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Information and questions relating to registration for Bouchercon 2017

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 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!

 

McIlvanney Prize longlist announced

Bloody Scotland announced the 2017 longlist of the McIlvanney Prize as:

Lin Anderson – None But the Dead -coming to #Bcon2017
Christopher Brookmyre – Want You Gone -coming to #Bcon2017 (GOH!)
Ann Cleeves – Cold Earth -coming to #Bcon2017
Helen Fields – Perfect Remains
Val McDermid – Out of Bounds
Claire MacLeary – Cross Purpose
Denise Mina – The Long Drop
Owen Mullen – Games People Play
Ian Rankin – Rather Be the Devil
Craig Roberson – Murderabilia -coming to #Bcon2017
Craig Russell – The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid
Jay Stringer – How to Kill Friends & Implicate People -coming to #Bcon2017

Panel Registration Deadline!

Did you know?

Only those registered for Bouchercon 2017
AND
Those who ask to be on a panel, will be considered for a panel.

July 1st (17 days away!) is the deadline for consideration.
Registration at Bouchercon is not a guarantee of a panel assignment.  We will try to give as many as we can a panel slot. Unfortunately, the number of requests is usually far greater than the spaces available, so not every request can be met.

As the sage once said: “You can’t win if you don’t play.”

Indicate your interest today!

The Passport – April 2017

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

We have news about signing up for panels, program book bio/headshot requirements (no, your web image isn’t good enough for print!), a new CWC website feature, tours, and how to get your website linked from ours… and more.

We are only six 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 six earlier editions, so you can check out any you’ve missed.

 

The Passport – February 2017

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

We have news about hotel availability, alternative hotels, roommate info, signing up for panels, tours, travel plans to Canada… and more.

We are only seven 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 five earlier editions, so you can check out any you’ve missed.

The Passport – January 2017

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

We have news about tours, travel plans, new Bouchercon sponsors, panels, hotel/roommate info… and more.

We are only eight 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 four earlier editions, so you can check out any you’ve missed.

How to update my registration info

As we continue to add terrific ticketed events to Bouchercon’s offerings, registrants want to get back into their registration to buy these sought-after goodies…

Or perhaps you want to update your bio, website info, add publishing info, change your badge name, register an additional person under your email address… 

We’ve got you covered!

We’ve posted an easy step-by-step guide walking you through how to make changes to your registration. There is also a downloadable PDF version, with screenshots!

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!!

#7monthstogo!! 

The Passport – December 2016

The most recent issue, The Passport-December 2016 [pdf], is here and has been emailed out in PDF form.

As we rapidly approach the grand, fun event that is Bouchercon in October, we’ll publish updates 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!

These updates will take many forms: through our Twitter feed (@Bouchercon), our main Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bouchercon/), our Facebook Event page, and, periodically, brief newsletters distributed by email to registrants and those who specifically expressed interest in receiving email updates.

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

Less than 3 weeks before…

As of January 1st, the registration fee for Bouchercon goes up to Full Price!!

Take a moment now to get registered and book your room from our reserved block of discounted rooms!  Then relax and enjoy a stress-free holiday season!  😀

You can register and pay your discounted registration fees online – using your computer, your tablet, or even your phone. If you are using a credit card from outside Canada, you’ll have an even better bargain due to the favourable (for you) exchange rates!

Click here to register now.