University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Beth Meacham


Beth Meacham is a renowned editor of Sci-Fi, currently an executive editor for Tor (where she was editor in chief for five years), and with Ace Books before that. On her way to becoming a legendary editor, she lives outside Tucson with her husband, two cats and two horses. She is currently editing projects from Orson Scott Card, Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, Ben Bova, Sarah Monette, Randy Henderson and Ken Scholes. Other authors she has edited include Greg Bear, Tim Powers, Pat Murphy, Lisa Goldstein, Jack Vance, Kim Stanley Robinson, Pat Cadigan, Steve Barnes, and Steven Gould among many others over her 35 year career.

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What Editors Do
Publishing houses employ editors in chief, acquisitions editors, managing editors, production editors, developmental editors, line editors, executive editors, copy editors, substantive editors, ghostwriters, and proofreaders. Each has a unique place in a publishing company's structure and workflow. Take a look inside the black box with these professional editors, and discover how publishing houses function, and what each type of editor does.

Student Union Ventana (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Amanda Krause, Beth Meacham
Moderator: Steve Cox
WORKSHOP: Ask a Sci-Fi Editor
Writers are invited to bring their questions to a panel of SciFi editors

Integrated Learning Center Room 119 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joshua Essoe, Beth Meacham

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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