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 This page is occasionally out-of-date, but we’re doing much much better than we used to.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 to the ongoing concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its variants, 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!)



  • PulpFest 50
    August 4-7, 2022
    Pittsburghs, PA.
  • Miss Fisher Con
    August 4-6, 2022
    Louisville, Kentucky

  • Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference
    August 5-7, 2022
    Corte Madera, CA
    Guests include Cara Black, Hallie Ephron, Rachel Howzell Hall, Laurie R. King, Tim Maleeny, and Kelli Stanley
  • Bute Noir
    August 5-7, 2022
    Isle of Bute, UK
    Headliners: Val McDermid, Stuart MacBride.
  • St. Hilda’s Crime Fiction Weekend
    August 12-14
    Oxford, UK
    Guest of Honour: Ann Cleeves
  • Killer Nashville
    August 18-21, 2022
    Franklin, TN
    Guests of Honour: Hank Phillippi Ryan and Charlie Donlea. 
  • NOIR CITY: Chicago
    August 26-September 1, 2022
    Chicago, IL
  •  Bouchercon 2022
    “Land of 10,000 Crimes”
    September 8-11, 2022
    Minneapolis, MN
    Special Guests include Lou Berney, William Kent Krueger, Jo Nesbo, Attica Locke, Alexander McCall Smith, SA CrosbyToastmaster: Jess Lourey
  • Bloody Scotland
    September 15-18, 2022
    Stirling, Scotland
  • NOIR CITY: Detroit
    September 23-25, 2022
    Detroit, MI
  • Pulp Adventurecon
    November 5, 2022
    Bordentown, NJ
    With a vendor room, jam-packed with pulp magazines, golden & silver age comics, paperbacks, movie memorabilia, pin-up magazines and original art.


  • Bouchercon 2023
    August 30-September 3, 2023
    San Diego, CA
    Guests of Honor include David Baldacci, Ann Cleaves and Jacqueline Winspear, while Naomi Hirahara will be serving as Toastmaster.


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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