Westercon 72's Literary Guest of Honor - Jim Butcher 

 

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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.IStormFront Hardcover 1 120

 

Codex Alera - Codex Alera is an epic fantasy series, now completed at six books. It was first released in hardcover on October 5th, 2004. FuriesofCalderon Hardcover 30 120

 

The Cinder Spires - Jim’s newest project is a Steampunk series. The first book, The Aeronaut’s Windlass, was released September 29th, 2015 TheAeronautsWindlass Hardcover 162 120

 

Darkest Hours - Jim has written a Spider-Man novel! We saw “Darkest Hours” in July 2006DarkestHours Paperback 44 120

 

 

 

What is a Westercon?
In 1948, Walter J. “Doc” Daugherty of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society proposed that an annual West Coast convention be started for West Coast fans who couldn’t afford to travel east each year. The first Westercon was held in September, 1948. It was a one-day event with an attendance of 77. It wasn’t until 1951 that the Westercon became a weekend-long event, settled into the July 4th holiday and began traveling to different cities. For a full history and traditions of this regional event, please visit Westercon.org

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Salt Lake Comic Con

Salt Lake Comic Con Salt Lake City, Utah

Dates: September 21 - 23rd, 2017

Location: Salt Palace Convention Center

It might be hard to notice us at our table with celebrities like Dick Van Dyke, Jon Bernthal, Wil Wheaton, and Elijah Wood walking around.

Make sure to get a peek at our 2019 author GOH Jim Butcher!

SaltLakeComicCon.com

Fencon 2017

Fencon 2017 Dallas, Texas

September 22 - 24th, 2017

Location: the Westin DFW in Irving. (That's at SH 114 and Ester's Road in Irving

Fencon offers to take you 'Beyond the Stars'. Because everything is bigger in Texas, we have to attack them with SMOFS and take no prisoners!

Our advisors will spread the flyers, love, and call for support from the home state of our artist GOH, Vincent Villafranca.

Fencon.org

Snake River Comic Con

Snake River Comic Con Pocatello, ID

Dates: September 29 - October 1st, 2017

Location: Mountain View Event Center 1567 Way to Grace

Trek the three hours north of Salt Lake, to Pocatello Idaho to find a hidden mecca of fan fun with our Bid Chair, Ben Hatcher.

We will have a table in Clarion (hall or hotel tbd) near where Ben will talk about Dr. Who and Supernatural.

This is your last chance to get our membership pricing at this event, before price increases Sept. 30th.

SnakeRiverComicCon.com

LUW

League of Utah Writers Fall Conference Salt Lake City, Utah

October 6-7th, 2017 Please join us to hear from our special guests, Kevin J. Anderson, J.H. Moncrieff, Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary, and Angie Hodapp of Nelson Literary Agency. More agents, professional authors, poets, editors, and publishers round out the exciting program including hands-on workshops.

League of Utah Writers