Schedule

This is an overview of the Bouchercon convention schedule.
For individual day’s programming, including Panels, Signing, etc. click PROGRAM in the menu bar.

Last updated: August 1, 2017

Wednesday,
October 11, 2017
   
  All day: Special local tours (ticketed events)
  3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Early Registration
  9:00 p.m. – ?? Noir at the Bar at Rivoli Bar, 334 Queen St. West (10-minute walk west from the hotel)
Thursday,
October 12, 2017
   
  7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration open
  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Author Speed Dating Event
  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Bouchercon 101
  8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bcon4Kids
  10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Panels
  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. International GOH Christopher Brookmyre interviewed by Mark Billingham
  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine is celebrated for its Distinguished Contribution to the Genre. Hosted by Art Taylor, this hour features a brief interview with editor Janet Hutchings, and vignettes from a number of special guests
  7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony and Reception
  9:30 p.m. – ??
Stay tuned!
Bar event
Friday,
October 13, 2017
   
  7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration Open
  8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Panels
  8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bcon4Kids
  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fan GOH Margaret Cannon interviewed by Catriona McPherson
  12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. General Meeting
  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. American GOH Megan Abbott interviewed by Laurie R. King
  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. International Reception
  6:30 p.m. – ?? Special event: Nero Wolfe Banquet (ticketed event)
Hosted by Jane Cleland
  7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Noisy Charity Auction
Cocktail Hour & Dessert Reception
  9:30 p.m. – ?? Pub Quiz Night, hosted by Crime Writers of Canada
Saturday,
October 14, 2017
   
  7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration Open
  7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Sisters in Crime Breakfast (ticketed event)
  8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Panels
  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Bcon4Kids GOH Chris Grabenstein interviewed by Kelley Armstrong
  2:00 p.m. Anthony Award voting closes
  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Toastmasters Twist Phelan and Gary Phillips interview each other
  7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Bouchercon 2017 Anthology: Passport to Murder signing
  8:00 p.m. – ?? Dancing, with the Advocats Big Band
Sunday,
October 15, 2017
   
  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Panels
  9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Canadian GOH Louise Penny interviewed by Ann Cleeves
  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Brunch (ticketed event)
  11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Anthony Awards and Closing Ceremonies
  1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Anthony Award Nominees book signing (& lots of hugs and tears)