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2014 Long Beach, CA
 
November 13–16

2015 Raleigh, NC
 
October 8–11
2016 New Orleans, LA
 
September 15–18
2017 Toronto, ON
 
October 12–15
2018 St. Petersburg, FL
 
September 13–16




2013 Albany, NY
2012 Cleveland, OH
2011 Saint Louis, MO
2010 San Francisco, CA
2009 Indianapolis, IN
2008 Baltimore, MD
2007 Anchorage, AK
2006 Madison, WI
2005 Chicago, IL
2004 Toronto, ON
2003 Las Vegas, NV
2002 Austin, TX
2001 Washington, DC
2000 Denver, CO
1999 Milwaukee, WI
1998 Philadelphia, PA
1997 Monterey, CA
1996 St. Paul, MN
1995 Nottingham, UK
1994 Seattle, WA
1993 Omaha, NE
1992 Toronto, ON
1991 Pasadena, CA
1990 London, UK
1989 Philadelphia, PA
1988 San Diego, CA
1987 Minneapolis, MN
1986 Baltimore, MD
1985 San Francisco, CA
1984 Chicago, IL
1983 New York, NY
1982 San Francisco, CA
1981 Milwaukee, WI
1980 Washington, DC
1979 Universal City, CA
1978 Chicago, IL
1977 New York, NY
1976 Culver City, CA
1975 Chicago, IL
1974 Oakland, CA
1973 Boston, MA
1972 Los Angeles, CA
1971 Los Angeles, CA
1970 Santa Monica, CA






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The World Mystery Convention is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization which holds an annual convention in honor of Anthony Boucher, the distinguished mystery fiction critic, editor and author. It is the world's premier event bringing together all parts of the mystery and crime fiction community, and is commonly referred to as Bouchercon. [bough'·chur·con]


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UPCOMING BOUCHERCONS

Bouchercon XLV (2014) – Long Beach, CA
November 13 – 16
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"Murder at the Beach"

Chair: Ingrid Willis
Toastmaster: Simon Wood
Fan Guest of Honor: Al Abramson
American Guest of Honor: J.A. Jance
International Guest of Honor: Edward Marston
YA Guest of Honor: Eoin Colfer
Lifetime Achievement: Jeffery Deaver


Bouchercon XLVI (2015) – Raleigh, NC
October 8 – 11
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"Murder Under the Oaks"

Chair: Stacey Cochran
Lifetime Achievement: Margaret Maron
American Guests of Honor: Kathy Reichs & Tom Franklin
International Guests of Honor: Zoë Sharp & Allan Guthrie
Toastmasters: Lori Armstrong & Sean Doolittle
Special Local Guests: Sarah Shaber & Ron Rash


Bouchercon XLVII (2016) – New Orleans, LA
September 15–18
"Down in New Orleans"

Chairs: Heather Graham & Connie Perry
American Guest of Honor: Harlan Coben
International Guest of Honor: Mo Hayder
Local Legend: Julie Smith
Lifetime Achievement: David Morrell
Fan Guests of Honor: Jon & Ruth Jordan
Toastmaster: Harley Jane Kozak


Bouchercon XLVIII (2017) – Toronto, ON
October 12 – 15
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"Passport to Murder"

Chairs: Janet Costello & Helen Nelson
Canadian Guest of Honour: Louise Penny
American Guest of Honour: Megan Abbott
International Guest of Honour: Christopher Brookmyre
B'Con4Kids Guest of Honour: Chris Grabenstein
Fan Guest of Honour: Margaret Cannon
Toastmasters: Twist Phelan & Gary Phillips


Bouchercon XLIX (2018) – St. Petersburg, FL
September 13–16
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"Crime in the Sunshine"

Chairs: Erin Mitchell, Jon Jordan & Ruth Jordan
American Guests of Honor: Karin Slaughter & Sean Chercover
International Guests of Honor: Sara Blaedel & Mark Billingham
Toastmaster: Lisa Unger
Florida Guest of Honor: Tim Dorsey
Lifetime Achievement: Ian Rankin
Fan Guests of Honor: Judy Bobalik & Ayo Onatade
Ghost of Honor: John D. MacDonald




PAST THREE BOUCHERCONS

Bouchercon XLIV (2013) – Albany, NY
"a New York State of crime..."

Chair:Al Abramson
Lifetime Achievement: Sue Grafton
International Guest of Honor: Anne Perry
American Guest of Honor: Tess Gerritsen
Toastmaster: Steve Hamilton
Fan Guests of Honor: Chris Aldrich & Lynn Kaczmarek
The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Marv Lachman

Bouchercon XLIII (2012) – Cleveland, OH
"Crime fiction Rocks!"

Chair:Marjory Mogg
American Guest of Honor: Elizabeth George
Distinguished Contribution to the Genre: Robin Cook
Lifetime Achievement: Mary Higgins Clark
Special Cleveland Guest: Les Roberts
Fan Guest of Honor: Doris Ann Norris
Toastmaster: John Connolly
The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Len and June Moffatt

Bouchercon XLII (2011) – Saint Louis, MO
"Spirits of St. Louis"

Chair(s): Jon Jordan, David Thompson–in memoriam
American Guests of Honor: Robert Crais & Charlaine Harris
International Guests of Honor: Colin Cotterill & Val McDermid
Lifetime Achievement: Sara Paretsky
Fan Guests of Honor: Kate Stine & Brian Skupin
Special Guests (local living legends): Bob Randisi & John Lutz
Toastmaster: Ridley Pearson
The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Ali Karim

Anthony Boucher

Anthony Award
and 
Guest Authors



Donna Andrews
John Ball
Bill S. Ballinger
Robert Barnard
Linda Barnes
Nevada Barr
M.C. Beaton
Mark Billingham
Robert Bloch
Lawrence Block
Rhys Bowen
C.J. Box
Reginald Bretnor
Simon Brett
Robin Burcell
James Lee Burke
Dana Cameron
Robert Campbell
David Canter
Caleb Carr
Sarah Caudwell
Sean Chercover
George C. Chesbro
Lee Child
Meg Chittenden
Mary Higgins Clark
Harlan Coben
Liza Cody
Reed Farrel Coleman
Max Allan Collins
Michael Connelly
John Connolly
Robin Cook
Natasha Cooper
Patricia Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell
Colin Cotterill
Mary S. Craig
Robert Crais
Bill Crider
Judy Crider
John Curran
Barbara D'Amato
Diane Mott Davidson
Hilary Davidson
Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Lindsey Davis
Colin Dexter
Susan Dunlap
Stanley Ellin
James Ellroy
Robert L. Fish
Tana French
Dale Furutani
Diana Gabaldon
Jonathan Gash
William Campbell Gault
Elizabeth George
Tess Gerritsen
Walter B. Gibson
Michael Gilbert
Joe Gores
Chris Grabenstein
Sue Grafton
Jan Grape
Kate Grilley
Terris McMahan Grimes
Bryan Gruley
Parnell Hall
Steve Hamilton
Joseph Hansen
Charlaine Harris
Thomas Harris
Carolyn Hart
John Harvey
Sparkle Hayter
Gar Anthony Haywood
Jeremiah Healy
Sara J. Henry
Sue Henry
Carl Hiaasen
Reginald Hill
Tony Hillerman
Edward D. Hoch
Allen J. Hubin
Julie Hyzy
Hammond Innes
P.D. James
Jonathan Kellerman
Karen Kijewski
Laurie R. King
Harley Jane Kozak
Rochelle Krich
William Kent Krueger
Jane Langton
Virginia Lanier
Stieg Larsson
Dennis Lehane
Elmore Leonard
Laura Lippman
Sophie Littlefield
Peter Lovesey
John Lutz
John D. MacDonald
Charlotte MacLeod
Margaret Maron
Ed McBain
James McCahery
Helen McCloy
Sharyn McCrumb
Val McDermid
Gregory Mcdonald
Ralph McInerny
Barbara Mertz
Margaret Millar
Denise Mina
Eddie Muller
Marcia Muller
Barbara Neely
Sara Paretsky
Robert B. Parker
P.J. Parrish
Ridley Pearson
George Pelecanos
Louise Penny
Otto Penzler
Anne Perry
Thomas Perry
Nancy Pickard
Bill Pronzini
Qiu Xiaolong
Ellery Queen
Robert J. Randisi
Ian Rankin
Ruth Rendell
Rick Riordan
Gillian Roberts
Les Roberts
Peter Robinson
S.J. Rozan
Ann Rule
Hank Phillippi Ryan
James Sallis
Barbara Seranella
David Simon
Julie Smith
Julia Spencer-Fleming
Jason Starr
Duane Swierczynski
Marcia Talley
P.J. Tracy
Janwillem van de Wetering
Elaine Viets
Mary Willis Walker
Donald E. Westlake
Carolyn Wheat
Collin Wilcox
Simon Wood

B O U C H E R C O N  ·  w o r l d   m y s t e r y   c o n v e n t i o n

Bouchercon and the Anthony Awards were named to honor the memory of Mr. Anthony Boucher