Bouchercon 2015 opens in one week. The North Carolina Writers’ Network will have a booth at the convention, so please come by and say hello. You might have the pleasure of sharing a few laughs with one of our tireless board members who will be around all weekend.
Wondering who else is going to be there? The Bouchercon website offers a list of attendees. Now you can plot ways to bump into that important connectionâ€”or see if you’ll spend the weekend trying to dodge an old flame.
Don’t miss Friday’s panel, “Acorns Nurtured Here: The Talent Past, Present, and Future,” featuring Network members Ruth Moose, Karen Pullen, and Chris Roerden. This panel happens at 2:30 pm in Governor’s II.
Network member AJ Tata will sit on the “Local Guest of Honor” panel on Friday at 2:30 pm in Congressional AB; Karen and fellow member Art Taylor will read from and sign the 2015 Murder Under the Oaks Anthology on Saturday at 10:30 am in University ABC; Karen will be a featured guest at “In Honor of Librarians: a Southern Tea” on Saturday at 2:30 pm in State CD; Art will sit on the panel “Short, and Shocking: The Mystery Short Story” on Sunday at 10:00 am in Governor’s I; and AJ will sit on the panel “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Heroes and Antiheroes” on Sunday at 10:00 am in State EF.
Margaret Maron, cousin of North Carolina poet laureate Shelby Stephenson (she introduced Shelby at this 2014 induction into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame) will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bouchercon is the worldâ€™s finest annual crime fiction event, bringing together more than 1,000 authors, fans, publishers, reviewers, booksellers, editors, and every other part of the community for a fantastic four-day event. This is their 46th year.