BoucherCon 2010 (4)

I always begin BoucherCon with the best of intentions when it comes to panels.  I search the schedule before I make lunch dates and appointments, because I really do enjoy listening to my fellow writers speak, and after 23 years of writing, I still have a lot to learn.  So I go through the preliminary schedule and circle a bunch based either on the panelists or the topic.  And then I make my own appointments.  And then the Con begins, and any plans I had go out the window.

This year was worse than most, of course, since I had guest of honor things on top of seeing editors and agents and what-have-you.  But still, I managed to get to a few panels and interviews, and I enjoyed them.

Mostly, however, BoucherCon turns into 3 hour lunches in which projects suddenly come to existence, or conversations in elevators that open a door, or, well, this:

Because in the end, BoucherCon is all about the people.

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  1. Pat Floyd on October 27, 2010 at 6:35 am

    How very true! The very best part of my first BoucherCon was meeting and talking with the people I’ve known only online and writers whose work I love: Laurie and Dana, Louise Penny and husband Michael, Sara Paretsky, Caroline Todd, S. J. Rozan.

  2. vickivanv on October 27, 2010 at 8:49 am

    So true–it really is about the people. I never can walk into a B’con without thinking “these are my people!” Love the photo–y’all look so happy to be together again for another B’con. 😀

  3. Merrily on October 27, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    That’s a wonderful picture of both of you, and I am so pleased to have been there when Our Alice took it! I’m discovering that Bouchercon is more fun the more often you go, as there are more and more people one knows and looks forward to seeing again.

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