DAW Books

MisCon 28 Guest of Honor

DAW Books is an American science fiction and fantasy publisher, founded by Donald A. Wollheim and his wife Elsie B Wollheim. The company published numerous books by many well respected authors, including Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton, Roger Zelazny, and many more. 40 years and well over a thousand titles later, DAW has a well-deserved reputation for discovering and publishing the hottest talents in the industry. Despite its high profile, DAW is still a small private company, owned exclusively by its publishers, Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila E. Gilbert. Betsy and Sheila are strongly committed to discovering and nurturing new talent.

DAW Books is an American science fiction and fantasy publisher, founded by Donald A. Wollheim and his wife Elsie B Wollheim. The company is said to be "the first publishing company ever devoted exclusively to science fiction and fantasy." The first DAW Book published was the 1972 short story collection Spell of the Witch World by Andre Norton.

The company published numerous books by well-respected authors in the 1970s, including such luminaries as Marion Zimmer Bradley, Fritz Leiber, Edward Llewellyn, Jerry Pournelle, Roger Zelazny and many others. In 1982, C. J. Cherryh's Downbelow Station was the first DAW book to win the Hugo Award for best novel, which gained the publishing house increased respect within the industry.

Until July 1984, all DAW books were characterized by yellow spines and a prominent yellow cover box containing the company's logo as well as a chronological publication number. When the design was changed the chronological number was retained but moved to the copyright page and renamed the DAW Collectors' Book Number.

As of October 2010, the company had published more than 1,500 titles during its 38-year history. DAW remains closely held by its current publishers, Elizabeth R. Wollheim (Donald's daughter) and Sheila E. Gilbert. The company's offices are in New York City.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

(Tentative)

  • Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Opening Ceremonies, The Tent (2)
  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 2:00
  • Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, DAW Books Presentation, Containment Room (Upstairs)
  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun Noon
  • Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Books: From Idea to Marketplace, Great Hall (Upstairs)
  • Break Sun 12:50 - Mon 3:00
  • Mon 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Closing Ceremonies, The Tent (2)

Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 28.

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