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First Bouchercon From the Top of My Head

First Bouchercon From the Top of My Head.

I’ve slept about 12 hours in three days and met a LOT of great people. Please don’T feel left out if I don’t mention you here.

 

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New-Orleans is way too warm for the average Canadian.

Apparently, New-Orleans is way to warm for New-Orleans because they blast that AC pretty fucking hard.

Bouchercon is actually really fun.

Eric Campbell could be one of the nicest person on the surface of this earth.

Eric Campbell could end up being the most important publisher of quality authors in the next 3 to 5 years.

Somehow ended up riding along on a lunch with Gary Phillips.

Gary Phillips has the most amazing voice you’ve ever heard.

I could listen to Gary Phillips talk for hours on end. You should as well…

Terrence McCauley was so nice, I was wondering if Terrence McCauley was a closet Canadian.

I might make the “closet-Canadian” a thing… will try it next year see if it sticks.

I don’t know if there’s one single Molecule of evil dark matter in Kate Pilarcik. If it’s in there, it’s gonna take the hubble telescope to find it.

Continuous conversations was really fun. I hope they expand on the concept next year.

Some of the bigger authors did feel douchy on the pannels.

I may ask James Ray Tuck to tattoo FTW on my hands some day.

Christa Faust, however, did not feel douchy at all.

Christa Faust so fucking intimidating to me…turned out to be SUPER welcoming.

I did not know who Christa Faust was when I met her. She didn’t care AT ALL.

In fact I didn’t know who anyone was in the mystery scene. That didn’t seem to matter at all.

Joe Clifford has the charisma of a superstar.

I want to write a movie where Joe Clifford is the lead role.

Maria alexander is just a totally weird and likeable person who knows japanese sword techniques.

The Mystery scene is probably the best place for any grown up punk to land his sorry ass.

Met John McFetridge in real life.

John McFetridge is much taller than expected.

On the other hand, Eric Campbell is much shorter than expected. (sorry!)

Met at least three other Canadians… Why haven’t we heard about them/us in any way, shape or form… yeah we know why, right?

Montreal doesn’t really have a mystery scene. People really seem to dig that shit. We need to work on that.

Benoit Lelievre really needs to go to the next one and I’m fucking serious.

 

 

 

 

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