William Alan Webb

William Alan Webb

     Author


He's the world's oldest teenager. Reading, writing and rock & roll make for an awesome life. The occasional beach doesn't hurt, either.

Bill grew up in West Tennessee, riding his bike on narrow rural roads lined with wild blackberry bushes, in the days before urban sprawl. He spent those long rides dreaming of new worlds of adventure. Childhood for him was one interesting activity after another, from front yard football to naval miniatures, but from the very beginning reading was the central pillar of his life.

Any and all military history books fascinated him, beginning before age 8. By his teenage years he had discovered J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard, Robert Heinlein and Fritz Leiber. Teachers ripped comic books out of his hands during Spanish and Accounting class. Oops!

College found him searching for his favorite rock groups, smuggling beer into his dorm room and growing his hair long. He read a book a day back then, sometimes two, and always SFF. He even went to class sometimes.

After college he turned to writing history and non-fiction and was published a number of times, including in World War Two magazine.

In September of 2014 he wrote the first pages of what would become Standing The Final Watch and its direct sequel, Standing In The Storm, plus the fill in work The Ghost of Voodoo Village. That was followed in 2017 by the launch of a branch new fantasy series, Sharp Steel and High Adventure, starting with the novella Two Moons Waning. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring William Alan Webb

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 03:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (Gibbons, Makepeace, Schroeder, Weyand, W. A. Webb)

Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff and listen to our Guests of Honor speak!

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Deepest Darkest Dystopias

What themes run through Dystopian fiction and why they strike such a cord with readers. Marina Fontaine moderates.

Fri 09:00PM Reading: William Alan Webb &

Come listen as our authors read from their works.

Reading
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Author's / Artist's Alley (M. Fontaine/B. Wheeler, V. Hampton, T. Hoch, C. Sanderson, William Webb)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM Meet and Greet the First Timers!

Come welcome and get familliar with some of our first time at LibertyCon pros.  John Ringo will host.

Sat 02:00PM Essential Elements of High Fantasy

What are the essential elements that make High Fantasy readable, believable and compelling.  Our panel of experts will discuss the core of the genre.  S. Andrew Swann moderates.

Sat 03:00PM Autograph Session (D. Burkhead, W. Webb)

Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)

Autograph
Dealer's Room (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros.

Sun 02:00PM Author's Alley (Burkhead, J. Hunter, T. Lowery, J. Osborne, William Webb)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
 
 
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