Sunday, August 30, 2015

Noir at the Bar in pictures: Jen Conley's big night

Last night was a big night for Jen Conley. She hosted an excellent Noir at the Bar; she read a story of her own that involved porn, a stripper, and a liquor-store hold-up; and she announced her engagement.  I know plenty of people who have done each of these things, but none except Jen who have done them all the same night.  Congratulations and thanks, Jen Conley.

I read a story of my own that was well-received in a rowdy, good-natured manner, but I have no pictures to prove it. I do have these, though, all photos by your humble blogkeeper:
Scott Adlerberg

I don't know his name, but he did
yeoman-like double duty as bartender
and waiter.

Suzanne Solomon
Jeff Markowitz
Jen Conley (Have I mentioned
her yet?)
Ed Aymar
Chuck Regan, who read a mind-exploding
science-fiction/fantasy story and designed
the poster you see at the top of this post.

I wish this guy were a trucker in his day
 job so I could give him the nickname
"Semi." He is Angel Colón.
© Peter Rozovsky 2015

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Blogger seana graham said...

Very nice, and I believe you that you were there. I think my favorite picture is of the bartender.

August 30, 2015  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks. I like the bartender shot, too, because I think it's a good picture, and because I took good advantage of where I sat. I did not set out to take an atmospheric photo of a bartender/waiter emerging from a kitchen, that is, but I may do so i the future.

August 30, 2015  
Blogger John McFetridge said...

Looks great, Peter. Wish I was there. Looking forward to Raleigh.

August 30, 2015  
Blogger louisboxer said...

Long live noir @ bar!

August 30, 2015  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Lou, I am a few blocks from the possible location we have discussed. I should stop by there this evening.

August 30, 2015  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

John: It was good fun.

I read a story I had posted here, and a line you liked ("I don't know what we can charge him with. Breaking and entering and cruelty to animals. maybe.") got good laughs.

Hasta Bouchercon!

August 30, 2015  
Blogger Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Noir at the Bar — like the sound of it, Peter. Thanks for sharing these pictures which tell their own noirish story. I like the creative handout and its resemblance to the cover of a noir novel.

August 30, 2015  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

That poster up top was designed by Chuck Regan, whom you'll reading in one of the photos.

"Noir at the Bar" is alliterative, and it suits the authors who show up. In addition, the bar where I held the first ones when I came up with the idea in 2008 had black walls, floor, and ceiling. So everything fit.

August 31, 2015  

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