Ann VanderMeer has been promoted to the position of Editor-in-Chief of Weird Tales. Stephen Segal is stepping away from day-to-day operations, but will remain the magazine’s senior contributing editor. VanderMeer and Segal shared a best editor Hugo last year for their work on the magazine. Mary Robinette Kowal has joined Weird Tales as their art director and Paula Guran has been named non-fiction editor for the magazine.
Douglas Cohen has been named editor at Realms of Fantasy. Cohen has served the magazine as a slush reader, assistant editor, non-fiction editor, and art director. This promotion consolidates his titles. Shawna McCarthy, who has been the magazine’s editor since the first issue will retain her role at the magazine.
Warner Brothers has announced that Diane Newton will take the newly created position as head of DC Entertainment. The creation of DC Entertainment is to better manage the DC library of characters for Warner Brothers. Newton has previously overseen the Harry Potter franchise. DC President Paul Levitz will step down from his position to become a writer, contributing editor and consultant to DC Entertainment.
Christina Orr-Cahall has been named the new CEO and Director of the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington. Orr-Cahall replaces interim CEO Josi Callan. Orr-Cahall comes to the museum from the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL, where she held a similar position. When Orr-Cahall took over the Norton Museum nineteen years ago, it had 16 employees and is now considered a major regional museum. She is expected to begin at the EMP/SFM on July 1.