Programming activities will begin in earnest about three months prior to Bouchercon.

Only those registered for Bouchercon 2017 and who ask to be on a panel, will be considered. The registration deadline for consideration is July 1, 2017. However, registration for 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.

That being said, Bouchercon offers wonderful opportunities for all authors, whether you end up on a panel or not. It is your chance to meet hundreds of uber-fans of crime fiction — whether it be in the bar, at social events, or at other Bouchercon-sponsored events like speed dating, 20-minute self-programmed slots and more…much more. And to meet the authors you yourself have always wanted to meet.

If you are interested in being a panelist, or in moderating a panel, check out our Moderator’s Manifesto [PDF] and our Panelist’s Manifesto [PDF]. 

Author Photo Specifications

Your head shot is going to be next to your profile in the program book!

That means we need a great photo of you! Click here to get all the details!