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Chaosium farewells James Lowder

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 31st Mar 2023

James LowderJames Lowder has decided to end his tenure as Chaosium’s executive editor, effective March 31, 2023. 

James is moving back to full-time freelancing as a writer, editor, and publishing consultant for books, tabletop games, comics, and transmedia projects. 

James’s contributions to Chaosium as a creator stretch back more than two decades, most notably on the RPG book Pulp Cthulhu and the fiction anthology Madness on the Orient Express. Starting in 2015, he served as a consultant on creator relations and remained a passionate advocate for creators throughout his time with us. He later joined the staff to help revive the fiction line and then took on the role of company executive editor, with work negotiating licenses and improving contracts, developing IP strategies, building processes and standards, and handling many other matters that played an integral role in every Chaosium product and project. 

Susan O’Brien will be taking over the day-to-day of the fiction program. Questions about licenses, contracts, and other matters can be directed to Chaosium vice president Michael O'Brien

Chaosium president Rick Meints said, “James joined us when we sorely needed his expertise to help tackle a myriad of problems. He will be hard to replace, and everyone at the company wishes him the best in all future endeavors”.