasy! Thanks so much to all who voted, and congratulations to the other winners!

Correction

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Dec 012013
 

Whoops! This morning, we accidentally published the wrong dates for Jim’s Australia tour. The Gold Coast and Melbourne dates were flipped. The post has been corrected.