Sunday, October 3, 2010

So, let's see how much fun we can have in one evening...

So, our Thursday Night festivities are shaping up to be super cool.

First, the Opening Ceremonies are action-packed.  Toastmaster Extraordinaire Eddie Muller has come up with a starter - well, you just don't want to miss it.  That's all I'm saying.  We'll be handing out the Barry and the Macavity Awards  - can't wait to find out who wins...

And then, our friends at William Morrow are sponsoring the Fabulous Reception (that's its official title  ;-) and boy, oh boy.  I just finalized the menu.  Yum.

And, just to add to the general merriment, we're going to have a signing.  So, while you're enjoying beverages and nibbling on yummy treats, you'll have the opportunity to get books signed by these terrific writers:

Lou Berney, Robin Burcell, Wendi Corsi Staub, Deborah Crombie, Jamie Freveletti, C.S. Graham, Jonathan Hayes, Matt Hilton, Declan Hughes, Patrick Lee, Katia Lief, Attica Locke, Val McDermid, Michael Stanley, Charles Todd, Kate White, Jacqueline Winspear, Ken Wishnia

Sound like fun?  I think so, too.

And, speaking of the program....

It's about as close to final as it can be before October 14.  I'm guessing there'll be a couple of minor changes, but we really have it pretty well nailed down.  Check it all out on the program page, which we've updated with room assignments.  If you haven't seen all the newsletters, there are three types of panel this year:
  • Traditional Panel:  The thing that Bouchercon is famous for.  It's typically a moderator and four panelists.  Jon Jordan and Judy Bobalik came up with some great lineups, bless their hearts.  And remember, the first person who finds me on Thursday morning and tells me where the panel titles come from will win a prize.  
  • Continuous Conversation:  This is the one you get to participate in.  Think of it as a really cool and relaxed dinner party.  We've given the panelists general topic ideas just to get started, but the rest of it is up to all of you in the room.
  • 30 on the 30:  This is a half hour session, where one person speaks on the topic of their choice.  Take a good close look at this one, we have terrific presenters this year  and intriguing subjects.
And then there are the special events, like the reading of plays by Declan Hughes and Domenic Stansberry.

The fabulosity just never ends....

Bouchercon is less than two weeks away!   I feel a bit like the little kid who's been waiting for Santa to come since Halloween, and Christmas is almost here....

I can't wait to see you all,  and to start actually having the fun we've been planning for the last 24 months.

See you soon!


Blogger Danielle said...

Not only will you have a chance to have books signed, we are giving away over 1000 books at the reception, so no one will leave empty handed!

October 4, 2010 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger Rae Helmsworth said...

1000 books....that is beyond fabulous. It's Xtreme Fabulosity...


October 4, 2010 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Robin McCormack said...

Sounds exciting. Looking forward to it. Glad I volunteered to help with the open ceremony!

October 4, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

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