Jim Is Off To DragonCon!

All vaccinated and feeling safe to travel? Jim will be at DragonCon in Atlanta this weekend!

Please note that all attendees who attend the live convention MUST show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of arrival before entering the convention. Additionally, appropriate face masks are required at all times inside convention venues regardless of vaccination status, in keeping with updated CDC guidelines and City of Atlanta requirements. You can keep track of their latest updates here.

Title: An Hour with Jim Butcher
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Interview & audience Q&A with the author of The Dresden Files, The Cinder Spires, & Codex Alera series.
Panelists: Jim Butcher, with Carol Malcolm(M).

Title: It Hurts Me More than It Does You: Character Deaths in UF
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Authors share the experience of killing off beloved characters in their work.
Panelists: Carol Malcolm(M), Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Melissa F Olson, and R.R. Virdi.

Title: Author Signing
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: International Hall South 1-3 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Terror & Beauty: Depictions of the Fae in Urban Fantasy
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Our panel of authors discuss the various depictions of the Fae, exploring how often the attractiveness displayed by the beings & their world mask an underlying layer of menace & peril.
Panelists: Carol Malcolm(M), Jim Butcher, Cecilia Dominic, Isabelle Hardesty, Bishop O’Connell, and Kimbra Swain.

Title: Weaponized Magic
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Within Urban Fantasy, magic often gets used as a tool or provides defense, but there are also those who wield it as an offensive weapon. Our panel of authors will discuss how their characters do the latter.
Panelists: Carol Malcolm(M), Jennifer Blackstream, Patricia Briggs, Douglas Burbey, Seressia Glass

Title: Epic Fantasy Tropes in UF
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Despite their many differences in tone, setting, & approach, there are some distinct characteristics shared by both of these Fantasy sub-genres.
Panelists: Carol Malcolm(M), James A. Hunter, J.F. Lewis, Jody Lynn Nye, R.R. Virdi

A personal note from the site content manager:

Seriously, guys, please be responsible. Delta is no joke. Breakthrough infections are rare, but they can happen, and rapid tests can give false negatives. Plus, attendees will have contact with plenty of folks around the city and at the airports who haven’t been through DragonCon’s attendee screening process. It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which the event doesn’t result in some community spread.

Please keep in mind the countless overworked medical professionals and the ICUs across the country that are already at their limit and TAKE PRECAUTIONS. You should know the ropes by now. Wear a mask (ideally doubled or a KN95), wash your hands regularly, resist the urge to ask your favorite celebs for a handshake, and social distance like everyone around you is cooking up a Grade-A Con Funk. And if you start feeling sick, for the love of all that is holy, don’t go near other people! Spreading plagues is Nicodemus’ thing.

Be safe and have fun!

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.