The P.I. Calendar

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 This page is occasionally out-of-date, but we’re doing much much better than we used to.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.

2021

  • World Book Day
    Everywhere
    April 23, 2021
    Go ahead–read one!
  • Virtual Gŵyl Crime Cymru Festival
    April 26 – May 3, 2021
    Everywhere
    Hosted from Aberystwyth, Wales
    Wales’s very first international crime fiction festival will be held next year, but in the meantime they’ll be hosting an online crime fest, with world famous guests, absolutely free. Among those scheduled to appear are Lee Child, Cathy Ace, and Martin Edwards.
  • Pulp Adventurecon 2021
    Dania Beach, Florida
    May 1, 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, held annually in two locations, and sponsored by Bold Venture Press, publishers of new and classic pulp fiction.
  • Thrillerfest XV
    Online (New York City, NY)
    June 28-July 10, 2021
  • Malice Domestic
    Online (Bethesda, Maryland)
    July 14-17, 2021
  • Miss Fisher Con
    July 15-17, 2021,
    Richmond, VA
  • National Paperback Book Day
    July 30, 2021
    U.S.
    Fawcett Gold Medal. Hard Case Crime. Dell Mapback… name your poison.
  • PulpFest
    August 5-8, 2021
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • National Book Lovers Day
    August 9, 2021
  • Killer Nashville
    Nashville, TN
    August 19-22, 2021
  • Bouchercon 2021
    August 25-29, 2021
    New Orleans, LA
  • The Windy City Pulp & Paperback Convention
    September 9-12, 2021
    Chicago, IL
  • Bloody Scotland
    September 17 – 19, 2021 (tentative)
  • New England Crime Bake
    November 12-14, 2021
  • Pulp Adventurecon 2021
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey

    November 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, held annually in two locations, and sponsored by Bold Venture Press, publishers of new and classic pulp fiction.

2022

  • Left Coast Crime: Southwest Sleuths
    April 7-10, 2022
    Albuquerque, NM
    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)
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    Wales’s very first international crime fiction festival.

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Is your event not listed? Don’t be afraid — just call me

Respectfully compiled by Kevin Burton Smith. Missing something? Let me know.


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