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December 3, 2011 — Black Orchid Assembly
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Vanderbilt Suites in the MetLife Building

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2011 Assembly Program Click the Program to the right for details

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click ot hear audioIra B. Matetsky: "Nero Wolfe, Rex Stout, the Language, and the Law"

click to hear audio Bob Gatten: "The Immigrant Ancestors of Rex Stout"
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click ot hear audio David Benjamin: "Dressing the Detectives: Fashion, Clothing, and Characterization in Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Series"

Ettagale Blauer: "Death of a Diner" (the continuing saga of the demise of venues that have hosted Wolfe Pack events)

December 3, 2011—Black Orchid Happy Hour
La Fonda Del Sol — 4:30 to 7:00 PM
MetLife Building

2011 Banquet Program and Menu December 3, 2011 — Black Orchid Banquet
7:00 to 10:30 PM
Vanderbilt Suites in the MetLife Building

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  • Guest speaker, Linda Fairstein, former Manhattan DA's office prosecutor and best-selling crime novelist
  • A meal inspired by the Nero Wolfe Cookbook and the Corpus, under the oversite of award winning chef, Franck Deletrain, and wine
  • Louis Penny awarded the Nero Award, presented annually to the author of the best American mystery novel written in the tradition of Nero Wolfe
  • James Lincoln Warren awarded the Black Orchid Novella Award, bestowed upon the author selected by Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine for an original unpublished work of fiction that conforms to the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series and the Novella style for which Mr. Stout is famous
  • A devilishly tricky quiz from Jonathan Levine. Click to try your luck with "Title Teasers."
  • The usual toasts, songs, and frivolity, including a rousing "Happy Birthday" rendition to Mr. Stout on his 125th birthday.

December 4, 2011 — Black Orchid Brunch 'N Pun
12:00 Noon
Pete's Tavern

Congratulations to Les Blatt, Pun Contest Winner