Jun 28, 2007

More on Owensboro : The New Mystery Festival

I had a great time there and definitly plan to go back next year.

I love the River Park Center. It's a great venue.

Judy Bobolik was with us as "Freelance photographer from Northern Indiana",
which meant she took photos for us, and she also drove the short bus carrying the Crimespree senior staffers. She is a real trooper and we would be lost without her. Here's Judy with William Link, crator of Columbo, Murder She Wrote, Mannix and Banachek among other great shows.

Great food in Owensboro, we had BBQ for breakfast on Friday.

Meeting Robert S Levinson was a real highlight for me. Not only a gifted writer,but also one of the coolest people to talk to I've ever encountered. It was really nice to be able to go all fan boy talking about television and music with someone who has as much enthusiasim about it as me.
(note to self, introduce Jeremy and Bob and then stand back)

Seeing the radio plays was really fun, and metting Harry Anderson was a true Bonus. He is a very nice man and my respect for him went up even more.

Also met Gary Shandy from WKRP in Cinn. Didn't get to spend much time with him as he was always on the move. He was in the play by Ed McBain.

The Columbo play by William Link was great.

Among the authors present were superstars Stuart Kaminsky, Sue Grafton and James W Hall. Sue and James above

Hats off to Zev Buffman and everyone involved with this festival. It was truly wonderful.

And thank you Owensboro!!

1 comment:

Ali Karim said...

Great Pix Jon [as ever], wished I didn't live so damned far away