Monday, October 13, 2008

Return from Bouchercon

What a damn great time. Congrats to Ruth Jordan and Judy Bobalik and all the folks who worked hard to make Baltimore so fun. It was great catching up with so many people. In the blur of names and faces, I absent-mindedly re-introduced myself to a few folks I'd already met, and barely got to hang with a few people I'd seriously meant to spend more time with. People who were supposed to buy me drinks and vice-versa. People I wanted to have significant chats with. People I wanted to pull aside to say how much I really liked their novels/short stoires. I just wasn't able to get to it all. The time just flew right on by.

Best of all, I met a number of readers who said those words every author longs to hear: "I really love your work." I have the best damn readers in the world.

Thanks.

8 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

I tried to introduce myself to you but you were always surrounded by those admiring fans.

Victor Gischler said...

Pattinase,

I'm sure you could have elbowed your way around one person!

VG

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I heard you had an entourage.

Anonymous said...

His entourage was a Ma-a-a-gic Cow that ate bread and pooped alcohol.

Scott P.

Mike Cane said...

Maybe next year, Victor, you'll remember to send us all the plane tickets?!!

Glad you had a great time.

Lori G. Armstrong said...

I was one of those people who didn't get to sit and chat with you...well, besides the beer panel we were on together :)

It was great fun!

kieran said...

victor:

you are, indeed, a funny rogue. freakin' loved that name tag you were wearing with duane.

kieran

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