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 This page is occasionally out-of-date, but we’re doing much much better than we used to.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
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
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
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
October 23-26, 2019
- Noir at the Bar: Hillsborough
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
October 25-27 2019
Guest of Honor: Joe R. Lansdale
- SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop
October 30, 2019
Spotlighting Writing the Breakout Novel Workshop by Donald Maass
- Bouchercon 2019: Denim, Diamonds & Death
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
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
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
- Left Coast Crime
San Diego, CA
March 12-15, 2020
Guests of Honor: Rachel Howzell Hall, T. Jefferson Parker
- NoirCon 2020
Los Angeles, CA
September 11 – 13, 2020
- Bouchercon 2020: Where Murder is a Capitol Crime
October 15-18, 2020
- 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…
Respectfully compiled by Kevin Burton Smith. Missing something? Let me know.