New Dates and Special Editions

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Feb 062017

We have release dates for you! Not the one you’ve been hounding us for (Jim is still writing Peace Talks–no ETA), but for some great projects that will help ease the wait.

First, Subterranean Press’ illustrated special edition of Small Favor is in stock and shipping. They still have a few copies of their Limited Edition up for grabs, so act fast!

We’d announced previously that the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game is slated for March 2017, but now that it’s right around the corner, we figured a reminder couldn’t hurt! Grab some friends and answer the ultimate what-if scenario: what if Harry was on the scene with allies who weren’t there in the original story? Pre-order it through your favorite local independent gaming store!

UPDATE: Evil Hat has contacted us to let us know that the game is shipping to Kickstarter backers in March, and starts its public preorder on their website in a few weeks, but it does not actually release to game stores until June.

Next, in June, Shawn Speakman is publishing a gorgeous special edition of the Shadowed Souls anthology, featuring the Molly-POV story “Cold Case,” about her first mission in her new role post-Cold Days. And if those special editions are a bit beyond the budget, you can still buy a print of Chris McGrath’s riveting cover art from his website.

Then get excited, because Straight Outta Tombstone, the David Boop anthology featuring Jim’s story “A Fistful of Warlocks,” hits stores July 4th. Luccio fighting necromancers in the Wild West? Yes, please.

July should also see the release of The Dresden Files Accelerated RPG (aka DFAE), which merges the wizardly awesomeness of the Dresden Files RPG with the sleek, story-based, rules-lite Fate Accelerated system.

Also upcoming:

The next comic, Dog Man, is now in the script phase. It will be adapted by Mark Powers and pencilled by Diego Galindo. No release date yet.

“Small Problems”, a short story for Larry Correia and Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s upcoming Monster Hunter International anthology. Due out some time in 2017.

Enjoy! As always, you can consult our Upcoming Works page for all your release date-related needs. Bring on 2017!

Holiday Shopping Roundup!

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Nov 302016

Looking for gift ideas for the fantasy fan in your life, or wondering what to ask the Erlking for in this year’s yuletide Wild Hunt? We’ve got you covered!

To our surprise, Unfettered II has been released in Kindle format early! This anthology edited by Shawn Speakman features the Butters-POV story “Day One,” which takes place shortly after Skin Game. If you prefer hardcover, you don’t have long to wait–it’s due out December 6th.


Jim and the Dresden Files are well represented in Worldbuilders this year. For those new to the blog, Worldbuilders is a charity run by Patrick Rothfuss to benefit Heifer International, which combats global poverty and hunger. Fans will be delighted to see the Parkour shirt from last spring’s “Geeks Doing Good” fundraiser is now available to the masses, and you can donate to the Worldbuilders lottery for a chance to win a massive set of Pat’s 40 favorite fantasy books and series, which includes paperbacks of the novels through Ghost Story. Keep an eye on Pat’s blog for more exciting opportunities to score awesome swag while saving the world!


Our friends at Badali Jewelry have been massive supporters of Worldbuilders from the beginning, and this year, when you use the coupon code WBLD15, they’ll give you $10 off and donate 10% of your entire purchase to Worldbuilders. Badali are the official jewelers of the Dresden Files, and their gorgeous wares include Harry’s shield bracelet, pentacle necklace, force rings, and Winter Knight ice opal earring. They also have Good Bob and Evil Bob pendants, which are a delight. They also just added a Lasciel piece, available as a coin or on a necklace! Be sure to check out their website to peruse the full list of new licensed added this year. If you dig Jim’s work, you’re sure to love a whole slew of their other properties.


Tyler Walpole, the artist for Evil Hat’s upcoming Dresden Files Co-Op card game, has released a set of prints of his artwork for the game, seen at the top of this post. Choose Harry, Michael, Murphy, or some permutation of all three!

Each illustration is available in two sizes (8×10″ or 11×14″), printed photographically on Fuji Professional Crystal Archive Super Type silver halide papers and processed in Fuji Professional Digital RA-4 Chemistry. Prints of each size are limited to only 100 copies and signed-and-numbered by the artist.


Priscilla Spencer (me!)–mapmaker to Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin Hearne, and many more of your favorite fantasists–is offering 10% off map posters with the code HOLIDAY16. All holiday orders MUST be placed by December 5th.


Beyond that, you can always find a wealth of treats for yourself and every fantasy geek on your list at our store. If you haven’t already, you can pick up the Paranet Papers expansion to the Dresden RPG, the new graphic novel Wild Card, the Shadowed Souls anthology (featuring the Molly story “Cold Case”), and the Unfettered II anthology (featuring the Butters story “Day One”).

New Anthology Day, Unfettered News, and Birthday Sale!

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Oct 312016


Tomorrow sees the release of the anthology Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes and featuring stories by Jim, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J Anderson, Rob Thurman, and more.  Jim’s entry is a Molly-POV story about her first job following the events of Cold Days, so if you haven’t read that book yet, beware of MAJOR spoilers.  You can snag your copy in a variety of formats from our store or your favorite independent bookstore!

Also, if you haven’t picked up your copy of the new Wild Card graphic novel, which was released last week, you may want to check that out as well.  Wild Card pits Harry and Murphy against the treacherous faerie Puck, who is less of a “good fellow” than Shakespeare would have you believe.



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The upcoming Unfettered II, edited by Shawn Speakman, now has a cover and a release date: December 6th!  This anthology includes Jim’s Butters-POV short story Day One, about our favorite polka enthusiast’s first mission after the events of Skin Game.  Check out the full table of contents here, which includes titans of the genre like Charlaine Harris, Brandon Sanderson, Naomi Novik, and Seanan McGuire! Preorder your hardcover here. Hopefully, it will soon be made available in ebook and audio format as well.



On the last day of Badali Jewelry’s Harry Dresden Birthday Sale, you can take 15% off your entire purchase, including sale items! Use coupon code ‘BOO’ at check out!

Badali are the officially licensed jewelers for works by Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, Gail Carriger, Patrick Rothfuss, Kevin Hearne, JRR Tolkien, and many more of your favorite writers.  They’ve put their entire line of Dresden Files jewelry on sale, plus a fantastic selection of their other supernatural-themed pieces. Check it out and save big!

Halloween Sale and Colorado Signings

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Oct 032016


In honor of Harry’s birthday month, Badali Jewelry has put their entire line of Dresden Files jewelry on sale, plus a fantastic selection of their other supernatural-themed pieces. Check it out and save big!

Also, Jim will be doing two signings in Colorado this month! Attendees are limited to 2 items per trip through the line to ensure all attendees have a chance to see Jim.

Gryphon Games & Comics
Oct 15, 2016 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
1119 W Drake Rd, C-30
Fort Collins, CO 80526

And in honor of the release of the hardcover compilation of the Wild Card graphic novel:

Barnes & Noble #2554
Oct 27, 2016 7:00 PM
960 S Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO 80246

As always, the full list of Jim’s upcoming works can be found here!

DragonCon is Nigh!

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Aug 292016

Jim’s stint as Literary Guest of Honor at DragonCon is nigh, and his panel is absolutely insane.  Hope you can join the fun in Atlanta this weekend!

Hosted Signing Event - Jim DC 2016

Title: Autograph Session with Badali Jewelry
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Booths #2422 and 2424 (Length: 1 hour)
Notes: Free ticket required for signing. Email Badali Jewelry to receive an assigned signing time.

Title: Secrets of NYT Bestselling Writers
Description: Bestsellers don’t come easy. Writers share tips about breaking the barrier of the NYT Bestseller lists.
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Nancy Knight, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Kevin J. Anderson, Mercedes Lackey)

Title: Autograph Session:
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Mari Mancusi, Sonia Orin Lyris, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Jim Butcher)

Title: The Butcher-McCaffrey Comedy Hour
Description: Two speculative fiction authors walk into a room. (Diametrically opposed? No!) They emerge having regaled us with wild tales of writerly shenanigans.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Imperial Ballroom – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Todd McCaffrey)

Title: 15th Annual Dragon Con Parade
Description: Gather your costume and muster at 9:30am sharp to join our Grand Marshals for the parade!
Time: Sat 10:00 am Location: Parade – N/A (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Janny Wurts, Jim Butcher)

Title: Mighty Men of Fantasy and S/F
Description: These writers are tops in their fields. Come and hear their stories, advice and suggestions to help you along the way.
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Nancy Knight, Mike Resnick, Brandon Winn Sanderson, Kevin J. Anderson, Eric Flint)

Title: An Hour with Jim Butcher
Description: Audience Q&A with the author of the Dresden Files, Cinder Spires, and Codex Alera series
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Peachtree Ballroom – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher)

Title: Autograph Session:
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Danika Stone, Jody Lynn Nye, Esther Friesner, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher)

Title: Dragon Con Guest of Honor Banquet
Description: We honor our 2016 Guests of Honor and present the Eugie Foster Award for Short Fiction, the Julie Award and Hank Reinhardt Fandom Award.
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: International North-South – Hyatt (Length: 2.5 Hours)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Stephan Martiniere, Suanne Braun)

Title: Celebrity Gaming with Pathfinder!
Description: Join our panel of voice actors and celebrity in our charity game with the designers of the popular Pathfinder game!
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jason Bulmahn, Jim Butcher, Richard Lord British Garriott de Cayeux, Ian S. Frazier, Monica Rial)

Title: Autograph Session:
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael Stackpole, E.C. Myers, David B. Coe, Jim Butcher)

Title: Cinder Spires: A Jim Butcher Q&A
Description: Q&A with award winning author Jim Butcher about his first steampunk book in the Cinder Spires trilogy: The Aeronaut’s Windlass. It tells the story of a disgraced airship captain and his accidental adventures with a group of new recruits. For Q&A regarding Dresden Files, see Urban Fantasy Track.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Centennial II-III – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher)

Title: Autograph Session:
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher)

Title: Dangerous Beauty: The Fae
Description: Our panel of authors discuss the various depictions of the Fae, exploring how often the attractiveness displayed by the beings and their world mask an underlying layer of menace and peril.
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Peachtree Ballroom – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Ted Naifeh, Tiffany Trent, Eric R. Asher, John G. Hartness)


Discuss this event on the forum here.