DragonCon Schedule and Molly Figurine

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Jim and Kitty are heading to DragonCon this week! His schedule is below. In the meantime, here are a few treats to enjoy…


The sculptors at Hamilton Collection have created an officially-licensed Winter Lady Molly sculpture! It’s based on Chris McGrath’s cover art for the Shadowed Souls special editions. Reserve yours today.

Molly Carpenter sculpture


Promo graphic for special $1.99 price for Death Masks

Want to revisit the earlier books in the series? BookBub is offering the ebook of Death Masks for $1.99 until September 8th.


Friday, August 30, 2019

Male Stars of Fantasy/SF
Fri 11:30 am, Regency VI-VII-Hyatt 
The best of the best tell their secrets of successful writing careers.
Other Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Stackpole, Robert J. Sawyer, Brandon Sanderson. Moderator: Nancy Knight

The Heroes of High Fantasy
Fri 01:00 pm, Regency VI-VII-Hyatt
Authors of High Fantasy meet & tell us their tales of adventure & derring-do!
Other Panelists: Brandon Sanderson, Marie Brennan, Aleron Kong. Moderator: Jennifer Liang

An Hour with Jim Butcher
Fri 04:00 pm, Regency VI-VII-Hyatt
Interview and audience Q&A with the bestselling author of the Dresden Files, Codex Alera, & Cinder Spires series.
Moderator: Carol Malcolm

Autograph Session
Fri 05:30 pm, International Hall South 4-5 – Marriott

Banner of photos from past DragonCon cosplay shoots

FAN EVENT: Sixth Annual Dresden Files Cosplay Photoshoot
Fri 06:00 – 08:00 pm, Walton-Spring Park (behind the Westin)

Magic Systems 101: Diverse Approaches in UF
Fri 10:00 pm, Chastain-1-2-Westin
A primary component of urban fantasy, the sources & uses of magic vary widely within the genre. Our panelists will explain the forms magic takes in their work & the role it plays in the stories they tell.  
Other Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Melissa F. Olsen, R.R. Virdi, Tim Powers, Marie Brennan. Moderator: Carol Malcolm

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Keeping It Fresh When Your Story Has Books in the Double Digits
Sat 01:00 pm, Regency VI-VII – Hyatt
How do you keep a series fresh when the series gets into the double digits? What is it about these worlds that keeps the author coming back and back again? Readers become not just fixated but captivated with these stories in an ever-expanding literary landscape.
Other Panelists: David Weber, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Eric Flint. Moderator: Steve Saffel

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Signing with Badali Jewelry
Sat 02:30 pm, Booths 2522 & 2524 — NOTE: Free timed ticket required. Stop by their booth ahead of time to secure your place in line.

NYT Bestselling Authors Tell All
Sat 04:00 pm, Centennial I-Hyatt
What does it take to get to the top? These bestselling authors discuss their careers, their works, their lives… and their secrets!
Other Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, Sherrilyn Kenyon, John D. Ringo, Larry Niven. Moderator: Nancy Knight

Sat 05:30 pm, Booth 2719 in Americas Mart, Floor 2

FAN EVENT: “Red Sun” Screening
Sat 10:00 pm – 12:30am, Westin Chastain I-J
Tower of Turtles Productions presents its full-length feature Dresden Universe fan film, Red Sun. The story takes place between Small Favor and Turn Coat. (Mature Audiences Only)

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunday 11:30 am, Booth 2719 in Americas Mart, Floor 2

Stirring the Creativity Pot
Sun 04:00 pm, Embassy CD – Hyatt
Today’s most creative writers discuss their secrets for developing the freshest ideas, plots & characters.
Other Panelists: Janny Wurts, Chelsea Quinn Yarbo, Chris A. Jackson. Moderator: Bill Fawcet

Monday, September 2, 2019

Visitors From Beyond: Ghost and Spirits in UF
Mon 01:00 pm, Chastain 1-2 – Westin
Ghosts of all varieties, from the helpful to the truly terrifying, make appearances in the works of our panel authors, who will explain why they chose to use these beings in their work.
Other Panelists: Eric R. Asher, Walter H. Hunt, Leanna Renee Hieber, Amanda DeWees, Tim Powers. Moderator: Carol Malcolm

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.