Due to COVID-19, NoirCon 2020 is canceled. While I hope that conditions will be better by this fall, at this point there is no certainty about anything, and I feel that it would be irresponsible to prolong cancellation any longer.
NoirCon is nothing without the love, contributions, and support of you, its dedicated family. I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy, and I look forward to reconvening in 2021.
NoirCon will rise again and provide a forum for sharing new ideas, work, and our collective passion for all things noir.
Much love and gratitude,
UPDATE: We will now conclude the event at Naked Brewing Company, 51 Buck Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.
This year’s Retreat to Goodisville is a special leap year edition. On Saturday, Feb 29 we will gather in Philadelphia to celebrate David Goodis’s birthday by visiting the locations where he lived as well as his family’s graves to pay our respects. The tour is bookended by lunch at Jong Ka Jib and post-tour drinks, eats, and live music at La Rose Jazz Club.
If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP here on Facebook.
As in past years, this is BYOC (Bring Your Own Car). If you have extra seats in your car or are looking for a ride, leave a comment on the Facebook event page and let’s try to coordinate!
Special thanks to Andrew McElhinney for coordinating this year’s Retreat to Goodisville.
SAT FEB 29, 2020
12 NOON – LUNCH at Jong Ka Jib, 6600 North 5th Street (BYOB)
2 PM – VISIT Goodis House at 6305 North 11th Street
3 PM – VISIT Lot where Goodis house stood, 4758 North 10th Street
4:30 PM – VISIT Roosevelt Memorial Park, 2701 Old Lincoln Hwy
6 PM – Naked Brewing Company, 51 Buck Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 (Bar)