|Name:||William Eugene Beckett|
|Also Known As:||Bilvy, Billiam|
|Occupation:||Singer, guitarist, songwriter (frontman of The Academy Is... (2003-2011, solo)|
|Works:||TAI discography, TAI TV|
|Official Website(s):|| Official site|
|On Fanlore:||Related pages|
William Beckett (born 1985) is a musician from Chicago, best known as frontman and co-founder of "second tier" bandom band The Academy Is.... The band was created in 2002 and was signed to Fueled by Ramen thanks to Pete Wentz. It broke up in 2011 after several line-up changes. At the time of writing, William was pursuing a solo career.
On-going gossip about a "Secret Beckett Baby" was confirmed in 2009 when William talked about his then 2 year old daughter in an Alternative Press interview.The Beckett baby was old news to many fans at this point, but still prompted surprise and hilarity in others:
Fanon Themes and TropesWilliam often appears in tour fic, and as a supporting character in pan-Bandom AUs. According to eleret:
in a lot of bandslash fic, it seems like William gets shoved into the role of a trope character - the drunk guy, the creep, the crazy guy, etc. I think this is probably because he's a difficult guy to characterize
Indeed, he can be characterized in wildly varied ways, depending on which of his canon traits a creator focuses on: his stutter and geekiness make it easy to cast him as shy, but his love of partying and stage charisma also enable pretty much the opposite characterization. His role as the leader of the evil dandy vampires in FOB's A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me" video also spawned a number of villain!William stories.
- Away with the by cupiscent: Gabe must fetch poet!William and bring him to Pete's fairy court.
- If Only I Were a Painter, I'd Paint for You the Moon by foxxcub: WWII Gabe/William AU.
- Since we've no place to go by airgiodSLV: Gabe/William fairies Mpreg AU. Podfic by greedy_dancer.
- Congruence by airgiodSLV: Gabe/William/Mikey Way. Podfic by knight-tracer.
- Speeding Through Familiar by gigantic: Gabe/William/Travis.
- _williambeckett LJ community
- The Academy Is... Ridiculous Primer and The Academy Is... Ridiculous Primer UPDATES by riorhapsody, last updated 7/2/2010.
- Beckett cures the common cold picspam by looneyluna, posted to weemo_closet May 20, 2007.
- the william beckett picspam to end all william beckett picspams, Archived version picspam by callsigns (January 2007)