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Matt Forbeck
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New York Times-bestselling, award-winning author and game designer and happily married father of five, including a set of quadruplets.
New York Times-bestselling, award-winning author and game designer and happily married father of five, including a set of quadruplets.

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I’m off to Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, a last-minute thing I tacked onto a trip to Seattle. I only have one official event at the entire show. You can find me there at the Lone Shark Games booth (Fourth Floor, 204) from 2–3 PM on Saturday, where…
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Over at The Reading Lists, Phil Treagus interviewed me about the books that inspired me to become a writer and that influence my style and my craft to this day. It was different than many of the interviews I’ve done in that it made me think back to how I…
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My Mother's Eulogy

My mother’s funeral was on Sunday, January 21. While it was a somber affair, the fact that I had my entire family around me helped buffer the sadness. We all held up well by leaning on each other. I have to thank my wife and kids for being so supportive…
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I’m sure I’ll have more to say about this later, but for now: My mother’s obituary: Helen Fink Forbeck of Beloit, Wisconsin, passed away at her home on January 14, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, on December…
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I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I spent mine up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, hanging out with my mother, my sisters, and their families. We played lots of games (Codenames, Bears vs. Babies, and also D&D with the younger kids), hung out in…
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Today is the launch day for Legacy of Onyx, my latest novel in the universe of Halo, the bestselling science-fiction first-person shooter video games from 343 Industries (and Bungie before them) and Microsoft. This is my second novel in the setting (the…
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This weekend — November 3–5 — I’ll be at Gamehole Con, one of the best tabletop gaming conventions in the country. They manage this by inviting a slew of (nearly 50) amazing guests and treating them right. They also are one of the only conventions…
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I have a busy weekend coming up. On Friday, I’m going to be at M+DEV, the inaugural Madison Game Development Conference. If you’re anywhere nearby and are interested in working on video games for a living, this looks like it’s going to be a phenomenal…
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Earlier this month, Madeline Marshall of the Wall Street Journal came out to interview me for a piece she’s doing on gerrymandering and the corrosive effects it can have on democracy. You can see the results here. I may be on the splash image, but I’m…
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I make a short appearance in this Wall Street Journal video by Madeline Marshall, which shows how gerrymandering is harming our democracy.
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