Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir panel at LCC

From: Tim Wohlforth (
Date: 05 Feb 2007

Thanks for the comments on the noir panel. I feel it bodes well for our sub-genre that there were perhaps 200 people attending the panel, one of the largest panel turnouts. So there's people out there who dare to explore beyond talking cats.. I was blessed with 4 fine contemporary noir writers. Note two of them were women. Also Cornelia, who characterizes her writing as "WASP Noir," had just been nominated for an Edgar. Megan was a previous nominee. And Ed and Con both had new books out and for sale at the Conference. It was not easy transforming sunny Seattle into the proper dismal gray we required. I don't have that much pull with those in charge up above. Perhaps I tried too hard for later in the day we had rain (Rain in Seattle?)! Thanks to any and all who attended.


On Feb 5, 2007, at 12:16 AM, Vince Keenan wrote:

> Just wanted to commend Tim Wohlforth on the fine job he did
> chairing the panel on noir at Left Coast Crime in Seattle this
> weekend. He had a strong group of writers to work with in Megan
> Abbott, Con Lehane, Cornelia Read and Edward Wright. A nice range
> of topics were discussed -- the flexible definition of the term,
> the connection with film noir, the influence of online journals
> like Plots With Guns and Thuglit, the role humor plays in the
> genre. Tim even got the weather to cooperate so that it was
> suitably overcast when the proceedings started. Nicely done.Vince
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