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Bouchercon 2011: Thursday

Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, is in full swing. And as you can tell from the photo above, it’s all deadly serious, completely dull, and no fun at all.

If you ever wondered whether I have fun hanging out with other crime writers, here’s Exhibit 1. The Mystery Author.

Who wouldn’t want to hang out with somebody who dresses in a Boba Fett sweatshirt?

As for his secret identity, some clues: (1) He  attended the same high school as the Husband, in Ridgecrest, California. Yes, he’s from China Lake. (2) He is disguised here as Boba Brett. (3) He wrote The Cleaner.

Coming up: Bouchercon 2011 in St. Louis

Next week I’ll be at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention. This year it’s in St. Louis. I can’t wait. It’s a four day opportunity to hang out with readers and authors and to attend all kinds of great workshops and panels on crime writing. I’ll be speaking on, and moderating, some of these.

I get to see my crime friends. Huzzah!

(Excuse the exuberance. I have waited many years to exclaim huzzah, and finally seized my chance.)

The St. Louis Post Dispatch has a good introduction to the convention: Get a clue to mystery fest Bouchercon.