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Annual Mystery Conventions

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This is where you'll find listings & links for current and up-coming mystery conferences. Click on the conference's logo to go to its website.

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Murder and Mayhem in Chicago Left Coast Crime Malice Domestic ThrillerFest Bouchercon


   Murder and Mayhem in Chicago has become

Midwest Mystery Conference

the Midwest Mystery Conference! And this is what it has to say about itself:

The Midwest Mystery Conference is a bi-annual event featuring some of the Midwest’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.

One of the main organizers is our friend Lori Rader-Day & her partner in crime is the awesome Dana Kaye.

 For more information, just ask your fellow MAFians who've participated in past M&M events!
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Left Coast Crime 2022 will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico from Thursday, April 7 - Sunday, April 10th.
Guests of Honor will be Catriona McPherson and Mick Herron. Fan Guest of Honor is Kristopher Zgorski. Toastmaster is Kellye Garrett, and the Ghost of Honor is Tony Hillerman.

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Malice Domestic  

One of Mystery's most acclaimed conferences:

Established in 1989, Malice Domestic is an annual fan convention that takes place each year in Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. Malice celebrates the Traditional Mystery, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The Agatha awards are voted on here and celebrated at Saturday's Agatha Awards banquet. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex, or excessive gore or violence.

Malice will be honoring Malice Domestic 32-33-34!

This year’s (Malice 34) will be held at:

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland

Friday, APRIL 22- Sunday, 24, 2022

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Another new opportunity from International Thriller Writers:

Virtual ThrillerFest XVI
May 31 – July 4, 2022

Take advantage of this chance to participate in Master Class, PitchFest, and CraftFest and more!

There’s no travel, no hotel stay—but you can still hone your craft in small classes taught by ITW bestselling authors, you can learn to pitch your novel with confidence, and get insider details on the business of writing from agents, editors, and marketing professionals, including a critique of your query letter.


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Bouchercon 2022 [Sept. 8-11]

The World Mystery Convention (also known as Bouchercon) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization which holds an annual convention in honor of Anthony Boucher, the distinguished mystery fiction critic, editor and author.

In 2022, it will be held at the The Downtown Hilton in Minneapolis, Minesota. The special attendees will be:

American Guest of Honor: Lou Burney ; Rising Star: S.A. Cosby ; Lifetime Achievement: Ellen Hart ; Toastmaster: Jess Lourey

as well as American Guest of Honor: Attica Locke ; Local Guest of Honor: William Kent Krueger ; International Guest of Honor: Jo Nesbo ; Toastmaster: Lori Rader-Day (!) ; International Lifetime Achievement: Alexander McCall Smith









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777 Front Street Lisle, IL 60532 | Phone: 630-971-1675 | Fax: 630-971-1701 | Hours: M-F 9:30am-9:00pm, SAT 9:30am-5:00pm, SUN 1:00pm-5:00pm