If I were in St. Louis, which I’m not, this is probably what I would be doing in the way of panels and such. I do go to a lot of panels, even after all these years. Of course sometimes I leave them, or run into friends and get distracted, or decide to head into the bar early… But here’s my if I were there schedule, (my reason for the pick in parens):
8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
THE NAMES OF ANGELS-Majestic D
Talking classics in crime fiction – Jason Pinter (M), Bruce DeSilva, Carl Brookins, Matthew C. Funk, Andrew Grant, Scott Phillips
(I usually enjoy panels on “the classics” especially since my definition often differs from that of the panel)
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
THE MERMAIDS SINGING-Landmark 1,2,3
A taste of Magna Cum Murder – Kathryn Kennison (M), John Gilstrap, Parnell Hall, Val McDermid, Stuart Neville, Caroline Todd, Charles Todd
(I don’t miss a panel with Val McDermid on it if possible!)
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Fasten your seatbelts…. – Oline Cogdill (M), Colin Cotterill, Robert Crais, Charlaine Harris, Val McDermid
(now what did I just tell you about panels with Val on them? Plus Cotterill and Crais)
12:30 – 1:30
Lunch with friends
1:30 – 2:30
2:30 P.M. –3:30 P.M.
UNNATURAL VICES-Landmark 4
Comics and crime fiction
Cullen Bunn (M), Max Allan Collins, Gary Phillips, Jason Starr, Duane Swierczynski
(I’ve read a lot of crime comics over the years, always like to know what’s new)
— or —
BLEEDING IN BLACK AND WHITE-Majestic D
Colin Cotterill interviewed by S.J. Rozan
(I love Cotterill’s books, so this seems a natural for me)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00
5:30 – ?
bar, dinner, ?