For the fifth year running, Dell Magazines’ fiction editors set up shop at the Brooklyn Book Festival to participate in the largest free literary event in NYC. Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine were represented by Senior Assistant Editor Jackie Sherbow, while science fiction magazines Asimov’s Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact were represented by Intern Alex Filipowicz, Assistant Editor Emily Hockaday, Editor in Chief Sheila Williams (Asimov’s), and Editor in Chief Trevor Quachri (Analog).
The Brooklyn Book Festival attracts more than 30,000 attendees each year and features readings and panels of both emerging and established writers such as Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem, Joyce Carol Oates, and more. Festivalgoers came out in scores to peruse the tents of various literary establishments and to enjoy the lovely day.
The Dell booth promoted the magazines by providing free copies of current issues to delighted visitors. More than 1,200 magazines were distributed to new and longstanding readers. The booth also hosted Asimov’s Science Fiction author Nick Wolven who signed copies of the issue containing his most recent story. Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine promoted their 75th Anniversary Symposium at Columbia’s Butler Library on September 30th with flyers and by giving out the special 75th Anniversary issue. Either as a destination or a pause in the trail, folks stopped and chatted at the booth, taking advantage of the complimentary magazines and conversation with the editors.