starts Thursday evening, but a few of us got an early start Wednesday at a reading from Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection
I didn't know "Cashiers ... " during its incarnation as a movie and popular-culture 'zine, but I loved the reminiscences Mike White read of his days working at a big movie theater. And I got a great kick out of co-author Chris Cummins' discussion of Gremlins
, its screenplay, and its weird novelization. I may yet turn out to be a geek after all.
Afterward, got a jump on Noircon socializing with fellow attendees including Anita Thompson, Ed Pettit
, Duane Swierczynski
, Dennis Tafoya
and Scott Phillips
lso today, some good news from super-organizer Jon Jordan about Bouchercon 2011
in St. Louis: "The hotel assures me that the bar will be open to the legal limit each night as long as things don't get crazy. So as long as no one is dancing nude on the bar we should be good to go on that front."
See you in St. Louis!
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© Peter Rozovsky 2010
Labels: Bouchercon 2011, Cashiers du Cinemart, conventions, Mike White, Noircon 2010