Author / Publisher
Mayfair Games / Bill Fawcett & Associates
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.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Dragon Con 2018 - August 30 - September 3, 2018 in Atlanta, GA 2017
- Dragon Con 2017 - September 1-4, 2017 in Atlanta, GA 2016
- Dragon Con 2016 - September 2-5, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
- A-Kon 2016 - June 3-5, 2016 in Dallas, TX 2015
- Dragon Con 2015 - September 4-7, 2015 in Atlanta, GA 2014
- LI-Con 2014 - March 29-30, 2014 in Rockville Centre, NY 2013
- Dragon Con 2013 - August 30 - September 2, 2013 in Atlanta, GA 2012
- Dragon*Con 2012 - August 31 - September 3, 2012 in Atlanta, GA 2011
- Dragon*Con 2011 - September 2-5, 2011 in Atlanta, GA 2010
- Dragon*Con 2010 - September 3-6, 2010 in Atlanta, GA 2009
- A-Kon 2009 - May 29-31, 2009 in Dallas, TX 2008
- A-Kon 2008 - May 30 - June 1, 2008 in Dallas, TX