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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!!

#10monthstogo!! 

Louise Penny: Winner of LCC Best Mystery Novel

We are thrilled to hear that our very own Louise Penny is the winner of the Left Coast Crime’s Lefty for Best Mystery Novel, for her book A Great Reckoning.

Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America.

cover of A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

Anthony Ballot missing…?

If you have not received an Anthony Award nomination form via email, please have a read of this, from our Anthony Awards Chair:

More than 100 people who should have received nomination forms did not because they’ve opted out of Survey Monkey surveys. All of them. This effectively makes it impossible to send a ballot to that email address.

If you are in this group, you need to go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/optin.aspx and opt back in.

If you still don’t receive it within a few days, please message us with your email address.

Anthony Award Ballots emailed

**Important Information re Anthony Award Ballots!**

If you were registered for Bouchercon in New Orleans and/or are signed up for Toronto this year, your Anthony Award nomination ballot will be arriving in your email box on Tuesday, February 28.

The nomination form will be coming from SurveyMonkey. If you don’t see it in your inbox, please check your spam/junk folder. If it’s not there by Wednesday, March 1, please message us.

Anthony Award nomination forms are due back by April 30. As soon as all nominations are tabulated, the 2017 Anthony Award Nominees will be announced.

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.

Alternate Hotels

The rumours are true! There has been such a great response to Bouchercon 2017 that we will shortly run out of hotel rooms in the convention hotel.

However, until September 12th cancellations will revert to us! So, do check availability. Plus, there are still club rooms at $269 a night.

We don’t have specific alternate hotels. But don’t worry. The convention hotel is in the heart of downtown Toronto and there are dozens of hotels within easy (and flat!) walking distance [PDF]. For some, you don’t even have to walk outside!

We’ve made a list of about 40 hotels (and you can be sure we’ll have missed some) within a 20 minute walk. We excluded one star hotels, B&Bs and hostels. And if the walk was more than 20 minutes by even one minute we didn’t include it in our list. We did include a wide range of hotels, from two star to five star, and the hotels have a range of prices, too. The list is sorted by how close the hotels are to the convention hotel. At least four of the first six on the list are within eyesight of the convention hotel.

You can download our list of alternate hotels here [PDF].

Each listed hotel has the hotel name, the number of stars, the time to walk to the convention hotel, the address, nearest major intersection and web address.

But if you have any questions, or need help finding a roommate, drop our housing coordinator a line.

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.

Welcome Kensington Publishing

We are thrilled to announce another book publisher sponsor to the growing list!

Welcome, Kensington Publishing!

Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” Since its founding they have introduced the world to dozens of bestselling writers and developed countless marketing innovations while remaining steadfastly independent. 

Kensington publishes over 500 fiction and non-fiction titles each year. Its diverse imprints include Zebra, Pinnacle, Dafina, and Lyrical Press which are well known for providing readers with a range of popular genres such as romance, women’s fiction, African American, young adult and nonfiction, as well as true-crime, western, and mystery titles.

We look forward to perusing their extensive list of offerings come October!

#10monthstogo

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.