My amended badge
My roomie — I’d never meet anyone if it weren’t for Debi meeting everyone!
Oh, and Absolutely Kate, too — ask her about her Lawrence Block story at your peril…
After considerable postal delays, my beautiful pledge pins arrived by FedEx (thanks again, Lys Guillorn for making them!)
They knew the kind of glasses to serve drinks in.
I love all the oak designs in Raleigh.
Les Edgerton, decorated with a lipstick heart that melted in the Noir at the Bar heat.
A long shot of the oak street light.
Animated conversations everywhere: when the bar got too crowded we moved out into the lobby.
The fabulous Mollie Cox Bryan was my other roomie. Not near enough time to chat even with my roommates! That’s Bouchercon.
The big event! Fun reading as we each had just a bit of time.
I have never signed so many books! Whoohoo!
We teased Rick Ollerman of Stark House endlessly about looking at kitten pictures. He may not have actually been looking at kitten pictures.
It’s hard to top Les’ stories but Debi rises to the challenge.
Kate’s still marveling at Rick’s kitten obsession.
Or maybe at Debi getting him to unbutton an extra button or two. But she couldn’t get him to dance on the table. This time…
The bar got in on the crime theme.
Shenanigans at the Twisted Mango
Next up: after the con, the kitties…