Category Archives: Programming

The Passport – September 2017

The most recent issue, The Passport – September 2017 [PDF], is here and has been emailed out in PDF form.

The panels have been announced and can be downloaded from our Programming page.

The program book is at the printers! Our editor (Kathleen Fraser) and designer (Rick Blechta) have worked on this for weeks non-stop and every bit of it we’ve seen is gorgeous!

Bouchercon is 100% run by volunteers. Would you like to help a little? A lot? Click here for a list of places to help out! 

Registration will close, and all event ticket and T-Shirt sales will end, at midnight on October 4th. Registration will re-open at 2:00PM on October 11th with different pricing options.

This is our last newsletter.

After this point look for special emails… about our auctions, events, where to pick up your registration package, how to vote for the Anthony Awards, and more!

And check our Twitter (@Bouchercon2017 and @Bouchercon) and Facebook page for up-to-the-minute info!

See you soon!!

A Registrant Asks…

Entry in our occasional series, as Registrants ask us questions we think all attendees might benefit from knowing.

How do the signings work in conjunction with panels, etc?

Signings follow each panel and include all people from all (up to) 6 panels that have just completed.

They are all held in the book room — Osgoode.

They also include all authors from the “20 on the 20 Spotlight Sessions” that ended in the previous hour or so.

So while you are in the room getting your book signed for the panel that you were just at, you can also get your book signed by authors who were in panels you weren’t able to attend in that time slot.

A Registrant Asks…

Entry in our occasional series, as Registrants ask us questions we think all attendees might benefit from knowing.

What exactly is “20 on the 20”?

These are 20 minute spotlight sessions that occur on the hour and then at 20 minutes past the hour and 20 minutes to the next hour. (For example: 8:00AM; 8:20AM; 8:40AM; 9:00AM…etc.)

The author in the spotlight does what they wish — it might be read, it might be give a brief talk, it might be an informal chat with folks in the audience. These authors are then included with the next signing in the book room.

The schedule for these sessions has been published.

A Registrant Asks…

Entry in our occasional series, as Registrants ask us questions we think all attendees might benefit from knowing.

How do I find out when certain authors are doing a panel or signing books?

We are all excited to be attending a convention with over 730 authors! So how do you make sure to get where you need to be to see your favs?

That information will be posted on the website by mid-August [update: here is the direct link]. The deadline for authors to have registered their interest for panel consideration was July 1. The first major round of notifications has only just gone out. The #Bcon2017 team is working hard to finalize the panels. 

Stay tuned to this space, our Twitter feed, and our Facebook event page for news when the schedule is finalized.


Have questions? We’d love to hear them! Chances are another registrant was wondering the same thing!

Use our contact form on this website to email us, or reach out through other our other media channels.

We’re here to help!

#3monthstogo!

 

A Registrant Asks…

First in our occasional series, as Registrants ask us questions we think all attendees might benefit from knowing.

What is “author speed dating”?

It’s not what you think! 

Each author gets a chance to pitch their book(s) to 22 tables of 8 readers to a table. Authors are put in groups of 2 and move from table to table every 4 minutes — so if you and I were paired I would talk for 2 minutes and then you would talk for 2 minutes. We’d pass out bookmarks or other stuff. And then at the 4 minute mark we’d travel to the next table!

It is incredibly popular and the dealer room floods with buyers when it is done!

Click here for the latest schedule!


Have questions? We’d love to hear them! Chances are another registrant was wondering the same thing!

Use our contact form on this website to email us, or reach out through other our other media channels.

We’re here to help!

#3andahalfmonthstogo!

 

The Passport – June 2017

The most recent issue, The Passport – June 2017 [PDF], is here and has been emailed out in PDF form.

Want to be on a panel???

The registration deadline to be considered for a panel is July 1.  (9 days away!!)

Have you filled out our panelists’ questionnaire? If not, go back to our Registration page and update your information to include your biography, any panel ideas you may have, and other important information that will help us make the panel assignments.

Schedule Updated!

We are so proud that our Guests of Honour have been nominated for various prestigious literary awards! Check out our blog posts/twitter/Facebook for details!

And check out our updated schedule to see when they are being interviewed, and by whom!

Have you registered??

We have over 1400 people attending! If you haven’t signed up yet, what better time than now! Events, panels, books, authors, schmoozing, banquets, luncheons, Sunday Brunch and Anthony Awards! What’s not to love?

We are only four months away from the grand, fun event that is Bouchercon! As we get closer and closer we’ll be publishing updates more frequently on what we’re doing and expect to be doing as we strive to make the Toronto destination of the best World Mystery Convention a exciting time to remember!

Want to be alerted ASAP as to what’s new?

Our updates will take many forms: through our Twitter feed (@Bouchercon, @Bouchercon2017), our main Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bouchercon/), our Facebook Event page for this year’s event, and these brief newsletters distributed by email to registrants and those who specifically expressed interest in receiving email updates.

If you want to be on the email list, submit your address on the right-side of this web page!

We have also preserved here on our blog the eight earlier editions, so you can check out any you’ve missed.