Here’s a random post for you. Should you be in the vicinity, please attend the following conventions or conferences, as my CON-proxy. This comes down to the fact that I live (sometimes) too far away from the biggest conventions, but one day my lottery ticket will come in (mixed metaphor, yeah).
May 28 – June 2 Nancy Drew Conference, Boston/Somerville, MA
Nancy Drew! Let me repeat that – Nancy Drew!
Field trips, ghost tours, parties, book exchanges and merchandise. www.ndsleuths.com/ndsconventions.html
May 30–June 2 Crimefest, Bristol UK
The annual convention draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world. Robert Goddard is the featured guest author/toastmaster. Also featured are Lindsey Davis, Jeffery Deaver, Sophie Hannah, David Hew-son, Peter James, Simon Kernick, Denise Mina, Dana Stabenow and many more. www.CrimeFest.com
July 10–13 Thrillerfest VIII, New York, NY
Thriller Masters Anne Rice and R. L. Stine; Spotlight Guests Mi-chael Connelly, T. Jefferson Parker, and Michael Palmer; and Silver Bullet Award Recipient Steve Berry will highlight the event. www.thrillerfest.com.
Go for the full three days, and take in Craftfest, Agentfest and Thrillerfest. Pitch my book for me at the speed dating Agentfest, and get a few books signed too.
October 11–13 GenreCon, Brisbane, Australia
The AWM GenreCon is a three-day conference for Australian writers and professionals working within the fields of romance, mystery, science fiction, crime, fantasy, horror, thrillers, and more. One part party, one part celebration, one part professional development – GenreCon is the place to be if you’re an aspiring or established writer with a penchant for the types of fiction that get relegated to their own corner of the bookstore.
Guest authors are being drip fed, but so far we have….drumroll….Chuck Wendig and Anita Heiss. http://www.genrecon.com.au/.