DragonCon Schedule

We have Jim’s schedule for DragonCon, and it’s intense! Readers will have abundant opportunities to hear Jim speak and get their books signed, and even to attend the premiere of the Dresden Files fan film Red Sun!

Note: We highly recommend showing up EARLY to signings to avoid disappointment. Previous DragonCon signing lines have been capped before the signing even began! In order to accommodate as many fans as possible, Jim can sign only TWO ITEMS per person per trip through the line.

Also, contrary to what the official schedule says, Jim will NOT be participating in the “First Contact Improv” or “Into the Dark” events Friday and Saturday nights. His schedule was published on the app before anyone consulted him on it. Come on, Dragon Con! Give the guy a little time to recharge! ūüėÄ


Dresden Files: Actor & Author
11:30am – 12:30am — Marriott Imperial Ballroom
Audience Q&A about the Dresden Files television series with the author who created Harry Dresden on the page & the actor who brought him to life on the screen.
Panelists: Jim Butcher and Paul Blackthorne, with Moderator Carol Malcolm.

The Logic of Magic
1:00pm – 2:00pm — Hyatt Embassy EF
Magic may not be real, but it still must make a certain kind of sense. What’s involved in developing a magical system for a story that feels internally consistent & believable?

Panelists: Jim Butcher, Kathryn Hinds, Faith Hunter, and Elizabeth Moon.

Autograph Session
4:00pm – 5:00pm¬†—¬†Marriott International Hall South 4-5


An Hour with Jim Butcher
01:00pm – 2:00pm —¬†Hyatt Regency VI-VII
Audience Q&A with the bestselling author of the Dresden Files, Codex Alera, & Cinder Spires series.

Autograph Session
2:30pm – 3:30pm —¬†Marriott¬†International Hall South 4-5

Monster Hunter Files
4:00pm – 5:00pm¬†— Hyatt¬†Regency VI-VII
Focus on the upcoming anthology of stories set in the world of Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International!
Panelists: Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Faith Hunter, Kelly Lockhart, Jonathan Maberry, Jody Lynn Nye.

Autograph Session
06:00pm¬†– 7:00pm —¬†Booth 817, Exhibit Hall 3rd Floor (AmericasMart Bldg 2)


Signing with Badali Jewelry

Signing with Badali Jewelry
01:00pm¬†– 2:00pm —¬†Booth 2422, Exhibit Hall 2nd Floor (AmericasMart Bldg 2)
NOTE: A free ticket will be required.  They can be picked up at our booth at any point during the convention.  People can also request one before the convention by emailing Badali Jewelry.

Magnificent Men of Sci-Fi/Fantasy
2:30pm – 3:30pm —¬†Hyatt Regency VI-VII
The top men of our genres discuss their careers & offer advice to new writers.
Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Peter David, Nancy Knight, and Larry Niven.

From the Beginning: The Evolution of the Urban Fantasy Protagonist
7:00pm – 8:00pm —¬†Westin Peachtree Ballroom
The authors on our panel have played vital roles in the advancement of the Urban Fantasy genre. We’ll discuss how their seminal characters have developed & changed over time, all while continuing to influence the field.
Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Laurel K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Sherrilyn Kenyon.


Keeping the Peace: Liaison Characters in UF
11:30am – 12:30pm —¬†Westin¬†Chastain 1-2 – Westin
Whether striving to improve communication & relations between supernatural & human communities, or between different groups within the supernatural world, our panelists’ characters often find themselves in the position of peacemaker.
Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Delilah S. Dawson, Kim Harrison, Nancy Holzner, Faith Hunter.


Dresden Files Cosplay Group Shoot
Friday at 6:30pm — Walton-Spring Park (behind the Westin, in front of the Doubletree)
If Rainy: Landing, Chastain Level, Westin Peachtree
For the past several years, photographer Andrea Gonzales has organized a group photo shoot for Dresden Cosplayers. Join the fun!

Red Sun: A Dresden Universe Fan Film
Sunday at 10:00pm – 12:30am —¬†Westin Savannah Ballroom
Tower of Turtles Productions presents their full-length feature Dresden Universe fan film, Red Sun. The story takes place between Small Favor & Turn Coat.

Fans can also meet Tyler Walpole, artist for the Dresden Files Co-Operative Card game and The Blood of Dragons! He’ll be selling original prints at Booth 229 on the 3rd floor of AmericasMart Building 2.

Author: priscellie

Priscilla Spencer has been Jim's creative consultant since 2007. In addition to managing content for Jim-Butcher.com and its social media channels, she beta-reads all of Jim's works, serves as a thematic consultant on the graphic novels and role playing games, and illustrates the maps for his books. The whole "Year of Dresden" thing is largely her baby. Her latest claim to fame is directing the official book trailers for Peace Talks and Battle Ground. In her professional life, Priscilla is a Producer, Writer, Photographer, and Fantasy Map Illustrator working towards a career in producing TV. She enjoys musical theatre, gluten-free cooking, sci-fi/fantasy, and weightlifting. She aspires to travel the world and pet every dog.