Let’s let Mr. Secret Dead Man himself, Duane Swierczynski, fill you in on the details:
David Loeb Goodis Convention (GoodisCon)
Plus: Deen and Jay Kogan Award for Writers of Importance and Distinction
DLG was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 2nd, 1917 (90th
Birthday). He died in Philadelphia on January 7th, 1967 (40th
Anniversary of his death). David Goodis is best known for his major
contribution to American hard-boiled crime fiction via pulp fiction
writing (Dark Passage ), hardback novels and paperback originals (Cassidy’s Girl ).
What? A seminal meeting celebrating Philly Noir, featuring David Goodis and those influenced by his work.
This conference is the first planned yearly symposium to spotlight
writers of significance and importance. It will be a unique opportunity
for writers, fans, collectors and friends to get together and discuss
fine writing in a collegial setting. The intention is to allow all
attendees to meet, revel, discuss and experience the Philadelphia Noir
in a brand new way.
Philadelphia is the setting for GoodisCon 2007. Several different
venues will be utilized to capture the “spirit(s)” of David L. Goodis
and his wonderfully dark writing. These include, but are not limited to
Temple University, The Legendary Blue Horizon Boxing (#1 Boxing Venue
in the World), Yards Brewery and the Port Richmond Bookstore (PRBS).
January 5th, 6th and 7th 2007. Hotel, registration fee and schedule of
events TBA. The intention is to have three fun-filled days to celebrate
the life and writing of David L. Goodis in the spirit with which he
would have enjoyed it.
Contact: Lou Boxer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Deen Kogan (email@example.com)
I guess I know where I’ll be in early January, that’s for sure.