So I’ve been filled with envy and regret in recent days, perusing my Facebook page and seeing all those people I know and love (or at least interact with on FB and enjoy their books) at ThrillerFest in New York City. Here’s why:
- Firstly, I do love me a thriller.
- The author line-up was phenomenal. Lee Child, Karen Slaughter, John Sandford. And more.
- And it’s not just for fans, it’s got great stuff for writers, including agent pitch sessions. Think CraftFest and AgentFest.
- Finally, it’s in New. York. City. Like many, I heart New York.
Of course, all the good stuff doesn’t come free. As with the Broadway vacation I took with my son in the spring, it adds up quickly. The cheapest thing was to attend only the Awards banquet at $197. Attending the whole kit-and-kaboodle (ThrillerFest, CraftFest, AgentFest and the banquet) was $899 if you make your plans and pay the fees nine months in advance. Must clear my calendar for July 2013 and save my pennies.