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Did you miss the ticket sale for the Jim Butcher Fan Dinner at New York Comic Con?
You're in luck: you have another chance to score a ticket to this SOLD OUT event!

The last three tickets are being auctioned off on eBay RIGHT NOW!
They end September 25th around 11pm EDT (8pm PDT).

Ticket #1/3 - Ticket #2/3 - Ticket #3/3
(There is no difference between these tickets. The number is just for my records.)

Proceeds from this auction will go towards covering any unexpected costs of the event, and all surplus will go to the The Avon Foundation via "Books for Boobs" -- fighting breast cancer while supporting awesome authors! Check out other auctions from Books for Boobs and Project Teddybear here.

Mingle with:
  • JIM BUTCHER, author of The Dresden Files and The Codex Alera
  • ANNE SOWARDS, senior editor at Penguin
  • JENN JACKSON, Jim's literary agent
  • CHRIS McGRATH, cover artist for The Dresden Files
  • and a host of enthusiastic fans!
Participate in Dresden and Alera trivia contests and a cosplay competition!

And enjoy a delicious dinner (covered by your ticket) and sample Dresden-themed drinks (not included in ticket price)!

Tickets are non-refundable after September 15th, 2010.

Price includes appetizer/entree buffet and a dessert. It does not include drinks.

Missed the info email? Here it is again!

Table of Contents:
  1. Important Update: Time
  2. Tickets
  3. Ticket Auction
  4. Food and Drink
  5. Trivia Contest
  6. Cosplay Contest
  7. Weapons Policy
  8. Signing Policy
  9. Friendly Reminder
  10. Twitter


Update your calendars! Circumstances necessitated that I move the party up an hour. It will now be from 7pm to 10pm, instead of the previously scheduled 8 to 11. The date and location are unchanged.

The NYCC Jim Butcher Fan Dinner will take place at:

Saturday, October 9th, from 7-10pm
356 West 44th Street (at 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10036-5425
(212) 445-0131 -- NOTE: this phone number is for the venue itself. If you have any questions about the party, email me.



There are no physical tickets for this event. Your name will be on a list at the front desk, along with the number of people in your party. This is a SOLD-OUT EVENT, and additional tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door.

Tickets ARE transferrable! If you have a ticket and you are unable to attend the event, you are welcome to give, sell, trade, or ransom your ticket to another person. Just email me the new ticketholder's name and email address (preferably from the email address you gave when buying your ticket, so I can be certain it's you), and I'll make the switch on my master list.



Do you know someone who wants a ticket, but missed the sale? The FINAL THREE TICKETS will go up for auction on eBay in the next week. The tickets will be auctioned off individually. I'll make an announcement on's news blog and mailing list, the site forum, and the event's Twitter (@JimAtNYCC10) to make sure we reach as many people as possible.

Unlike Madrigal Raith, we do accept PayPal!

The auction money will go towards covering any unanticipated costs of the event, and any surplus will be donated to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer via "Books for Boobs" ( breast cancer while promoting awesome authors!



Food will be covered in the price of admission!

During the first hour (7 to 8), a buffet featuring four appetizers will be available: Pitas and Hummus, Sliders (plain, cheese, and BBQ), Quesadillas (some chicken, some veggie), and Buffalo Chicken Wings. During the second hour (8 to 9), a buffet featuring four entrees will be served: Caesar Salad (with chicken and without), Fried Chicken Sandwich, Shepherd's Pie, and Penne a la Vodka. Afterward, folks are given their choice of dessert.

Beverages, however, are NOT included in the ticket price. Fountain drinks and mixed drinks cost extra. The venue includes a well-stocked bar, and the bartender will be happy to make you the drink of your choice. We'll have a special menu of Dresden-themed drinks to choose from, as well!

IMPORTANT: Do you have an airborne/contact allergy to the foods listed here, or any other food sensitivity we should be aware of? Email TODAY.



Brush up on your Butcher, because we're going to have a trivia contest! Upon entering, attendees will be given a quiz sheet. Those who score the highest will take part in a Jeopardy-style game. There will be one game for Dresden and one for Alera. No conferring with your friends, and no summoning spirits of intellect!



The event will play host to a costume contest, as well! Dress up as your favourite character from the Dresden Files or the Codex Alera and show it off to an audience of appreciative fans! Costumes will be judged on creativity, attention to detail, and how much they make us squeal with glee! Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

We ask that folks don't bring excessively bulky costumes/props due to limited space at the venue. Change out of your 12-foot-tall animatronic Voltron suit before you get here.



The weapons policy mirrors the policy of New York Comic Con. Paraphrased from the NYCC website:

"The following items are FORBIDDEN at the event:
  • Functional firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns, and pellet guns)
  • Functional projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, silly string, slingshots, water balloons, and water guns)
  • Metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatchets, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes, and switch blades)
  • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
  • Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray)
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs, and nunchaku)
  • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass, and glass)
Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of cardboard, foam, wood, or other light materials. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrels of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips.

Basically, don't be an idiot. If you bring a prop that could maim, damage, or cause serious bodily harm, we're going to take issue." You're not going to want to miss part of the party when we make you drop your replica of Amoracchius at your hotel before you're allowed through the doors.



New York Comic Con provides ample opportunity for fans to get Jim's autograph. Therefore, we ask fans NOT to request autographs from our Guests of Honor at the dinner. Exception will be granted for the winners of the Costume and Trivia Contests, so Jim can personalize their prizes.



Remember: Be courteous! There are a lot of folks who are hoping for some face time with Jim and our other guests. Don't try to monopolize them. We're all here to have a good time!



Get updates on the party via Twitter at @JimAtNYCC10! Rest assured, any vitally important announcements will be made over email. I just don't want to clutter your inboxes!

Your hostess with the mostess,