Our happy band of MAF members who braved both the weather and the St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Chicago, had a great time at the convention again this year. Members particularly liked hearing Jeffrey Deaver and Gillian Flynn interview each other, seeing and talking to our friend Lori Rader-Day, and think master of ceremonies Eric Beetner is the bees knees! Here are this year's featured moments (courtesy of MAF member, Bev) at the con!
Lori Rader-Day & Dana Kaye welcome attendees -- which just happened to include Murder Among Friends members!
Eric Beetner introduces the first panel with his usual flair.
And Chicago prepares for the huge, annual, St. Patrick's Day Parade!
Then Sisters in Crime's Midwest Chapter President, Patricia Skalka, did a fine job interviewing Gillian Flynn over a fine box lunch sponsored by Sisters in Crime. This was attended by founder Sara Paretsky who happened to sit at our table!
And the day concluded with a very fun and interesting dual interview where Jeffery Deaver & Gillian Flynn interviewed each other! Gillian also received the Murder and Mayhem in Chicago Sara Paretsky Award.
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