Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Mystery Conferences & Conventions

Although Summer is often touted as being a lazy time to read mysteries at the beach or by the lake, this summer is actually filled with several mystery conferences and conventions. The following upcoming meetings will give fans and writers lots of time to gather and discuss their favorite subject: crime fiction.

June 24-27: Poisoned Pen Conference Scottsdale. AZ.

June 25-27: The Deadly Ink Conference. Parsnippity, N.J. Guest of Honor: Gillian Roberts.

July 7-10: Thrillerfest. 5th annual conference of the International Thriller Writers Association. New York City.

July 22-25: Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference. Co-Chairs: Sheldon Siegel and Jacqueline Winspear and Michael Connelly a host of fine mystery writers.

July 22-25: Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Harrogate, England. Guest Authors include: Ian Rankin, Jeffery Deaver, Joanne Harris, Jeff Lindsay and Karin Slaughter.

July 30-August 1: PulpFest 2010. Columbus, OH. Guest of Honor: William F. Nolan.

August 13-14: St. Hilda's Mystery and Crime Weekend. Oxford, England. Andrew Taylor. Guest of Honor: Simon Brett. Colin Dexter will be the Saturday Dinner Speaker.

August 14-30: Scene of the Crime Mystery Writing Festival. Wolfe Island.

August 20-22: Killer Nashville. Guest of Honor: Jeffery Deaver.


annoxford said...

Uh, Janet, I'd be truly excited to hear Colin Dexter SPEAK, had he not already passed on.

Janet Rudolph said...

Colin Dexter dead? I don't think so. He just spoke at CrimeFest.

Janet Rudolph said...

Perhaps you're thinking of his character Morse?

annoxford said...

Oh, Janet, that's got to be the most embarrassing thing I've ever done! I wasn't thinking of Morse, but of Dexter. They both had/have diabetes. And I read somewhere that Dexter quit the series at least partially to watch his health. Then someone told me he had died. I was very sad, but didn't bother to check.
Mea culpa! Everyone at St. Hilda's should treasure that moment.

Janet Rudolph said...

I'm so glad, though, that he's still around.:-) Friends at CrimeFest told me he gave an excellent talk. Not surprising, of course. Thanks for checking back. Wish I could be at St. Hilda's.