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Deadly Fun: How to Get Away with Murder (and have your patrons thank you for it)
 

Deadly Fun: How to Get Away with Murder (and have your patrons thank you for it)

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NCLA 2013 Presentation. Interactive murder mysteries are a fun and creative way to bring patrons into your library. Learn how to present a mystery night program from start to finish and how to best ...

NCLA 2013 Presentation. Interactive murder mysteries are a fun and creative way to bring patrons into your library. Learn how to present a mystery night program from start to finish and how to best tailor it to your library. We’ll cover writing a script, choosing your victim, staging the scene, casting your suspects and more.

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    Deadly Fun: How to Get Away with Murder (and have your patrons thank you for it) Deadly Fun: How to Get Away with Murder (and have your patrons thank you for it) Presentation Transcript

    • How to get away
    • Why should you listen to us? Becky Peterson, Alamance County Public Libraries Rebekah Scott, Alamance County Public Libraries increasingly successful original mystery years of 5 night programs 2012 – 60 tickets were gone within 3 hours. 2013 – doubled the number of performances to increase tickets from 60 to 120 (we still sold out)
    • How did we get here? 2007 – Purchased a good script 2008 – Purchased a terrible script 2009 – We can do this!
    • How our programs work
    • What is your goal?
    • To instruct?
    • To entertain?
    • Know your library
    • Know your space
    • Know your staff
    • Know your audience
    • Know your limits
    • Choose your setting
    • Choose your victim
    • Choose your suspects
    • Choose your motives
    • Choose your evidence
    • Choose your killer
    • Choose your tell
    • Clever, not obvious
    • Plan your timeline
    • Write the script
    • Create your evidence
    • Cast your roles
    • Things to consider
    • Attendance
    • Fundraising?
    • Open or closed?
    • Costs
    • Publicity
    • Show time!
    • Draw the line
    • Stay in character
    • Record for posterity
    • Have fun!
    • Too busy to write?
    • Purchase a script www.librarymurdermysteries.com www.librarymysteries.com
    • Questions?
    • Photo Credits 1. 2. 3. 4. Stock.xchng/red dripping paint/sachyn Stock.xchng/Headphone/KillR-B Stock.xchng/Break Water/G_FORDHAM Stock.xchng/Like Sands Through the Hourglass/moonfire8 5. Stock.xchng/b/w basketball hoop 3/wvubush 6. Stock.xchng/Back to School/ywel 7. Stock.xchng/Colorful Music/Avolore 8. Stock.xchng/public library 2/danjaeger 9. Flickr/Meeting Room Grey Cropped/BAKOKO 10. Stock.xchng/crowder/SaMe-GFX 11. Stock.xchng/audience/takje 12. Flickr/Speed Limit 35/Nathan Jongewaard 13. Stock.xchng/Chair on empty beach/Chemtec 14. Flickr/Chalk Outline/Ben Smith 15. Flickr/The Usual Jellies/Carl Jones 16. Stock.xchng/Brown Envelope Money Bribe 001/darrendean 17. Stock.xchng/Thumb Impression/asifthebes 18. Stock.xchng/Pavement in against days/cecilegeng 19. Stock.xchng/-Solution-/spekulator 20. Stock.xchng/Innovation/raja4u 21. Stock.xchng/All in Time/cozgrl05 22. Stock.xchng/We are drawing/nkzs 23. Stock.xchng/Wooden Pencils In Line/iprole 24. Flickr/rock me,/roujo 25. Flickr/One Done/Daniel Kulinski 26. Flickr/admit one: san Francisco (2012)/torbakhopper 27. Flickr/Money/401(k) 2012 28. Flickr/Restaurant’s “Sorry we’re Closed” sign/Nick Papakyriazis 29. Stock.xchng/The Pig/Penny Matthews 30. Stock.xchng/Empty Billboard/asifthebes 31. Flickr/Spotlight/Judy van der Velden 32. Stock.xchng/Draw the Line!/nkzs 33. Stock.xchng/~Mask~/AMA90 34. Stock.xchng/Old Camera/porah 35. Stock.xchng/At the Carnival 2/k_vohsen 36. Screencap from my computer 37. Stock.xchng/Typewriter With Screen/tomdavies 38. Flickr/Questions/Oberazzi