The Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Awards Banquet will be Friday night, Sept. 20th, starting at 6:30 PM, in Albany, NY the same weekend as Bouchercon. The event is open to the public. You need not be a PWA member to attend. Come rub elbows with your favorite writers. For questions and ticket information email RRandisi@aol.com.
(I've only been able to attend one PWA banquet, but it was a lot of fun. If you're going to be close to Albany in September, you ought to check this out.)