We're in the thick of it, recovering from last night's blowout banquet (costume conga line and Everybody Dance Now! ...and they did!), heading back this morning to moderate a panel of "Plot Conjurers" and listen to two forensics expert before we pack it in until next year.
Here are two of my favorite quotes from Saturday's panels:
- On what it's like writing a character that's not fully formed: "Like showering wearing a raincoat." -- Archer Mayor
- On what a main character needs: "A goal and a gap" -- Joseph Finder
The BIG GUNS panel featured Joseph Finder and Hank Phillippi Ryan and Bill Landay -- here signing books after. They really are having fun!
Lucy Burdette with James Tabor after their panel on writing short stories.
Paula Munier and author / MWA/NE President Margaret McLean (with 80s hair about to cook the bunny.)
Michelle Clarke who looks adorable as Medusa (but don't look!).
Michelle Dorsey and her main squeeze (who took second prize!) as Whitey Bulger with his main squeeze and Catherine Grieg
Nikki Bonanni and Jocelyn Kondrotas.
Hank and Jonathan came as... Sam Spade and Miss Wonderly, of course.
So come on down (up?) next year and be part of the fun! This is a conference that just keeps getting better!