Thursday, April 7, 2016


Ouija Board ReviewA sample spread from a 1954 Japanese periodical serving the spirit-contact industry. As impartial consumer advocates of the gullible and grief-stricken, the magazine rigorously tests and rates ouija boards, healing crystals and other pseudo-scientific artifacts. Among the qualities evaluated: ease of use, number and clarity of contacts, length of each contact, and affordability.

NoirCon 2016
Wednesday 10/26 – Sunday, 10/30

 Register online here!

Wednesday 10/26 
Special Noir at the Bar Kick-Off! 
Location and Time TBD.
Thursday 10/27, Friday 10/28, and Saturday 10/29 
Panel discussions 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Hotel Brotherhood USA, 1523-29 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA. 
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Panels begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Don’t be late!
Friday 10/28
Awards Banquet at Penn Landing Caterers, 1301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA. 
Party begins at 7:00 p.m. Arrive early for music and other surprises!
Sunday 10/30
Hair of the Dog! Final panels and closing party at Port Richmond Books, 3037 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Panels begin at 10:00 a.m. 
Registration fees for conference only
(see next section for special lodging rates):
À la carte options:
Register online, or send check to:
NoirCon c/o Deen Kogan, 242 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
NoirCon Lodging:
Hotel reservations can be made at:
Sonesta Philadelphia, 1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Use Group Code 1027NOIRCON for special rate of $129 per night. (Offer expires September 27, 2016)
Register online or by calling 1-800-SONESTA or 1-215-561-7500
Award Winners and Keynote Speaker
The David L. Goodis Award: Aurélien Masson (editorial director, Série Noire, Éditions Gallimard).
The Jay and Deen Kogan Award for Excellence: Charles Ardai (author and publisher, Hard Case Crime) and Ann and Stona Fitch (publishers, Concord Free Press).
The Anne Friedberg Award for Contributions to Noir and Its Preservation: Barry Gifford (author, screenwriter, and publisher, Black Lizard).
Keynote Speaker: Woody Haut (author, Pulp Culture: Hardboiled Fiction and the Cold War; Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction; Heartbreak and Vine: The Fate of Hardboiled Writers in Hollywood; and the novel, Cry For a Nickel, Die For a Dime).
Questions? Contact us at
Hope to see you in Philly this October!

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