September 25 @ 12:00 am - September 29 @ 12:00 am
Share| ALA Mid-Winter 2019 January 25-29, 2019 • Seattle WA ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference are the premier global library events each year, bringing together the newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field, from all over the world. News is made at these events, where important announcements are made, updates are shared, relevant legislation and policy are addressed, and discussions take place that have a major impact on libraries, their role, and their ongoing transformation. These events trend nationally on Twitter and are extensively covered in the media. https://2019.alamidwinter.org Sleuthfest 2019* March 14-17, 2019 ? Boca Raton, Florida The Florida Chapter of MWA’s annual conference for mystery, suspense, and thriller writers. 2018 Guests of Honor included: Keynote Andrew Gross, Forensic GoH Katherine Ramsland Ph.D., and guest authors Hallie Ephron, Hank Phillippi Ryan, P..J. Parrish and James R. Benn. http://sleuthfest.com Virginia Festival of the Book: CrimeWave March 20-24, 2019 • Charlottesville VA More information: https://www.vabook.org/program_topics/crime-wave/ Murder and Mayhem in Chicago 2019* March 23, 2019 • Chicago IL MMC is a one-day event featuring some of Chicago’s top mystery/crime writers and a few of their friends, too. This event is perfect for crime readers and librarians hoping to find new books to read and aspiring crime writers hoping to learn about the mystery community and writing and publishing careers. http://murdermayhemchicago.com/ Left Coast Crime 2019 March 28-31, 2019 • Vancouver, British Columbia Whale of a Crime. American Guest of Honor C.J. Box, Canadian Guest of Honor Maureen Jennings, Toastmaster Cathy Ace, Ghost of Honor L.R. Wright. Lifetime Achievement Sue Grafton, For more information, visit http://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2019 2019 Edgar Symposium and Awards April 24-25, 2019 • New York NY • Grand Hyatt Hotel Each spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. The Edgar Awards will be presented on either Thursday, April 25 or May 2, 2019 (at the time of this update the date had not yet been announced). The nominees for the 2019 Awards will be posted at: http://www.theedgars.com Malice Domestic 2019 May 3-5, 2019 • Bethesda MD The annual fun fan convention in metropolitan Washington, D.C. salutes the traditional mystery—books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The conference honoring the traditional mystery will feature Lifetime Achievement Award Parnell Hall with Toastmaster Chris Grabenstein and Guest of Honor Donna Andrews. Visit www.MaliceDomestic.org Crimefest 2019 May 9-12, 2019 • Bristol UK The annual convention draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in an informal atmosphere. Featured and highlighted guest authors will be announced soon at www.CrimeFest.com Maine Crime Wave 2019 May 31-June 1, 2019 • Portland ME Special guests and more details will be announced soon at http://mainewriters.org/maine-crime-wave/. CrimeCon 2019 June 7-9, 2019 • New Orleans LA A conference for fans of true crime. CrimeCon brings the genre we love to life through immersive experiences, incredible guests, and nerdy deep-dives into tactics and cases. Add the world’s best true crime podcasters and sprinkle in some surprise mystery and intrigue–and you’ve got CrimeCon weekend. California Crime Writers 2019 June 8-9, 2019 ? Culver City, California CCWC offers four tracks of curriculum for the mystery writer: writing craft, industry/business, law enforcement, forensics and marketing. Each track features eight panels and/or workshops. Attendees can attend any combination of sessions. www.ccwconference.org Nancy Drew Haunted Maine Convention June 19-22, 2019 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada Our mission is to walk in Nancy Drew’s footsteps each year at our conventions. We select a theme book–one of the classic 56 hardcover Nancy Drew books printed from 1930 to 1979–that is set in a real location and we do things that Nancy Drew and her chums did in the books. This adds that nostalgic flair to our conventions so they’re much more special than a generic location! While we may not chase villains down dark alleys or sleuth for secret passageways (yet!), we do manage to mix real-life locations with book hunting and activities based on the mystery in the theme book(s) for a fabulous event of mystery and mayhem. Visit www.ndsleuths.com Thrillerfest July 9-13, 2019 ? New York, NY Thrillerfest is the premiere conference for thriller enthusiasts, bringing together famous authors and new ones along with industry professionals, agents, and fans. It’s a vibrant hub of literary networking and social interaction. Featuring 2019 ThrillerMaster John Sandford, along with 2019 Thriller Legend Margaret Marbury. Writers should check out CraftFest and Master CraftFest. For more information, visit www.thrillerfest.com Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, (AKA Harrogate) July 18-21, 2019 ? Harrogate UK Taking place over four-days each July, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival presents an accessible, challenging and entertaining long-weekend of live literature events, engaging 13,000 people each year in lively thought-provoking debates about the written word, the changing roles of writers and readers, and literature’s response to, and effect upon, wider society. Visit http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/crime-writing-festival The Writers Police Academy* August 1-4, 2019 • Raleigh, NC Hands-on, interactive and educational experience writers can use to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. This conference features real police, fire, and EMS training at an actual police academy. Top instructors and experts! www.writerspoliceacademy.com Deadly Ink August 2-4, 2019 ? Parsippany NJ New Jersey’s biggest little mystery conference, Deadly Ink. Sheraton Parsippany Hotel. Website: https://deadly-ink.com Edinburgh Book Festival August 10-26, 2019 • Edinburgh Scotland We are the largest public celebration of the written word in the world. Every August we bring around 1000 writers and thinkers from across the planet together to rub shoulders with you, the audience. https://www.edbookfest.co.uk Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival August 10, 2019 ? Suffolk VA Held at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, this one-day festival will showcase multiple bestselling mystery, suspense, romance, paranormal, horror and women’s fiction authors who will participate in book signings, fan meet & greets and readings. Additional activities will include multiple workshops, a New Author Expo, and author panel discussions. Visit http://www.suffolkmysteryauthorsfestival.com/ PulpFest 2019 August 15-18, 2019 • Pittsburgh PA The summertime destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related materials, PulpFest seeks to honor the pulps by drawing attention to the many ways these throwaway magazines have inspired writers, artists, film directors, software developers, and other creators over the decades. Visit http://www.pulpfest.com Killer Nashville 2019* August 22-25, 2019 • Franklin TN Killer Nashville features nine breakout sessions for intense smaller group interaction, an authors’ bar (free for hotel guests), a moonshine and wine tasting, free agent/editor roundtable pitch sessions, a mock crime scene designed by special agents and other law enforcement professionals, cocktail receptions, the Guest of Honor Dinner and Awards Banquet, film previews, and live music performances. www.killernashville.com Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference* August 22-25, 2019 • Corte Madera CA This conference has a strong tradition of great authors and teachers. Mystery writers learn all the clues to a successful writing career. Editors, agents, and publishers share with participants what they need to know to get published. Authors offer classes on setting, dialogue, suspense and point of view. Panels of detectives, forensic experts, and other crime-fighting professionals provide invaluable information that allows writers to put realism into their work. http://bookpassage.com/mystery-writers-conference Agatha Christie Festival 2019 September 11-15, 2019 • Torre Abbey, Torquay UK Working with artists, writers and the extraordinary people and histories of Torbay and South Devon, International Agatha Christie Festival is an arts organisation dedicated both to promoting new stories and connecting to the voices of artists across the world. Inspired from the ingenuity and curiosities of Dame Agatha Christie Mallowan, it celebrates creativity and works to nurture and support artistic innovation, well-being and enjoyment across all ages. www.iacf-uk.org Creatures, Crimes & Creativity 2019 September 13-15, 2019 • Columbia MD Our purpose is to gather readers and writers of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal. It will present three days of panels and workshops of interest to both writers and fans. We will all dine together and hear presentations from our key note speakers. http://creaturescrimesandcreativity.com Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival September, 20-22, 2019 • Stirling, Scotland The best of Scottish crime fiction featuring scores of authors. www.bloodyscotland.com Novelists Inc* September 25-29, 2019 • St. Petersburg FL The Novelists, Inc. conference is a unique experience that brings together multi-published, multi-genre authors who publish traditionally, independently, or both. The speakers are selected from the top echelons of the industry and the conversations rise far and above what you’ll experience anywhere else. Come discover the latest tools, maximize your publishing relationships, hone effective strategies, exploit opportunities, and rocket your career to the next level!