Thursday, August 04, 2016

Gerald Goes to Misses Bouchercon 2016

AUG. 30 UPDATE: Bouchercon 2016 was to be part of a road trip for me to begin September 1, but the Amtrak AutoTrain covering 900 miles of the trip was canceled due to inclement weather. The same weather concerns caused the trip's other drivers to back out. I regret I won't be able to see old friends and make new ones, but I wish you all safe travels and a great con. Here are the panels I would have attended:

  • Thursday, September 15, 12:00–12:50 P.M., LaGalleries 6: "One More Time" - Novels and characters taking on another life on screen w/ Lee Goldberg, Alexandra Sokoloff, David Morrell, Burt Weissbourd, Nina Sadowsky, and Phoeff Sutton.
  • 1:30–2:20 P.M. - Mardi Gras FG: "Jive Talking" - Humor w/ Jessie Chandler, Ryan Aldred, Shelly Costa, Ray Daniel, Parnell Hall, and Kendell Lynn.
  • 3:00–3:50 P.M. - Mardi Gras FG: "Dead Man's Party" - Realities of Death Investigation w/ Ayo Onatade, Jan Burke, Karen Ross, D.P. Lyle, Alistar Kimble, Eileen Dreyer.
  • 5:15–6:15 P.M. - Balconies LMN, 4th Floor: "Once Upon a Crime: Minotaur Authors Collaborate Live on a Short Story"

  • Friday, September 16, 9:30–10:20 A.M. - LaGalleries 6: "Me and My Friends" - Writing groups w/ Eleanor Cawood Jones, Donna Andrews, Ellen Crosby, John Gilstrap, Alan Orloff, and Art Taylor.
  • 11:00–11:50 A.M. - Mardi Gras D: "Murder By Numbers" - Ellery Queen w/ James Lincoln Warren, EQMM editor Janet Hutchings, Shelley Dickson Carr, Ted Hertel, Steve Steinbock, and Otto Penzler.
  • 2:00–2:50 P.M. - LaGalleries 6: "Dirty Boulevard" - Hardboiled w/ Susan Alice Bickford, Craig Faustus Buck, Rob Hart, Barbara Nickless, Todd Robinson, and Lisa Turner.
  • 3:30–4:20 P.M. - LaGalleries 1: "The Boxer" - Writing violence w/ ZoĆ« Sharp, Sheila Redling, Melinda Leigh, Thomas Pluck, E.A. Aymar, and Taylor Stevens.

  • Saturday, September 17, 9:00-9:50 A.M. - Bissonet: Weapons with Jim Born
  • 10:30-11:20 A.M. - Mardi Gras E: "Thrift Shop" - Ideas from unusual places w/ Lori Rader-Day, Henry Chang, Alex Grecian, Carolyn Haines, Brian Thiem, and Karen E. Olson.
  • 12:00-12:50 P.M. - Mardi Gras ABC: "Bad to the Bone" - Anti-heroes w/ Chris Holm, David Swinson, Peter Spiegelman, Ian Hamilton, David Corbett, and Rory Flynn.
  • 1:30-2:20 P.M. - Mardi Gras ABC: "24 Frames" - Influence of movies and TV on crime fiction w/ Matt Goldman, Peter Blauner, John Connell, Danny Gardner, John Shepphird, and Ace Atkins.

  • Sunday, September 18, 9:00–10:00 A.M. - LaGalleries 1: "Watch That Man" - Thrillers w/ Russel McLean, Robert Bailey, Boyd Morrison, Doug Johnston, Edward Kay, and Julia McDermott.
  • 10:30–11:30 A.M. - Mardi Gras ABC: "Master of Puppets" - Manipulating your characters to get the story you want w/ G.J. Brown, Jim Sanderson, Mary Coley, Maegan Beaumont, Cathi Stoler, and Matthew FitzSimmons.

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