Past Bouchercons 2010 - 2020

Bouchercon LI · Sacramento, California· October 16 – 17, 2020

“Where Murder is a Capitol Crime”


Special Guest of Honor:  Scott Turow

Lifetime Achievement:  Walter Mosley
Distinguished Guest of Honor:  Anne Perry
International Guest of Honor:  Anthony Horowitz
Local Guest of Honor:  Cara Black
Fan Guest of Honor:  Janet A. Rudolph
Toastmaster:  Catriona McPherson

The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Al Abramson


Chairs: Rae James and Michele Dreyer

 

 

Bouchercon L · Dallas, Texas· October 30 – November 3,  2019

“Denim, Diamonds and Death”


Distinguished Contribution to the Genre: James Patterson

American Guest of Honor: Hank Phillippi Ryan
International Guest of Honor: Felix Francis
Lifetime Achievement Guest of Honor: Peter Lovesey
Local Guest of Honor: Deborah Crombie
Toastmaster: Harry Hunsicker
Fan Guest of Honor: Mckenna Jordan
Special Guests: Sandra Brown and Charlaine Harris


The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Don and Jenn Longmuir


Chair: Carol Puckett

 

 

Bouchercon XLIX · St. Petersburg, Florida· September 6-9, 2018

 

“Sunny Place, Shady People”


American Guests of Honor: Karin Slaughter and Sean Chercover
International Guests of Honor: Sara Blaedel and Mark Billingham
Lifetime Achievement (and not done yet) Guest of Honor: Ian Rankin
Local Guest of Honor: Tim Dorsey
Toastmaster: Lisa Unger
Fan Guests of Honor: Judy Bobalik and Ayo Onatade
Ghost of Honor: John D. MacDonald


The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Lesa Holstine


Chairs: Erin Mitchell, Jon Jordan, and Ruth Jordan

 

 

Bouchercon XLVIII · Toronto, Canada · October 12-15, 2017

“Passport to Murder”


American Guest of Honour: Megan Abbott
Canadian Guest of Honour: Louise Penny
B’Con4Kids Guest of Honour: Chris Grabenstein
International Guest of Honour: Christopher Brookmyre
Distinguished Contribution to the Genre: Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Toastmasters: Twist Phelan and Gary Phillips
Fan Guest of Honour: Margaret Cannon
Ghost of Honour: John Buchan


The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: George Easter


Chairs: Helen Nelson and Janet Costello

 

 

Bouchercon XLVII · New Orleans, LA · September 15-18, 2016

“Blood on the Bayou”


Lifetime Achievement: David Morrell
American Guests of Honor: Harlan Coben
Bouchercon Kids Guest of Honor:  R. L. Stine
International Rising Star Guest of Honor: Craig Robertson
Toastmasters: Harley Jane Kozak and Alexandra Sokoloff
Local Legend: Julie Smith
Fan Guests of Honor: Jon and Ruth Jordan


The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Otto Penzler


Chairs: Heather Graham and Connie Perry

 

 

Bouchercon XLVI · Raleigh, NC · Oct 8-11, 2015

“Murder Under the Oaks”


Lifetime Achievement : Margaret Maron
American Guests of Honor : Dr. Kathy Reichs & Tom Franklin
International Guests of Honor : Zoë Sharp & Allan Guthrie
Toastmasters : Lori Armstrong & Sean Doolittle
Local Guest of Honor : Sarah Shaber
Fan Guests of Honor : Lucinda Surber & Stan Ulrich


The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Bill and Toby Gottfried


Chair : Al Abramson

 

 

 

Bouchercon XLV · Long Beach, CA · Nov 13-16, 2014

“Murder at the Beach”


Toastmaster : Simon Wood
Fan Guest of Honor : Al Abramson
American Guest of Honor : J.A. Jance
International Guest of Honor : Edward Marston
YA Guest of Honor : Eoin Colfer
Lifetime Achievement : Jeffery Deaver


The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Judy Bobalik


Chair : Ingrid Willis

 

 

Bouchercon XLIV · Albany, NY · Sep 19-22, 2013

“a New York State of crime…”


Lifetime Achievement : Sue Grafton
International Guest of Honor : Anne Perry
American Guest of Honor : Tess Gerritsen
Toastmaster : Steve Hamilton
Fan Guests of Honor : Chris Aldrich & Lynn Kaczmarek


The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Marv Lachman


Chair : Al Abramson

Bouchercon XLIII · Cleveland, Ohio · Oct 4-7, 2012

“Crime fiction Rocks!”


American Guest of Honor : Elizabeth George
Distinguished Contribution to the Genre : Robin Cook
Lifetime Achievement : Mary Higgins Clark
Special Cleveland Guest : Les Roberts
Fan Guest of Honor : Doris Ann Norris
Toastmaster : John Connolly


The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award:  Len and June Moffatt


Chair : Marjory Mogg

Bouchercon XLII · Saint Louis, Missouri · Sept 15-18, 2011

“Spirits of St. Louis”


American Guests of Honor : Robert Crais & Charlaine Harris
International Guests of Honor : Colin Cotterill & Val McDermid
Lifetime Achievement : Sara Paretsky
Fan Guests of Honor : Kate Stine & Brian Skupin
Special Guests (local living legends) : Bob Randisi & John Lutz
Toastmaster : Ridley Pearson


The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Ali Karim


Chair(s) : Jon Jordan, David Thompson–in memoriam

Bouchercon XLI · San Francisco, California · Oct 14-17, 2010

“Bouchercon by the Bay”


Distinguished Contribution to the Genre : Lee Child
International Guest of Honor : Denise Mina
American Guest of Honor : Laurie R. King
Toastmaster : Eddie Muller
Fan Guest of Honor : Maddy Van Hertbruggen


Chair : Rae Helmsworth

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