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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Day Two

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Here’s some snaps from our panels today. M.A.C. has one more panel at the con on Friday from 5:00-6:00: the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers: Scribe Awards in room 23ABC. Max and Barbara (together as Barbara Allan), and the rest of the panel will sign from 6:30 – 7:00 at AA9.


Larry Young, the Fillbach Brothers, M.A.C.


Jonathan Tarbox, Stephen Paul, Nathan Collins


Bonus picture: GIR

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Day One

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Nate here —

Bud Plant returned to the Comic-Con this year with a great 50% off sale, and with my father recovering from walking the length of the impressive convention hall with his equally impressive haul of books, I’m taking over today’s mini-update to plug my panel on Thursday:

6:30-8:00 Lost in Translation— As some manga companies such as TokyoPop, CMX, and Bandai Entertainment leave the picture, other manga venues such as JManga are coming onto the manga scene. With so much change, this is a turbulent time for manga freelancers. Find out how the industry is faring in a question-and-answer session with William Flanagan (Madoka Magica Manga), Jonathan Tarbox (Fist of the Northstar), Shaenon Garrity (Hunter X Hunter), Stephen Paul (One Piece), Nathan Collins (Metal Gear Solid: Guns of Patriots) and maybe even some surprise panelists. Room 26AB

And if you’re at the con, don’t forget to go to M.A.C.’s panel from 5:00 – 6:00: First Comics: 30th Anniversary Extravaganza! at Room 23ABC. More details in his post below.

Finally, in order to have at least some content in this post about the Comic-Con preview night, here’s my vote for the stealth hit of the show this year…Mustache Monocles.

Can You Feel the Suspense

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

photo by Bryan Leazenby/Onsite Images

Last night Barb and I watched the last run-through of the radio-style play version of ENCORE FOR MURDER, wtih Gary Sandy making a terrific Mike Hammer and a wonderful supporting cast that includes Firesign Theater’s Phil Proctor in three, count ’em three, roles. If you are in driving distance of Owensboro, don’t miss it (tonight is the first of four performances). Nice write-up here.

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/jun/14/can-you-feel-the-suspense/

M.A.C.

2012 Shamus Nominees—M.A.C. up for Two!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

NEWS FLASH:

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) just announced this year’s Shamus Awards nominees, and M.A.C. made the cut not once but twice—for BYE BYE, BABY and QUARRY’S EX. Here’s the full list, and Max’s Update continues below.

2012 Shamus Awards Nominees

BEST HARDCOVER PI NOVEL

Bye Bye, Baby by Max Allan Collins / Tom Doherty
1222 by Anne Holt / Scribner
When the Thrill is Gone by Walter Mosley / Riverhead Books
A Bad Night’s Sleep by Michael Wiley / Minotaur
The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line by Richard Yancey / Minotaur

BEST FIRST PI NOVEL

The Plot Against Hip Hop by Nelson George / Akashic
Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran / Houghton Mifflin
The Ocean Forest by Troy D. Nooe / Ingalls
The Shortcut Man by P.G. Sturges / Scribner
The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams / Bantam

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL PI NOVEL

Quarry’s Ex by Max Allan Collins / Hard Case Crime
Threat Warning by John Gilstrap / Kensington
Serial by John Lutz / Kensington
Long Pig by James L. Ross / Perfect Crime Books
Fun & Games by Duane Swiercyzinski / Mulholland

BEST PI SHORT STORY

“A Bullet From Yesterday” by Terence Faherty in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Jan.)
“Mr. Monk & The Sunday Paper” by Lee Goldberg in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (July)
“Who I Am” by Michael Z. Lewin in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Dec.)
“Vampire Slayer Murdered in Key West” by Michael West in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Sept. / Oct.)
“Dancer in a Storm” by L. A. Wilson in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (Jan. / Feb.)