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William (Bill) Dietz

Author
Participates in 9 items

New York Times bestselling author William C. Dietz has sold over two-million books, some of which have been translated into German, French, Russian, Korean and Japanese.

Dietz also penned three STAR WARS novels for Lucas Films, two RESISTANCE novels for SONY, and a StarCraft book for Blizzard Entertainment.

Dietz co-wrote the script for SONY's Resistance: Burning Skies video game, and wrote the script for the Legion of the Damned™ iOS game based on his original work.

Dietz grew up in Seattle, served as a medic with the Navy and Marine Corps, graduated from the University of Washington, and travels widely.

Dietz has been employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer, and television director.

Here’s what reviewers have to say about Dietz’s fiction:

Publisher’s Weekly: Legion of the Damned. “The humanity of the characters mixes well with the action to give this space drama real punch.”

RT Book Review: Andromeda’s Choice. “Andromeda McKee is one hell of a heroine. Dietz is a rarity among male science fiction authors: He can write a steely, badass female protagonist without making her seem unreasonably stoic. He allows McKee a bit (but just a bit) of softness and vulnerability, making this debutante-turned-army sergeant into a completely engaging three-dimensional character. Fans of military sci-fi will especially appreciate McKee’s head for strategy and the cleverness she shows in dealing with nemeses…and allies alike. If you don’t root for ‘the Steel Bitch,’ I just don’t know what to do with you.”

Pulp Fiction Reviews: “Into the Guns doesn’t waste a second getting going right out of the gate...By the time you get to the last page, you’re out of breath. But things are only getting started.”

Dietz is a member of the Writer’s Guild and the International Association of Media Tie-In writers. 

Sessions in which William (Bill) Dietz participates

Friday 10 August, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
Opening Ceremony
1 hour 45 minutes, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

DoubleTree City Center - Salon V

Large Programming

Daniel Moberg, SpoCon (Participant)

Dave Anderson, 501st Legion (Participant)

BrAd Steiner, Allied video Productions (Moderator)

James C. Glass (Participant)

Jim Humble, Humble Studios (Participant)

Michelle Brumley, SpoCon (Participant)

Glenn Case, Grammar Club / The Half Racks (Participant)

Mason Williams, Spocon Staff (Participant)

Tanner Brown, The Grammar Club (Participant)

William (Bill) Dietz (Participant)

Ty Guenley, The Grammar Club (Participant)

Shael Riley, The Grammar Club (Participant)

Sean Stone, The Grammar Club (Participant)

Beef Thompson, The Grammar Club (Participant)

7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Ideas: Where Do They Come From?
45 minutes, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

DoubleTree City Center - Evergreen

Panel

Mark Rounds, Univerisity of Idaho (Moderator)

William (Bill) Dietz (Participant)

Remina Goude (Participant)

Sanan Kolva (Participant)

Dorian Graves, Dorian Graves Fiction (Participant)

Saturday 11 August, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Turning Your Game Into a Novel
45 minutes, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DoubleTree City Center - Suite D, Spok Falls Ballroom

Panel

Rosemary Jones (Participant)

William (Bill) Dietz (Participant)

11:00 AM
11:00 AM
Are Game Designers Writers?
45 minutes, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

DoubleTree City Center - Suite C, Spok Falls Ballroom

Panel

William (Bill) Dietz (Participant)

Scott James Magner, En Masse Entertainment, ARUS Entertainment (Participant)

Hunter Huntman (Participant)

2:00 PM
2:00 PM
Reading: William C. Dietz
45 minutes, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

DoubleTree City Center - Conference Office

Talk

William (Bill) Dietz (Participant)

3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Capitalism, Ego, and a Red Roadster
45 minutes, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

DoubleTree City Center - Parkside I

Panel

William (Bill) Dietz (Participant)

Manny Frishberg, Wordfire Press and others (Participant)

Sunday 12 August, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
How to Write a Game Module
45 minutes, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

DoubleTree City Center - Suite D, Spok Falls Ballroom

Panel

William (Bill) Dietz (Participant)

Harlan Haskell, SGRGA (Participant)

Hawke Robinson, RPG Research, RPG Therapeutics LLC, Eä Tolkien Society, Dev 2 Dev Portal LLC (Participant)

1:00 PM
1:00 PM
What Happens When We Reject Science?
45 minutes, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

DoubleTree City Center - Parkside I

Panel

Kempe Ames (Participant)

William (Bill) Dietz (Participant)

Manny Frishberg, Wordfire Press and others (Participant)

2:00 PM
2:00 PM
Closing Ceremony
45 minutes, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

DoubleTree City Center - Salon V

Large Programming

Dave Anderson, 501st Legion (Participant)

Mason Williams, Spocon Staff (Participant)

James C. Glass (Participant)

Daniel Moberg, SpoCon (Participant)

Jim Humble, Humble Studios (Participant)

Michelle Brumley, SpoCon (Participant)

William (Bill) Dietz (Participant)

Ty Guenley, The Grammar Club (Participant)

Glenn Case, Grammar Club / The Half Racks (Participant)

Tanner Brown, The Grammar Club (Participant)

Sean Stone, The Grammar Club (Participant)

Shael Riley, The Grammar Club (Participant)

Beef Thompson, The Grammar Club (Participant)

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