Bouchercon in the Rear View Mirror
I had a fun and productive time at the largest international, mystery fan convention in the crime-fiction writing world. It's called Bouchercon and this year was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota September 8-11, 2022.
I've visited Minneapolis many times in my corporate career. I once served on a board headquartered in the Twin Cities and traveled at least three times a year there for several years. It's changed some, and like most American cities is still recovering from the pandemic, but it's still a good, solid midwestern town.
Our conference at the downtown Hilton brought over twelve-hundred mystery fans, authors, and publishing staffers together to celebrate Mystery/Crime fiction books. I'm on the board of Bouchercon, so I had required duties. In addition, I participated on three panels, and hosted the Friday evening Noir at the Bar event. A lot of work, and a whole bunch of marvelous fun. I also got to read from my upcoming book, Time's Undoing.
Like most of the writers who attend Bouchercon, we are also fans. I got to see and/or meet bunches of authors I really admire. Here's me with one.
Los Angeles author, Naomi Hirahara.
Next year, Bouchercon moves to San Diego. Can't wait to see folks again in the sunshine.