From the Booking Desk:

In case you have not heard, the panel schedule for Bouchercon 2016 in New Orleans has now been posted. And it is a sight to behold. There is something for everyone on this list of panels.

As is my custom here on the blog, I wanted to take a moment to let you know which panels I am most excited about. I hope that if you are attending the event, you will take some time to explore the full schedule and map out your plans for the conference.

And I hope that if our paths cross at any point, you will introduce yourselves and say hi! I look forward to seeing you all in NOLA.

Wednesday, September 14th

The day before the actual conference starts, Heather Graham is providing a New Orleans 101 panel, in which highlights of the city will be mentioned so that conference-goers don’t miss any of the excitement this fine city has to offer.

Later that evening from 6:00-7:00, I will be hosting a wine/lemoncello event to thank all the authors and fans who has supported BOLO Books during its early years. This will be held at the rented complex where we are staying for the week prior to Bouchercon.

Thursday, September 15th

9:00AM-9:50AM (Mardi Gras E)
Matthew Clemens (M),R.R. Gilston, Jennifer Hillier, James Ziskin, Colin Campbell, Don Bruns

10:30AM-11:30AM (Carondelet)
American Guest of Honor Harlan Coben interviewed by Michael Connelly

12:00PM-12:50PM (Mardi Gras ABC)
ALL THE CRITICS LOVE YOU IN NEW YORK – books we are recommending
Penny Halle (M) Lesa Holstine, Erica Neubauer, Kaye Barley, Dru Ann Love, Kristopher Zgorski

4:30PM-5:20PM (Mardi Gras ABC)
RELAX Sherlock says relax – the challenge of LGBTQ mysteries
Catriona McPherson (M), Joel Gomez-Dossi, Jessie Chandler, Christa Faust, R. Jean Reid, Stephanie Gayle

Friday, September 16

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LEAN ON ME – Strong lead characters
Kristopher Zgorski (M), Karin Salvalaggio, Rachel Howzell Hall, Kristi Belcamino, Ysra Sigurdardottir, Kate Horsley

2:00PM-2:50PM (Mardi Gras D)
WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER HERO (THUNDERDOME) – Competition/Elimination with audience judging
Bryan VanMeeter (M) Duane Swierczynski, Dana Cameron, Chris Holm, F. Paul Wilson, Lori Rader-Day, Brad Parks, Johnny Shaw, Catriona McPherson

Saturday, September 17

9:00AM-9:50AM (Mardi Gras ABC)
GOLDEN YEARS The Golden Age of Mystery
Martin Edwards (M), Claire Booth, Ragnar Jonasson, G. M. Malliet, Charlaine Harris, Cathy Ace

10:30AM-11:20AM (Mardi Gras ABC)
THE SOAP OPERA SONG: Soap Operas and Crime
Soap Operas Without Shame: Lessons I Learned about writing from the soaps.
Laura Benedict(M) Reed Farrel Coleman, Holly West, Joe Clifford, Charles Salzberg, Toni McGee Causey

1:30PM-2:20PM (Mardi Gras E)
BAD COMPANY – living among (and trying to escape) the criminal element
Judy Clemens (M) Brian Panowich, Elizabeth Little, Glen Erik Hamilton, Allen Eskens, Mark Pryor

International Guest of Honor Craig Robertson interviewed by Catriona McPherson

From the Booking Desk:

Now, these are the choices for panels I know I will be sitting in on. That decision was made based on a combination of Topic, Panelists, and Moderator, as well as making hard choices when there were conflicts. It is likely I will attend a few more panels depending on my mood, but those will be spur of the moment decisions. This also does not mention any of the special events, evening events, etc. Those will be highlighted in separate post at a later time.