The Bill Roundy Fan Club

Bill the Bartender Bill Roundy. Are there any two sweeter words in the English language?

Probably not. So welcome to the Bill Roundy Fan Club, an organization devoted to celebrating the wonder that is Bill. Yes, that's Bill's picture on the left. Yes, he's drinking. He usually is.

But if you are simply a visitor to this site, and not already a member of the fanclub, you may be wondering: Who is Bill? Does he really deserve his own fan club? How did he get to be so great? Let's deal with those now.

Who is Bill?

Bill is a writer living in New York City. He has an ego the size of Milwaukee. He is the sexiest man alive.
For more information on Bill's colorful life, you should read The Origin of Bill.

Does he deserve his own fan club?

Yes. After all, he's the sexiest man alive. Don't believe me? Check out the Hall of Many Bills.

How did he become so unbelievably awesome?
By dint of constant practice.

What is the Bill Roundy Fan Club?

Not much, really. It's a bunch of people who get to carry this card at right, and who are lucky enough to receive Bill's Bi-annual Newsletter

I'm intrigued by this newsletter. Can you tell me more?


Bill's Bi-annual Newsletter
Bill's newsletter has, since early 1998, informed Bill's friends, family, and adoring fans of what he is up to and where he is living at the moment. It began, essentially, as a twice-annual Christmas letter, but it has since evolved into a celebration of all things Bill, spreading word of his greatness across the globe (as of this writing, a whopping three members of the fan club reside overseas).

However, I have always resisted putting the newsletter online, believing that it should exist in physical form - in part because people love getting letters, and also because it's more satisfying to create something and then be able to hold it in your hands.

So why this website? Well, I've come to realize that an Internet version of the newsletter can supplement, rather than replace, the paper version. This way, my readers can share the newsletter with friends without giving up their own precious copies. Also, this way I can include full-color newsletters (too expensive to reproduce in print) and I can offer some commentary about early editions - special edition copies, as it were, with director's commentary.

Current issue:
October 3, 2003
Another year with only one newsletter. Life is suffering. Six pages.

December 31, 2002
This was only four pages, but it also included a four-page "Adventure of Bill" comic book. To see that, however, you'll have to sign up with the Bill Roundy fanclub (see below for details).

Previous issues:
July 14, 2002

The infamous "unemployment is awesome" issue. This edition of the newsletter was distributed in coffeshops and bookstores all over New York, as part of Bill's outreach to the masses program. Also includes the short comic strip "Bill and the Pretty Red Hat," seen at left. Six pages.

September 10, 2001
Yes, the next day was Sept. 11. I added two pages to deal with the attacks and mailed it a week later.

December 31, 2000
The last issue produced in Washington, D.C. This is first issue after I bought a scanner, so it's got more art than usual. 4 pages.

July 15, 2000
First issue of the new millenium. Also the debut of the bald Bill. 4 pages.

December 31, 1999
"Bill's Semi-Bi-Annual Newsletter." This was the only issue produced in 1999 - and as you can see, it was produced very, very late in the year. Four pages.

December 20, 1998
A still-embryonic version of the newsletter, written while I was still living in Virginia. These are enormous .jpgs, so they may take a while to load.

Wow, those were amazing! How can I get my own copies?

It's easy. First you have to join the Bill Roundy Fan Club, which you do by reciting the following oath: "Bill is cool. Bill is smart. Bill is sexy. Worship Bill." Now e-mail Bill here and tell him that you would like to join his fan club, being sure to include your mailing address.

Now check out the rest of this glamorous Web site:

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or you can e-mail Bill.