Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Malice towards none...

Okay, here’s the deal.

I’m off to Malice Domestic, the mystery convention held outside of Washington, DC, the same convention that bestows the much-coveted Agatha award. It’s a cozy kind of conference – thematically, not spatially – and it’s kind of a stretch to see how I fit in, but it’s a lively crowd and a good time will be had by all.

Here’s where you come in.

The first person who mentions this blog entry will be treated to as many martinis as he/she can handle at the hotel bar.

Don’t be shy, run right up and shout that you saw this entry – odds are you will indeed be first. Now this offer excludes any other blog-mate (sorry Vicki) and you’ve had to have actually seen this entry to qualify – I’ll look deep into your eyes and will know the truth. Also, anything over 3 martinis is just asking for trouble so I reserve the right to cut you off, you gin-soaked lush. Okay, maybe four, but no more than six, by god.

And Jarred? You get your first drink free anyway since one day I will be able to say ‘I knew him before he became famous.’

6 comments:

Charles benoit said...

Update: Jarad and I did swap rounds - why I don't get together with this guy more often I don't know. Hung with Vicki and the Poisoned Pen press Crowd, hosted a panel that boasted 7 of the most interesting authors at the event, spent WAY too much at the bar, saw a disapointing movie (The Page Turner, the most obvious movie I have seen in years), saw the FDR memorial, remembered many adventures with The Old Guard...a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

So, did anyone win the contest?

Charles benoit said...

Yes! I was quite surprised when, on Saturday night, Gerry (or Jerry, I'm not sure), the spouse of one of the attendees saddled up on the bar stool next to me and said 'Do I win?'. Now people say that to me all the time (don't they to you?) so I pushed him for details and it turns out his wife showed him the blog just that morning. She had seen me in the Malice Theater Of The Air production of "OpOp - or - Operation Opposition" and she looked me up on the Internet. (Due to crossed wires and misaligned planets, I was not listed in the program book.) Gerry/Jerry was an enjoyable drinking partner who only tapped me for three beers – and then bought me a martini. It was a classic win-win situation.

Rick Blechta said...

So you got a win-win out of an OpOp. Sounds suspicious to me...

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