Tentative Program Schedule
The schedule for the Prime Crime weekend will follow the schedule of McM, but with a few additions we think will enhance the program. One of the tracks of panels will be largely instructional, featuring our author guests who will discuss the nuts and bolts of writing for all the would-be authors in the audience.
On Thursday night, you can Join Andy & Shelly Gage, founders of East Central Indiana Paranormal Investigators, for a “Ghost Tour” looking at the spooky side of the historic Columbia Club. The Gages will share stories collected from Club staff and demonstrate how some ghost hunting equipment works. You’ll even have a chance to try some of it out yourselves! Will the spirits come out to play?
After the Friday night reception you can join your favorite authors in enjoying their favorite libations during the “Booze Crooze.” Do you favor Bourbon with C.J. Box? A martini with John Gilstrap? Vodka with Ruth Dudley Edwards? Perhaps an Old Fashioned with Jeffery Deaver or a gin and tonic with Reavis Wortham? No presentations, no lectures, just interesting conversation that will either become progressively more brilliant as the evening wears on, or will make no sense at all. Stay tuned for additional details.
There will also be a new game show called “Match Game,” with perennial favorite John Gilstrap as host. Based on the classic television game show of the 1970s, contestant attendees will compete to match wits with a panel of celebrity authors by answering silly fill-in-the-blank questions with what they think will be the most likely answers. The winner is the contestant who matches the most celebrities after two rounds of questioning. Prizes will be awarded.