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Author Guest of Honor

Gen Con is thrilled to announce Jim Butcher as our Author Guest of Honor for Gen Con 2014.

About Jim Butcher:

Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri.

Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales. He came by this name in the early 1990′s when he decided he would become a published author. Usually only 3 in 1000 who make such an attempt actually manage to become published; of those, only 1 in 10 make enough money to call it a living. The sale of a second series was the breakthrough that let him beat the long odds against attaining a career as a novelist.

All the same, he refuses to change his nickname.

Be sure to check out Jim's website www.jim-butcher.com for more information.

Jim Butcher's Events while at Gen Con:

Jim will host and participate in the following seminars and panels through the Writer's Symposium program.

  • Writer’s Craft: Creating Story Arcs (SEM1462300)
  • Media Tie-In: Story to Game (SEM1462334)
  • Writer’s Craft: Neverending Stories (SEM1462363)
  • Q & A with Jim Butcher (SEM1462398)
  • Urban Fantasy: Magic and the Modern World (SEM1462402)
  • Urban Fantasy: Worldbuilding for Urban Fantasy (SEM1462406)
  • He will also participate in several book signings near the Authors' Avenue area in the Exhibit Hall.

  • Friday - August 15th: 3-5pm
  • Saturday - August 16th: 11am-1pm
  • *Please note that dates, times and locations are subject to change.


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