Mystery conference, that is. I think there is a great deal to be said for getting together with other mystery writers and readers. It’s like we’re in our own world – a favorite place filled with questions, clues, villains and heroes! And what better place to find our way than at a conference for mystery writers and readers. Now, given the economy, you have to pick and choose carefully to get the most bang for your buck. Who are the presenters? What workshops are available? What is new and challenging for you? Where is the conference held?
So, with those criteria in mind – I’m open to suggestions for some of your favorite mystery conferences. Here are a few I’ve found online, but I’d love to get real-life feedback from some of you who have been to a conference you found outstanding. That pumped you up, taught you things, was worth the travel, time and money spent.
Here are some I’ve found:
• Sleuthfest (over for this year) every March in Fort Lauderdale http://www.mwaflorida.org/sleuthfest.htm
• Thrillerfest VI in NYC http://www.thrillerfest.com/
• Boucheron in St. Louis http://www.bouchercon2011.com
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