Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Some of the conventions we'll be attending this year...

We're looking forward to several book conventions & conferences this year...

Crimefest (Bristol, UK; May 20-23) We probably won't be able to attend, but Zoë Sharp's Killer Instinct should be out in time for the convention!

BookExpo (New York, NY; May 25-27) We'll share a booth with Tyrus Books in the Consortium area. I've attended several times as a bookseller, but this will be my first with a booth... Please be sure to drop by! We'll have authors at the booth... galleys, promo materials, more.

Bouchercon (San Francisco, CA; Oct. 14-17) Come on, is there an American city that personifies crime & noir fiction more than San Francisco? The Maltese Falcon, Vertigo, Bullitt, Dirty Harry... We should have Reed Farrel Coleman's Empty Ever After and Ace Atkins's Dark End of the Street out by then.

NoirCon (Philadelphia, PA; Nov. 4-7) More intimate than Left Coast Crime or Bouchercon, but heavily attended by the best of hard-boiled & noir fiction. Already tentatively scheduled to attend: George Pelecanos (guest of honor), Johnny Temple (Akashic Books), Charles Ardai (Hard Case Crime), Megan Abbott, Christa Faust, Laura Lippman, Jason Starr, Duane Swierczynski, Reed Farrel Coleman, Vicki Hendricks, Scott Phillips, S. J. Rozan, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Kent Harrington, Allan Guthrie, and so many more. We'll launch Damn Near Dead 2 (edited by Bill Crider) at NoirCon, and Daniel Woodrell's Tomato Red will be out, too.

NEW UPDATE (01/07/10): Daniel Woodrell (Tomato Red, The Death of Sweet Mister) will attend NoirCon! Also let me know they'll be there: Jason Pinter, Anthony Neil Smith.

And of course, it's never too early to register for Bouchercon 2011 in St. Louis! I'll be co-chairing (w/ Crimespree Magazine's Jon & Ruth Jordan, and my wife McKenna).

4 comments:

Sophie Littlefield said...

I just now found out about the woodrell reissues. that is amazing, wonderful news. congratulations, BFP!!

Peter Rozovsky said...

Is convention-going a recognized profession? If so, I'll happily work cheap.
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Lou Boxer said...

Long live BFP, David Thompson, Murder By the Book and Peter Rozovsky!

Keith Rawson said...

David you're getting me all hot bothered about Noircon. . .