Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pirates and panels and programs, oh my!

We love the boats.......

First, can I just say, get a load of the guest stars on that clip.....utterly faboo.

Why am I posting videos of ancient smarm-fests, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. We have finally figured out a way to make bay cruises available for Bouchercon attendees.

Here's how it works: on Friday and Saturday evening (the 15th and 16th) at 6:00 p.m. there's a lovely Red & White Fleet Sunset Cruise. It will include music, decent snacks - enough to call it dinner - and a nice trip around the Bay that'll get you back in plenty of time for either the Reacher Creature party on Friday night, or our Disco Dance on Saturday night. The standard cost is $54 per person, but we've been given a $4 per person discount code. It's BCON (big surprise ;-)

So, if you're interested, go to this website, click the "Book Online" medallion in the middle of the page, and it'll take you to the reservation form.

You should know that these cruises are open to the public - that's how we were able to get such a low price. (I know, fifty bucks is not cheap - you should've seen the quotes from the private charter people - yeesh.) However, The Public doesn't get our discount, so I figure if enough of us go on the cruises, we can just sort of overwhelm Those Other People. Sorta like this guy....

In Other News

We're working on the panel schedule.....

For those of you who are interested in these things: we finalize the program in bits and pieces, so when your pal emails you to tell you they heard from us, it doesn't mean the schedule has been etched in stone, and you aren't on a panel.

Far from it. It simply means that one out of a zillion pieces of the Bouchercon program has been finalized. So, be patient, resist the urge to email us about your panel (we're already wearing our Cranky Pants), and we'll be in touch the moment we have information for you. Really. We promise.

And if you're wondering about the relevance of this video, well a) I like it, and b) Boom Boom Pow is what my head is doing right about now ;-)


Blogger Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

I'd like to add for people registering for future Bouchercons, like St. Louis, if you expect a panel you stand a much better chance if you are there Thursday and Friday and Saturday, and even Sunday morning. It's a four day convention and let me tell you, Thursday morning the fans are ready to go. They've been waiting for months and are excited. by saturday afternoon it's just another panel and we'll meet in the bar instead.

you register for the whole thing, come to the whole thing, you'll have a blast.

And San Fran is going to rock.

August 17, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Rae Helmsworth said...

Thanks, Jon.

Miss Cranky Pants ;-)

August 18, 2010 at 6:19 AM  

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