NoirCon 2012 -- Will You Be There?

NoirCon 2012 is this coming November. Pulp Serenade will be there. If you love all things Noir, you should strongly consider attending. Without exaggeration, I can say that NoirCon 2010 was one of the best trips I've ever made. There I met in person a number of people I had been corresponding with online, and made a number of new friends that I still keep in regular touch with. The setting is small and intimate, so everyone is able to interact with each other and get involved. You might just wind up using the urinal next to your favorite author, chatting about the previous panel -- hey, it happened to me!


What: NoirCon 2012: An extraordinary convention specializing in the noir genre in books, film, etc.

When: November 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th

Where: Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8thStreet, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Society Hill Playhouse will once again host the literary convention, NOIRCON 2012, in November 2012. Distinguished guest include David L. Goodis Recipient, Lawrence Block; Jay and Deen Kogan Award Recipient for Literary Excellence, Otto Penzler; and Keynote speaker, Robert Olen Butler.

The official NoirCon 2012 hotel is The Hilton Garden Inn located at 1100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-923-0100 or Room rate is $115/night. Mention NoirCon at the time of your reservation.

Registration fee is $250. The registration form can be found at or at Attendance is limited to 200 participants.

For more information or questions please call 215-923-0210 or emai

Deen Kogan

Lou Boxer


  1. If I can scrape together the wherewithal, I'd love to go.

  2. I wonder if this is always going to be too close to Bouchercon. Perhaps the spring in 2014?

  3. The Edgars are in the spring. There are so many events, I imagine it is difficult to find a time that doesn't overlap with something else.

  4. I had a great time at the 2010 NoirCon but finances do not appearto allow this year's. Perhaps next time.

  5. See you in November, Mike!

    Sorry to hear you can't make it this year, Scott -- I really enjoyed our conversations at the 2010 NoirCon. Hopefully we can meet up again at the 2014 edition!

  6. I am quite keen to attend. It's a long way from Australia, but what the hell. I hear so much about it, I think I might have to check it out.


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