SDCC 2011 Video: Patrick Rothfuss Interviews Jim Butcher


butcher-ghostMagic happens at Comic Con.

If one knows how to make it.

This year it was fairly easy. In preparation for the convention, I contacted a number of great writers, asking if they’d be interested in going on camera and being video interviewed. Most authors jump at the chance. The point of going to Comic Con is to support their work and what better way than to be featured on Unbound Worlds? A video interview is fun work in the middle of one of the most fun venues, and it might lead to a wealth of new fans interested as the video extends beyond San Diego and into the rest of the world via the internet(s).

I flew into Comic Con on the Wednesday before the show with a full docket of interviews to conduct. By Friday I was in full swing—and then suddenly, at the Unbound Worlds booth, stood Jim Butcher, grinning at me like a Cheshire cat. Jim hadn’t been on the list but, having been video interviewed the previous year, sought me out anyway.

The wheels immediately began to turn in my head. I knew I’d be interviewing author Patrick Rothfuss later that weekend—who just happens to be a huge Dresden Files fan.

I thought to myself, “What magic can I work here?”

After about an hour, I successfully set up a time for Patrick and Jim to interview each other.

Why? Because it’d be fun!

Today’s post features Patrick Rothfuss interviewing Jim Butcher, author of the newly-released Dresden Files novel, Ghost Story! Here is a bit more about the book.

The eagerly awaited new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series.

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn’t doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin.

But being dead doesn’t stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own.

To save his friends-and his own soul-Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic…

There’s a bit about Ghost Story. Now let’s get to Patrick interviewing Jim!


Patrick Rothfuss Interviews Jim Butcher from Unbound Worlds on Vimeo.

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher is in fine bookstores now!

Tomorrow? We are gonna flip it and reverse it. Jim Butcher interviews Patrick Rothfuss!

Stay tuned!