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.