What are you doing next weekend, the first weekend of August?
For mystery lovers living in the New Jersey area - with tentacles reaching north to New York and south to Pennsylvania - the answer is, we'll be at the Deadly Ink Mystery Conference, August 5-7.
It's a small (by comparison to national conferences) mystery conference taking place in New Brunswick, NJ, with plenty of authors on hand to mix with and meet mystery readers and fans.
Have you ever been to a mystery conference? If the answer is "no," and you're looking for an easy and friendly way to get your (convention) feet wet, you might really enjoy this one.
There are events from Friday through the middle of the day Sunday, Friday night, after opening ceremonies, there's a "Deadly Desserts" party - always a highlight of the conference. Saturday and Sunday, there are entertaining and informative panels with mystery authors and fans talking about a variety of mystery-related topics. There's a buffet lunch on Saturday; Saturday night, there's an awards banquet and on Sunday there's a brunch. Mystery readers do eat well.
Guest of Honor this year is author Reed Farrel Coleman and the Toastmaster (Toastmistress?) is Hilary Davidson, and there are a number of other popular and award-winning authors on hand as well.
Come join us. You'll be amazed at the welcome you receive.