My wife, Tara Laskowski, and I are making a shorter trip to Bouchercon this year than in year’s past—flying in Friday morning, November 1, so that we can go trick-or-treating with our seven-year-old son on Halloween night. Sadly, this means we’ll be missing the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday night, when my story “English 398: Fiction Workshop” is one of the contenders for this year’s Macavity Award (the hardest part of the decision in terms of traveling the next day).
But we’re grateful to still have lots to look forward to in Dallas—including a very full Saturday! Here’s my sun-up to past-sundown schedule on Saturday, November 2:
- Speed Dating with Tara Laskowski (!) • Saturday, November 2, 7 a.m.
- Panel: “What’s So Great About Critique Groups?” with Donna Andrews, Ellen Crosby, John Gilstrap, and Alan Orloff • Saturday, November 2, 9:30 a.m.
- Panel: “Anthony Short Story Nominees” with S.A. Cosby, Barb Goffman, Greg Herron, and Holly West • Saturday, November 2, 4 p.m.
- Anthony Awards Presentation • Saturday, November 2, 6 p.m.
Lots of other panels and programs (just announced!) that we’re also looking forward to and then time with so many friends we only see this time of year. Can’t believe it’s just over a month away!