The social event of the crime calendar each year is BoucherCon, named after the great writer/reviewer Anthony Boucher. This year the tribes gather in Raleigh, North Carolina for Murder Under the Oaks.
The events page has just gone up, and I’m scheduled for two panels:
Preventing a Mystery Series “Jumping the Shark”
Oct 9, 1:00
Moderator Francine Mathews (Stephanie Barron); Nancy J. Cohen; Candace Robb (Emma Campion); Lisa Unger; Laurie King
The Games Afoot : Under the Shadow of Holmes and Watson
Oct 10, 10:00
Moderator Les Klinger; Laurie King; Peter E. Blau; Michael Robertson; Bonnie MacBird
And before you ask: No, none of us on the panel yet know what the title of the first one means, although I’m guessing Francine will come up with something before October 9, and: No, I don’t know if the title of the second should have an apostrophe in Games or if we’re treating it as a plural–again, Les Klinger will no doubt make his ruling.
BoucherCon is really a great conference, filled with writers new and established, readers from the shy to the passionate, editors similarly ranging from eager to jaded. Basically 1500+ potential Best Friends.
Read all about it here. And I’ll see you in the bar.