Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Two weeks until THRILLERFEST!

ThrillerFest 2009

The International Thriller Writers Inc. is holding its fourth ThrillerFest in just two weeks. I'd first read about Thrillerfest on Wendy's Minding Spot and since I love detective novels, I did some digging of my own.

Here's the official press release:


RETURNS FOR ANOTHER BITE OF THE BIG APPLE July 8 - 11 The Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City Open to all Thriller fans, Thriller authors, and would-be Thriller authors. ThrillerFest is the premier thriller event of the year! Featuring the world's most popular authors of fiction's blockbuster genre. Over 150 of the best loved and best selling authors will be in New York City to mix and mingle with fans during this unprecedented event.

In recognition of his legendary career, David Morrell will receive the ThrillerMaster 2009 Award at the gala banquet on July 11. Presenting the award to him will be ThrillerMaster 2008 Sandra Brown.
Awards will be presented for Best Novel and Best First Novel.

ThrillerFest includes a multitude of author panels, signings, a complete bookstore on premises, and a reader's reception. Meet attending thriller writers Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, M. Diane Vogt, Joe Moore, M.J. Rose, Barry Eisler, Steve Berry, David Hewson, Jim Rollins, Christine Kling , D.P. Lyle, Shane Gericke, Kathleen Antrim, Christine Goff, Jon Land, Shirley Kennett, and many more.

Registration for ThrillerFest, CraftFest and AgentFest is open to everyone with fabulous money-saving packages.

Opening ThrillerFest Reader's Evening Reception-July 9

ThrillerFest-July 10-11

CraftFest--July 8-9

AgentFest-July 9

The event will culminate Saturday night, July 11, at the Thriller Awards Banquet at 7:00 p.m. Day passes are available for July 10 and July 11.
Complete details and date/rate schedule can be found at

ThrillerFest 2009. July 8-11 Grand Hyatt Hotel New York City,

Online registration is available until Tuesday, July 7. ThrillerFest video is posted on YouTube, you can watch it at

Though not directly related, I always associate the word thriller with that old Michael Jackson video. In case you would like to see it again too, here's Michael Jackson's original Thriller MTV.

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