Monday, October 28, 2013

Bouchercon 2014: Murder at the Beach!!

I just learned about Bouchercon this past weekend and here's what I learned about it via Wikipedia:
Bouchercon, the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction. It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and editor Anthony Boucher, and pronounced the way he pronounced his name, rhyming with "voucher".

It is held annually in the fall, each year being hosted in a different city by a different group of volunteers.The convention typically starts on Thursday and finishes on Sunday.

Each year, Bouchercon nominates and votes the Anthony Awards for excellence in crime fiction, including but not limited to: Best Novel, Best First Novel, Best Short Story, Best Critical Non-Fiction, and Best Paperback Original.

Bouchercon 2014: Murder at the Beach will be held in Long Beach, California, USA from November 13th-16th. I also learned through Wikipedia that Bouchercon is an event for fans, authors, and those who work in the publishing industry.  Click on the link for event details and registration.

Has anyone ever heard of and/or attended a Bouchercon event??
It sounds like an interesting convention to attend for mystery lovers!

1 comment:

  1. Bouchercon is fabulous! If you're near there - it's a great place to be!

    How can I contact you about a possible review?