I miss conventions. The last one I attended was Left Coast Crime in San Diego when we were all sent home because of COVID. So I’m super excited to be going to LCC this year and seeing my friends!
With the entire year yawning out before us, I decided to cruise through the net and see what mystery conventions are scheduled.
Left Coast Crime 2023. March 16-19. Tucson, Arizona.
https://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2023/. Guests of Honor include J.A. Jance, Glen Erik Hamilton, Sujata Massey, Dru Ann Love, Winn Bundy. And Ellen Byron is Toastmaster! Can’t wait. Hope to see you there!
Edgar Awards. April or May. New York City.
Nominees are listed at: https://mysterywriters.org/edgars/currentsubmissions/
Malice Domestic 31. April 28-30. Bethesda, Maryland.
https://malicedomestic.org/. Guests of Honor include Hank Phillippi Ryan, Vaseem Khan, Abir Mukherjee, Ann Cleeves, Tonya Scott-Williams, Luci Zahray. And Barb Goffman is the Toastmaster!
ThrillerFest XVII. May 3-June 3. New York City.
https://thrillerfest.com/. Guests include Charlaine Harris, Walter Mosley, Jack Carr, and Oyinkan Braithwaite.
Sleuthfest 2023. July 6-9. Boca Raton, Florida.
https://sleuthfest.com/. Guest of Honor is Melinda Leigh.
Killer Nashville. August 17-20. Nashville, Tennessee.
Bouchercon 2023. August 30 – September 3. San Diego.
Bouchercon 2023: San Diego – Murder at the Marina: August 30 to September 3. Guests include David Baldacci, Ann Cleeves, Jacqueline Winspear, Dru Ann Love, C.J. Box, KateCarlisle. And Naomi Hirahara is Toastmaster!
New England Crimebake.
https://crimebake.org/. As of this writing, the dates weren’t announced on the site. Check back.
Are there any conventions I missed? Which ones are you planning to attend?
While still in high school, she was one of the illustrators of the original Dungeons and Dragons. Art seemed an impractical pursuit – not an heiress, wouldn’t marry well, hated teaching – so she went to law school instead. When not writing or practicing law, Keenan can be found oil painting, studying the Irish language, or hanging out with her friends at mystery conventions.
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