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 This page is occasionally out-of-date, but we’re doing much much better than we used to.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.
- Bloody Scotland
September 18-20, 2020
Take the low road, take the high road, but take it! Bloody Scotland has decided to host their entire conference online, celebrating the best Scottish and International crime fiction with a lineup that includes Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Lawrence Block, John Connolly, Peter May, Ann Cleeves, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina and so many more!
- Banned Book Week
September 27-October 3, 2020
Don’t work for the Clampdown! And check out our Naughty List of detective, crime and mystery novels that have been banned at one time or another.
- Pulp Adventurecon 2020
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
November 7, 2020
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.
- Pulp Adventurecon 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
You’ll be superamalgamatedwhen 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…