Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Murder in the Magic City 2011 at Homewood Public Library

Murder in the Magic City is a mystery conference for fans of all sub-genres of mystery novels. Our next event is Saturday, February 5, 2011. Our conference consists of panel discussions and presentations by our Guests of Honor. Lunch, coffee and doughnuts, sodas, and a "goody bag" are included in the registration fee. In addition, we have a basket auction each year for charity. Baskets consist of at least one book and items related to that book/theme. For 2010, we raised over $900 for the important Crime Lab Project.

Why the "Magic City"? When Birmingham was founded around 1871, it grew so fast that people said it happened "just like magic". Currently, Birmingham is Alabama's largest city. There are lots of fun things to do here. We have a fantastic Museum of Art, and the Civil Rights Museum is great to visit. Of course, no trip to Birmingham would be complete without seeing Vulcan, our naked statue, made even more famous by the late mystery writer, Anne George. Who knows, you might even see our American Idols, Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks.

For a complete list of what's going on in Birmingham, visit the Birmingham Convention and Vistors Bureau website.

We are delighted to announce our 2011 Guests of Honor:

Chris Grabenstein and Nancy Means Wright

Also scheduled to appear:

Vicki Delany
Vicki Doudera
Mary Anna Evans
Rosemary Harris
Sue Ann Jaffarian
Thomas Lakeman
Vicki Lane
James Macomber
Rick Reed
Sara Rosett
Joanna Campbell Slan
Keith Thomson
C.J. West
Jeri Westerson

Tickets are now on sale! Go to the Murder in the Magic City website to print out a registration form.

Our basket auction to benefit The Crime Lab Project will take place again this year. Be sure to bid on your favorite mystery-themed basket and support this very worthy cause. For more information, click here.

Sponsored by: Southern Sisters, Sisters in Crime, Sisters in Crime Birmingham, Homewood Public Library, Jonathan Benton, Bookseller. ~Murder in the Magic City website

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