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Oct. 8–11, 2015


2016 New Orleans, LA
 September 15–18

2017 Toronto, ON
 October 12–15

2018 St. Petersburg, FL
 September 13–16

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The World Mystery Convention is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization which holds an annual convention in honor of Anthony Boucher, the distinguished mystery fiction critic, editor and author. It is the world's premier event bringing together all parts of the mystery and crime fiction community, and is commonly referred to as Bouchercon. [bough'·chur·con]

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Bouchercon XLVI
(2015) – Raleigh, NC
October 8 – 11

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"Murder Under the Oaks"

Chair: Al Abramson
Lifetime Achievement: Margaret Maron
American Guests of Honor: Dr. Kathy Reichs & Tom Franklin
International Guests of Honor: Zoë Sharp & Allan Guthrie
Toastmasters: Lori Armstrong & Sean Doolittle
Local Guest of Honor: Sarah Shaber
Fan Guests of Honor: Lucinda Surber & Stan Ulrich


Bouchercon XLVII (2016) – New Orleans, LA
September 15–18
"Blood on the Bayou"

Chairs: Heather Graham & Connie Perry
American Guest of Honor: Harlan Coben
International Rising Star Guest of Honor: Craig Robertson
Bouchercon Kids Guest of Honor: R. L. Stine
Local Legend: Julie Smith
Lifetime Achievement: David Morrell
Fan Guests of Honor: Jon & Ruth Jordan
Toastmasters: Harley Jane Kozak & Alexandra Sokoloff

Bouchercon XLVIII (2017) – Toronto, ON
October 12 – 15
"Passport to Murder"

Chairs: Janet Costello & Helen Nelson
Canadian Guest of Honour: Louise Penny
American Guest of Honour: Megan Abbott
International Guest of Honour: Christopher Brookmyre
B'Con4Kids Guest of Honour: Chris Grabenstein
Fan Guest of Honour: Margaret Cannon
Toastmasters: Twist Phelan & Gary Phillips

Bouchercon XLIX (2018) – St. Petersburg, FL
September 13–16
"Crime in the Sunshine"

Chairs: Erin Mitchell, Jon Jordan & Ruth Jordan
American Guests of Honor: Karin Slaughter & Sean Chercover
International Guests of Honor: Sara Blaedel & Mark Billingham
Toastmaster: Lisa Unger
Florida Guest of Honor: Tim Dorsey
Lifetime Achievement: Ian Rankin
Fan Guests of Honor: Judy Bobalik & Ayo Onatade
Ghost of Honor: John D. MacDonald

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Bouchercon and the Anthony Awards were named to honor the memory of Mr. Anthony Boucher