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Our Choice Selections Pt. 2 - Bouchercon 2008

Yesterday we posted what we thought were the best of the panel offerings for the first two days of the Baltimore Bouchercon. Below are our selections for Saturday and Sunday. Let's continue

Saturday 8:30a-9:30p

BEEN AROUND THE WORLD (Puff Daddy) Travel the globe with Janet and Friends. Janet Rudolph(M), Charles Benoit, Jason Goodwin, Arnaldur Indridason, Michael Stanley. (International E)

How often can you say you met someone from Iceland? Buy the works of Arnaldur Indridason and be able to say yes to that question. Charles Benoit is probably one of the better authors you are not reading.

Saturday 10a-11a
YESTERDAY'S NEWPAPERS (Eddie Rambeau) Reporters in fact and fiction. Bryan Gilmer(M), Rebecca Drake, Jack Getze, Marion Moore Hill, Bob Morris, L.J. Sellers (International A)

Reporters make great amateur sleuths. I don't know any of the panelist, but I am excited to hear what they have to say.

Saturday 11:30a-12:30p
MURDER WHAT FUN (shy calr) Why we love writing Crime Fiction. Rhys Bowen(M), John Billheimer, Alafair Burke, Chris Grabenstein, Tom Schrek. (International E)

Another tough choice. Being here means you will miss Mark Billingham, Declan Hughes, Linwood Barclay, Max Allan Collins. Perhaps the second toughest panel choice of the week.

Saturday 1:30p-2:30p
BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN (Albert King) Protagonists that walk the line. Robin Hathaway(M),
Sean Doolittle, R.J. Ellroy, J.D. Rhoades, Steve Thayer. (International E)

I'll be honest and say we should all be over listening to Charles Ardai interviewing Lawrence Block, but if you wanna second choice, here ye' go.

Saturday 3p-4p
Toastmaster Mark Billingham in a conversation with John Connolly (International E)

Lets start to wind it down a bit. Ease into that Saturday afternoon nap we are all dying for.

Saturday 4:30p-5:30p
BEER FOR MY HORSES (Toby Keith) The all about beer panel. Blake Crouch (barkeep), Lori Armstrong, Victor Gischler, J.A. Konrath, Scott Phillips (International E)

Can you believe you are attending a panel inspired in part by a Toby Keith song? Yikes what is next; voting for McCain/Pallin. I think I am going to be sick.

Sunday 8:30a-930a
CALL ME WHEN YOU'RE SOBER (Buddha Lounge Ensemble) Sunday hangover. Declan Hughes(M), Declan Burke, Stuart MacBride, Martyn Waites (International D)

Wash your mouth out with some Scoop and splash some on your clothes for good measure; you just maybe the freshest smelling person in the room. This many accents this early on the last day is likely to cause some freakouts.

Sunday 10a-11a
American Guest of Honor Laura Lippman interviewed by Michael Koryta (International D)

That gentle snoring you hear is you. Wake Up!

Holy Cow! Done! Now it is time to sit back and enjoy the Anthony Awards Brunch. The Hungry Detective will be posting (cross your fingers) daily from Baltimore. We are going to try and put something together between the end of the day and sleep.

The Hungry Detective wishes everyone safe travels.


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