Fan Film Spotlight

Peace Talks‘ release is less than 50 days away! Have you preordered your copies of both novels in this summer’s Dresden Duology? Snag them through our store.

Want your books autographed by Jim? You can order a signed copy of Peace Talks from Barnes & Noble!

A couple quick things before we jump into our feature story:

We have video of Pat Rothfuss’ interview with Jim from Thursday’s event, and it’s all kinds of fun!

Also, Badali Jewelry will be releasing their 20th Anniversary limited edition Demonreach pentacle on Monday, June 1st! The limited edition Molly pentacle sold out in a week, so you’ll want to act fast.

Fan Film Spotlight

You’ve seen the incredible creativity readers have brought to fanart and cosplay. Now, we want to celebrate some of the creators who have brought the Dresdenverse to life through fan films, including a fabulous new short that debuted THIS WEEK!

Industriosa Pictures’s Priscilla Spencer helmed a Los Angeles-based crew largely composed of fans in the industry in this delicious-looking book trailer that includes moments from both Peace Talks and Battle Ground.

Dresden Files Fan Filming (or DF3)

This crew of fans based in Denver, led by director Christian Kennedy and actor Matt Merback, is best known for creating the book trailer for Skin Game. Though they dissolved shortly after it debuted, they leave behind an impressive collection of original Dresdenverse shorts. A couple standouts, selected by actress Mandie Lyons: The Other Guy and Hello Again.

Tower of Turtles

This Dallas-based fan filming crew led by Suzanne Solomon, Landon Solomon, Amy Gruss, and Bill Teel think big! They’ve created two original full-length Dresdenverse movies, Night Light and Red Sun, which are well worth a watch. Or if you’re in the mood for more bite-sized entertainment, we love A Carpenter Christmas and their 2014 April Fool’s gag. They’re now branching into original projects, so keep an eye out for High Gear!

Heath Harper

Angeleno Heath Harper directed and starred in a spectacular 10-minute fan film that debuted earlier this week, including a scene shot in quarantine! In this short, the past haunts Harry as he’s grilled by Chicago PD.

This Is War

This fanvid blows our minds. Editor frequentsmiler dug through dozens of movies to find the perfect clips of actors fancast to represent major and minor characters alike, going head to head against apocalyptic monsters representing millions of dollars’ worth of VFX. If only a Dresden TV show could have a budget like this! Jim says he watches it whenever he needs motivation to write.


The Goodreads Read-Along continues this week with Changes! Join us as we discuss the explosive volume that upended the series’ status quo.

The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game is now available on Switch, Steam, the App Store for Mac and iOS, Google Play for Android, and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle. Scales smoothly from 1-5 players in multiple play modes, including Solitaire, local Pass-and-Play, and Online Multiplayer.

We’ve expanded our social media presence! Give us a follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and enjoy all the content that doesn’t make it into our Drops, like the Trailer Rewatch thread, the Quarantine House Game, and more!

Ebooks of Storm Front, Fool Moon, and Grave Peril are still on sale for fans in the US!

Storm Front at $2.99:
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Fool Moon at $3.99:
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Grave Peril at $5.99:
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Visit every Tuesday this year for weekly Drops of never-before-seen artwork, microfiction, interviews, contests, sample chapters for Peace Talks and Battle Ground, or other tasty tidbits in our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Dresden Files. Join our new mailing list and follow @jimbutchernews on twitter to ensure you don’t miss a moment, and check the announcement post to catch up on prior Drops. See you next week!

Author: priscellie

Priscilla Spencer has been Jim's creative consultant since 2007. In addition to managing content for 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.