Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Headed for Bouchercon

Crime scene tape for the Criminal Element party.

So I'm off for Cleveland today to go to Bouchercon, the world's largest mystery convention. The American guest of honor is Elizabeth George, one of my favorite authors.

Friday at 10:15 am, I'll be on a panel called Mystery Blogs and Bloggers with five other mystery mavens:

Come see us and ask us lots of questions.  

There's a rumor that we will be giving stuff away. Yes, I know it's a cheap trick, but it works.

Here's what else I am looking forward to, besides catching up with friends:

On Thursday, we get to go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Opening Ceremonies (sponsored by Thomas & Mercer).

Friday - Saturday there will be a great craft room where authors will lead crafting clases and talk about their books. Each session will run for approximately one hour from 10am to 3pm. 

The short story panel at 2:45pm on Friday called Nuggets of Mystery with Laura K. Curtis, Terrie Farley Moran, Shelley Costa, John Floyd, and Janet Hutchings.

And that night, Criminal Element is hosting a Social Hour from 6-7pm with a fun photo booth of mystery props.

On Saturday, there will be a panel on the online mystery community with Clare Toohey from Criminal Element, Oline Cogdill from Mystery Scene, Janet Rudolph from Mystery Fan Fare, Joe Meyers, Michael Kovaks and Jordan Foster.

You can see the whole panel schedule here