Bio Book

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Title: Bio Book (also "Persona Bio Book")
Publisher: Forces of the Empire
Date(s): 1990s
Medium: print
Fandom: Star Wars
Language: English
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Bio Book is a Star Wars zine. Its focus is role-playing and members of the fan club Forces of the Empire.

As of the mid to late 1990s, there had been four editions published.

From the Zine's FAQ Page

The Bio Book is a compilation of persona bios, of persona played in FoE. The Bio book contains biographys of the character played with in FoE. It is a very useful tool for new members to get ideas for characters, and for long time members to keep up with who's who.

There are currently three additions of the Bio Book in print, with a fourth soon to be finished. Each addition contains new bios as well as up dated versions of older characters. To order a copy, send $10 (includes postage), make checks payable to Kirk Taskila, sent request to the General Club Address.

There is also a new publication called FoE WHO'S WHO. It is a list of all characters played with in FoE, what divisions they belong to, what their job is, and who plays that character and their address. A very useful quick reference! Infomation on how to get a copy of the bio book and be gotten from the General Club Address.

Submission guidelines for Bios:

Information needed for inclusion in the Bio Book is simple. The Division your character will be in, and brief descriptions of the character's appearance, immediate family, their likes, dislikes goals, fears, specialabilities, pet peeves, education, and military service, Force training (if any), hobbies, and a page or so of personal history. FoE has a standardized form for all this information. But if you prefer it can be written out another way. A standard Bio form will be provided when you join FoE. Also, if possible, include a drawing or picture of your character. This can be as simple as a picture of you (in or out of costume) or as complex as a full pen and ink drawing (don't send original art!) The picture or art will be sacnned in to a computer and integrated in to the published bio.

Remember, that persona bio's are considered out-of-character knowledge, but things that you wish made clear are secret should be indicated as such.

All submissions to the Bio book will be sent to you for final approval before being included in the next issue of the bio book.

Please type or print bios legibly. Fell free to make copies of the plane bio form (in fact it is recommended that you do so). Bios should be sent to both your Division Leader as well as the bio book maintainer, Phaedra Whitlock.[1]


  1. from the zine's webpage, Archived version