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Subject: Charmed to Death, International Convention of Mystery Writers
Date Posted: 9/2/2008 5:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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Baltimore, MD will host an international convention of mystery writers October 9 - 12, 2008.  Attendees will include Lawrence Block, Laura Lippman, John Harvey, Cara Black, Maggie Sefton, Karen Slaughter, Tasha Alexander, Donna Andrews, Steven P. Martini, Stephen Hunter, Patricia Smiley, Jacqueline Winspear and many others in panel discussions, appearances, etc.  For info and registration fee information:  www.charmedtodeath.com



Last Edited on: 9/2/08 5:54 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/3/2008 3:00 PM ET
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Apparently, this event is also called Boucheron 2008.  For all those mystery and thriller lovers, go to the website and read the schedule.  The panel topics, alone, are great insider information from the minds of the writers.  This also seems to be the home of the Anthony Awards and, I think, the Shamus Award which will take place at Westminster Church in Baltimore, where Edgar Allan Poe  is buried.   www.charmedtodeath.com

If you are attending, their blog will take you to the best Baltimore crabcakes at Faidley's in Lexington Market (Zagat Survey agrees) and also Berger cookies (vanilla cookies with a thick shmear of dark chocolate), also in Lexington Market near the convention site.

Date Posted: 9/3/2008 9:41 PM ET
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I would so love to go!! I  have heard they are so great to go to- but since I am on the other side of the US:(((