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Preliminary Schedule


Monday, November 10, Pre-Conference Day

9am-4pm:
Authors in the Hood (optional)
In conjunction with Long Beach Unified School District, authors will visit Long Beach classrooms to discuss the joys of reading and writing.

Tuesday, November 11—Veterans Day, Pre-Conference Day

Day:
California Coastal Tour (4 hours) (optional)
6:30pm:
Long Beach Public Library Foundation Fundraising Dinner (optional; additional fee)
Special limited-ticket event with Bouchercon Guests of Honor.

Wednesday, November 12, Pre-Conference Day

Day:
Hollywood Star Tour (4 hours) (optional)
Day:
"LA in a Day"Tour (6 hours) (optional)
9am-4pm:
Authors in the Hood (optional)
In conjunction with Long Beach Unified School District, authors will visit Long Beach classrooms to discuss the joys of reading and writing.
10am:
Bouchercon Student Day
Sixth-graders from local Long Beach schools will gather to hear from and interact with Eoin Colfer. Each student will receive free books.
3pm-7pm:
Pre-Registration Packet Pick-up
8pm-11pm:
Haunted Encounters or The Glory Days tours of the Queen Mary (optional)

Thursday, November 13, Bouchercon Officially Begins

7am-4pm:
Registration Open
9am-11am:
Author Speed Dating
Enjoy a continental breakfast along with tableside pitches from as many as 50 authors. (Authors, space is limited so sign up early to participate.)
11:30am:
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.
11:30am-3:30pm:
Surveillance Training Workshop, Part 1: Training (sign up 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 (requires sign up).
11:30am-4:30pm:
Panels
11:30am-4:30pm:
Author Focus panels
Shorter, more intimate sessions by individual authors.
4:30pm-5:30pm:
American Guest of Honor, J.A. Jance interview with Oline Cogdill
6:30pm:
Murder at The Beach "Hollywood Premiere" Opening Ceremonies

Friday, November 14, Bouchercon Day 2

7am-4pm:
Registration Open
7am:
Meet the New Authors Breakfast
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.
8:30am-5:30pm:
Panels
8:30am-5:30pm:
Author Focus panels
12:30pm:
Bouchercon General Members Meeting
All registered Bouchercon attendees welcomed at this business meeting where such matters as future Bouchercon locations will be decided.
4:30pm-5:30pm:
International Guest of Honor, Edward Marston interview with Barbara Peters
5:30pm:
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.
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:
Dessert Reception and Live Charity Auction hosted by Stark Raving Publishers
Auctioneers: Hank Phillippi Ryan and Toastmaster Simon Wood

Saturday, November 15, Bouchercon Day 3

7am-12:30pm:
Registration Open
8:30am-10:30am:
Men of Mystery hosted by Joan Hansen
8:30am-6pm:
Panels
8:30am-6pm:
Author Focus panels
6:30pm-8pm:
Anthony Awards Reception: Lifetime Achievement Guest of Honor, Jeffery Deaver and Anthony Awards presentation
8pm:
Post-Anthony Awards Reception hosted by Grand Central Publishing

Sunday, November 16, Bouchercon Day 4

8:30am-11:30am:
Panels
11:30am:
Guests of Honor Panel and Closing Ceremonies