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Left Coast Crime 2015

Portland, Oregon • March 12-15

No Left Coast Crime would be complete with a celebration of the fabulous authors who keep us up at night, and the fans who love them. At Crimelandia, we are thrilled to recognize the amazing talents of Chelsea Cain and Ridley Pearson, and to be fêted and toasted by the delightful Gar Anthony Haywood. The fans we honor are the Friends of Mystery, who’ve been an integral part of the mystery community in the Pacific Northwest for more than 25 years.

For more information, visit http://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2015/


2015 Edgar Symposium

New York, NY • Grand Hyatt Hotel  • April 28, 2015 

Each spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. See the nominees for the 2015 Awards here: http://www.theedgars.com/index.html

 

Malice Domestic 2015

Bethesda, MD • May 1–3

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 Sara Paretsky; Guest of Honor Caroline and Charles Todd; International Guest of Honor is Ann Cleeves; www.MaliceDomestic.org

 

Nancy Drew Conferences

Iowa City, IA & Toledo, OH and Maplewood, NJ • Multiple Weekends in May and June

Nancy Drew Sleuths is an organization of Nancy Drew collectors, fans and scholars, established on April 10, 2000 for the purpose of fostering the enduring legacy of Nancy Drew. This year there are three mini-conferences in Iowa City, IA - April 30 - May 3, 2015; Toledo, OH - May 28 - 31, 2015; Maplewood, NJ - June 11-14, 2015. www.ndsleuths.com/ndsconventions.html

 

Crimefest

Bristol UK • May 14-17

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. Lee Child, Sophie Hannah, Maj Sjöwall are featured and highlighted guest authors. www.CrimeFest.com 

 

Thrillerfest X

New York NY • July 7–11

We’ll be honoring 2015 ThrillerMaster Nelson DeMille along with 2015 Spotlight Guests Mark Billingham, Charlaine Harris, and Greg Iles. We’re also excited that 2014 ThrillerMaster Scott Turow and 2014 Silver Bullet Award recipient Brenda Novak will be back to join us this year, along with 2015 Silver Bullet Recipient Kathy Reichs.  www.thrillerfest.com

 

Theaksons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, (AKA Harrogate)

Harrogate UK • July 16–19

M.C. Beaton, Mark Billingham, Lee Child, Ann Cleeves, Lisa Gardener, Arnaldur, Val McDermid, David Morrissey, Sara Paretsky, Sally Wainwright. The Festival dates are 16-19 July 2015, so block out these dates and join us for one long criminally good weekend.  http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/crime/

 

Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference

Corte Madera, CA • July 23-26

We’re excited to announce the 22nd Annual Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference. 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. We’re proud of the successful mystery writers who began their careers at this conference. For more information or to register, contact Kathryn Petrocelli at 800-999-7909, ext. 239, or email bpconferences@bookpassage.com. http://bookpassage.com/mystery-writers-conference

 

Deadly Ink

New Brunswick, NJ • August 7-9

Brad Parks, Guest of Honor and E. F. Watkins, Toastmaster. http://www.deadlyink2015.org/index.html

 

St Hilda’s Crime and Mystery Weekend

Oxford, UK • August 14-16

There is no website, as generally this conference has flourished through simple word of mouth. To get added to the mailing list or to request a booking form, contact Eileen.Roberts@st-hildas.oxford.ac.uk

 

The Writers Police Academy

Appleton, WI • August 20-23

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! In 2015, the registration fee will be partially underwritten for Sisters in Crime members. Karin Slaughter is as our 2015 guest of honor, and Allison Brennan is our special guest of honor. www.writerspoliceacademy.com

 

High Country Festival of the Book

Boone, NC • September 12

This annual event will include authors for readers of all ages and interests. Events held at Watauga County Public Library and downtown Boone. www.highcountryfestivalofthebook.com

Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival

Stirling, Scotland • September 11-13

The best of Scottish crime fiction featuring scores of authors. www.bloodyscotland.com

 

Agatha Christie Festival

Torre Abbey Torquay, UK • September 11-20

The English Riviera transforms itself into the murder mystery capital of the country, with ladies and gents in their period finery immersing themselves in tea parties, theatre, dinners on steam trains and vintage bus tours in honor of the Queen of Crime, who was born in Torquay on 15th September 1890. Garden parties to die for, lunches at Burgh Island, exclusive Twilight Tours of Christie’s home, Greenway, and plenty of Devon Cream Teas.

http://www.englishriviera.co.uk/agathachristie/agatha-christie-festival

 

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity

Baltimore, MD • September 25-27

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 Heather Graham, F. Paul Wilson, Andy Straka, S.D. Skye. http://creaturescrimesandcreativity.com

SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop

Raleigh, NC  • November 7

James Scott Bell, award-winning thriller writer and author of nine books on writing craft, will be teaching an amazing workshop -- Write Your Novel from the Middle and Make It Shine at Both Ends -- on Wednesday, October 7, from 1:00–5:00 at the Sheraton (conference hotel) one day prior to Bouchercon.

 

Bouchercon 2015

Raleigh, NC  • October 8-11

Honorees include Margaret Maron for lifetime achievement, Zoë Sharp and Allan Guthrie as international guests of honor,  Kathy Reichs and Tom Franklin as American guests of honor; Local Guests of Honor: Sarah Shaber and Ron Rash; Sean Doolittle and Lori Armstrong as our toastmasters, and Lucinda Surber and Stan Ulrich as fan guests of honor. www.bouchercon2015.com

 

Magna cum Murder Crime Writing Festival

Indianapolis, IN • October 24-26

This year, the conference will be held in Indianapolis (rather than Muncie) at the historic Columbia Club on Monument Circle. Guest of Honor, William Kent Krueger. International Guest of Honor, Simon Brett. http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/ebball/magnacummurder


Killer Nashville

Nashville, TN • October 30 - November 1

This conference offers over 60 sessions and 7 session tracks (general writing, genre specific writing, publishing, publicity & promotion, forensics, screenwriting, sessions for fans); manuscript critiques (fiction, nonfiction, short story, screenplay, marketing, query); a mock crime scene for you to solve; networking with bestselling authors, agents, editors, publishers, attorneys, publicists, and representatives from law and emergency services. www.killernashville.com

 

New England Crime Bake

Dedham, MA • November 6-8

Guest of Honor Elizabeth George, New York Times-bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley mysteries, the young adult "Edge of….” series and the fiction-writing classic Write Away. The conference offers master classes in writing and selling your fiction, opportunities to meet with editors and agents, presentations on criminal justice and forensics, panels featuring New England’s best crime writers, and lastly fun, laughter, a pizza party, dessert reception, and banquet! www.crimebake.org/index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Country Festival of the Book

Boone, NC  • September 12

This annual event will include authors for readers of all ages and interests. Events held at Watauga County Public Library and downtown Boone. www.highcountryfestivalofthebook.com

High Country Festival of the Book

Boone, NC  • September 12

This annual event will include authors for readers of all ages and interests. Events held at Watauga County Public Library and downtown Boone. www.highcountryfestivalofthebook.com

High Country Festival of the Book

Boone, NC  • September 12

This annual event will include authors for readers of all ages and interests. Events held at Watauga County Public Library and downtown Boone. www.highcountryfestivalofthebook.com

High Country Festival of the Book

Boone, NC  • September 12

This annual event will include authors for readers of all ages and interests. Events held at Watauga County Public Library and downtown Boone. www.highcountryfestivalofthebook.com

SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop 

November

More information will be posted as we finalize the details.

SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop 

November

More information will be posted as we finalize the details.

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