Past Bouchercons 1980 - 1989

Bouchercon XX · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · Oct 6-8, 1989

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me…Death”


Guest of Honor : Simon Brett
Fan Guests of Honor : William F. Deeck, Linda Toole
Toastmaster : Bruce Taylor
Lifetime Achievement Award : Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Distinguished Contribution : Joan Kahn


Chairs : Deen Kogan, Jay Kogan

Bouchercon XIX · San Diego, California · Oct 7-9, 1988

“Murder Sunny Side Up”


Guest of Honor : Charlotte MacLeod
Fan Guest of Honor : Bruce Taylor
Toastmaster : Robert Barnard


Chairs : Phyllis Brown, Ray Hardy

 

Bouchercon XVIII · Minneapolis, Minnesota · Oct 9-11, 1987

“Murder in the North Country”


Guest of Honor : Lawrence Block
Fan Guest of Honor : John Nieminski [honored posthumously]
Toastmasters : Mary S. Craig, Max Allan Collins


Chairs : Steven A. Stilwell, Becky A. Reineke

Bouchercon XVII · Baltimore, Maryland · Oct 10-12, 1986

Guest of Honor : Donald E. Westlake
Fan Guest of Honor : Chris Steinbrunner
Toastmaster : Mary Higgins Clark


Chair : Gail M. Larson

 

 

Bouchercon XVI · San Francisco, California · Oct 25-27, 1985

“Murder by the Bay Returns”


Guest of Honor :
The California Crime Novel: Joe Gores, Joseph Hansen, Collin Wilcox
Fan Guests of Honor : Len and June Moffatt
Toastmaster : Tony Hillerman


Chair : Bryan Barrett

Bouchercon XV · Chicago, Illinois · Oct 26-28, 1984

“Second City Skulduggery”


Guest of Honor : Bill Pronzini
Fan Guest of Honor : Marvin Lachman


Chairs : Mary S. Craig, Ely M. Liebow, John Nieminski

Bouchercon XIV · New York, New York · Oct 21-23, 1983

“Manhattan Mayhem”


Guest of Honor : John D. MacDonald


Chairs : Otto Penzler, Chris Steinbrunner

Bouchercon XIII · San Francisco, California · Oct 8-10, 1982

“Bouchercon By-the-Bay”


Guest of Honor : Robert B. Parker


Chair : Don Herron

Bouchercon XII · Milwaukee, Wisconsin · Oct 9-11, 1981

“Beer City Capers”


Guest of Honor : Helen McCloy

Fan Guest of Honor : Allen J. Hubin


Chair : Mary Ann Grochowski

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Bouchercon XI · Washington, DC · Oct 10-12, 1980

“Where Crime Is Your Government’s Business”


Guest of Honor : Gregory Mcdonald


Chairs : Peter E. Blau, Jon L. Lellenburg