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Episode Archive / Re: BB015: A Virtual Tour With Himself
« on: May 06, 2009, 01:39:38 PM »
Cool 'cast.  8)
I enjoyed the bit about Harry getting smarter with his magic. More subtle.
(i.e. Little Chicago a few books ago and more recently the Super-Duper Force Rings & the New & Improved Shield Bracelet)

Calendar Event Discussion / Re: April 13: TC signing in Detroit, MI
« on: April 14, 2009, 04:43:41 PM »
Cam Banks, author of The Sellsword.  We got to hang out at San Diego Comic Con and again when he came to New York for ICON.  He's a really cool guy, and I'd be very curious about what kind of story they'd come up with!

He's also mentioned the possibility of collaborating with one of my favourite authors, Pat Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind.  This notion makes my squee gland convulse with unbridled joy.

Thanks Priscilla
Knew I was forgetting something.  :-[

Calendar Event Discussion / Re: April 13: TC signing in Detroit, MI
« on: April 14, 2009, 03:12:21 PM »
Turnout wasnt too bad. Throughly enjoyed it.
Judging by the color coding of the wristbands (which were set up in 50 person batches - I overheard) there were about 250 folks on hand for Jim. Not too shabby.  :)

Was really cool to hear him speak abut the books. My wife was even entertained, thanks to Jim's wit, and she has never read any of the books. I had worried she would be bored. But not the case. He was an excellent speaker.

The learning points for me.....

1. Next Dresden case-book "Changes". Welcome back to Chicago .... Susan (gulp!)

2. The upcoming Book 6 of Alera - last one.

3. Next year we get "Changes" along with a short story collection of the extant Dresden short stories plus one new one (assuming the publishing sched holds).

4. The aforementioned sci-fi series that Jim has mentioned in the past may be the next project he pursues, once Alera is complete, but he has another option he is still considering. That options, is a co-author project with an author friend of his (can't recall his name).

5. Dresden Files screen rights revert to Jim in 3 Years & 1 day (not so sure he meant that literally - but perhaps he has not given up all hope that Harry would be back on a screen someday).

6. Jim = Awesome. I figured that at least some portion of the kind words I have read on this site about Jim were folks blowing smoke up ... well y'know where...but he really was very cool. For example, when a couple of folks asked questions about stuff they should/could have picked up in the books  - Jim was very cool about it. He answered quite kindly and did not get impatient at all (much less rude) with either of them.

On the whole the Q & A was lotsa fun.  8)

Looking forward to "Changes" already.
Think it might be time for me to re-read "Turncoat"

Calendar Event Discussion / Re: April 13: TC signing in Detroit, MI
« on: March 03, 2009, 09:48:21 PM »
I will be there in Ann Arbor.  I'll be the giddy sista with the locs.  :D

Least I won't be by myself  ;)
(Not sure Jim should have to endure me as the solo member of the audience)

Calendar Event Discussion / Re: April 13: TC signing in Detroit, MI
« on: March 02, 2009, 07:41:56 PM »
I will be there. Looking forward to it.
Not sure who else is from the area though. Is there anybody out there ?

Calendar Event Discussion / Re: PhauxCon - Interview with Jim
« on: October 11, 2007, 12:56:37 PM »

CT: Harry Dresden is a chronic wisecracker. How much of that is your personality coming through on the page?

JB: Zero. Zip. None. Nada. In person, I am staid.

Stolid. Square. Upright. Boring, even. I look like that guy with the pitchfork in that "American Gothic" painting, only less cheerful, and I only laugh twice a week: once when I'm reading the Sunday funnies, and once during a sitcom. Oh, and sometimes on official holidays, I'll indulge. I try to avoid overt laughter, though, or too much smiling, which could lead to laughter. I don't want to expose my teeth to UV.


Xi - I hope to enjoy the Con next year. It was clearly a cool event.
After reading a bit about the upcoming Dresden RPG that Fred is working on...well who knows...maybe I'll even get the chance to roll the hit die for the first time in 20 years as well  :). Looking forward to it.


hallo every-bodee!

i've uploaded some pics from last weekend. thank you to everyone that made it out.
hope to see you again next year!


Nice pix. Thanks.

I have to hand it to all of you that dressed up in such a creative fashion. Cool and hilarious all at the same time.  (OK, I admit it...I was looking through the pix and occassionally thinking that Jim needs to pitch a network on "The Surreal Life: Butcher-verse" asap  ;D).

Kudos to All. Looks like fun although I must acknowledge the fact that had I been able to make it to this event I can't imagine having the nerve to "Dresden up" like some of you did.  :o 

I tend to feel like a mega-huge dork often enough already. Were I in costume on a non-Halloween occasion I am certain that the cool-ness police would arrest me and throw me into the stocks. Now that would be embarrasing.  :-[ Try explaining that to the wife. "I know I am dressed like Lt. Jim Dangle and I know that this may seem odd to you, honey, since this is a Dresden event and all. But it's not as bad as it looks. Really!"  ;)

Glad it was a good time for all.


Yup, I saw!  And you may have whichever biscuit you favor, though being a native Texan, I had the Southern variety in mind.

Nice avatar.  A Queen (and TCILG) not to be trifled with surely.
*Note the world-weary expression and the eyes that have seen more cruel winters than any mortal can fathom.*

Jim has got many other formidable women in his works. Plus he has sooo many books left to write. I am sensing a one woman (all Bucher) Broadway show in the making here.


the wig alone ... as I am so freaking proud of how it turned out!
Hail to the Queen (queen of summer that is) !!  :)


A splendid time was had by all!

Sounds cool. So where is your new "Maeve" avatar Priscilla ? ;)


PS - If anyone gets some video on the web that would be very cool for those of us that planned to attend - and yet could not attend  :'(   Thx!

Free Tix to one day at the Con see here ...


DF TV Series / Re: POLL: End Game Opinion of the Series
« on: September 27, 2007, 01:23:56 PM »
Maybe in the future a network with more vision and flexibility will give the Dresden world the support and room it needs to truly bloom and grow.
That would be cool.


Episode Archive / Re: BB009 - Waiting on the World to Change
« on: June 27, 2007, 02:27:13 PM »
Ok, it's official. I need a better mic. Silly Logitech.

I sound like I'm broadcasting from Yuri Gargarin's tomb.

Priscellie, on the other hand, sounds as dulcet as a night DJ on a long road trip.

Maybe I need more sleep.

You may need a bit more than sleep or equipment upgrades to catch up in the "dulcet department". Sorry  :P

Episode Archive / Re: BB008 - The Shape of Things to Come
« on: May 22, 2007, 12:39:15 PM »
Fred - Another fine 'cast. I like the idea of developing a formal structure for the podcast. With 10+ Dresden books yet (and at least 6 more seasons of TDF on SciFi) to come I have to think that you may be doing this for a while. So, why not step it up - right? Good work.

Am I the only one who visualizes Fred on the set of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart during these podcasts? He goes form one item to the next...playing like he does not know which camera is on him...while all the time he is simply trying to show off the SplatterCon T-Shirt he is wearing to its best angle.

Priscelle - Congrats ! I just want to be first to ask for a backstage tour of the set when you, inevitably, are the Art Director or something equally awesome on The Dresden Files movie shoot (circa 2014). You are on your way by the looks of it.  Trust me. Having no talent myself...I know it when I sees it.  :o



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