LRK @ BCon

If you wander over to the BoucherCon program site at, you’ll find my name quite a lot–

October 9-12, 2009, Baltimore BoucherCon

Thursday 11:30:

LIVING IN THE PAST (Jethro Tull) Getting research right. Laurie R. King(M), Rennie Airth, James R. Benn, Charles Todd, Jeri Westerson

Thursday 3:00:

IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE (Glen Campbell) Telling lies for a living. Thomas B. Cavanagh(M), Martin Edwards, Alison Gaylin, Laurie R. King, Martyn Waites, Michael Wiley

Friday 4:30:

WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER HERO (Tina Turner) Is the protagonist a hero on a quest for Justice, Truth, and The Restoration of Order or just another slob getting the job done? Declan Hughes(M), Charlaine Harris, Laurie King, Val McDermid, S.J. Rozan

Saturday 8:30:

DO THE STRAND (Roxy Music) The Sherlock Holmes archtype and its influence. Sophie Hannah(M), Peter Blau, Steve Hecox, Laurie King, Hank Phillippi Ryan

Saturday 2:00, Orleans Street Branch library:

Author Laurie King moderates a panel on Mystery with fellow scribes Frankie Bailey, Charlaine Harris, Gary Phillips and Cara


Two of them I’m moderating, so you won’t hear a lot of what I think on those subjects, but if I had to choose one, it’s that Friday night panel with Val, SJ, and Charlaine: all modesty aside, we rock together. And with Declan to egg us on, the place may never recover.

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  1. Strawberry Curls on August 28, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I’m so there!! Well, darn, no late Friday night partying, have to be up early for the 8:30am panel on Holmes. Love the songs as title for each panel. The line up really is impressive and choosing which to attend (beyond those with Laurie R. King participating) will be difficult. I can’t wait!


  2. hank phillippi ryan on August 28, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Hey–So I get my Bouchercon panel assignements. For Thursday, I see one that I’ve helped put together–Do You want to Know A Secret. It’s all about revealing all the scoop about what we wish someone had told us. And more on that another day.

    But then, the Saturday panels arrive. And I see–Do the Strand. Sherlock Holmes. Oh, I think. I love that. I adore the whole…and then I see Laurie King’s name. Whoa, I’m thinking. For her alone, I’d be there. Be still my heart.

    Then I see–my own name. I read it again, and again. And there I was. I’m a TV reporter, and write contemporary mysteries about an investigative reporter. (Just won the Agatha, very nice.) But I’m on a panel with the creme de la creme of Holmes knowledge.

    Yes, I adore him. Yes, the stories were an enormous part of my mystery education and inspiration. And you know–yes! When I mulled over what I write, and why–I’m in absolutely the right place.

    I’m so eager to meet you. (Alice, you too.) And so eager to hear what you all have to say.

  3. Strawberry Curls on August 28, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I will be a pleasure to meet you, Ms. Ryan. Hank is an interesting name, I look forward to hearing the story behind it. I visited your website and was quite impressed with your background. The fact you are a Holmes fan and a fan of Ms. King is also a big plus. LOL. I’ll be the tall redhead in the room. See you there. –Alice AKA Strawberry Curls

  4. hank phillippi ryan on August 30, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Ah, yes. It’s Harriet Ann. I promise ‘ll tell you the rest in Baltimore…


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