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Bill Fawcett

Author / Publisher
Mayfair Games / Bill Fawcett & Associates
Chicago, IL USA
See also: Mayfair Games

William Fawcett's varied career includes college professor and dean, teacher, corporate executive, writer, editor, anthologist, and game designer.

Bill's writing includes over one dozen books of both fiction and non-fiction. He is also a master "packager" of books, preparing book series from concept stage to completion for major publishers.

He co-created the classic military SF series "The Fleet" with David Drake.

As a founder of Mayfair Games, he won several of that industry's highest honors, the Charles Roberts Award. Perhaps the best-known of his game designs is Empire Builder. He has also worked on RPG modules and supplements and computer strategy and role-playing games.

Bill has edited several history anthologies, such as How To Lose A Battle: a modern look at how bad generals lose battles, How To Lose a War, It Looked Good on Paper, Engineering disasters through history, and Oval Office Oddities.

He lives in Chicago with his wife, Jody Lynn Nye.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   A-Kon 2008 - May 30 - June 1 in Dallas, TX
   Dragon*Con 2008 - August 29 - September 1 in Atlanta, GA
   A-Kon 2009 - May 29-31 in Dallas, TX
   I-Con 2010 - March 26-28 in Stony Brook, NY
   Dragon*Con 2010 - September 3-6 in Atlanta, GA
   Dragon*Con 2011 - September 2-5 in Atlanta, GA
   Dragon*Con 2012 - August 31 - September 3 in Atlanta, GA
   Dragon Con 2013 - August 30 - September 2 in Atlanta, GA
   LI-Con 2014 - March 29-30 in Rockville Centre, NY
   Dragon Con 2015 - September 4-7 in Atlanta, GA

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