Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Edgar at Bouchercon

This year's Bouchercon World Mystery Convention was held in Baltimore, which is where Edgar Allan Poe is buried. So rather than post the standard pics of B'Con (panels, etc.), I thought I'd let Edgar share some pictures from his personal album from the trip to Charm City. He asked that I do the captions. Also, you can read my Bouchercon wrap up here.


At South Station in Boston



On the train to Baltimore



In his room at The Radisson Lord Baltimore (across the
street from the Sheraton where Bouchercon was held)



Getting started at the bar



By the bag given to attendees this year's Bouchercon



With Jon Jordan of Crimespree Magazine



Edgar and me with authors (l to r) Jason Pinter, Kelli Stanley,
Bill Cameron and Brett Battles






A Panel about drinking and alcohol in crime fiction
(l to r) Edgar and me, Ali Karim, Michelle Gagnon, Ken Bruen,
Jason Starr, Elizabeth Zelvin and Con Lehane



With publisher Karen Syed of Echelon Press



Edgar and me outside the Poe Room at the Sheraton



Outside the Radisson



Relaxing in the lobby at The Sheraton



Decisions...Decisions



With Poe experts (l to r) Edward Pettit, Shelly Costa,
Louis Bayard and Daniel Stashower



Enjoying some drinks at Lee Child's "Reacher Creature" party


Poe's Grave








Original Burial Site





9 comments:

davethemysteryguy said...

Ha! I like that little Poe. That was such a great idea, RJ.

R.J. Mangahas said...

Dave --- I thought so too. Next year, I'll be taking Sherlock Holmes to Indianapolis.

Bill Cameron said...

Delightful! Thanks for sharing these, RJ!

R.J. Mangahas said...

I'm glad you like the pictures, Bill (and so is Edgar).

Michelle Gagnon said...

Love these, RJ!

R.J. Mangahas said...

Thanks, Michelle. Glad you like them. I'll probably have a traveling Sherlock Holmes next year.

SarahWriter said...

Quoth the raven, LOL!

Sarah Smith

jnantz said...

Love it, what a unique way of posting your experiences at B'con. Thanks Mr. Mangahas, it helps the rest of us see what it was like!

R.J. Mangahas said...

Glad you liked Edgar's perspective. I though it would be kind of neat to get his point of view of B'Con. He apparently had a good time.