Westercon 72 Literary Guest of Honor - Jim Butcher 

 

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 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. 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.

     All the same, he refuses to change his nickname. 

 

 

Featured Book Series from the Jim Butcher website

 

The Dresden Files   - The Dresden Files are Jim’s first published series, telling the story of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I

 

 

 

Codex Alera - Codex Alera is an epic fantasy series, now completed at six books. It was first released in hardcover on October 5th, 2004. 

 

 

 

 The Cinder Spires - Jim’s newest project is a Steampunk series. The first book, The Aeronaut’s Windlass, was released September 29th, 2015.

 

 

 

Darkest Hours - Jim has written a Spider-Man novel! We saw “Darkest Hours” in July 2006.