By Steve Weddle
So this week is Bouchercon in St. Louis. Everyone you know will be there. You might want to hop over to the site and make your own B'con reading list. Our own Joelle Charbonneau will be there, so be sure to say 'howdy.' If haven't registered and you're nearby, it's not too late to check it out. They have day passes available. And if you are going, I look forward to your twitpics.
Last year, Noircon fell right around B'con, so I got to hear my fair share of stories. Noircon was a blast, of course. I wrote a thing about it here. Since Noricon is every other year, my calendar say they'll be back in Philly next year.
And Murder & Mayhem in Muskego is coming up in November.
Sleuthfest is in Florida in March.
Thrillerfest is in July.
And that's just a handful of offerings in the states.
The UK has a few, as done Canada.
Wasn't Twitter supposed to kill crime fiction conventions? You make friends online, you don't need to meet them 'in person' to know them. Isn't that the, ahem, conventional wisdom?
So much for that, huh?
Do you dig conventions and conferences? If you've been, what's the best part? If you haven't, what would make you go?
And, hey, how about I grab another name from the comments and send them a copy of D*CKED? That cool?