Betsy Mitchell


Betsy Mitchell received a degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska/Omaha and spent two years as a reporter for the Omaha World-Herald before moving to New York City.  She served as managing editor at Analog magazine, senior editor of Baen Books, associate publisher of Bantam Spectra, and founded the Aspect line at Warner Books before joining the Random House Publishing Group in 2002 as Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of Del Rey.  She has edited such works as the upcoming Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon; Armageddon’s Children by Terry Brooks, Virtual Light by William Gibson, and Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn (all New York Times bestsellers); the Hugo Award-winner Hyperion by Dan Simmons and the Nebula Award-winner Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler; and received a World Fantasy Award for co-editing the anthology Full Spectrum 4.  In May 2004 she oversaw the launch of Del Rey Manga with the publication of Tsubasa and xxxHOLiC, both by CLAMP; Negima! by Ken Akamatsu; and Gundam SEED by Masatsugu Iwase.  Del Rey Manga was named “Best New Publisher of the Year” by ICv2.com, celebrated its first anniversary with the publication of its millionth volume of manga in print.


DayTimeTitleDescriptionParticipants
Sat1000What Editors Want From ArtistsIs it realism? A particular color? Many editors return to the same artists again and again. What sets these paragons apart? Style? Originality? A distinctive look or varied approach? Reliable telepathy? (Oh, and must the artist read the story, or what?)Bob EGGLETON, Jennie FARIES, John PICACIO, Karen HABER, Lou ANDERS, Betsy MITCHELL
Sat1300Upcoming Del Rey TitlesA presentation on upcoming titles from Del Rey books.Betsy MITCHELL