In addition to showing off their manga line, Del Rey is bringing a bunch of prose authors to the show including,
* China Miéville (Un Lun Dun)
* Timothy Zahn (Star Wars: Allegiance)
* Drew Bowling (Tower of Shadows)
* Joe Schreiber (Chasing the Dead)
* Charlie Huston (No Dominion) and
* Tom De Haven (It’s Superman!)
Friday, February 23rd
7:00 PM – 8:00PM
Breaking into SF/Fantasy Publishing: GPS for Aspiring Authors
Ever wonder what it takes to get your first science fiction or fantasy novel published? Get tips from the authors and their editors who know. Join Ballantine/Del Rey editor Chris Schluep; Del Rey author Drew Bowling (Tower of Shadows); Bantam Dell Senior Editor Anne Groell; Bantam Dell author Chris Golden (The Myth Hunters and The Borderkind); Tor associate editor Liz Gorinsky; and Tor author Brian Slattery (Spaceman Blues: A Love Song) as they discuss the sometimes long, sometimes bumpy, but always rewarding road to publishing your first SF/fantasy novel.
Saturday, February 24th
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Future Shocks: What Imaginative Literature Tells Us About Who We Are and Where We’re Going with China Miéville
Science Fiction and Fantasy provide some of the most observant and powerful social commentary in literature. Join China Miéville (Un Lun Dun); Grant Morrison; and Douglas Rushkoff, three masters of imaginative literature, for a lively discussion of how their work is looking at the world and shaping it through the prism of genre.
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Star Wars: Beyond 30
Join Star Wars author Timothy Zahn (Star Wars: Allegiance); Del Rey editors Shelly Shapiro and Keith Clayton; Random House Audio voice talent Jonathan Davis (Star Wars: Outbound Flight audio book); Random House Audio executive producer Jacob Bronstein; and Star Wars Insider and Starwars.com contributor & author Jason Fry (forthcoming Atlas of the Star Wars Galaxy) as they discuss the latest Star Wars titles from Del Rey and Random House Audio. The future of the Star Wars Galaxy will become clearer and exciting revelations will be made.
Sunday, February 25th
11:00AM – 12:00PM
China Miéville Spotlight
Internationally renowned and mulitple award-winning fantasy author China Miéville discusses classic children’s literature, illustrated fiction, heroes, heroines, sidekicks, and his new novel Un Lun Dun.
12:00PM – 1:00PM
“The Making of a Del Rey Manga”
How does a Japanese manga make its way to the USA? If you aren’t sure and would love to find out, join the Del Rey Manga staff as they discuss the making of manga publishing from acquisitions to marketing. Plus, hear exciting news about upcoming Del Rey Manga projects. Panelists will include: Dallas Middaugh, Associate Publisher, Del Rey Manga; Mutsumi Miyazaki, Director of Licensing and Acquistions; Erich Schoeneweiss, Production Manager; Ali T. Kokmen, Manga Marketing Manager; Tricia Narwani, Del Rey Editorial Associate; and Elina Ishikawa, Translator.
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Superheroes: Not Just for Comic Books
Superheroes are leaping across the comics page and into the world of literary fiction. Chip Kidd moderates a discussion of this hip lit trend with newcomer Austin Grossman (Soon I Will Be Invincible); author Tom De Haven (It’s Superman!); playwright/comic book writer Roberto Francisco; and Paul Dini (The World’s Greatest Super Heroes).
Additionally, Del Rey / Del Rey Manga staffers will be participating in the following panels during the show’s trade hours:
Friday, February 23rd
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Comics Publishing: Review & Outlook 2007
Dallas Middaugh (Associate Publisher, Del Rey Manga) joins Douglas Wolk (PW Comics Week); Paul Levitz (DC Comics); Stuart Levy (Tokyopop); Alvin Lu (VIZ Media); and Dan Buckley (Marvel Comics) in a discussion of the year ahead in comics publishing.
11:30 AM – 12:30PM
Manga: What’s Hot
Mutsumi Miyazaki (Director of Licensing and Acquistions, Del Rey Manga) discusses the latest news and developments in the manga category with Kai-Ming Cha (Publishers Weekly); Frances Wall (VIZ Media); Michael Gombos (Dark Horse Entertainment); Lilian Diaz-Przybyl (Tokyopop); and Hank Kanalz (DC Comics).
3:00 PM – 4:30PM
NYCC Editors Buzz Forum
In an NYCC first, editors convene to share undiluted editorial “buzz” on forthcoming projects that have them excited. Wtih Ballantine/Del Rey editor Chris Schluep; Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly); Rob Tokar (Tokyopop); Dan DiDio (DC Comics); Urian Brown (VIZ Media); and Axel Alonso (Marvel Comics).