Monday, October 13, 2008

Good Bye ,Farewell

the complete list of Anthony Award Winners...
Best Novel: WHAT THE DEAD KNOW- Laura Lippman Morrow

Best First: IN THE WOODS- Tana French Viking Adult

Best Paperback Original: A THOUSAND BONES P.J. Parrish Pocket

Best Short Story: HARDLY KNEW HER Laura Lippman- from Dead Man's Hand edited by Otto Penzler for Harcourt

Best Critical Work: ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE: A LIFE IN LETTERS by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower & Charles Foley Penguin

Special Services: Ruth and Jon Jordan

Best Web Site: Stop You're Killing Me: Stan Ulrich and Lucinda Surber

What a weekend and I think every one had a blast.
Judy we made it...
Judy Bobalik: hero, friend, traffic coordinator, and the best co-chair I could have ever had....
She's the one who did the heavy lifting, the panels (with Jon Jordan), the time framing, and well, kept me from being overwhelmed.

It all feels right and I'm about to go downstairs and begin clean up after passing out promptly at seven last night,

we'll have more on the web site shortly and the blog will descend into silence soon....

but please everyone who was able to attend share a favorite moment with those who weren't , Judy and I were both so busy we'd like to hear more about your Bouchercon.


Blogger Stacey Cochran said...

Y'all did an awesome job, Ruth. I had so much fun. I hope everyone made it home safely.

I've managed to get the John Harvey/Otto Penzler Interview online, and will be getting the rest online later this week.

Here is the link to the John Harvey Interview

Thanks, Ruth, Jon, and Judy. Y'all rock!

Monday, October 13, 2008 9:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Rae said...

Ruth, Judy, Jon,

What a fabulous experience it was. Your friendship and support of the entire mystery community created a vibe, as Mark Billingham put it, that will be remembered fondly for many years to come.

Favorite moments? So, so's been a tough year out there in the real world, and to be able to put it all aside and hang out with friends for a few days was really special. And that's what I'll remember most, I think - the smiles, the laughs, the intelligent conversations.

Now - get some sleep you guys!



Monday, October 13, 2008 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger Joyce said...

This was my first Bouchercon and it was everything I hoped it would be! I had a fantastic time. Thanks for all your hard work!

Monday, October 13, 2008 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Toni L.P. Kelner said...

I'm exhausted, but Charmed to Death rocked from start to finish.

Thanks for all your hard work.

Monday, October 13, 2008 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Kaye Barley said...

My favorite moment was from the second I arrived till the moment I left.
It was perfect.
did I mention perfect?
I don't know how you did it, but I thank you, applaud you and send huge hugs.

Monday, October 13, 2008 1:07:00 PM  
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Monday, October 13, 2008 2:50:00 PM  
Blogger PJ Parrish said...

Dear Bouchercon folks,

I can't tell you all how surprised we were when Joanne Sinchuk (of Murder on the Beach bookstore) called to tell us we had won the Anthony. We are SO sorry we had to miss Bmore Bcon, but we were so far in the weeds with our work-in-progress that our editor would have killed us had we moved in inch from the computer. And it broke my heart when I had to email Judy and say we couldn't make it. That said, please accept our thanks and gratitute for all the folks who voted for us. It's so cool to be "the people's choice."

--PJ Parrish

Monday, October 13, 2008 5:37:00 PM  
Blogger Louise Ure said...

What a fine time. Ruth, Judy, you were extraordinary. Check out tomorrow's for a personal update and tribute to you.

Monday, October 13, 2008 11:04:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I had too many wonderful moments to choose a favorite, so I've been posting them all, or at least as many as I can remember without exceeding my available bandwidth. Sure, this is a plug, but I had so much fun that I don't mind telling the world!
Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:58:00 AM  
Anonymous B.G. Ritts said...

Judy and Ruth, what a wonderful Bouchercon!

A 'moment': the contrast between B'con and the meetings held at the hotel earlier in the week (I arrived Monday afternoon). They were so flat compared to the lively groups of discussion along the Promenade, particularly after each panel group.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Michael Brent said...

The Sheraton City Center Hotel was a great choice. The Staff was efficient and really eager to please. The restaurant/bar was a bit small in size but the food was good and served with a smile. All the author panels were entertaining. Now I need to order books written by all the new authors I've discovered.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:32:00 AM  
Blogger Dana King said...

This was my first Bouchercon. I'd been warned about what to expect, but nothing really prepares a newbie for the real thing. Too many highlights to mention, though meeting folks like Declan Burke, Declan Hughes, John McFetridge, Peter Rozovsky, Gerald So (listed alphabetically), not to mention Angie the No Longer Blue Haired Lady and too many others to name without bogging down the Internet.

Getting the critical mass of that many writers and fans in the same place--many of whom with credits that would enlarge any ego--and seeing the good will and encouragement generated was a treat in itself. Thank you for outting this on, and I hope to see all of my new friends, and make a few more, next year in Indianapolis.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Ayo said...

There were so many fantastic moments for me. Seeing you all after 3 years, seeing Sean Chercover's response as he picked up his awards, the way in which the conference rocked! It was so much fun. The way in which it was clearly evident that the mystery community loves you guys to bits. The fact that you made everyone feel so special. I could go on but I shall only say that you guys are awesome!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 8:04:00 AM  
Blogger Howard Shrier said...

How to choose a best moment from such a wonderful weekend? It was my fourth Bouchercon but first as a published author, and my first time on a panel, so there were dozens of highlights. Sharing cigarettes with Lee Child, beers with Ken Bruen, stories with dozens of writers, fans, agents and edtors. But if I had to choose one, it was saying goodbye to Ken, who is as nice a man as anyone could hope to meet, and him saying "Give us a hug" and telling my wife what a great guy she married. Can't wait for Indianapolis!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008 1:15:00 PM  

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