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 This page is occasionally out-of-date, but we’re doing much much better than we used to.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


  • Noir City: Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    September 6-12, 2019
  • Noir at the Bar: New York City
    New York City, NY
    September 15, 2019
    Featuring Galal Chater, Casey Barrett, James McCrone, Eric Obey, Justin Porter, Todd Robinson, Cathi Stoler and Lauren Wilkinson. Hosted by Scott Adlerberg and Jen Conley.
  • Noir at the Bar: Edinburgh
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    September 18, 2019
    Jackie McLean, Sharon Bairden, Robert Parker, Suzy Aspley, Olga Wojtas, Stephen O’Rourke, Ken Lussey, Val Penny, Sandra Kohls, Jonathan Whitelaw, Madeline Black and Heleen Kist.
  • Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival
    Stirling, Scotland
    September, 20-22, 2019
  • Noir at the Bar: Queens
    Kew Gardens (Queens), NY
    September 20, 2019
    Lyndsay Faye, Sarah Weinman, Adrian McKinty, Domenica Ruta, Hilary Davidson, John Vercher, Cate Holahan, Katie Moretti, Richie Narvaez, Jen Conley and Dave White. Hosted by Alex Segura and Scott Adlerberg. Part of the Brooklyn Book Festival Week
  • Men of Mystery
    Long Beach, CA
    September 21, 2019
    Dedicated to bringing together readers, fans, and aspiring writers with some of the greatest writers of the mystery genre. This year’s authors are Thomas and Jo Perry, Greg Hurwitz and Scott Brick.
  • Banned Book Week
    September 22-28, 2019
    Stick it to the man — read a banned book.
  • Nancy Drew Convention Savannah
    Savannah, GA
    October 23-26, 2019
  • Noir at the Bar: Hillsborough
    Hillsborough, NC
    September 26, 2019
    Southern cocktails & brew. Judy Marie, James Maxey, Eryk Pruitt, Nesha Maren, JG Hetherton, Suzanne Adair, Thomas Fenske, and Philip Kimbrough. Hosted by Tracey Reynolds
  • Magna Cum Murder XXV Crime Writing Festival
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    October 25-27  2019
    Guest of Honor: Joe R. Lansdale
  • SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop
    Dallas, TX
    October 30, 2019
    Spotlighting Writing the Breakout Novel Workshop by Donald Maass
  • Bouchercon 2019: Denim, Diamonds & Death
    Dallas, Texas
    October 31-November 3, 2019
  • Murder She Wrote
    October 31-November 5, 2019
    Huon Valley, Tasmania 
    An exploration of crime and mystery fiction written by women. Special guersts include Tara Moss, Kerry Greenwood and Shamini Flint.
  • Pulp AdventureCon
    Bordentown, NJ
    November 2, 2019
    Pulp magazines, golden age comics, vintage paperbacks, movie-related memorabilia, original art and more. 50 tables of great material!
  • Noir at the Bar Vancouver
    Vancouver, B.C.
    November 6, 2019
    Featuring Owen Laukkanen, Robin Spano, Carleigh Baker, Eileen Cook, Charlotte Morganti, Derrick Carew, Don English & Aaron Chapman
  • New England Crime Bake
    November 8-10, 2019



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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