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We're excited to announced that Bill Willingham will be taking part in the 2014 Gen Con Writer's Symposium! Bill has been writing, and sometimes drawing, comics for more than twenty years. During that time he's had work published by nearly every comics publisher in the business and he's created many critically acclaimed comic book series, including Elementals, Coventry, PROPOSITION PLAYER, DAY OF VENGEANCE, SHADOWPACT, JACK OF FABLES and the Eisner Award-winning Vertigo series, FABLES. Additionally, his work has been nominated for a number of other awards including the Harvey and Ignatz comic industry awards as well as the Hugo and International Horror Guild awards.
Bill also worked as an artist in the RPG industry. He was the cover artist for the AD&D Player Character Record Sheets, Against the Giants, Secret of Bone Hill, the Gamma World book Legion of Gold, and provided the back cover for In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords. He was an interior artist on White Plume Mountain, Slave Pits of the Undercity, Ghost Tower of Inverness, Secret of the Slavers Stockade, Secret of Bone Hill, Palace of the Silver Princess, Isle of Dread, In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords, the original Fiend Folio, Descent into the Depths of the Earth, Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords, Against the Giants, Queen of the Spiders, Realms of Horror, and the second and third editions of Top Secret.
INDIANAPOLIS (March 28, 2014) - The Gen Con Writer's Symposium has formalized an agreement with Evil Hat Productions securing their position as the Symposium's 2014 Author Guest of Honor Sponsor. Evil Hat Productions is the publisher of the Dresden Files RPG, an award-winning game based on the best-selling urban fantasy series by 2014 Gen Con Author Guest of Honor Jim Butcher.
"Evil Hat Productions is a great company with a history of producing stellar gaming products," said Marc Tassin, Coordinator of the Gen Con Writer's Symposium. "We can't thank them enough for choosing to support the Symposium. It's partnerships like this that allow us to keep more than 80% of our events free to anyone with a Gen Con badge."
In 2014 Evil Hat Productions will release even more great games set in the world of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, including the Dresden Lives live action roleplaying game and the eagerly awaited Dresden Files Accelerated RPG.
2014 is an important year for the Gen Con Writer's Symposium as well, which is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary this year. Over 160 hours of events are planned and more than sixty authors and experts are speaking during the conference.
Badges for Gen Con 2014 are currently available at gencon.com.
About Evil Hat Productions
Evil Hat Productions believes that passion makes the best games. We put our all into our products, like the award-winning Dresden Files RPG and Kickstarter-record-producing Fate Core system. This is more than just a business for us. We treat our friends, fans and freelancers like we want to be treated, and we bring passion, access, honesty, transparency, and high-value awesomeness to the table. For more information, visit www.evilhat.com.
About the Writer’s Symposium
The Gen Con Writer’s Symposium is one of the largest writing conferences in the world. Established in 1995, it offers more than 160 hours of events for both new and experienced authors. The Symposium features more than sixty authors and experts, and it has served as a springboard for the careers of many accomplished writers. The Symposium will be held August 14th to 17th, 2014, in Indianapolis, Indiana as part of the annual Gen Con gaming convention. For more information on the Symposium, visit www.genconwriters.com.
About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, sci-fi and adventure game convention in North America. It was acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, who owns the company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con is a consumer and trade experience dedicated to gaming culture and community. www.gencon.com
We're extremely excited to welcome Scott Westerfeld to the 2014 Gen Con Writer's Symposium. Scott Westerfeld is the best-selling author of eighteen novels. Five are for adults, and the other thirteen for young adults.
Many of you will know his work, including the Uglies series, set in a future where cosmetic surgery is compulsory when you turn 16, making everyone beautiful. Of course, there are some people who want to keep their own faces . . . and that’s not okay with the government. The series consists of a trilogy—Uglies, Pretties and Specials—as well as a companion novel, Extras.
You might also be familiar with his most recent series for young adults, the Leviathan trilogy. It’s a steampunk retelling of World War I, illustrated by the incomparable Keith Thompson. It features adventure, walking machines, and living airships! Read more about it here.
- Written by Marc
- Category: News & Events