Six days until Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention. This post will coordinate events, panels, and informal gatherings with SMFS members.
Thursday, November 13
8:30–10:30 P.M. - Promenade 104 A-B-C - Author Speed Dating Hosted by Smith & Wesson
Enjoy a continental breakfast along with tableside pitches from as many as 50 authors.
4:00–5:00 P.M. - Regency D - Short But Mighty: The Power and Freedom of the Short Story
Moderator Travis Richardson, Craig Faustus Buck, Barb Goffman, Robert Lopresti, Paul D. Marks, Art Taylor
6:30 P.M. - Pacific Ballroom at the Arena - Murder at The Beach "Hollywood Premiere" Opening Ceremonies Hosted by Harper Collins
Follow the red carpet and lights to the Opening Ceremonies of Bouchercon 2014 Murder at the Beach. Introduction of honored guests, Anthony Award nominees and other key people. Mystery awards will be given from other prestigious organizations [including the 2014 Derringer presentation by member Catherine Dilts]. No-host Bar. Light refreshments.
Friday, November 14
1:30–2:30 P.M. - Promenade 104 B - Long and Short of It: Writing Short Stories and Full-Length Novels
Moderator Terrie Farley Moran, Dana Cameron, Jeffery Deaver, Brendan DuBois, Toni “Leigh Perry” Kelner, Simon Wood
1:30–2:00 P.M. - Harbor C - Author Focus: Mark Troy
Saturday, November 15
8:30–9:30 A.M. - Promenade 104 B-C - Men of Mystery event hosted by Jane Hansen
11:00–11:30 A.M. - Harbor A - Author Focus: Catherine Dilts
3:00–4:00 P.M. - Regency D - Short and Scary: Thriller and Noir Short Stories
Moderator Toni “Leigh Perry” Kelner, Scott Adlerberg, Jack Fredrickson, Lori Rader-Day, Charles Salzberg, Dave Zeltserman
Sunday, November 16
10:00–11:00 A.M. - Regency D - Short and Sweet: Why We Love Writing and Reading Short Stories
Moderator Clare Toohey, John Shepphird, Michael Stanley (Michael Sears), Steve Steinbock, Jay Stringer, Brian Thornton
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