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August 30 – September 6, 2006 Edition
Tor to Deliver First
Podcast From 65th
World Sci-Fi Meet
NEW YORK, NY/8/28/07–Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC–the largest publisher of science fiction in the world–will deliver its first ever podcast from the 65th World Science Fiction Convention in Yokohama, Japan August 30th – September 4th, 2007.
Tor Publisher, Tom Doherty, and Senior Editor, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, will podcast directly from the Nippon2007 Worldcon, marking the first time that Worldcon has ever taken place in Japan. The international podcasting event will kick off Tor’s podcasting program, which will continue with regularly scheduled podcasts on September 12th.
The daily podcasts from the convention will cover the events there, as well as interviews with notable authors and editors and perhaps a few surprise guests. The podcasts will be available for download from iTunes, Yahoo and Google, through RSS–and individuals can also tune in to them directly from the Tor website at www.tor-forge.com/podcasts .
The tor.com podcast launch heralds the beginning of several exciting digital businesses that Tor will be launching in the coming months–designed to make Tor the leading online destination for the Science Fiction community.
The World Science Fiction Convention is an annual gathering of the biggest names in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Attended by authors, artists, fans, and the general public, Worldcon is also the place where the Hugo Awards, the top award for excellence in the field, are announced. For more information, please visit www.nippon2007.us.
About Tor Books
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books, founded in 1980 and committed (although not limited) to SF and fantasy literature. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperback, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. Books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and for the last twenty years in a row we have been named Best Publisher in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.