Monday, August 24, 2009

Meet us in St. Louis... at Bouchercon 2011!

I, Crimespree Magazine's Jon Jordan, and our spouses (McKenna & Ruth) are co-chairing the 2011 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, September 15-18, 2011, in St. Louis. We're excited to announce that the website is now up, and we're starting to take registrations. And who wouldn't want to attend this Bouchercon? Check out the line-up, just with the Guests of Honor...

American Guests of Honor: Charlaine Harris (the Sookie Stackhouse series, the basis for HBO's True Blood) and Robert Crais (the Elvis Cole series)
International Guests of Honor: Val McDermid (the Tony Hill & Carol Jordan series, the basis for BBC's Wire in the Blood) and Colin Cotterill (the Dr. Siri series)
Lifetime Achievement: Sara Paretsky (the V. I. Warshawski series)
Toastmaster: Ridley Pearson (the Lou Boldt / Sheriff Walt Fleming series)
Fan Guests of Honor: Kate Stine & Brian Skupin (Mystery Scene Magazine)

And that's only the beginning! Jon and I have lots of ideas that we believe will help make this the biggest & best Bouchercon ever. And just why did did we -- Jon's from Milwaukee, David from Houston -- choose St. Louis? Obviously you haven't been to the city before. Jon and I both will be reporting on our thoughts of St. Louis in the months ahead, with additional, expert insight from the perfect guides: Gateway City's mystery authors.

In the meantime, please bookmark the B'Con 2011 blog, so you can keep in touch with what's going on. But hell, you know you wanna go! Get on over to the official B'Con 2011 website and register now! It's a mere $125 until the end of 2009. What a deal!

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