Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 -- 6:30 p.m.
Location: Pete's Tavern (corner of Irving Place & E. 18th St., NYC)
Description: Buffet dinner, Book Discussion featuring The Golden Spiders, viewing of The Golden Spiders, starring William Conrad and Lee Horsley, 1981
Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 -- 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hotel Jolly Madison Towers (Madison Ave. & E. 38th St.)
Moderator: Ettagale Blauer
Program: (click the image to the right to see the enlargement)
- Marco Conelli, NYPD detective (Organized Crime Unit), published author (Matthew Livingston in The Prison of Souls), and Wolfe Pack member talks about "ganging up on crime"
- Jean Quinn explores the Wolfe household in a down market, "Wolfe Cuts Back"
- Swap & Shop with used Wolfe books (bring your extra copies to swap or sell!) & Wolfean-themed merchandise for sale
Listen to the assembly speakers: click an audio icon to listen to the presentation:
Marco Conelli: Ganging Up On Crime
(an NYPD detective and Wolfe Pack member talks about the Organized Crime Unit)
Jean Quinn: Nero Wolfe Cuts Back
(the Wolfe household copes with economic downturn)
The Black Orchid Banquet
Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hotel Jolly Madison Towers, NYC
- Dinner based upon recipes inspired by The Nero Wolfe Cookbook and the Corpus (click the image to read the menu and program)
- Keynote speaker Frank D. Gilroy, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and screenwriter and director of the 1977 made-for television movie, THE DOORBELL RANG.
See Mr. Gilroy's latest book Writing for Love And/Or Money: Outtakes from a Life Spec, the Early Years
- Presentation of The Nero Award to Jonathan Santlofer for ANATOMY OF FEAR
- Presentation of The Black Orchid Novella Award to Michael Nethercott for O'NELLIGAN'S GLORY. The award is presented jointly by the Wolfe Pack and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine to celebrate the Novella format popularized by Rex Stout.
- Toasts to Mr. Stout, Mr. Wolfe, Archie, Fritz, and, this year's special toast, to Gals Who Try to Do the Right Thing: To Sally and the Gals— a panoply of characters ranging from Madeline Sperling to Julie Jacquette and Annabel Frey, and from Carla Britton to Phoebe Gunther, and most of all, to Sally Blount.
- Song Parodies (oh, my!)
- The confounding and ingenious quiz from our new Quiz Master, Mike Reizenman
Date/Time: Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, 11 a.m.
Location: Pete's Tavern (see above Book Discussion)
Great brunch and company!