BoucherCon rocks.

Albany is a very odd town, with nice buildings and handsome streets, but strangely lacking in population–so much so there are rumors that this is the initial site of the apocalypse. But despite an equally odd venue, the people are as fab as ever

and they feed me chocolate

in various forms, some of them made by my very cool readers and carried across many state lines to reach a gathering of LRKers:

(Please note the bones, and the Eiffel Tower, and if your screen is very good, my name Laurie Roi.) Oh yes, there are panels, some of which have me and some not, and there are thousands of books and tens of thousands of book discussions, and many glasses of substances washed down in many bars, and then BoucherCon will be over for another year.
And we all will be happy, full of chocolate and beer, and dragging suitcases stuffed full of new books.
Next year: Long Beach!

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  1. Naomi on September 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Albany is a company town, and the company is state government. So after the state workers empty out, it’s a wasteland.
    I wish I had been able to attend — I’ve been a fan since I first saw ‘Beekeeper’s Apprentice’ on the New Books shelf at my local library.

  2. Merrily Taylor on September 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Great that you had such a super birthday at Bouchercon, Laurie, and hope you and all the FOL’s have a great time! Sometime later this week I’m going to an English language book store here in St. Petersburg, I’ll check to see if “Bones of Paris” is available there!

  3. Chris on September 22, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Jealous – not! Still a week until we get our Bones;-((

  4. Kate Pavelle on September 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Awesome cake! I love the skulls and bones, too. Glad you’re having fun!

  5. KarenB on September 25, 2013 at 4:15 am

    It was lovely to see you! Thank you for spending time with us, both dinner and a bonus breakfast! I hope the rest of the tour goes well – no trains or planes are late, no luggage is lost, all of the taxi drivers are competent and the hotels are comfortable. Give Zoe a hug – she’s a sweetheart!

  6. Kathy Reel on September 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Laurie, I have been a fan for years, and it was indeed a dream come true to finally meet you at Bouchercon. The dinner with you and fellow LKR Book Club members was amazing, and I was happy to find I could actually talk to you and not just stare in wonder. Zoe is so lovely and gracious, but, of course, you already knew that. I was sorry to have to miss the breakfast, but my heart is full with joy from the time I spent with you. If you like the bourbon balls, I know where to score some more.

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