Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bouchercon 2010

I can't attend this year, but as a past president of the Short Mystery Fiction Society, I want to bring attention to the short story panel "In Case of Madness", Friday, 4:30-5:30 PM in Grand Ballroom A, after which there will be a plaque presentation to the 2010 SMFS Derringer Award winners.

I've heard that, as of October 5, none of the winners is attending the con. I would still urge any SFMS members in attendance to take in the panel as a show of support. The Derringer presentations of the past two years, owed largely to the work of my vice president Jim Doherty, have helped raise the profiles of the SMFS and, more importantly, the short mystery form.


Judy Bobalik said...

Did you really want to let the people attending know they haven't won?

Gerald So said...

Hi, Judy.

The SMFS B'con event is a further acknowledgment of the winners, who have been public knowledge since May 1, 2010, when they were awarded printable certificates. At the B'con event, they will be awarded physical plaques.

Ali Karim said...

Next time we go to White Castle -


See you in St Louis


pattinase (abbott) said...

I remember meeting you in Baltimore. Maybe in St. Louis or an Noircon?

Gerald So said...

I'm registered for B'con 2011 in St. Louis. There's a small chance I'll be at NoirCon. In any case, Reed Coleman and Sarah Cortez will be at NoirCon from The Lineup, and The Lineup will be mentioned during the noir poetry panel, Friday, November 5, 3:15-4:30 PM. Full details here.