Editor Guest of Honor
Ginjer Buchanan was born in Pittsburgh, PA. After earning a Sociology degree from Duquesne University, and a master's in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, she was employed as a social worker in Pittsburgh for two years. In the early 70’s, she moved to New York, and for 13 years worked at a foster care and adoption agency. She eased into the publishing world by doing freelance projects for various SF publishers, including a stint as consulting editor for the Star Trek novel line at Pocket Books. In 1984
she accepted a job as a full-time editor at Berkley and rose through the ranks to become Editor in Chief of the two Penguin US SF/F imprints, Ace and Roc. In 2014, she won a Hugo for Best Editor, Long Form. Now retired, she lives in NYC with her husband, also-retired -editor John Douglas. and spends far too much time watching television. In 1984, she served as a World Fantasy judge and was Toastmaster for the Seattle World Fantasy Con in 1989. She is thrilled to have now been asked to be a GOH at World Fantasy Con in New Orleans!