Crime fiction conferences

Over the past couple years, I’ve been a bit of a conference junkie and, in the process, learned how welcoming the crime fiction community is to new participants.

This week, in my column on The Thrill Begins, I'm talking cons with Jon Jordan of Crimespree Magazine and Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee fame. The list of conferences we discussed grew longer than any editor would allow, so I'm dropping the list here, leading with the ones I've attended.

This is a simple (and short) list for convenience. Others (like Criminal Element, here) do a better job of describing the conferences.

If there are others I should add, send me a comment and I'll be happy to.



Murder & Mayhem in Milwaukee

Limestone Genre

Left Coast Crime

New England Crime Bake

Malice Domestic

Killer Nashville


Men of Mystery