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 This page is occasionally out-of-date, but we’re doing much much better than we used to.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.
- Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
July 18-21, 2019
- Miss Fisher Con
San Jose, CA
Jul 25-28, 2019
Special guest: Greg J. Walker,composer for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and the upcoming movie, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears. Hosted by The Adventuresses Club of the Americas, this one’s for fans of Miss Phryne Fisher.
- Noir at the Bar: Seattle
July 25, 2019
Featuring Roz Ray, Renee Patrick, Baird Nuckolls, Colin Conway, and Michael Fowles. Hosted by Nick Feldman.
- Noir at the Bar: Hillsborough
July 25, 2019
Hosted by Tracey Reynolds and Eryk Pruitt. Eight writers entertain with stories of murder and crime.
- The Writers Police Academy
August 1-4, 2019
- Deadly Ink
August 2-4, 2019
Guest of Honor: Wendy Corsi Staub
- Edinburgh Book Festival
August 10-26, 2019
- Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival
August 10, 2019
August 15-18, 2019
- Killer Nashville
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, 2019The “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
August 24, 2019
Come see Steve Brewer, Ana June, Jusin Bendell, Tori Cardenas, Mitch Marty, Andrew Bourelle
- Noir at the Bar: Arlington
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
September 6-12, 2019
- Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival
September, 20-22, 2019
- Men of Mystery
Long Beach, CA
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
October 23-26, 2019
- 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.