Tuesday, December 11, 2007

So, What Do You Get The Person Who Has It All?

If the uranium option doesn’t appeal, I heartily recommend a weekend of noir. A long weekend of noir. I mean, what could be more noir than spending a weekend in Philadelphia, in the presence of Duane Swierczynski, Ken Bruen, Megan Abbott and yours truly?

In fact, sign up right now, and you’ll get a free commemorative t-shirt! Not from me, from the organizers.

Plus, the tentative line-up for panelists includes…

Charles Ardai, Megan Abbott, Ken Bruen, Shannon Clute, Stacia Decker, Seth Harwood, Vicki Hendricks, Matthew Louis, Gary Philips, Jonathan Santlofer, Jen Siler, Duane Swierczynski, David Thompson, Sarah Weinman and many more.

Dates: April 3rd to April 6th, 2008

Costs (per person):

4 Days - $180.00 (includes all panels and Award Dinner)
Single Day Attendance Fee - $100.00 (does not include Award Dinner)
Two Day Attendance Fee - $150.00 (does not include Award Dinner)
Award Ceremony Dinner - $35.00 (Deen/Jay Kogan Award and David L. Goodis Award Presentation)

Society Hill Playhouse [Conference]
507 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215)923-0210 www.noircon.com

Saigon Maxim Restaurant
[(4/4) Award Dinner]
612-632 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215)271-8838

Triumph Brewery
[(4/5) AWASSA Auction]
117 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215)625-0855 www.triumphbrewing.com

Society Hill Sheraton [Hotel]
One Dock Street (2nd and Walnut Streets)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
(215)238-6000 www.starwoodhotels.com

There will be a Book Room at the Society Hill Playhouse where attending authors’ books can be purchased!

And I can tell you at present I’m tentatively scheduled for the female noir panel with Megan Abbott, Vicki Hendricks and Jen Siler, moderator Jonathan Santlofer. Hope to see you there!


Chris said...

Mmmm -- Morimoto sushi, Flyers hockey, and more noir than you can shake a .45 at. Wish I could be there!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Do I have to go up to Maine and drag your ass down?

Geesh. And you call yourself a crime fiction author. ;)

Chris said...

Man, I thought Canadians were supposed to be peaceful! Although I got me a wink as well, so I guess I'll call it a wash...

Sandra Ruttan said...

Hey, I'll be wearing my "Give peace a chance" t-shirt every single second...

Steve Allan said...

Funny enough, this is going to be my X-Mas present.