Poisoned Pen Press and The Poisoned Pen mystery bookstore of Scottsdale AZ will host the first major virtual mystery convention online, PP Web Con. "Top mystery and crime writers from all over the world will meet and mix with readers and others online in a virtual convention center on October 24th, 2009." PP Web Con's blog is blank now, but it promises to list all the latest news about the convention's planned events and attendees.
Guest of Honor: Dana Stabenow; International Guest of Honor: Lee Child; Fan Guest of Honor: Adrian Muller
Panels and Discussions: Groups of authors discuss and debate various topics. Live events and presentations and 'on demand' recordings. Video, Audio and Text based panels, debates and discussions on topics related to mystery and crime writing, featuring authors from all over the world.
There's even a coffee shop to meet authors and others, and chat with them live. Not sure where the bar is.
Registration is $25 USD. 100% of the profits will go to a public library to be chosen at random from registrants' nominations. Lots of benefits of Registration, including a $20 book voucher, a Goodie Bag (with e-books, of course) and more.