Roisin Dubh (Little Black Rose, pronounced "ro + sheen" "dove")
22 Warren St
Friday, November 30, 2007 6:00 p.m.
Approximately 30 Wolfe Pack members from around the country enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner, a discussion of The Doorbell Rang, and the screening of the 1977 TV Series Pilot (what would become the 1981 William Conrad series) with Thayer David and Tom Mason.
BLACK ORCHID ASSEMBLY and BANQUET
The Jolly Hotel -- Madison Towers
Madison Avenue at 38th Street
Saturday, December 1, 2007
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(click on the audio icon to listen to the talk)
- Mr. Stout's daughter, Rebecca Bradbury Stout
- her daughter, Ms. Lisa Bradbury, Esq., (a granddaughter of Mr. Stout)
- Liz Maroc McAullife, Mr. Stout's other granddaughter and the current resident, along with her family, of High Meadow (daughter of Barbara Stout
- "His First Time" presented by Emily Mikulewics
- the presentation of the second biannual Archie Goodwin Lifetime Achievement Award to Dorothy L. Sayers
Mr. Kaludjerovic offered to arrange for The Wolfe Pack, should we decide to organize a trip to Mr. Wolfe's homeland, to meet with Montenegrins who are also devotees of the Wolfe saga. The Stout family provided very satisfactory insights into the genius behind the seventh of a ton genius. Thanks once again to Ettagale Blauer, the Assembly Moderator, for a wonderfully diverse and fun afternoon.
BLACK ORCHID BANQUET
- Dinner from the Corpus See the Menu
- Quizzes, toasts and song parodies
- Guest speaker: Donald Westlake (see the listing of past banquet speakers)
- 2007 Nero Award Winner (Julia Spencer-Fleming, All Mortal Flesh)
- Lawrence Block (receiving his long-overdue Nero Award bust -- Mr. Block was the recipient of the first Nero Award, when there was no bust. After 30 years, the omission has been rectified.)
- 2007 Black Orchid Novella Award Winner (John Gregory Betancourt, Horse Pit)