The Philadelphia Sci-Fi Meetup Group Message Board › Philadelphia Science Fiction Society meeting
Friday, August 10th at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Phila. PA 9:00 PM
Stephen H. Segal is an award-winning writer, editor, and publication designer. His first book, GEEK WISDOM: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, was published in 2011 by Philadelphia-based publishing house Quirk Books. In March 2012, he was named editor in chief of the Philadelphia Weekly, the city's largest weekly newspaper.
Previously, as editorial & creative director of Weird Tales from 2006 to 2010, Stephen led the 21st-century revamping and reinvigoration of that classic American fantastic-literature magazine. In 2009, Weird Tales won the Hugo Award for the first time in the magazine's long history.
As a designer, Stephen has crafted more than a hundred book covers for publishers including Prime Books, Tor Books, WSFA Press and others. As an editor, he recently developed two unusual works of speculative fiction published by Quirk in 2012: Jason Heller’s satirical alternate-history, Taft 2012, and Theodora Goss’s accordion-bound double novella, The Thorn and the Blossom: A Two-Sided Love Story.
Previously, during seven years as a journalist at WQED Pittsburgh and InPittsburgh Weekly, Stephen managed the editorial operations of an award-winning 50,000-circulation newsmagazine; was named a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Golden Quill award and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association’s Keystone Press Award; and got to hear his journalistic chops complimented by Warren Zevon. Also, like, a gazillion years ago, he founded the first fan web site for legendary Philly rock band The Hooters.
A native of Atlantic City, Stephen lives in Northwest Philadelphia with his wife, Stacy.