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
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
8:00 – 9:00
9:00 – 11:00