Sunday, May 06, 2012

Cozy Con Photos

I spent my entire day at Cozy Con, the first convention for cozy mystery authors and fans, held at Phoenix Public Library's Burton Barr Library. The Poisoned Pen Bookstore facilitated the conference, and Barbara Peters, owner of the bookstore, was the moderator. Because it was a full day, and it's now 9 p.m., my Sunday blog will be a few pictures from the conference. Monday's posting will be the recap with an entire album of photos.
Jenn McKinlay, Kate Carlisle, Avery Aames, Donis Casey

So, here's just a glimpse of Saturday's Cozy Con.
Jenn McKinlay listening to Paige Shelton

Carolyn Hart
Earlene Fowler, Avery Aames, Jane Cleland, Beth Kendrick
Earlene Fowler & Avery Aames
Betty Webb

Cast of Cozy Con - 1st row - Donis Casey, Carolyn Hart, Barbara Peters, Avery Aames, Earlene Fowler. Second row - Rebecca Hale, Jenn McKinlay, unnamed librarian from Burton Barr, Hannah Dennison & Kate Carlisle. Betty Webb, Paige Shelton & Beth Kendrick had already left.
And, ended the day at Cheuvront, a restaurant and wine bar across the street from Burton Barr. A fun dinner with Women of Mystery.

Left to right - Avery Aames, Me, Rebecca Hale, Hannah Dennison, Chantelle Aimee Osman, Kate Carlisle and Jenn McKinlay

Full recap and more pictures tomorrow.


Kay said...

What a fun event! I look forward to reading more about it tomorrow.

Lesa said...

It was fun, Kay. Oh, and I met Cathy Cole, Kittling: Books, yesterday!

Cleo Coyle said...

All those smiling faces on such talented writers is a joy to see. Thank you for sharing the photos, Lesa, and I'm looking forward to your recap tomorrow. Have a lovely Sunday. ~ Cleo

Lynn in Texas said...

Looks like fun was had by all. Thanks for the photos, Lesa!
Look forward to more tomorrow.

(From your Pinterest pal Lola)

Lesa said...

It was a terrific day, Cleo. I think some of the authors have had a long week or so, beginning with Malice Domestic & ending with Cozy Con, but those of us out here appreciate them taking the time to come to Phoenix.

Lesa said...

Lola with the gorgeous windows & doors on Pinterest! I love your pins. Thanks for stopping by. We did have fun.

Avery Aames a.k.a. Daryl Wood Gerber said...

Lesa, it was so great to see you! We had such a good time at the conference. (Lest anyone thinks I was checking messages in one of the photos, I was taking pictures, too. Double-checking to see if I "got" it. LOL (They'll be up on my Facebook page soon)

Hugs to all

~Avery a.k.a. Daryl

Jane R said...

Wow! What a stellar event. And such fun too! A little green with envy here. Thanks for giving us all a report. Love the pictures too!

Lesa said...


I knew you were taking pictures, and they should be able to tell from that photo that the panel really hadn't started yet. (grin)Can't wait to see your photos, too!

Lesa said...

It was so much fun, Jane. Couldn't make it to Malice Domestic, so this was next best. Maybe just as good since it was so much more intimate.

Inside A Book said...

What a fun day!! Thanks for sharing and keeping me in the loop. I had so wanted to go, but my son's ASU graduation took just a TAD of precedence!! I can't wait to read more tomorrow and get the whole run-down. You are so awesome at doing that for us. Thanks a million.

I am so glad that you and Cathy got to meet as well....gosh, two super-heroes of mine in the same library. Whoa.

Lesa said...

Plus, all those authors! I can certainly understand why a "little thing" like a college graduation might beat out Cozy Con for the day!

Jenn McKinlay said...

Lesa, what an amazing write up. You're a marvel, truly! And it was delightful to have dinner with you - we must do it again!

Lesa said...

Thanks, Jenn! It was fun, wasn't it? We do need to do it again. A bunch of us went to Cibo on Friday night before Cozy Con. Have you been there yet? Loved it!