The P.I. Calendar

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 This page is occasionally out-of-date, but we’re doing much much better than we used to.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
    Your place?
    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

    February 2021
    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
    Albuquerque, NM
    April 8-11, 2021
  • The Windy City Pulp & Paperback Convention
    April 16-18, 2021
    Chicago, IL
  • World Book Day
    April 23, 2021
    Go ahead–read one!
  • Miss Fisher Con
    July 15-17, 2021,
    Richmond, VA
  • National Paperback Book Bay
    July 30, 2021
    Fawcett Gold Medal. Hard Case Crime. Dell Mapback… name your poison.
  • PulpFest
    August 5-8, 2021
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • National Book Lovers Day
    August 9, 2021
  • Bouchercon 2021
    August 25-29, 2021
    New Orleans, LA
  • Bloody Scotland
    September 17 – 19, 2021 (tentative)


Is your event not listed? Don’t be afraid — just call me

Respectfully compiled by Kevin Burton Smith. Missing something? Let me know.

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