Okay, okay, I know. This page is occasionally out-of-date, but we’re doing much much better than we used to. If you’ve got a relevant event — a convention, a fan event, a Noir-at-the-Bar, a mystery-writing course or something — coming up, tell me… Or at least put me on your mailing list, if you’re organized enough to have one. If your event is not listed here, it might not be my fault.
Sorry, authors, I’m not looking for individual book signings, though — that way would lead to madness.
NOTE: Due the ongoing concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many events have been cancelled or postponed. I’ll relay what I know. A lot of organizers are stalling, hoping to proceed as planned, but hesitant to post details. Before you book rooms, rent cars, book flights, saddle your horse or anything, it’s best to check directly with the event’s organizers for any updates. (Now if only they’d update their web sites!)
I’m also trying to list as many virtual events as possible, but if you don’t tell me, I can’t pass it on.
- National Book Lovers Day
August 9, 2021
August 19-22, 2021
- Killer Nashville
August 19-22, 2021
Guests of Honor: Walter Mosley, J.T. Ellison and Lisa Black
August 25-29, 2021
New Orleans, LA
The Bouchercon Board and the Local Organizing Committee feel a moral obligation to think of attendees’ safety and health and, with the partnership of the Marriott, have now made the hard decision to cancel Bouchercon 2021 New Orleans and re-convene as Bouchercon 2025-New Orleans. Our Guests of Honor will remain the same.
- The Windy City Pulp & Paperback Convention
September 9-12, 2021
- Bloody Scotland
September 17 – 19, 2021 (tentative)
- New England Crime Bake
November 12-14, 2021
- Pulp Adventurecon 2021
Bordentown, New Jersey
November 6, 2021
Relive the Golden Age of Pulp Fiction, Comics and Cinema! You’ll be superamalgamated when you see the wide variety of paper collectibles on display at Pulp Adventurecon — a one-day show, sponsored by Bold Venture Press, publishers of new and classic pulp fiction.
- Left Coast Crime: Southwest Sleuths
April 7-10, 2022
Guest of Honor: Mick Herron
Guest of Honor: Catriona McPherson
Fan Guest of Honor; Kristopher Zgorski
Toastmaster: Kellye Garrett
Ghost of Honor: Tony Hillerman
- Gŵyl Crime Cymru Festival
April 29 – May 2, 2022
Wales’s very first international crime fiction festival.
- Bouchercon 2022
“Land of 10,000 Crimes”
September 8-11, 2022
- Bouchercon 2023
August 30-September 3, 2023
San Diego, CA
- NOIRS AT THE BAR
Frustratingly, the minds behind the various Noirs at the Bar are hard to pin down, but allegedly these are the correct links. For now…
- Sisters in Crime: Conferences, Events & Tradeshows
The best listing I’ve found for general mystery events.
- The Private Eye Writers Bulletin Board
The word on the street is…
Is your event not listed? Don’t be afraid — just call me…