Westercon 72 Literary Guest of Honor - 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.
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.