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 This page is occasionally out-of-date, but we’re doing much much better than we used to.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 the ongoing concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many events have been cancelled or postponed. I’ll relay what I know. A lot of organizers are stalling, however, hoping to proceed as planned, but I think they’re mostly kidding themselves–or stalling for time, waiting for a miracle. Before you book rooms, rent cars, book flights or anything, it’s best to check directly with the event’s organizers for any updates. (Now if only they’d update their fucking web sites!)
I’m also trying to list as many virtual events as possible, but if you don’t tell me, I can’t pass it on.
- Noir City International
November 13-29, 2020
A virtual film noir festival–right from the comfort of your own chesterfield, complete with video intros by the Czar of Noir his own bad self: the one, the only Eddie Muller! Presented by the Noir Foundation, the American Film Institute, and the AFI Silver Theatre. Films and scheduled showings are now posted!
- Pulp Adventurecon 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
You’ll be superamalgamated when you see the wide variety of paper collectibles on display at Pulp Adventurecon — a one-day show, held annually in two locations, and sponsored by Bold Venture Press, publishers of new and classic pulp fiction.
- Left Coast Crime 2021: Southwest Sleuths
April 8-11, 2021
- The Windy City Pulp & Paperback Convention
April 16-18, 2021
- World Book Day
April 23, 2021
Go ahead–read one!
- Miss Fisher Con
July 15-17, 2021,
- National Paperback Book Bay
July 30, 2021
Fawcett Gold Medal. Hard Case Crime. Dell Mapback… name your poison.
August 5-8, 2021
- National Book Lovers Day
August 9, 2021
- Bouchercon 2021
August 25-29, 2021
New Orleans, LA
- Bloody Scotland
September 17 – 19, 2021 (tentative)
- 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…
- Noir at the Bar Toronto
- Noir at the Bar Los Angeles
- Noir at the Bar Seattle
- Noir at the Bar Edinburgh
- Noir at the Bar NYC
- Noir at the Bar Denver
- Sisters in Crime: Conferences, Events & Tradeshows
The best listing I’ve found for general mystery events.
Is your event not listed? Don’t be afraid — just call me…