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Renew the Dresden Files!

Support a Second Season of The Dresden Files

Thanks to everyone who's been trying to call the SCIFI Viewer Line, but who's been unable to leave a message. I've just discovered another number you can try! Call:

(212) 413-5679

...and ask to be transferred to the viewer comment line. When I called this morning, the person who answered the phone transferred me to a mailbox that was NOT full.

Tell them your name, and then leave a short, sweet message explaining why you want to see a second season of The Dresden Files.

Please keep it polite and positive -- the more positive comments the execs get, the easier it is for them to justify (to the network) spending money on a second season.

Thanks to dedicated Dresden fan Belynda, who ran a letter drive last week, in an eleventh-hour effort to get more fanmail in front of the network execs at this crucial juncture. She received 2 lbs of letters, which she very generously copied multiple times and mailed off to the Powers That Be. And thanks to all you fans who took the time and effort to participate by writing letters!

The SCIFI Viewer Comments voicemail box seems to be perpetually full, but SCIFI claims that they do clear it out regularly, so if you want to also try calling here, the number is:


If you're a fan of the show, here's what you can do to show your support for the show:

  1. Write Mark Stern and Bonnie Hammer at the SCIFI channel. If you only have time to do one thing, please, do this. A pile of letters has a big impact on the network execs who make the decision -- it's a visible, tangible demonstration of the fact that The Dresden Files has a fanbase. (To make it easier... if you've already written an email in support of The Dresden Files, just print out two copies from your sent mail folder and mail them to Mr. Stern and Ms. Hammer.) Every letter counts!

  2. Email SCIFI

  3. Sign the petition at www.dresdenfiles.org. The folks here are printing out the petition every time they get another five thousand signatures, and mailing those signatures to the network execs. So this is another way to voice your support for a show that makes an impression on the powers that be.

  4. Sign our guest book. If you post positive remarks in the guest book, I'll print them out and mail them to the network execs. So posting in the guest book is like sending in a second snail mail letter, and I'll take care of the sending part!

  5. Write the producers and ask them to keep the show on the air

  6. Spread the Word. Tell your friends about the campaign to get The Dresden Files renewed.

  7. Check out some of the other ways you can help support The Dresden Files

TO OUR FANS OVERSEAS: I've started getting emails from fans outside the U.S. -- thank you for emailing SCI FI in support of the show! If you live outside of the U.S. and would like to participate in the snailmail campaign too, you can send me an email at bonnielala@gmail.com with your comments, addressed to Mr. Stern and Ms. Hammer, along with your name and your location (city & country) and I'll print it out and mail it to them for you. Every piece of mail counts!

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What are The Dresden Files?

The Dresden Files is a television series adapted from the books of Jim Butcher (http://www.jim-butcher.com), about wizard/private investigator Harry Dresden. Set in Chicago, the show stars Paul Blackthorne as Harry Dresden, Terence Mann as his ethereal assistant Bob, Valerie Cruz as Lt. Connie Murphy, Conrad Coates as Morgan, and Raoul Bhaneja as Kirmani. A fast-paced urban fantasy peppered with humor and wit, The Dresden Files is one of the best new series on television. A must-see for fans of the fantastic!

The official website for the show (which currently has the entire season finale available to watch online, if you want to get a taste of the series): http://www.scifi.com/dresdenfiles.

The entire first season is available through iTunes.

Spread the word!

If you belong to a...
  • Scifi/fantasy book club
  • Scifi/fantasy fan organization
  • Gaming/RPG group
  • Scifi/fantasy writing group

...or any other group of people that might be Dresden Files fans, why not let them know that this is the time to speak up?
Jim's wife, Shannon, who writes romantic suspense, is sponsoring a contest to win an autographed copy of Death Masks. Check out her website for more information!


If you like The Dresden Files, either the show or the books by Jim Butcher, you'll probably enjoy these other authors of urban fantasy...

  • Rachel Caine
  • Charlaine Harris
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Mercedes Lackey (Children of the Night, Burning Water)
  • Kelley Armstrong
  • Kim Harrison
  • Lilith Saintcrow
  • Tanya Huff

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