Saturday, August 09, 2008

Getting Ready For the Show!!

Hi Everyone...

We're getting ready to bring you panel information in the most effective way possible. So I created another blog. We hope that this blog will allow everyone a first look at panels as the times and participants are determined and that in the event of changes you will have timely updates.

The first post is the official announcement of a project close to our heart. I am a Milwaukee Girl, Gal, Lady..... whatever your moniker of choice may be, but the Pratt Library system has been special to me for many years. Not only is the wonderful Kathy of Mystery Loves Company is a former employee but many years ago I was able to meet her partner in crime(books), Paige Rose. Paige was a beautiful, kind and passionate apostle for our favorite genre. She inspired writers, impassioned readers and with wicked wit had every argument about the viability of the Crime Novel covered in just a few sentences. She's gone to us but never forgotten. I do not step into Baltimore without thinking of her immediately. If this year's convention had a Ghost of Honor it would certainly be Paige. I'm quite certain she would quietly correct me and declare Spirit to be a much better title.

So Click on the title link... create a new book mark or read below

The Pratt Library has been an asset to Baltimore since the 1800s. One of the most respected Library Systems in the U.S. it continues in it's quest to make books, film, and glorious slices of American History available to every citizen in its community. This made the Pratt an obvious choice as Bouchercon 2008's main Charity.

Bouchercon and the Pratt got together for another project as well. On Saturday, October 11th there will be a series of authors' panels at several of the Pratt's branches to introduce the community of Baltimore to the membership of Bouchercon. Author Ann Cleeves will be visiting the Pratt as well on Wed. October 8th. Details to come.

We thank our members who are participating and we welcome the people of Baltimore to a little slice of Bouchercon- Charmed to Death

Roland Park Branch
5108 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210

11:00 a.m. Saturday Oct. 11th

Discuss Femme Noir with four of Mystery’s finest Dames. McKenna Jordan of Murder By The Book in Houston will moderate authors Val McDermid, Lauren Henderson, Vicki Hendricks and Megan Abbott in a talk about mystery with a female point of view.

Southeast Anchor Library
3601 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

11:00 a.m Saturday Oct. 11th

In Conversation: Join authors Heather Graham and Alexandra Sokoloff in a discussion on life, books and mystery. These two ladies have a lot to talk about and you are invited to listen in.

Govans Branch
5714 Bellona Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212

2:00 pm Saturday Oct. 11th

Authors Ken Bruen, Alafair Burke, Sean Chercover and Lee Child will be interrogated on all things mysterious by their peer Marcus Sakey

Orleans Street Branch
1303 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

2:00 p.m. Saturday Oct. 11th

Author Laurie King moderates a panel on Mystery with fellow scribes Frankie Bailey, Charlaine Harris, Gary Phillips and Cara Black.


Blogger John McFetridge said...

What a fantastic idea!

Saturday, August 09, 2008 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ruth a gra
What a line up already
I was very moved by your ghost of honour and what a lovely thought
Roll on Baltimore and wondrous work by you and Judy
Ken Bruen

Saturday, August 09, 2008 1:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Vicki said...

What a great way to make the greater Baltimore area part of the B'con fun! And I love that the library system is the appointed charity.

Are shuttles planned from the B'con venue to the various library locations? If not, we can always work out cab-sharing plans on the B'con forum--

Sunday, August 10, 2008 4:07:00 PM  
Blogger Bouchercon 2008 said...

Awe Shucks, This rather jumped out at us and the people at the Pratt are great. They love books, what's not to like.
Vicki, I'd crawl over glass for you, but we won't be arranging transport. This was truly set up for the citizens of Baltimore but if conference attendees want to sign up all branches are within five miles of hotel and a small(ish) cab fare.

Monday, August 11, 2008 7:31:00 AM  
Blogger Kathy Harig said...

Dear all,
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Baltimore.
Thank you for the kind words about Paige and I on the blog. I worked for 17 years as Branch Manager at the Roland Park Branch. What a thrill to have it host such a great group of authors!
Here's the information about the Ann Cleeves signing;
Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 pm Enoch Pratt Free Library 400 Cathedral ... Award-winnning British author Ann Cleeves will be signing her second Shetland mystery WHITE NIGHTS. MLC will be selling books.
See you soon, hon,
Kathy Harig
Mystery Loves Company

Monday, August 11, 2008 2:52:00 PM  

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