Bouchercon 2016

What: World Mystery Convention
When: September 15 – 18, 2016
Where: Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

Why: Bouchercon, the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction. Mix and mingle with prominent contributors to this genre, and attend a variety of events.

Guests of Honor:

  • American Guest of Honor: Harlan Coben
  • International Rising Star Guest of Honor: Craig Robertson
  • Bouchercon Kids Guest of Honor:  R. L. Stine
  • Local Legend: Julie Smith
  • Lifetime Achievement: David Morrell
  • Fan Guests of Honor: Jon & Ruth Jordan
  • Toastmasters: Harley Jane Kozak and Alexandra Sokoloff

Selected events:

Opening Ceremonies
Thursday Morning – 10:30 – 11:30 am – Carondelet Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Marriott

Librarian Tea – Thank you to Kensington Books our Sponsor
Thursday Afternoon – 12:30 – 2:30 am – Bissonet Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Marriott

Harlan Coben Interviewed by Michael Connelly
Thursday Night 6:30 – 9:00 pm – Carondelet/Bissonet Ballrooms, 3rd Floor, Marriott

New Author Breakfast
Friday Morning – 7:30 – 9:00 am – Bissonet Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Marriott
Dine with Debut Authors who get three minutes to present the relevant details of themselves and/or their first successes.

David Morrell Interviewed by Lee Child
Friday Night 5:00 – 6:00 pm – Front of Marriott to the Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way

Michael Connelly interviews our American Guest of Honor, Harlan Coben.
Friday Night 8:00 – 9:30 pm – Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way​

Crime Goes Global Reception Saturday Night 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Bissonet Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Marriott
Mix and Mingle with SoHo Crime’s International Authors while indulging in a unique Louisiana favorite, grits

Charity Live Auction and Reception
Saturday Night 6:30 – 9:00 pm – Preservation Hall, 2nd Floor, Marriott
​Winners of the Barry Award and the Anthony Awards will also be announced.




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