Betsy Wollheim

MisCon 28 Attending Professional

Betsy Wollheim was born in New York, the daughter of legendary editor Donald A. Wollheim, and was intimately involved with professional SF from an early age. She attended Beloit College in Wisconsin in 1969, then transferred to Clark University in Massachusetts. She studied English at Clark while simultaneously studying art at the Worcester Art Museum School. After graduation in 1973 she lived in Cambridge for two years, and attended grad school in photography before taking jobs as a proofreader and darkroom technician for two magazine printing houses. She spent a few months in Mexico studying anthropology, but in 1975 returned to New York as associate editor at DAW Books, which her father founded in 1971. In 1985, when her father’s health began to fail, she took over as president of DAW, which she still runs, with Sheila Gilbert. In 2012, she took home a Hugo Award for ‘Best Editor, Long Form'.

Wollheim met musician Peter Stampfel in 1975, and they married in 1982. Stampfel is now an associate editor at DAW. They have two children, and live in New York City.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

(Tentative)

  • Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Crafting the Next Great Epic Fantasy, Containment Room (Upstairs)
  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 6:00
  • 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 - Sat 4:00
  • Sat 4:00 - 5:50 PM, First Page: Make or Break, Containment Room (Upstairs)
  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 10:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Author Book Signing, Containment Room (Upstairs)
  • Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, It Came from the Slushpile, Great Hall (Upstairs)
  • Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Books: From Idea to Marketplace, Great Hall (Upstairs)
  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 2:00
  • Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Zombies Everywhere!, Great Hall (Upstairs)
  • Break Sun 2:50 - Mon 11:00
  • Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Monday Morning Coffee Klatch (Hour 2), The Tent (2)
  • Break Mon 11:50 - 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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