Your kind comments on my previous post got me reflecting fondly on San Francisco's Bouchercon 2010 and my other recent crime-fiction convention, and I realized I had more to show and tell. (So does Ali Karim, though he exaggerates about me and the waitress.)
Back in Philadelphia, a pair of profane utterances ran through Noircon 2010 like leitmotifs through a Wagner opera. Here, then, are some of that conference's best-loved lines:
"Do you get much pussy?"Want more? See you at Noircon 2012, Nov. 8-11.
— inmate to George Pelecanos after Pelecanos had talked to a prison audience about being a writer
"Do you get much pussy?"
— shouted response to "Any questions?" following every subsequent panel session. Much laughter ensued.
"Fuck you!" (and variants including "Fuck you, Cullen!", "Fuck you, Peter!" and "Fuck you, Megan!")
— panelists' response to the equally ubiquitous (and equally jocose) post-discussion question "How do you define noir?" Much laughter ensued.
© Peter Rozovsky 2010