Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I'm going to Bouchercon!

HI folks,

My wife and I just decided that somehow we can scrape up enough bucks for me to attend Bouchercon in Cleveland this year!  But, it’s going to be tight. So, if anyone who reads this is planning on going and would like to share a room to help both of our expenses, please give me a shout at butchedgerton@comcast.net. I’ll also be driving to Cleveland from Ft. Wayne and if anyone wants or needs a ride and can help share expenses please let me know. I’ll be renting a car—my clunker probably wouldn’t make it…

And let me know if you’re going to be there! Look for me in the bar—sooner or later that’s where you’ll find me.

I’m totally jazzed. Bouchercon is without peer in writer’s conventions—stands at the top, imo. I was at the one in Indy a couple of years ago and… apropos… got mugged. Well, not really. A guy tried to mug me but I laughed at him and took a poke at him and missed and fell down and he ran off. A parking garage attendant saw the incident and came out and said he couldn’t believe what he’d just seen. Wanted to know if I wanted to call the cops. I just laughed and said naw—the guy was such an amateur that if he got sent up he’d be toast in a week. Upshot was the guy let me leave the parking garage without paying the fee—said watching me handle the dude was worth it. Some fun!

Anyway, hope I see lots of you folks there!

Blue skies,

Bouchercon 2012: Cleveland, OH


The Cat Bastet said...

I *wish* I were going to Bouchercon. Have a fun and safe trip.

LOVE the mugger story! Thanks for a good laugh. :)

Cathy AJ

Tim Mayer said...

Good luck and sorry to hear about the mugging. Last time I was in Indy someone came up to the car and I yelled at them. Thought he was a panhandler, turned out he was just asking for directions.
I spend too much time in Philly....

Les Edgerton said...

Thanks, folks. The mugging was kind of one of those "location jokes." You had to be there... It truly was a pathetic attempt at a mugging. The guy had his hand inside his jacket like he had a gun there. Pretty obvious that if he did, he'd show it. If I'd actually seen a gun, I probably would have reacted differently, but it looked pretty clear it was Amateur Hour...