Bloody Words VIII
Bloody Words is Canada’s oldest and largest gathering
of mystery readers and authors.
June 6-8, 2008
Waynesboro, Virginia’s police department-hosted
book fair that brings together writers and fans to
increase literacy and decrease crime rates.
Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference
This conference covers everything mystery writers need - from developing ideas
and writing skills to finding a publisher. Students work closely with mystery
writers, agents, editors, and publishers as well as investigators and crime-fighting
professionals. Held in Corte Madera, CA.
June 26-29, 2008
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention
One of the world’s biggest annual crime and mystery
writing convention, for writers and readers alike.
Location changes each year.
October 9-12, 2008
A biennial international event in Bristol, UK, which follows the format of the Left Coast Crime Festival in the US.
June 5-8, 2008
The Forensic Science Society Conference
A periodic U.K. conference where leading scientists
and crime writers present some fascinating facts on
crime and crime fiction.
Harrogate Crime Writing Festival
Yorkshire, England’s well-respected crime writing festival gleans the top
names in the genre and offers a novel of the year award.
July 17-20, 2008
Left Coast Crime – Murder on the Rocks
The 18th Annual Western Mystery Fan Convention, one of the
largest crime fiction conventions, will be held in Denver, Colorado.
Love is Murder
Chicago’s conference for fans, authors,
and aspiring writers of mysteries, romantic suspense,
horror and thrillers. Panelists include nationally
known authors, editors, publishers, and agents, as
well a criminal justice experts, attorneys, police
offices, and more.
February 6-8, 2009
Magna cum Murder
A popular and well respected forum for crime fiction
aficionados in the United States. Held annually in
October 24-26, 2008
An annual event out of Washington, D.C. that salutes traditional mystery
books, best typified by the works of Agatha Christie.
New England Crime Bake
New England’s Annual Mystery Conference for Writers and Readers.
November 14-16, 2008
Reading Festival of Crime Writing
Three days of author events and more, showcasing a wide range of writers who represent the very best of the genre. This annual festival for readers and writers is held in Reading, UK.
September 12-14, 2008
The Wolfe Island Scene of the Crime
An annual festival for mystery readers and writers. Wolfe
Island is the birthplace of Canada’s first crime
writer, Grant Allen.
August 9, 2008