Tuesday, September 6, 2016

World Tour Update

The All Expense Spared World Tour™ resumes for Conference Month 2016. If you’re in any of these places, please stop by and say hello. A willingness to imbibe adult beverages is always welcome, especially if you’re paying.

Thursday September 15 – Sunday September 18

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(Room number TBD. Knock once, then twice, then once again.)

Thursday @ 7:00
A Toast to Five Years of Criminally Good Books
1201 Burgundy Street
New Orleans LA 70116

I’ll be reading with several other Down & Out authors, including James Ray Tuck (MC), Eric Beetner, G.J. Brown, Jen Conley, Jeffery Hess, S.W. Lauden, Gary Phillips, Tom Pitts, Ian Truman, J.L. Abramo, Grant Jerkins, and Danny Gardner. A good time is guaranteed. Tom Pitts says he has a surprise for me. (I thought Joe Clifford burned those pictures. Damn it.)

Friday @ 7:00
Shamus Awards Banquet
Pere Marquette Hotel
817 Common Street
New Orleans LA 70130

Did I mention I’m nominated for a Shamus for Best Paperback Original? Must have slipped my mind.

Saturday @ noon
LaGalleries 6

Moderating the panel, “Dark Necessities - Balancing the dark and light in stories” with panelists Heather Graham, Patrick Hoffman, Debbi Mack, and Terrence McCauley.

I’ll be circulating through panels pretty much the rest of the time, so please say hello. There is also a distinct possibility I'll be at the bar in the evenings. It's been known to happen.

Friday September 30 – Sunday October 2

Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity Conference
Sheraton Columbia Town Center
10207 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044

Friday, September 30 @ 1:00
Moderating the panel, “Writing Outside the Box: Crossing Genre Lines to Tell Your Story” with panelists Sandra Webster and Michelle Markey Butler.

Friday @ 2:00
Panelist for, “Mysteries – Noir, Cozy, Police Procedural, Detective etc. What makes them so different?”
Moderator and other panelists TBA at press time.

Friday @ 5:00
Book signing open to the public.

Saturday, October 1 @ 3:00
Panelist: “Suspense, Action or Conflict? The prime elements of a thriller / mystery.”
Moderator: Michael A. Black
Other panelists; Austin S. Camacho and Reed Farrell Coleman.

Saturday @ 5:00
Book signing open to the public.

I’ll also be roaming the halls in general for the rest of the conference. C3 is a relatively new conference that has already shown great promise and is well worth working into your schedule. This will be my third year and it’s already earned a permanent spot on my schedule.

(PS. That bar thing I mentioned at Bouchercon? It could happen here, too.)


Jack Getze said...

Enjoy, but this time I wouldn't be leaving Corky in a bar with strange writers.
Going to miss this one after three years in a row. Nobody talks to me if Les isn't there and he said he has too many outstanding warrants and angry husbands.

Dana King said...

Uh-huh. TFA wins an award and now he's too good for the peons. At least the people staying in what would have been the rooms on either side of you and LEs will be able to get some sleep.