Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bouchercon by the Bay Magic Moments

Judy Bobalik's B'Con Magic Moment needs no words . . .

I told you!
no words . . .

A Magic Moment - - -

My magical Moment (no pix, alas)... the panel on Roman and Greek mysteries, with three of my all-time faves, Lindsay Davis, John Maddox Roberts and Steven Saylor, all trading quips and
anecdotes with the moderator, who happend to be the editor who launched my career at St. Martin's Press.
This is why I love Bouchercon!
Roberta Rogow (who is no longer published by St. Martin's, but keeps writing anyway)

A Magic Moment - - -

Hi Kaye,
I'm just packing to leave San Fran and I remembered you asking for best of moments.  Mine is arriving on Thursday to find an e-mail from my publisher that Publisher's Weekly had reviewed A BREWSKI FOR THE OLD MAN, my first PW review coinciding with the first time I got to speak at Bouchercon.  The last time I was at this conference was 2004 in Toronto - before I was published.
Stay well,
Phyllis Smallman
"characters you'd love to have a drink with and a sense of place that captures the essence of the Sunshine State"
 The Hamilton Spectator

A Magic Moment - - -

Hi Kaye:
My first "AHA moment" came Thursday morning.  I was sitting in the dining room at the tail end of the continental breakfast.  A woman was walking towards us and I thought I recognized her from her pictures.  I guess I was staring as she came over to our tavle,  I was right, it WAS Hank Phillippi Ryan, who is nicer in person than she seemed from her emails!
Patricia Jones

Magic Moments - - -

Fran Read

Patricia Pedersen

Kat Tromp, Patricia Pedersen, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Fran Read, 

Patricia Pedersen and Emily Bronstein

From Meredith Cole - - - -

"I wish you were here Kaye!!!

I went for a walk around the neighborhood with Kathy Ryan, and we couldn't help take pix of everything. Laura Disilverio decided my outfit needed some sparkle for the St. Martin's party, so she took off her necklace and lent it to me for the evening. Mystery writers and mystery fans are the most generous people, aren't they? I'm standing in front of the Bay Bridge, and I don't think the weather gets any lovelier than this.

Other photo is the view from the hotel. Gorgeous."


From Molly Weston

 Our SinC workshop dinner!

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Here's our very first Bouchercon by the Bay Magic Moment.

From Tasha Alexander

Hi Kaye!!!

Wish you were in San Francisco! Here's a pic I took last night when
Andrew and I were on a sunset cruise with Jon and Ruth Jordan. 
Talk about a spectacular way to spend an evening. 
Gorgeous views and even better company....



Julie Hyzy said...

I'm so happy you're posting Bouchercon Magic Moments. Almost as good as being there. Thanks, Kaye!

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Julie - we'll have to plan on making our own magic moments next year in St. Louis. But in the meantime, this can be fun too.

This picture Tasha sent starts it off beautifully, huh?!

Beth Groundwater said...

Okay, that SinC Workshop dinner sure looked like a severed hand to me!

mimja said...

There are never enough pictures of San Francisco! My daughter was born there in 1964. We lived on Clipper Street in a chilly third storey assemblage of rooms. There was a tiny view of the bay and I remember seeing the Oriana setting out to sea one day. What grand memories.

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

HA!!!!! Beth! Oh Laws, it DOES! I wish you hadn't said that . . .

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

oh mimja - what a wonderful city to have such lovely memories of.

I've only been to San Francisco once; many years ago and hope to get back one of these days.

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Many thanks to every one who sent Magic Moments; I'll continue posting them as long as anyone wants to send them.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I had a great time the whole weekend--the 3 hour cable car tour, China Town for the PI awards, walking back to the hotel afterwards, meeting new people and visiting with old friends. Also had some terrific meals.