There are many conventions and meetings where mystery fans and writers can get together. Thought I'd list a few of the events that are coming up. Please send me any info on your own convention, meeting or workshops.
October 2: Oxford, England. Crime Day at the Bodleian. One day event to celebrate the launch of Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James. Talks by Val McDermid, Ruth Rendell, Kate Summerscale and P.D. James.
October 15-18: Bouchercon 2009, Indianopolis, IN. World Mystery Convention. That says it all! Events, panels, other programming. Largest gathering of mystery fans, writers, forenics, etc. Guest of Honor: Michael Connelly, Toastmaster: S.J. Rozan. Honored Youth Author: Wendelin Van Draanen. Lifetime Achievement: Allen J. Hubin. Fan Guest of Honor: Kathryn Kennison.
November 21: Men of Mystery, Irvine, CA. 10th Anniverary of this fun conference. Many male mystery writers. Featured speakers: Michael Connelly and Tim Dorsey.
March 11-14, 2010: Left Coast Crime 20, Los Angeles. This is the 20th Left Coast Crime, and I hope you'll be there. Guests of Honor: Jan Burke & Lee Child. Toastmaster: Bill Fitzhugh. Lots of surprises in the City of Noir. Get Booked in L.A.
October 14-17, 2010: Bouchercon by the Bay, San Francisco. World Mystery Convention. Panels, interviews and more. Conversations planned: Ace Atkins with Eddie Muller, Dana Stabenow with Laurie R. King, Val McDermid with Denise Mina & Robert Crais with Lee Child.
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