A Harried Halloween, Goodreads Goodness, and More!

For this week’s Dresden Drop, we have your Halloween photos, a surprise addition to the second round of the Goodreads Choice Awards, and a reminder to submit to the Fanfic contest! But first, a request:

Show Us Your Tattoos

We’ve seen some absolutely STUNNING Dresden tattoos lately, and we’d love to include a compilation in an upcoming Drop. If you have any Butcher-inspired ink you’d like to show off, send your photos to yearofdresden (at) gmail.com.

Please include your name, your artist’s name, a link to where folks can contact the artist or find more of their work, and what pronouns I should use for both of you.

Double Dragon Boss Fight at Goodreads

Goodreads Choice Awards Header. Text: The choice is yours. Vote for the best books of the year in the 12th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Vote in the opening round.

Surprise! Enough fans suggested Battle Ground as a write-in vote that it’s been added to the Semifinal Round of the Goodreads Choice Awards! Now, both Peace Talks and Battle Ground are in the running for Best Fantasy of 2020. Hope this doesn’t split the vote! 😀

This is the second of three rounds, so regardless of whether you voted last week, you can vote again now. The semifinals run from November 10th to 15th, so check out the nominees and cast your votes in your favorite categories by this Sunday!

Jim is in contention alongside some of our favorite authors, including NK Jemisin, Brandon Sanderson, Naomi Novik, VE Schwab, RF Kuang, Rebecca Roanhorse, and many more, and it makes for some excellent company. Seriously, if you’re looking for your next great read (or a holiday gift for the discerning SFF geek in your life), this list is a phenomenal place to start!


After three or four November 3rds last week, we’re bringing back an October 31st! In last week’s Drop, we asked you to send in your Dresdenverse Halloween costumes from this year, and you delivered. Thanks so much to Sarah, Jesse, Lauren, Brian, Magda, Bonnie, James, and Rea for repping the series as they celebrated a pandemic-safe holiday!

Reminder: Microfiction Contest

By popular demand, we’ve added a fanfic contest to the Year of Dresden! Throughout the month of November, fans can submit their own microfictions based on the following prompt:  Write about either a birthday OR a holiday in the Dresdenverse. Submit entries to yearofdresden(at)gmail.com by November 24th.

Read all the details in our Double Birthday Spectacular post under the “It’s My Birthday Too” subheading. Three winners (one grand prize and two runners-up) will receive their choice of a Mika Kuloda Art Print from Worldbuilders!

And that’s it for this week! Visit Jim-Butcher.com every Tuesday this year for weekly Drops of never-before-seen artwork, microfiction, interviews, contests, sample chapters for Peace Talks and Battle Ground, and 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.

Still need a copy of Peace TalksBattle Ground, or anything else by Jim? Support your favorite local independent bookstore, or order in print, audio, or ebook through the Jim-Butcher.com Store. We believe you can grab a signed copy of Battle Ground from Mysterious Galaxy and Barbara’s Bookstore (though we STRONGLY RECOMMEND confirming availability of signed stock before placing your order at either place) or a book with a signed bookplate from Worldbuilders.

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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.