Meet the award winning editor Gordon Van Gelder at Norwescon 42
Photo: Houari Boumedienne
Gordon Van Gelder, the acclaimed editor and publisher of the legendary The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, is attending Norwescon 42, April 18-21 in SeaTac, WA.
Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s Premier Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention and one of the largest regional Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.
- Mary Robinette Kowal (Writer)
- Tran Nguyen (Artist)
- Dan Koboldt (Science)
- Nancy Pearl (Special)
- Subterranean Press (Spotlight Publisher)
DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
Several of the over 500 hours of panel programming at Norwescon feature Van Gelder.
Friday, April 19
All About the
Philip K. Dick Award
nominees for this year’s award discuss the P.K. Dick Award and its
Gordon Van Gelder
(M), Jason Hough
Philip K. Dick
The Philip K. Dick
Award for distinguished science fiction published in paperback
original form in the United States is presented annually at Norwescon
with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust. The award is sponsored
by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick
Trust, and the award ceremony is sponsored by Norwescon and the
Northwest Science Fiction Society. Come hear readings from the
nominated works. Dessert is provided.
Wm Sadorus (M),
Gordon Van Gelder, Abbey Chung , Audrey Schulman, Ian McDonald
Want to be an
Where can or do you
begin? It’s hard to get an editing position when you don’t have
work under your belt. Listen to editors share the details of how they
got started and learn some of the pitfalls to avoid.
Gordon Van Gelder, Cat Rambo, Jasmine Silvera
On the Edge Of
Forever: Remembering Harlan Ellison
Over his 60+ year
career, Harlan Ellison specialized in tense, visionary tales and dark
comedy. He was also just as notorious for his volcanic temper as he
was for his sense of humor. Writers and fans discuss his influence on
their work and share some stories about him.
Gordon Van Gelder
(M), Berlynn Wohl, Sandra M. Odell, K.G. Anderson, Astrid Bear
Has the long
preoccupation with “dystopia” finally ended? Is this why we have
one Star Trek series now and another on deck, because we now need the
optimism embedded in the Roddenberry universe? Do you think world
events change the tastes of genre fans? Should writers be polishing
up their utopias if dystopias are falling out of favor?
Scott James Magner
(M), Gordon Van Gelder, Joseph Brassey, Ian McDonald
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