From the Booking Desk:
As always, I am hoping to meet fans of the BOLO Books blog while wandering around the events associated with Bouchercon 2017 in Toronto. Below is a preliminary schedule of where I plan to be each day. I have no doubt that other panels/gatherings will be added to this list as we approach the convention, but this is a nice framework of where you can find me. So, if you are looking for a hug, for a BOLO Books pen, or for one of our awesome bookmarks, please do say hi! I’ll also be recruiting for future Composite Sketch participants, so it’s best to be on your best behavior. Oh, who am I kidding: have a great time, go wild, and celebrate this tribe we all love so very much. See you soon.
8 – 10 Speed Dating
10 – 11 Readers Recommend
(Sarah Byrne, Aubrey Hamilton, Robert Lopresti (M), Janet Rudolph, Charles Salzberg, Carolyn Tillery)
11:30 – 12:30 Guest of Honor Interview
(Christopher Brookmyre interviewed by Mark Billingham)
1 – 2 Le Femme Cherche
(Ian Hamilton (M), Lesa Preston, Deanna Raybourne, Clea Simon, Carrie Smith, Steve Steinbock)
2:30 – 3:30 Adapted For…
(Lou Berney, Ann Cleeves, Maureen Jennings, David Morrell, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Shawn Reilly Simmons (M))
7:30 – 9:30 Opening Ceremonies
9:30 – 11:30 Pub Games (?)
10 – 11 Three Good Friends
(Rhys Bowen, Deborah Crombie, Louise Penny)
2:30 – 4:30 Librarian’s Tea (Invitation Only)
5 – 6 Guest of Honor Interview
(Megan Abbott interviews by Laurie R. King)
9:30 – 11:00 Pub Quiz
7:30 – 9:30 Sisters in Crime Breakfast – 30 year celebration! (Ticketed)
10 – 11 Best Novel Nominees
(Megan Abbott, Reed Farrel Coleman, Chris Holm, Laura Lippman, Louse Penny, Hank Phillippi Ryan (M))
1 – 2 Northern Crimes
(Kelley Armstrong, Alex Gray, Rachel Greenaway (M), Ragnar Jonasson, Caro Ramsay, Antti Tuomeinen)
2:30 – 3:30 Reading the Rainbow
(Jessie Chandler, John Copenhaver, Stephanie Gayle, Greg Herren, Owen Laukkanen, Kristopher Zgorski (M))
10:30 – 11:30 Guest of Honor Interview
(Louise Penny interviewed by Ann Cleeves)
11 – 1 Anthony Brunch and Anthony Award Ceremony
Hi Kristopher – delighted to see you’re planning to take part in the CWC Pub Quiz on Friday night. You (and other fans) will be able to sign up to join a team from Thursday morning through to Friday afternoon at the CWC table, just outside the Dealers’ Room (book sales room). There’ll be five teams posted at a time; people can sign up with team leaders like Maureen Jennings, David Morrell & Linwood Barclay…and more. There will be 15 teams. We’re staggering the sign-up opportunities to make it a little more fair – we have 150 spots open, but we’re aware some folks can’t arrive at Bouchercon until Friday, so we’ll hold some teams back until then.
Can’t wait, Cathy. Those are some impressive team leaders!
It looks as though we’re keeping much the same schedule. I shall see you, and possibly sit with you sometimes, there.
Looking forward to it LJ. See you soon!
Kensington is giving away books Thursday afternoon from noon to around 4. Stop by there if you have a chance! I’ll be there after 2:30.
Thanks for the heads-up, Sherry.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
It will be nice to see you, Art.
Comparing with my own list, I should have at least four occasions to say Hi ! See you soon
Yay! That makes me very, very happy. See you soon.