(This post will stay at the top of the blog through the end of Monday. Check back on Labor Day for new posts, including the Weekend Update, which appear below this one.)
So first, to those who took pity on a girl marooned in the suburbs all weekend gorging on too much food and trying to decide which family member would best be served by being immortalized in a short story to be written later, thank you for the phone calls, updates and bizarre messages (since when did Ken Bruen sound so high-pitched?) They did warm the cockles of my diseased heart.
And now that I have returned to the safe confines of my lovely apartment (note to self: I shall NEVER EVER EVER drive along the NJ Turnpike. Ever. Not unless I want to award myself the gift that truly keeps on giving, a coronary) it's time to look around and see how BCon was blogged:
First out with a short report is Dave White, who sadly had to leave the premises early but not without hanging out with all sorts of cool folks and shamelessly namedropping. But trust me, Mr. White is allowed to do so.
Duane Swierczynski tried to blog, but couldn't, so instead he's offered up apologies that he couldn't. Will there be a post later in the day as promised? Only the shadow knows...
Russel McLean was far more successful in providing a mid-con report, although you know, I heard that rumor about the publishing deal, also -- what do you mean it's not true? And I was so close in posting the PM deal report, too...
And speaking of rumored book deals, Polly PI checked in with her own reports and pictures from BCon, stirring up a storm for what promises to be a very good book indeed someday.
The photoblog's getting more pictures, although not too many folks seemed to be able to upload directly into the one I set up, alas. Still, no doubt as the week and month goes on there will be more to come.
Harry Hunsicker did a great job covering what he could, and I agree with the commenter who said that the dark, grainy photos were great -- it's a mystery convention, do we really want bright neon colors?
Speaking of photos, Jim Winter's opened up his gallery of BCon snaps to the public.
Paul Guyot lists many of the things he learned at Bouchercon.