Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Just Home from the PSWA Conference! by Marilyn Meredith

What a great conference! Loved seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

We had a Pre-Conference Writer's Workshop--first time we've done this. I was one of the instructors and my impressions was that it was helpful.

These are the types of people who attend: a handful of mystery writers, cops from various locations, still on th4 job and retired, a couple of publishers and several editors, screen writers, published and unpublished writers in many genres, homicide detectives, a search and rescue dog handler, bio-terrorism experts, military veterans, undercover cops, those who once were FBI and worked various investigations. SWAT team members, a public relations consultant, a retired biology professor, vice detectives, active and retired fire people, a forensic scientist, and public relations person, and the editor of PoliceOne.com. Such a wealth of information these folks shared.

Like most mystery cons we had great panels with all kinds of public safety topics and writing topics.

Every year I don't see how it could get better, but it always does.

We'll meet again next year at the same time and place--Orleans hotel and casino in the conference center. So do consider it.


(I was just headed back to my seat after taking a photo of a panel.)


Linda Thorne said...

How fun. This was a short post. I need to do a few of those myself here and there for time constraint reasons. I think I missed where this location was exactly though and kind of curious. Sounds like a great deal of fun and an opportunity to promote.

Lorelei Bell said...

I haven't been to a conference in years. Sounds like a good one.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

It's at the Orleans hotel and casino in Las Vegas. I never leave the hotel once I get there. I don't gamble so I'm not even tempted. While I taught at the pre-conference class, my hubby and daughter went to the movies right there in the casino. The rest of the time, they help out at the book selling table.