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Malice Domestic XVIII

April 21-23, 2006
Guest of Honor: Katherine Hall Page
Toastmaster: Kate Grilley
Fan Guest of Honor: Kay McCarty
Lifetime Achievement: Robert Barnard
Poirot Award Honoree: Doug Greene
Ghost of Honor: Craig Rice
Hotel: Crystal Gateway Marriott–Arlington, VA (Greater Washington D.C. Area)

Established in 1989, Malice Domestic is an annual convention in metropolitan Washington, D.C., saluting the traditional mystery–books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie.

The genre is loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence; and usually (but are not limited to) featuring an amateur detective, a confined setting, and characters who know one another.

Left Coast Crime 2006

March 16-19, 2006
Bristol, UK
UK Guest Author: Anne Perry
US Guest Author: Jeffery Deaver
Mainland Europe Guest Author: Boris Akunin
Toastmaster: Lee Child
US Fan Guests of Honour: Toby & Bill Gottfried
UK Fan Guest of Honour: Donna Moore
Contact:, or by mail at LCC2006, Basement Flat, 6 Rodney Place, Bristol BS8 4HY, United Kingdom. (Email preferred).

Left Coast Crime, one of the largest crime fiction conventions in the United States, will be coming to the left coast of Britain in 2006. It will be the first time the convention is held outside the US. The four day event will take place at the four-star Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel from the 16th until the 19th of March, 2006.

ThrillerFest 2006

Website: Register at: or more info at:
Thursday, June 29 – Sunday, July 2, 2006
INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS (ITW) celebrates its one-year anniversary with the announcement of ThrillerFest, the biggest thriller conference ever, featuring top thriller authors from around the world.
Early Bird Registration is $195.00 or $95.00 for a one-day pass. The Thrillersâ Awards Banquet on Saturday, July 1 2006 is $75.00 per person.
The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016

ConMisterio 2006

July 14-16, 2006
Austin Doubletree Hotel, Austin, TX
Texas only mystery convention returns to Austin on July 14-16, 2006. Our Guests of Honor will be Margaret Maron and James Crumley. Toastmaster will be Bill Crider; Professional Guest is Dennis McMillan of Dennis McMillan Publications and our Fan Guests are Jan
and Elmer Grape.
Memberships which include a banquet are $85.00 until December 31, 2005 and $100.00 thereafter.

Bouchercon 2006 World Mystery Convention

A Prairie Plot

Date: Sep 28- Oct 1,2006
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Hotel: The Madison Concourse
Guests: M.C. Beaton (British Guest of Honor), Jim Huang (Fan Guest of Honor)

Bouchercon 2006 Contact Info:

Bouchercon 2006
PO Box 5127
Madison WI 53705

Magna Cum Murder XII

Oct 28-30, 2006
Muncie, Indiana
Guest of Honor: Harlan Coben
Forensic Guest of Honor: Shelly Reuben
Banquet Keynote Speaker: Thomas Lynch

The Mid-America Crime Fiction Festival. Guest of Honor: Jeffery Deaver. International Guest of Honor: Peter Robinson. Forensic Guests of Honor: Shelly Reuben, Charlie King. Banquet Keynote: Carolyn Gilbert.

Bouchercon 2007 World Mystery Convention

Bearly Alive

Date: Sep 27- Sep 30,2006
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Hotel: Anchorage Hilton Hotel
American Guest of Honor: Ann Rule
British Guest of Honor: Alexander McCall
Fan Guest of Honor: Barbara Peters

Bouchercon 2007 Contact Info:

Bouchercon 2007
PO Box 241803
Anchorage, Alaska 99512

Left Coast Crime 2007

“Readin’ in the Rain”
February 1-4, 2007
Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Registration: $150.00 if paid by 12/31/05; $175.00 if paid by 10/2/06; $190.00 after that date
Guests of Honor: Gayle Lynds and Dennis Lynds (in memoriam, 1924-2005)
Fan Guests of Honor: Diane Kovacs and Kara Robinson
Toastmaster: Gary Phillips
Contact: or by writing to LCC2007, PO Box 30805, Seattle, WA 98113-0805

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