Salutations

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May 272022
 

Hi everyone! You may have noticed a new name on recent posts. I’m Angie, lovely to meet you. I’m a big fan of Jim’s work and I’m taking over managing content for Jim-Butcher.com and its social media channels while Priscilla moves on to other exciting projects. We will miss her and we wish her all the best!

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Are you ready for more Toot-Toot and Mister‽

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May 102022
 

Announcing a brand new short story from the Dresden Files universe! What could be better than a team up between Toot-Toot and Mister? Harry doesn’t know that there’s a threat but Toot-Toot is looking out for him with the help of Mister. Find out if they successfully defend against the invader in “Little Things”! This multi-author anthology also includes stories by Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, Annie Bellet, Anne Bishop, Jennifer Brozek, Kevin Hearne, Nancy Holder, Kerrie L. Hughes, Chloe Neill, and R.R. Virdi! Get it from our store or from your favorite neighborhood independent bookstore!

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Jim Is Off To DragonCon!

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Sep 032021
 

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!

Farewell to 2020

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Dec 292020
 

At long last, we’ve reached the final Tuesday of 2020! Our year-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of Storm Front is complete. Thanks so much for joining us on this incredible journey! The Dresden Files will continue–we’re only at book 17 of an estimated 25, including the Big Apocalyptic capstone Trilogy–but for now, our weekly Dresden Drops are at an end, and Priscilla is going to take a well-earned nap. 😀

The main meat of this post is a STAGGERING compilation of all our Drops from this year, so you can catch up on anything you missed and revisit some of your favorite posts.

But first, we’re not going out without one final cause for celebration: This Friday, New Year’s Day, is the 20th anniversary of Fool Moon! Here’s how Harry’s second adventure looks around the world:

Congrats to Jim for having TWO books that are nearly old enough to drink!


And now, the main event. Today, we’re going to look back at all the incredible new material that got us through this tumultuous year!

Year of Dresden Retrospective

Image from "Everything the Light Touches" micro-comic. Mister sleeps contentedly on top of Maggie.
The Alphas react to Harry's proclamation that they're in the midst of an apocalypse. Director Cameo, woohoo!
Q&As

Cons & Virtual Tour:

Podcasts, YouTube, & Radio:

Other:

Cropped cover of "We'll Always Have Parish" Dresden Accelerated supplement
Art Spotlight
Other Fun

Other-Other Fun:


That’s All, Folks

And that’s it for the Year of Dresden! After 53 straight weeks of producing free, original content to honor the series’ 20th birthday, it’s staggering to finally be finished. Thanks so much for joining us on this unprecedented endeavor! We didn’t realize back in January how much we would all need an escape this year, and it’s been a pleasure and an honor to be able to provide a brief respite every week to the countless thousands who love Jim’s work. With chaos and loss surrounding us at every turn, we’re glad we could give fans a little something to look forward to. This project brought structure and purpose to our lockdown, and it had the side benefit of helping us keep track of which day was Tuesday. 😀 Win-win!

We extend special thanks to all the fans who participated in our contests, discussions, and calls for entries. We’ve loved seeing your creativity, your talents, and your evil brilliance. Your work has been an inspiration! Likewise, thanks to the tireless team of judges that helped evaluate those entries, including Suzanne Solomon, Skye Starr, Adam Mathison-Sward, Craig Page, Garrett Jones, Mandie Lyons, and Jordan Walker Key, with an extra-special shout-out to Andrea Gonzales. You are a force! Massive thanks also to illustrator Adam Mathison-Sward for being my not-so-secret weapon, creating fabulous illustrations and comics to complement a wide array of stories, as well as to Luke Schroder and Tyler Walpole for dazzling us with your images and allowing us to share them with our audience. To the cast and crew of the trailers, I will love you forever, and I am eternally indebted to you for helping make my dream a reality. Thanks to the Solomon family and Amy Gruss for keeping me sane and covered in dogs and for being my COVID double-bubble buddies. And thanks to Jim’s team at Penguin for their role in the promotional blitz!

And finally, dropping the third person plural, thanks to Jim for entrusting me with such an immense responsibility. Planning, prepping, and executing 53 weeks of original content while supervising post-production and crafting VFX for two live-action book trailers was crazymaking at times (read: ALL times), but it’s thrilling to know I could pull it off without sacrificing quality. I hope you’ve enjoyed the work as much as I have!

Thanks for everything.

Priscilla

Illustration by Adam Mathison-Sward