Welcoming NoirCon to
. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WHEREAS, the first annual conference of NoirCon, a celebration of
as a backdrop for Noir writing and history, will be held on April 3 through the 6 at the Society Hill Playhouse; and Philadelphia
WHEREAS, NoirCon will present panels of writers, journalists, attorneys, professors, artists and publishers who are active in confronting both noir fiction and non-fiction; and
WHEREAS, NoirCon will bring mystery fans, investigators and students of the Noir from all over the world to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the shadowy side of life; and
WHEREAS, Irish author, Dr. Ken Bruen, will receive the first David L. Goodis Award, for his contributions in the tradition of Philadelphia's very own Noir author, David Goodis; and
WHEREAS, Publisher extraordinaire, Dennis McMillan, will receive the Jay and
Deen Kogan Award for Excellence in cultivating and publishing Noir Fiction for more than a quarter of a century; now therefore , be it
RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, that we welcome NoirCon to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, wishing it every success and many celebrations of the Noir in the future.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to
Deen Kogan and Louis M. Boxer, co-creators of NoirCon as an expression of the sincere admiration and appreciation of this legislative body.