Thursday, July 31, 2008

Charmed to Death- Wish Upon a Star

Hey folks,

I came home this afternoon to Jon and Judy working on the grid for panels. Looking good so far, let me say. But while we're all here waiting for the last bid presentation and our panel assignments I invite everyone to play the WISH GAME with me. Take a look at folks attending the con this year and then let me know who you want to be there who isn't signed up yet. and we'll see what happens. As an organizer I have perhaps more information on the why certain names are missing from the list, so for those of you who know me well, you may be surprised at my picks...and if nothing else maybe people we suggest will mark Indy on their calender.

My first pick is someone those of you who've been on line since the beginning will remember well. Kathy Bartlett of Massachusetts. My own B.C. Sherlock, without her? Hell , I wouldn't even know there's a mystery community. Kathy is fan , friend, and everything special in this community.

Jeff and Judy C. from Ram. I'd sure like to recreate that second Rammer's party. Here's crossing fingers.

Of authors there are many but I'm a greedy girl and really I'd love to meet Janet Evanovich. About the same time Kathy B. introduced me to the on-line mystery community ONE FOR THE MONEY came out. And Janet was the best, coming to our Wed. Evening group for on-line chats repeatedly, sending the funniest missives out of the blue and making me feel incredibly special to be included in the beginnings of a career about to hit the stratosphere. I left aol but I'll always remember just how special those first chats were.

My list goes on and on but why don't you take a turn.

Jon says Peter Robinson.
and you, fellow attendees ?


Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

Peter Robinson is an excellent choice, and I'd think Ian Rankin would be a reasonable wish, as I believe he's touring in the US in October, and he hasn't been to a B'con since... Toronto?

I'd also love to Steve Mosby make the trip. The fact that he hasn't been picked up by a US publisher yet is simply astounding.

Thursday, July 31, 2008 8:12:00 PM  
Blogger Jen Jordan said...

Paul Johnston - a brilliant writer and a very droll man who's missed.

David Bowker - a adore this man and his writing.

John Rickards - I miss him. He is cute.

Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:18:00 PM  
Anonymous B.G. Ritts said...

I'd like to see Robert Crais on the attendees' page. He's a wonderful speaker — and he's cute too.

Katy Munger is another. She's funny and direct — and she lives just 'down the road'.

Friday, August 01, 2008 5:32:00 AM  
Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

And James Sallis.

Friday, August 01, 2008 5:48:00 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I have one of my wishes - Daniel Woodrell is going - I am SO excited about that.

Another one I'd love to see would be Joe Lansdale.

Friday, August 01, 2008 7:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denise Swenson
Laurell K Hamilton (though her books continue to get less and less mystery influenced)
Elizabeth George (she was there, then gone)
And Susan Wittig Albert.

Friday, August 01, 2008 7:37:00 AM  
Blogger Ayo said...

I would love to see Jan Burke, Linda Fairstein and Steven Saylor. For various different reasons I enjoy these authors books very much.

Steven saylor writes some of the best historical crime fiction going. He has a way of combining historical events and fiction together that makes you wish that you were there.

Jan Burke's Irene Kelly series is such good fun to read but I sometimes often wonder if one of the main reasons why I read them is because of Irene's husband Homicide Detective Frank Harriman.

As for Linda Fairstein, I have always found her books thought provoking because of the topics that she covers but also fascinating reads.


Friday, August 01, 2008 9:55:00 AM  
Blogger Jared said...

I'd love to see Terence Faherty on the list, because I discovered him after the last time I saw him.

I'd love to have a long conversation about film archives with Loren Estleman.

Sujata Massey is beautiful.

Lorraine Bartlett is a friend with two books out this year, and I'm surprised she's not on the list.

Friday, August 01, 2008 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger Ali Karim said...

For me - I'd love to see Vicki from Books N Bytes and RAM

From authors I'd love to see the following but they are somewhat reclusive -



Friday, August 01, 2008 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see Les Robert. Miss him a lot. Miss sitting down at the piano and playing duets and singing show tunes...Les, are you still out there?

Becky Swets

Friday, August 01, 2008 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carol O'Connell

Jeanne Ketterer

Friday, August 01, 2008 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Steven T. said...

John Dirckx - writes short stories for AHMM, was a surgeon at Johns Hopkins until retiring recently. Baltimore police procedurals.

Friday, August 01, 2008 1:13:00 PM  
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Friday, August 01, 2008 4:47:00 PM  
Blogger Dan Wagner said...

GM Ford is a guy I would love to see at this year's B'Con

Adrian McKinty writes killer books... Dead I May Well Be is phenomenal....

Walter Mosley. With the Easy Rawlins books done I would love to here him talk about saying goodbye to one of the most iconic characters of last 20 years.

Michael McGarrity. This guy has never disappointed me.

Tim Cockey. His first series was set in Baltimore.

Alan Furst. Granted he is more in the spy/thiller end of things... but LOVE HIM!

Randy Wayne Wright. He can bring 1st editions of Sanibel Flats with him.

Ace Atkins is a guy I have always liked.

George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane wrote for The Wire so they should be obligated to attend.

Robert Ferringo and T. Jefferson Parker are couple guys I would love to meet.

UK based authors; Denise Mina, Minette Walters, Simon Kernick... etc.

Language barriers aside a few of the Nordic authors would be a pleasure to shake their hand. Kjell Erikkson, Hankan Nesser, Henning Mankell..... etc.

I can seriously go on....

Friday, August 01, 2008 4:49:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth Jordan said...

Keep em coming.... I love everyone mentioned so far.... authors, friends, there's even a few I consider extended family....

Friday, August 01, 2008 5:55:00 PM  
Blogger Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

David Bowker
David Bowker
David Bowker
David Bowker

Colin Bateman
Colin Bateman
Colin Bateman
Colin Bateman

and Robert Crais too!

Friday, August 01, 2008 7:04:00 PM  
Blogger Ali Karim said...

Jon - I asked Bob Crais if he's coming to Baltimore [while he was over here inthe UK], he told me that he was looking to see if can make it as he knows Ruth, Judy and you are behind it - keep yiur fingers crossed


Saturday, August 02, 2008 5:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels there. I'd also like to see Tim Cockey, but I'd like to see more in the Hitch series as well.

Monday, August 04, 2008 8:22:00 AM  
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