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 This page is occasionally out-of-date, but we’re doing much much better than we used to.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


  • The Writers Police Academy
    Raleigh, NC
    August 1-4, 2019
  • Deadly Ink
    Parsippany NJ
    August 2-4, 2019
    Guest of Honor: 
    Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Noir at the Bar: Hoboken
    August 4, 2019
    Hoboken, NJ
    Featuring Andrea Bartz, Hilary Davidson, Rob Hart, Cate Holahan, Thomas Pluck, Alex Segura and Xu Xi. Hosted by Jason Pinter
  • Edinburgh Book Festival
    Edinburgh Scotland
    August 10-26, 2019
  • Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival
    Suffolk, VA
    August 10, 2019
  • PulpFest
    Pittsburgh, PA
    August 15-18,  2019
  • Killer Nashville
    Nashville, TN
    August 22-25, 2019
    Guests of Honor: David Morrell, Joyce Carol Oates, Alexander Ivy
  • Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference
    Corte Madera, CA
    August 22-25, 2019

    The “faculty” this year includes Cara Black, Kelli Stanley, Joe Clifford, David Corbett, Elizabeth George, Laurie R. King, Otto Penzler and Jacqueline Winspear.
  • Noir at the Bar: Burque Edition
    Albuquerque, NM
    August 24, 2019
    Come see Steve Brewer, Ana June, Jusin Bendell, Tori Cardenas, Mitch Marty, Andrew Bourelle
  • Noir at the Bar: Arlington
    Arlington, VA
    August 25, 2019
    Featuring  E.A. Aymar, Shawn Cosby, Angie Kim, John Copenhaver, Dana King, Jehane Sharah, Stacey Woodson and David Dean. Hosted by Josh Pachter.
  • Noir City Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    September 6-12, 2019
  • Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival
    Stirling, Scotland
    September, 20-22, 2019
  • Men of Mystery
    Long Beach, CA
    September 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.
  • Nancy Drew Convention Savannah
    Savannah, GA
    October 23-26, 2019
  • 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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