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Updated: Nov. 1, 2014
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Programming Schedule

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 Thursday, November 13, Bouchercon Officially Begins

7am-5:30pm

Registration Open & Book Bag Pick Up
Main Lobby & Book Bag Pick Up in Pacific

7am-12:30pm

Hospitality Room
Rest your feet and make new friends over light snacks and beverages. Seaview Rotunda & Foyer

8:30am-10:30am

Author Speed Dating Hosted by Smith & Wesson
Enjoy a continental breakfast along with tableside pitches from as many as 50 authors. Promenade 104 A-B-C

10am-6pm

Silent Auction
View and bid on Silent Auction items and preview the exciting Live Auction offerings. Beacon Rotunda

11am-5:30pm

Dealer Book Room
A variety of book dealers offering all the new and used books, recordings, and ephemera mystery fans could want. Beacon Ballroom

11:30am-12:30pm

Bouchercon 101
Panel introducing Bouchercon first-timers to the ins and outs of the convention, including how Bouchercon works; what the many session, event, and networking opportunities are; and how to make the most of your experience. Regency A

11:30am-5pm

Panels Grid
Traditional panels have signings for Authors immediately following for 30 minutes in Regency E-F unless otherwise noted.

11:30am-5pm

Author Focus panels
Shorter, more intimate sessions by individual authors.

12:30pm-5:30pm

Hospitality Room
Rest your feet and make new friends over light snacks and beverages. Seaview Rotunda & Foyer

1pm-2pm

Al Abramson Fan Guest of Honor
Interviewed by SJ Rozan & William Kent Krueger. Regency A

1pm-5pm

Surveillance Training Workshop
(sign up required to participate in surveillance exercise)
Learn techniques for expert surveillance and detection techniques from R.T. Lawton, retired federal law enforcement agent, past member of the Mystery Writers of America board of directors, and two time Derringer Award nominee. Bouchercon attendees can choose to observe or participate in surveillance street work.
2:30pm-4pm Part 2: Teams take to the streets of Long Beach to try out and practice the techniques they have just learned.
4:00pm-5:00pm Part 3: The debriefing: Rabbits and the trailing teams will discuss their surveillance adventures. Everyone welcome.
Shoreline A

5:30pm-6:30pm

American Guest of Honor, J.A. Jance
Interview with Oline Cogdill. Promenade 104 B/C

6:30pm

Murder at The Beach "Hollywood Premiere" Opening Ceremonies Hosted by Harper Collins
Follow the red carpet and lights to the Opening Ceremonies of Bouchercon 2014 Murder at the Beach. Introduction of honored guests, Anthony Award nominees and other key people. Mystery awards will be given from other prestigious organizations. No-host Bar. Light refreshments. Pacific Ballroom at the Arena

 Friday, November 14, Bouchercon Day 2

7am-4pm

Registration Open & Book Bag Pick Up
Main Lobby

7am-12:30pm

Hospitality Room
Rest your feet and make new friends over light snacks and beverages. Recipes are Murder: 13 out of 128 contributing authors will be signing the cook book, "Cozy Food Recipes" in the Hospitality Area from 10-11am.
Seaview Rotunda & Foyer

7am-8:30am

Meet the New Authors Breakfast hosted by Mike Befeler
Dine with this year's crop of new authors who get one minute to present the salient details of themselves and/or their debut mystery novels. Regency A-B-C

8am-5:30pm

Silent Auction
View and bid on Silent Auction items and preview the exciting Live Auction offerings. Beacon Rotunda

8am-5:30pm

Dealer Book Room
A variety of book dealers offering all the new and used books, recordings, and ephemera mystery fans could want. Beacon Ballroom

8:30am-5:30pm

Panels Grid
Traditional panels have signings for Authors immediately following for 30 minutes in Regency E-F unless otherwise noted.

11:30am-5pm

Author Focus panels
Shorter, more intimate sessions by individual authors.

11:30am-12:30pm

Simon Wood Toastmaster Guest of Honor
With Catriona McPherson. Regency A

12:30pm-1:30pm

Bouchercon General Members Meeting
All registered Bouchercon attendees welcomed at this business meeting where new Bouchercon Board members will be elected. Seaview

12:30pm-5:30pm

Hospitality Room
Rest your feet and make new friends over light snacks and beverages. Meet your favorite Forge authors and play Bouchercon Bingo for a chance to win a fun Forge giftbasket.
Sponsored by Tor/Forge Books
Seaview Rotunda & Foyer

4:30pm-5:30pm

International Guest of Honor, Edward Marston
Interview with Barbara Peters. Regency A

5:30pm-6:30pm

Crime Goes Global Reception hosted by SOHO Press
Talk about crime around the world as you celebrate and mingle with our international authors over drinks and small bites. Regency B/C

6:30pm-9:30pm

The Shamus Awards Banquet
This year's Shamus Awards Banquet will be held at Gladstone's Long Beach. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:30, dinner will be served from 7-8 and the awards ceremony will follow. Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone will be receiving this year's Hammer Award. For ticket information please email us at RRandisi@aol.com.

6:30pm-10:30pm

The Nero Wolfe Banquet at the spectacular Sky Room
Special limited ticketed event to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the creation of Nero Wolfe. Join the Wolfe Pack and members of Rex Stout's family at this gala event filled with song parodies, toasts, themed quizzes, and general hilarity as they celebrate Stout's magnificent legacy. All are welcome! Learn more and register.

8:30pm-10:30pm

Dessert Reception and Live Charity Auction
Come bid on crime fiction history, memorabilia, or just watch the fun. Proceeds benefit the Long Beach Public Library Foundation. Auctioneers: Mystery Author/Journalist Hank Phillippi Ryan and Toastmaster Simon Wood. Dessert Reception. Seaview Rotunda & Foyer

 Saturday, November 15, Bouchercon Day 3

7am-4pm

Registration Open & Book Bag Pick Up
Main Lobby

7am-12:30pm

Hospitality Room
Rest your feet and make new friends over light snacks and beverages.
Sponsored by Little, Brown & Company and Mulholland Books 7:30am-12:30pm
Seaview Rotunda & Foyer

8am-3pm/3pm-5pm

Silent Auction
View and bid on Silent Auction items. Silent Auction closes 3pm. Auction winners pick up items immediately following. Beacon Rotunda

8am-5:30pm

Dealer Book Room
A variety of book dealers offering all the new and used books, recordings, and ephemera mystery fans could want. Beacon Ballroom

8:30am-5:30pm

Panels Grid
Traditional panels have signings for Authors immediately following for 30 minutes in Regency E-F unless otherwise noted. 4:30 to 5:30 traditional panels signing in Promenade Lobby.

11:30am-5pm

Author Focus panels
Shorter, more intimate sessions by individual authors.

11:30am-12:30pm

Eoin Colfer Guest of Honor
Guest of Honor interviewed by Alison Gaylin. Promenade 104 B/C

12:30pm-1:30pm

Guest of Honor Signing
Promenade 104 Lobby

12:30-1:30pm

Anthology Book Launch and Signing
The authors from the Bouchercon 2014 anthology will be available to sign your copy of the anthology. Promenade 104 Lobby

12:30pm-5:30pm

Hospitality Room
Rest your feet and make new friends over light snacks and beverages.
Sponsored by Kensington Books 12:30pm-5:30pm
Seaview Rotunda & Foyer

6:00pm-7:00pm

Lifetime Achievement Guest of Honor, Jeffery Deaver
Talk followed by the Anthony Awards presentation. Terrace Theater

7:00pm

Anthony Awards Presentation
Anthony Award presentation. Terrace Theater
Post-Anthony Awards Reception hosted by Grand Central Publishing immediately following in the Terrace Theater Lobby

 Sunday, November 16, Bouchercon Day 4

7am-1pm

Hospitality Room
Rest your feet and make new friends over light snacks and beverages. Seaview Rotunda & Foyer

8am-2pm

Dealer Book Room
A variety of book dealers offering all the new and used books, recordings, and ephemera mystery fans could want. Beacon Ballroom

8:30am-11am

Panels Grid
Traditional panels have signings for Authors immediately following for 30 minutes in Regency E-F unless otherwise noted.

11:30am-12:30pm

All Guest of Honor Closing
Jeffery Deaver, J.A. Jance, Edward Marston, Eoin Colfer, Simon Wood, Al Abramson Moderator/Host: Tammy Kaehler
Closing: Simon Wood Toastmaster
Regency A-B-C

1pm

Y.A. FanFest Aboard the Queen Mary
Special limited-ticket event aboard the legendary Queen Mary with Eoin Colfer and more than 20 additional Y.A. authors. All proceeds will go to the LB Public Library Foundation for their Family Learning Centers programs, designed to promote literacy, and academic success. $65/per person. Price includes luncheon and transportation to and from the Hyatt Regency. Learn more and register. Queen Mary