Boucher-what? Yes, well, it's a mystery writer/fan conference held this year in Madison, Wisconson. According to Mysterynet.com it is "the oldest and largest annual convention of mystery fans, mystery authors, mystery publishers, mystery book dealers, mystery book stores and mystery publishing agents. The Bouchercon mystery convention event is named for late mystery author, mystery editor, mystery critic (and mystery fan), Anthony Boucher." So now you know. This will be the first time I attend Bcon though I've heard about it for years. In fact, I didn't intend to go to one until I was published and had something to peddle, be on a panel or two, and bask in the glory that belongs to the published. Well anyway. But my agent Steve Mancino is attending with new novelist Kat Richardson and urged me to go to get that all important "face time" with editors and chat up Veil of Lies, my Crispin Guest Medieval Noir. So I sold a kidney and got on board. I hope to report back daily on my progress there, what panels I saw, who I met, and include pictures. But I understand that a lot of networking happens afterhours in the bars, so who knows what kind of shape I'll be in. If you're going, say hi. See you there!