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“Fill a hotel with few thousand socially-challenged introverts, folks for whom the ‘I’d rather be reading’ T-shirt was created, and force them to spend a long autumn weekend together, and what have you got? Bouchercon—and you’d be a fool to miss it.”

~Lawrence Block

Bouchercon 2015

Register for Bouchercon 2016

September 15-18, 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana

“At Bouchercon I discovered a wonderful, supportive, fun, dynamic and exciting world, filled with fascinating, sometimes slightly crazy, people. It’s the Grand Central Station of crime writing and reading. I adore Bouchercon.”

~Louise Penny

Bouchercon 2017


Passport to Murder

October 12-15, 2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

“Like a holiday weekend with your family – except you get to choose this family, and it’s 2000 strong.”

~Lee Child

“Love contemporary mysteries? You can meet your whole bookshelf at Bouchercon. They’ll even let you buy them a drink.”

~Margaret Maron

“I walked into Bouchercon Austin not knowing a soul, contemplated leaving after my panel, and heading back home. Glad I didn’t. I made friends that weekend, both fellow writers and readers, that have become as close to me as family”

~Reed Farrel Coleman

“Bouchercon is magic! And here’s my absolute promise: You will meet a new soulmate, you will discover a remarkable book, you will chat with a beloved author, you will have a life-changing experience. It happens every time. See you there–of course!”

~Hank Phillippi Ryan

Blood on the Bayou

2016: New Orleans

September 15-18, 2016

Passport to Murder

2017: Toronto

October 12-15, 2017

Bouchercon 2018 - St. Petersburg, Florida

2018: St. Petersburg

September 6-9, 2018

Bouchercon 2019 - Dallas, Texas

2019: Dallas

October 31 – November 3, 2019

Bouchercon 2020 - Sacramento, California

2020: Sacramento

October 15-18, 2020