Schedule

This is an overview of the Bouchercon convention schedule.

For individual day’s programming schedule, including Panels, Signing, etc. click PROGRAMMING in the menu bar.

Last updated: October 5, 2017

Wednesday,
October 11, 2017
   Detailed Programming [PDF]
  All day: Special local tours (ticketed events, sold out)
  2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Early Registration
  8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. UK guitar virtuoso Claude Bourbon concert hosted by booksellers Sellers and Newel. $15 (+20% discount for Bcon attendees); 672 College St. (13 min cab ride)
  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
   Detailed Programming [PDF]
  7:30 a.m. – 7:00 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
  9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Book Room open
Silent Auction bidding open
  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 Ceremonies and Reception
  9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Pub games hosted by Felony and Mayhem Press at BnB bar/restaurant located in the hotel
Friday,
October 13, 2017
   Detailed Programming [PDF]
  7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open
  8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Panels
  8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bcon4Kids
  9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Book Room open
Silent Auction bidding open
  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fan GOH Margaret Cannon interviewed by Catriona McPherson
  12:45 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
  8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour & Dessert Reception, sponsored by Atria Mystery Bus and Simon & Shuster Canada
  9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Pub Quiz Night, hosted by Crime Writers of Canada
Saturday,
October 14, 2017
  Detailed Programming [PDF]
  7:30 a.m. – 5:00 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
  9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Book Room open
  9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Silent Auction bidding open
  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Bcon4Kids GOH Chris Grabenstein interviewed by Kelley Armstrong
  2:00 p.m. Anthony Award voting closes
  3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pick up and pay for Silent Auction items
  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. – 11:55 p.m. Dancing, with the Advocats Big Band
Sunday,
October 15, 2017
  Detailed Programming [PDF]
  7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration Open
  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
  9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pick up and pay for Silent Auction items
  9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Book Room open
  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sunday Brunch (ticketed event, sold out)
  11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Anthony Awards and Closing Ceremonies
  1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Anthony Award Nominees, Winners, and Guests of Honour book signing (& lots of hugs and tears)