Friday, July 23, 2021


Bouchercon 2021 will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 25-29. 

Here's an update from Bouchercon 2021 on COVID: 

To All Bouchercon Attendees!

We are incredibly excited to be bringing Bouchercon 2021 to New Orleans. Our team will be waiting to help make this one of the most memorable and enjoyable Bouchercon’s you have ever attended.  If this is your first Bouchercon, we want to make sure you will have such a wonderful time, you will come back year after year.

We know everyone is very concerned about the rising Covid Delta Variant. We want to assure you that we are following the State, the City and the Hotel guidelines during the convention. The Mayor of New Orleans has sent out an advisory that everyone should mask indoors again for now, or at least until the numbers of the Variant go down. 

The Marriott is very excited about us being there in August. As you know, this has hit tourism extremely hard everywhere. The hotel will help us with social distancing, We will do everything within our power to make this as safe a convention as possible. Everyone’s health is a great concern to us.

There will be exceptional panels and great special events. Laura Lippman and Dennis Lehane are attending, and A. Martinez, who played Jacob Nighthorse in the Longmire Series, will be chatting with Craig Johnson, creator of the series and our American Guest of Honor.

The Marriott has huge ballrooms and we will have plenty of space to social distance. We also plan to have “I am vaccinated” stickers (You will have to show your vaccination card to receive one) for people to wear to show they have been fully vaccinated. Even though this is going to be voluntary, authors and readers are great people, and we are hoping that each and everyone one of us will want to make our friends feel relieved and make an effort to wear one.

The following link will take you to the newest advisory from the New Orleans Mayor.

See you soon in NOLA for the next great Bouchercon!!!!

Mike Bursaw
Heather Graham
Connie Perry
Co-chairs Bouchercon 2021, New Orleans

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