Monday, October 02, 2006
The award for the Best Bouchercon Coverage goes to...
First, let me say how much I appreciated everyone's reports from Madison. I could not be there myself (something about the State of Wisconsin taking out a restraining order. I didn't know a state could do that, did you?) but I did follow the news pretty closely.
Because I care.
I celebrated with the winners of the Anthony and the Shamus, shared in the disappointment of those who didn't win and tried to drink more here at home, just to keep spiritually in concert with my colleagues out in Madison.
But still, it was the words of those who took the time to report back that kept me in touch with the events in Wisconsin, without having to be, you know, touched, liked that night in Phoenix out on the croquet court.
Pat, you know what I'm talking about and I promise to never bring it up again except in therapy.
But I digress.
Here, without further embarrassing disclosures, is the winner of the coveted Dark Planet Award for Best Bouchercon Coverage.
(drum roll, please.)
It's a tie!
A toss-up between Swierczynski's daily Adventures of Sunshine and Duane and this, Bill Crider's video reports featuring big name writer types, all incredibly amusing, including a shopping trip by a pair of writers named Sunshine and Duane.
Congratulations, Bill and Duane. Nice work.