Short answer: splattered on a sidewalk.
Longer answer: When not in an interview or meeting, my home base will be the Publishers Weekly booth, #3147. I’ll be there with beat alumna Kate Fitzsimons and the rest of the PW crew (But NOT Calvin Reid, who’s at the Frankfort Book Fair for a change). Please stop by to enter our raffle, sign up for PW Comics World, talk about PW, or just say hello!
Thursday I’m doing a talk for publishers at 8 am! This will be the greatest achievement of my life! If someone has a backseat in their car I can pass out in afterwards, please DM me.
Other panels I’m on:
Thursday, October 11
Publishers Weekly Presents: How to Edit a Graphic Novel
4:00PM – 5:00PM 1A04
What does it take to edit Graphic Novels? As this category grows, new strategies and new creators have emerged. Publishers Weekly’s Heidi MacDonald talks to the editors who are standing behind some of the most notable and beloved books of the graphic novel revolution to find out what it takes and what’s next. With Karen Berger, Senior VP-Executive Editor Vertigo Comics; Carol Burrell, Editorial Director, Lerner Graphic Universe; Callista Brill, editor, First Second; JuYoun Lee, Senior Editor, Yen Press; and James Lucas Jones, editor-in-chief, Oni Press.
Speakers: Callista Brill Carol Burrell Heidi MacDonald James Lucas Jones Ju Youn Lee Karen Berger
Friday, October 12
Geek Thoughts: Top Blogs Discuss Writing About Science Fiction, Fantasy and Fandom
5:15PM – 6:15PM 1A01
Your favorite Geek Blogs: Live! Join Tor.com, Boing, Boing The Mary Sue, io9, The Beat and Bleeding Cool as they discuss how their blogs approach the conversation of science fiction, fantasy, genre and fandom online. Moderated by Ryan Britt of Tor.com.
Speakers: Cyriaque Lamar Heidi McDonald Jamie Frevele Jill Pantozzi Rich Johnston Ryan Britt
Sunday, October 14
Getting Graphic with Girls: Empowering Girls and Addressing Issues through Paneled Pictures
Join some of graphic novel’s best and brightest female writers/illustrators for a frank and lively discussion about creating comics for a young female reading audience and addressing the real life issues that matter to them.
Panelists: Cecil Castellucci, Colleen Venable, Laura Lee Gulledge, Lucy Knisley, and Heidi MacDonald
Wow I get to close out the show with this one. there’s nothing like watching that last dying ember of fandom from the stage. Seriously, what a great panel. PLEASE COME OUT!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.