I’m definitely going to Left Coast Crime and Malice Domestic. Crimebake is a strong possibility. And Bouchercon is “fingers-crossed”.
With the entire year yawning out before me, I decided to cruise through the net and see what mystery conventions are scheduled. I had no idea there were so many! Enjoy some pictures from Malice Domestic 29 as you cruise through the list.
Sleuthfest 2018. March 1-4. Boca Raton, Florida. http://sleuthfest.com/. Guest authors include Hallie Ephron, Kristy Montee (PJ Parrish), Hank Phillippi Ryan and James R. Benn.
Murder and Mayhem. March 17, 2018. Chicago, Illinois. http://murdermayhemchicago.com/. The keynotes will be Gillian Flynn and Jeffery Deaver and I recognize a few panelists’ names from previous guests on Mysteristas.
Left Coast Crime 2018. March 22-25, 2018. Reno, Nevada. http://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2018/. Guests of Honor are Naomi Hirahara and William Kent Krueger.
Nancy Drew Sleuths. April 25-28, 2018. Key West, Florida. http://www.ndsleuths.com/ndsconventions.html.
Edgar Awards. April 26, 2018. New York City. http://www.theedgars.com/. Grand Masters: Jane Langton, William Link, and Peter Lovesey. Raven Recipients are Raven Bookstore and Kristopher Zgorski.
Malice Domestic 30. April 27-29, 2018. Bethesda, Maryland. http://malicedomestic.org/. Guest of Honor is Louise Penny. Toastmaster is Catriona McPherson. Lifetime Achieve is Nancy Pickard. Amelia Award is David Suchet. Poirot Award is Brenda Blethyn. Special Amelia Award is Joan Hess. Fan Guest of Honor is Janet Blizard.
ThrillerFest XIII. July 10-14, 2018, New York City. http://thrillerfest.com/. Guests include George R.R. Martin, Lee Child, James Rollins and Lisa Gardner.
Pulpfest 2018. July 26-29, 2018. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. http://www.pulpfest.com/.
Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival. August 4, 2018. Suffolk, Virginia. http://www.suffolkmysteryauthorsfestival.com/.
Killer Nashville. August 23-26, 2018. Nashville, Tennessee. https://killernashville.com/. Guests include Ellery Adams, J.A. Konrath and Otto Penzler.
Bouchercon 2018. September 6-9, 2018. St. Petersburg, Florida. https://www.bouchercon2018.com/. Guests include Karin Slaughter, Ian Rankin, Lisa Unger, Tim Dorsey, Judy Bobalik, Sara Blaedel, Sean Chercover, Mark Billingham, John D. MacDonald, Ayo Onatade.
Book ‘Em NC. September 22, 2018. Lumberton, North Carolina. http://www.bookemnc.org/.
Creatures, Crimes & Creativity. October 5-7, 2018. Columbia, Maryland. http://creaturescrimesandcreativity.com/. Guests include Jamie Freveletti and Ketih R.A. DeCandido.
Magna Cum Murder XXIV. October 19-21, 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana. http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/ebball/magnacummurder. Guests: Reavis Z. Wortham and Peter Lovesey.
New England Crimebake. November 2018 (TBA). http://crimebake.org/.
Mysteristas: are there any conventions I missed? Which ones are you planning to attend?