BoucherCons I have loved
So many memories. I wrote about some of them, over the years. Such as:
The Vegas Con: just… surreal.
Washington, DC, a month after 9/11, and the comfort of friends.
Albany, NY: my birthday, in a post-apocalytic setting…
And you can’t get better than being a Con’s guest of honor, as I was in San Francisco in 2010. I mean, how great is it to have personalized napkins in the hospitality suite?
But I have to say, 1997 was a kick. I was pretty new to the BoucherCon community, having only been to three before—and new to writing in general, since I only had six books out, three Martinellis and three Russells. But this was sufficient toe-hold in the writing world to invite people up to my house, some 20 miles from the site of the Monterey conference—and it was a quirky enough invitation that people came.
Sheila and HRF Keating (Harry wrote a murderous short story about my hot tub.)
The hostess with the frazzled hair, Laura Crum, Val McDermid
Dean James, Beth Foxwell, Sheila Keating, Michael Allen Dymmoch
Kate Charles (I think??), Dean James
Val McDermid, Susan Moody, RD Zimmerman
I wonder what friendships will come from the upcoming BoucherCon in Dallas?
What about you–what friendships started for you at a mystery conference?