If I Were At Bouchercon Today: Friday September 16

Day 2 – I usually go to less panels and do more time in the book room, hanging out with friends and having meals with them, and I like to get out of the hotel and walk or go someplace interesting. Here’s my If I were there schedule for Friday:

7:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Sleep in, get coffee, have breakfast, hang out and chat, maybe fall by the book room when it opens.

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
STILL SHE CRIES-Majestic A,B,C
Lousy reviews and the lost people of Amazon – Colin Cotterill (M), Linwood Barclay, Alafair Burke, Bill Crider, Lisa Lutz, Elaine Viets
(Bill Crider is on it, and Colin Catterill, that’s enough)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
book room, lunch out of hotel, walk or go somewhere - can’t stay cooped up all the time!

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
IT HURTS ME TOO-Landmark 4
Taking chances with your characters – Andi Shechter(M), Sharon Fiffer, Julie Kramer, William Kent Krueger, Neil Plakcy, J. M. Redmann
(Kent Krueger is a very favorite author, I can’t miss this in spite of the great competition of other panels. This is the toughest slot of the weekend!)

2:00 – 4:00
hang out

4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
THERE IS A TIGER IN THE TOWN-Majestic A,B,C
Is he a match for these four women, or is he too smart to try – Joseph Finder (M), Laurie R. King, Laura Lippman, Val McDermid, S. J. Rozan
(I said yesterday I rarely miss a panel with Val McDermid on it, plus King and Lippman. This should be very good.)

6:00 – 8:00
dinner

8:00 – 9:00
hang out

9:00 – 11:00
auction

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5 Responses to If I Were At Bouchercon Today: Friday September 16

  1. Scott Cupp says:

    I’d see you in the dealers room or the bar, were we there

  2. Richard says:

    Sounds good, Scott. How about both?

    I’d kinda hoped some of the blogging gang might have a minute to drop in here and tell us what they are doing, and how it stacks up to my “schedule”. We’ll see…

  3. Bill Crider says:

    Sorry you aren’t here. The panel was fun.

  4. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Alafair Burke wasn’t there (something was said about an ailing pet, I believe) but the rest went well, as Bill has mentioned, though Jackie thought it got off to an unfortunate start with Cotterill announcing he’d neither read nor heard of any of the authors other than Lisa Lutz. Seems to me he should have made it his business to read at least one book by each writer. Instead he seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time (judging from his pile of papers) reading negative reviews on amazon. Admittedly, much of this was funny, especially the review of the King James version of THE BIBLE (“gets a little preachy at times”).

    I didn’t see either of your other panel choices.

    You know how some Guests of Honor are conspicuous by their lack of visibility (does the name “Parker” ring a bell?) and others are the opposite? Well, Val McDermid seemed to be everywhere all weekend – on panels, at signings, in the restaurant and bar, walking down the street you name it. You’d have had no trouble getting a word with her. I also talked to Colin Cotterill (glad to hear he’ll be continuing the Dr. Siri series), and the others were around as well.

    Lunch on Friday was at Rosalita’s Cantina with the Smiths and Judy Crider. The Smiths must have liked it as they ate there four times! (Granted the choices in the area were limited, especially on Sunday night, when 10 of us ate there.)

    Dinner was at Lucas Park Grille, with Jeff & Ann again plus Patti & Phil Abbott. This was the best waitress of the weekend, though most were quite good.

    I’m waiting to see “what I’d have done on Saturday at Bouchercon.”

  5. Richard says:

    Jeff, I decided not to do Saturday post, as the response to the first two was nearly nil, so I put together my New Arrivals post that went up today instead. After a miserably noisy week here – the landscapers sawing flagstone, pounding rock walls, the deck guy sawing and nailing and screwing beams up and the track hoe rumbling back and forth seemingly all day every day, come Saturday we slept in and I didn’t even turn on the TV until mid afternoon. We enjoyed a nice rain, giving a good soak to some new plants that just went in, and so it was a curl up by the fire kind of day.

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