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Just a Few Fun Moments at the First Annual "Murder & Mayhem in Chicago" Convention!

Murder and Mayhem Chicago 2017 collage

Here are just a few shot of the panels and people who helped make the first annual Murder and Mayhem in Chicago such a huge hit! You won't want to miss next year's con. Watch our blog posts and Mystery Conventions page for information on 2018 when it becomes available.

Palmer Lobby Bar Where Panelists MetViolence in Crime Fiction Panel

Historical Mystery PanelNancy Johnson and Lori Rader Day

Sara Paretsky and Willaim Kent Krueger

 Fun Fact: Sara received Murder and Mayhem in Chicago's first award: the "Paretsky" for her contributions to Crime Fiction.


Random comments regarding the M & M Conference:

1. So very glad I went. Bev was fabulous in getting the mini van taxis arranged.
2. Sign in was smooth and organized.
3. Goodie bags were terrific, especially when filled with freebies.
4. Coffee was flowing - it was good quality with both sugar and creamer available. Also liked that the cups were not styrofoam.
5. Wish there had been water right from the start. Would have gladly paid for bottled water. When water did arrive it tasted great and was chilled. Yea!
6. Eric Beetner... fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.
7. Panel discussions were informative and entertaining.
8. Wish there were tented name tags in large print to help identify the individual panelists.
9. Wish there had been a morning announcement about location of bathrooms and local eateries, including the location and short description of the University's cafeteria offerings. Maybe next time a lunch option can be offered.
10. Whether planned or a fluke, it was invigorating to have such a comedic panel discussion after lunch! It did lighten that afternoon slump we all experience.
11.i wish panelists had different colored name tags, easier to track someone down if you wanted to connect. And maybe Lori and Dana could have blood-red name tags.
12. Close the door to lecture room to keep noise out.
13. Facility seemed perfect for our needs. I was glad it was all on one floor.

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