Conferences & Festivals

Conferences & Festivals

Conferences and festivals are great opportunities to meet your favorite authors, get books signed, network with writers, agents, and publishers, and learn more about publishing. Keep in mind that some conferences change location from year to year.

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

Sleuthfest
Boca Raton, FL
http://sleuthfest.com/
Feb 23-26 

MARCH

Left Coast Crime
changes locations annually
www.leftcoastcrime.org
March 16-19
Honolulu 

APRIL

LA Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles, Calif.
events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks
April 22, 23

Connecticut Library Association

Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford
www.ctlibraryassociation.org
no 2017 date yet

Malice Domestic
Bethesda, Md.
www.malicedomestic.org
April 28-30 

MAY

BEA (Book Expo America)
www.bookexpoamerica.com
May 31-June 2

CrimeFest
Bristol, England
www.crimefest.com
May 18-21 

JUNE

Deadly Ink
Rockaway, N.J.
www.deadlyink2015.org
June 16-18 

Printers Row Lit Fest
Chicago, Ill.
printersrowlitfest.org/
2017 dates not yet announced

American Library Association
www.ala.org/conferencesevents/
Chicago
June 22-27


JULY

ThrillerFest
Grand Hyatt
New York City, N.Y.
www.thrillerfest.com
July 11-15, 2017

PulpFest
Columbus, Ohio
www.pulpfest.com
dates not yet announced for 2017

Theakson's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
Harrowgate, England
harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/crime
dates not yet announced for 2017

AUGUST

Writers Police Academy
Jamestown, N.C.
www.writerspoliceacademy.com
no date yet announced for 2017

Killer Nashville
Nashville, Tenn.
www.killernashville.com
Aug 24-27

St. Hilda’s Crime and Mystery Weekend
Oxford, England
www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk
no date yet announced for 2017

SEPTEMBER

Book Passage Mystery Writer’s Conference
Corte Madera, Calif.
www.bookpassage.com/mystery-writers-conference
Sept 7-10, 2017

Connecticut Fiction Fest
Meriden, CT
www.ctfictionfest.org/home.html
date not yet announced for next year

Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival
Stirling, Scotland
www.bloodyscotland.com
dates not yet announced for 2017

Brooklyn Book Festival
Boro Hall
Brooklyn, N.Y
www.brooklynbookfestival.org
dates not yet announced for 2017

Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity
Sheraton Columbia Town Center, Columbia Md
www.creaturescrimesandcreativity.com
Sept 30-Oct 2

OCTOBER

Collingwood Book Fest
Collingswood, N.J.
www.collingswoodbookfestival.com
Oct 1

Nancy Drew Conference Convention
Ogunquit, Maine
www.ndsleuths.com
around Oct 11-15 (tentative) 

Bouchercon
changes locations annually
http://www.bouchercon.info/
Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Canada
October 12-15, 2017 (note that this is for next year)

CrimeCONN
Westport Library, Westport, Ct.
http://westportlibrary.org/events/crimeconn-all-day-mystery-conference
Oct 15

NoirCon
Philadelphia, Pa
www.noircon.com
Oct 26-30

Magna Cum Murder
Indianapolis, Ind. (Ball State University)
cms.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/ebball/magnacummurder
Oct 28-30

NOVEMBER

New England Crime Bake
Dedham, Mass.
www.crimebake.org
Nov 11-13

Iceland Noir
Reykjavik, Iceland
iceland-noir-iocy.squarespace.com
Nov 17-20

DECEMBER

Wolfe Pack Weekend
New York City, N.Y.
www.nerowolfe.org
Dec 2-4. Includes Black Orchid dinner