All week, I’ve been reading reports about Bouchercon 2009, which took place last week in Indianapolis. (To my international readers: It’s an annual mystery convention held in a different U.S. city every year where fans can hobnob with writers.) The festivities sound like a blast (check out blogger Jen Forbus‘s recap), making me really eager for next year’s B’con in San Francisco, which I plan on attending.
I was so excited, I even came up with some panels and authors I’d love to see at the 2010 convention:
- Lee Child discussing “Maximizing the Hurt in Your Fight Sequences”
- Sophie Littlefield on “How to Write 50,000 Words a Day and Get Buff Arms While Doing It”
- Charlie Huston on “Who Needs Quotation Marks?”
- Harlan Coben on “Deadly Sidekicks Can Wear Pink”
- Sue Grafton speaking about her next challenge, “Tackling the Chinese Alphabet”
- Gregg Hurwitz on “Writing Your First Novel at Age 12, Getting Published at 12.5”
- James Patterson on “Whittling Down Your Chapters to Just One Comma”
- Robert Crais and Michael Connelly demonstrating “Effective Greco-Roman Wrestling Moves to Subdue Bad Guys” (This panel will cost extra)
If you’re planning on going, which authors and panels would you like to see?