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 This page is occasionally out-of-date, but we’re doing much much better than we used to.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
- Miss Fisher Con
August 4-6, 2022
- 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
Guest of Honour: Ann Cleeves
- Killer Nashville
August 18-21, 2022
Guests of Honour: Hank Phillippi Ryan and Charlie Donlea.
- NOIR CITY: Chicago
August 26-September 1, 2022
- Bouchercon 2022
“Land of 10,000 Crimes”
September 8-11, 2022
Special Guests include Lou Berney, William Kent Krueger, Jo Nesbo, Attica Locke, Alexander McCall Smith, SA Crosby. Toastmaster: Jess Lourey
- Bloody Scotland
September 15-18, 2022
- NOIR CITY: Detroit
September 23-25, 2022
- Pulp Adventurecon
November 5, 2022
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.
- 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…