BoucherCon2012 Bound baby! I am either knee-deep in trying to get my check-in bag under 50lbs (I am NOT a light packer) or I am seeing which books I want to take with me for possible signage. If you are reading on Wednesday then I am either in an airport, on the plane, or safely in Cleveland as we speak! I am so gosh darn excited about the conference I can hardly contain myself. I have never been to Cleveland before so that should be fun. I am hoping that Wednesday I can spend time sightseeing and getting in some of the local eateries 🙂 I don’t know anyone else that is going personally so it should be an interesting mix of meeting new people and trying hard not to hide in the corner.
I didn’t schedule posts to go up while I am gone since I won’t be around to talk to y’all! I do however have the Run the Risk Lori Foster Tour+Giveaway (US/CA) and Divinity by Patricia Leever Tour + Giveaway (International) going on so stop by those!
My BIG List of who I am hope to meet:
Avery Aames, Sparkle Abbey, Charlaine Harris, Rosemary Harris, Sara Paretsky, Cathy Pickens, Dana Haynes, Linwood Barclay, David Bell, Jennifer Hillier, Carole Price, Mark Billingham, Lisa Black, Juliet Blackwell, Heather Blake, Rhys Bowen, Julie Hyzy, Lucy Burdette, Alan Jacobson, Peter James, Les Roberts, Michael Robotham, Sara Rosett, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Sandra Brannan, Duffy Brown, Mollie Cox Bryan, Robin Burcell, Lucy Burdette, Alafair Burke, Jan Burke, Andrew Kaplan, Toni L.P. Kelner, Mary Saums, Maggie Sefton, Chelsea Cain, Linda Castillo, Jessie Chandler, Joelle Charbonneau, Erika Chase, Lee Child, Carol Higgins Clark, Mary Higgins Clark, Julie Kramer, Julie Kramer, Rochelle Staab, Wendy Corsi Staub, Victoria Laurie, Michael Connelly, John Connolly, Deborah Coonts, Deborah Crombie, Sophie Littlefield, Denise Swanson, Molly MacRae, Erin McCarthy, Amanda Kyle Williams and a ton more!
Full List here: http://www.bouchercon2012.com/attendees.php#r
The Panels I am looking forward too (I won’t get to them all as some of them conflict–DARN IT):
Panel: MYSTERY SOUTHERN STYLE
About: Authors discuss murder south of the Mason Dixon line.
Panelist: Cathy Pickens, Tina Whittle, Traci Hohenstein, Jaden Terrell, Kathryn Wall, Donna Andrews
Panel: FOR HONOR, FOR COUNTRY
About: Crime fiction & the military
Panelist: Laura DiSilverio, David Rich, Martin Limon, Erin Mitchell
Panel: 50 SHADES OF COZY
About: Pushing the limits: Not your mama’s cozy anymore.
Panelist: Rosemary Harris, Dorothy St. James, Duffy Brown, Catriona McPherson, Clare O’Donohue
Panel: COOKING UP A MYSTERY
About: Meet your favorite culinary mystery authors and find out their recipes for murder.
Panelist: Kathleen George, Molly MacRae, Connie Archer, Julie Hyzy
Panel: NEW AUTHOR COFFEE HOUR
Panel: THOSE CRAFTY SLEUTHS
About: How to turn those hobbies into murder.
Panelist: Lois Winston, Mollie Cox Bryan, Joanna Campbell Slan, Penny Warner, Kylie Logan
Panel: EVE OF DESTRUCTION
About: Apple, anyone? Female sleuths beating crime with skill and conviction. Brazen confidence a must, lipstick optional.
Panelist: Nancy Martin, Deborah Coonts, Sophie Littlefield, Rochelle Staab, Tracy Kiely
Panel: MYSTERIES & THE MOVIES
About: Film/television adaptations of mystery novels
Panelist: Robin Cook, Derek Haas, Charlaine Harris, Jeremy Lynch, Joseph Finder, Chelsea Cain
Panel: WITCHES, GHOSTS & VAMPIRES OH MY
About: Modern mysteries that include magic in its blend of crime solving and criminal mayhem
Panalist: Sarah Zettel, Judy Clemens, F. Paul Wilson, Juliet Blackwell, Victoria Laurie
Panel: I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR
About: Protagonists that are kicking butt and taking names.
Panelist: Nora McFarland, Sara J. Henry, Jennifer McAndrews, Zoe Sharp, Meg Gardiner, Taylor Stevens
Panel: GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN
About: Who will win the Jungle Red Writers Family Feud?
Panelist: Lucy Burdette, Rhys Bowen, Deborah Crombie, Hallie Ephron, Rosemary Harris, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Julia Spencer-Fleming
Panel: BOOKS TO DIE FOR ANTHOLOGY
Authors: John Connolly, Linwood Barclay, Mark Billingham, Cara Black, Declan Burke, Lee Child, Reed Farrel Coleman, Max Allan Collins, Michael Connelly, John Connolly, Thomas H. Cook, Deborah Crombie, Joseph Finder, Meg Gardiner, Alison Gaylin, Charlaine Harris, Erin Hart, Peter James, Laurie R. King, Michael Koryta, Bill Loehfelm, Val McDermid, John McFetridge, Chris Mooney, Stuart Neville, Sara Paretsky, Michael Robotham, S.J. Rozan, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Karin Slaughter, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Kelli Stanley, Martyn Waites, F. Paul Wilson
Panel: ROMANTIC SUSPENSE: MURDER, MAYHEM & THE MATTRESS MAMBO
About: See how bestselling authors use sex (and love) to spice up their books.
Panelist: Michael Monette, Heather Graham, CJ Lyons, Jordan Dane, Lori Armstrong
Panel: JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER
About: Authors dish on the stories behind their covers and local indy bookseller provides her perspective.
Panelist: Robin Agnew, Sara Rosett, Marcia Talley, Heather Black, Denise Swanson, Avery Aames
Panel: THE PLEASURES AND PERILS OF SERIES SLEUTHS
About: How do authors keep their series fresh for readers and keep them coming back for more?
Panelist: Dave Magayna, Robin Burcell, Karin Slaughter, Reed Farrel Coleman, Michael Stanley, Ben Coes
Panel: HEROES & VILLIANS
About: Those they love and those they love to hate.
Panelist: Karin Slaughter, Mark Billingham, John Connolly, Martyn Waites, Alafair Burke
Panel: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT
About: Murder and Criminal Justice Systems
Panelist: Michelle Gagnon, Connie Dial, Amanda Kyle Williams, Christine Husom, Vicki Delany, Jim Doherty
Panel: SERIAL KILLERS
About: Multiple Murderers and the authors that create them
Panelist: Rick Murcer, Jennifer McMahon, Jennifer Hillier, Chelsea Cain, Patrick Kendrick
Wednesday: East Cleveland Public Library presents An Evening of Murder and Mayhem.
Thursday: Opening Ceremonies at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, sponsored by Thomas & Mercer
Friday: Criminal Element Social Hour/ HOspitality Suite on Friday from 1 to 5, the Rogue Reader launch party on Friday night
Saturday: Stop by the craft room!
IT IS GOING TO BE FUN!