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A Registrant Asks…

Entry in our occasional series, as Registrants ask us questions we think all attendees might benefit from knowing.

What is the food situation at Bouchercon?

We are extremely blessed in Toronto with a wide variety of food choices from all ethnicities! Pick a country, there is likely a restaurant serving authentic cuisine!

  • The Sheraton hotel has three restaurants and two coffee bars that also sell light snacks.
  • Immediately connected to the hotel in the lower concourse are two food courts with a wide variety of fast food choices.
  • Parked outside the Sheraton hotel (across the street) is the iconic City Hall. There are always several food trucks parked there.
  • Within an easy walk of the hotel there are hundreds of restaurant choices, ranging from Tim Hortons and Starbucks a few steps away to 5-star eateries. The massive Eaton Centre shopping complex is a 3-minute walk away and has two large food courts.

Pretty much no matter what your cuisine preference, from street food, to Italian, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Middle Eastern, Ethiopian… You can sample the globe’s food by taking a quick walk!

If you are a foodie and want to explore Toronto’s restaurant scene, you can explore the website BlogTO. There you can search for “the best …” and fill in what you are looking for (food/clothes/decor/salons/spas…etc etc).

Of course, if you have bought tickets, there is the Nero Wolfe Banquet, the Sisters in Crime Breakfast, and the Anthony Awards Brunch.


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!

#2monthstogo!

 

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!

 

A Registrant Asks…

First in our occasional series, as Registrants ask us questions we think all attendees might benefit from knowing.

What is “author speed dating”?

It’s not what you think! 

Each author gets a chance to pitch their book(s) to 22 tables of 8 readers to a table. Authors are put in groups of 2 and move from table to table every 4 minutes — so if you and I were paired I would talk for 2 minutes and then you would talk for 2 minutes. We’d pass out bookmarks or other stuff. And then at the 4 minute mark we’d travel to the next table!

It is incredibly popular and the dealer room floods with buyers when it is done!

Click here for the latest schedule!


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!

#3andahalfmonthstogo!