Jim’s Australian tour!

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Dec 012013
 

In his first trip outside North and Central America, Jim is heading all the way to Australia! He’ll be hitting three cons over the month of April:

Supanova: Gold Coast
April 4th-6th, 2014
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy
Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia

Supanova: Melbourne
April 11th-13th, 2014
Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Rd
Ascot Vale VIC 3032, Australia

SwanCon
April 17th-21st, 2014
Ibis Styles Hotel Perth
15 Robinson Ave
Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

EDIT: Please note corrected dates for Melbourne and Gold Coast! They were originally published as flipped and have since been corrected.

Hachette Australia will also be touring Jim in between convention dates. We’ll make another announcement soon as the dates and venues are established.

Discuss on the forum:
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News Roundup

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Nov 182013
 

There’s a lot of awesomeness in the works! Let’s jump right in:

THE GAME IS AFOOT!

Jim has finished writing Skin Game! There are still some revisions to process, but it’s on its way toward print. Hopefully, we should have a release date to announce soon. Join our mailing list and be among the first to know!

GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY

However, the holiday season will not be Dresdenless! We’re only two weeks away from the December 3rd release of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois’ Dangerous Women, which contains the Molly-POV novella “Bombshells.” Pre-order it through the Jim-Butcher.com store!

We don’t have an Audible link yet, but it will also be available in downloadable audiobook format, with Jim’s story narrated by Emily Rankin. You can check out a list of all the performers here. Castle fans will be delighted to hear Stana Katic reading pieces by Joe Abercrombie and S.M. Stirling, and Farscape fans will enjoy Claudia Black performing pieces by Brandon Sanderson and Sam Sykes.

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

We told you last week that Cold Days made the Opening Round in the Goodreads Choice Awards. Today, we see that it’s made it into the Final Round! There are a bunch of fantastic authors represented in a wide variety of categories, and the contest ends November 25th, so don’t forget to vote for your favorites!

LET’S ROLL

We neglected to mention here that the Dresden Files: Winter Knight Fate Dice went on sale a few months back. Pick up a set at your favorite local game store or online through the Evil Hat webstore.

Nov 122013
 

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We are pleased to present you with an extended preview of The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin, here now with the first 13 story and art pages!

This all new original story takes place in the official continuity of the Dresden Files novels, subsequent to the events in Fool Moon, and is co-written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers, with art by Joe Cooper.

In Ghoul Goblin, Harry heads to a small, isolated Missouri town terrorized by monsters out of the Nevernever. 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?

This 152-page hardcover graphic novel will be in stores everywhere Nov 26th.

Jim encourages you to go and order it from your favorite bookstore!
ISBN-13: 978-1-60690-438-1
Diamond code: OCT131064

Here’s your preview! (Click each page for a larger image)

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FaerieCon and Goodreads

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Nov 082013
 

Cold Days is a nominee for “Best Paranormal Fantasy” in the Goodreads Choice Awards! Jim is in excellent company, sharing the field with Seanan McGuire, Kevin Hearne, and other all-around awesome authors. The first round ends this Saturday, so don’t forget to vote for your favorites!

Also, Jim is in Hunt Valley, Maryland, for FaerieCon this weekend! Here’s his schedule:

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th

2:00-3:00 Workshop: Heroes and the Other Guys: Creating Protagonists and Antagonists
Location: Tack Suite

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9th

1:00 – 1:45 Panel: Seelie and Unseelie: Choosing Sides in Faerie
Contributing Authors: Jim Butcher, Charles deLint, Melissa Marr, Sarah Zettel
Location: Salon A

2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Jim Butcher
Location: Garden Room

4:00-5:30 Jim Butcher Autographing
Location: Bookstore booth

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th

11:30 – 12:15 Panel: Faerie in the Marketplace
Contributing Authors: James Owen, Gavin Grant, Jim Butcher, Melissa Marr, Annette Curtis Klause
Location: Salon A

12:15-1:45 Jim Butcher Autographing
Location: Bookstore booth

Oct 172013
 

Harry Connolly should be well-known to Jim fans: Jim said this about Harry’s novel, Child of Fire:

“[Child of Fire] is excellent reading and has a lot of things I love in a book: a truly dark and sinister world, delicious tension and suspense, violence so gritty you’ll get something in your eye just reading it, and a gorgeously flawed protagonist. Take this one to the checkout counter. Seriously.”

For the past month, Harry has been running a Kickstarter to self-publish his epic fantasy trilogy The Great Way. And it’s been going great! The project funded quickly, and several stretch goals have been unlocked, including additional novels outside of the trilogy. The clock is running down, though: there’s less than 60 hours left before the opportunity to buy into the Kickstarter evaporates! (Don’t worry if you can’t, though: the books will be available for sale as e-books after they’re published.)

One of the stretch goals unlocked will be of particular interest to urban fantasy fans: backers will also get A KEY, AN EGG, AN UNFORTUNATE REMARK, an urban fantasy novel with a pacifist protagonist in her mid-sixties. The book is sort of like The Dresden Files if Harry Dresden was actually a cross between Auntie Mame and Gandalf. You can read more about that novel here.

At any rate, we hope you’ll give Harry’s kickstarter a look by or before the weekend. He’s a great author with a unique voice that deserves to find a wider audience. Here’s the project’s video to give you an idea of what it’s all about!

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