Preliminary Info (more to come as it gets closer) * Subject to Change!

Tuesday: Optional Tours / Time to See San Diego

Wed Aug 30, 2023
(you are going to want to come early this year and not miss out)

  • Late Morning and Afternoon Optional Tours
  • Registration opens 1pm
  • Panels 2pm-5:30pm
  • Evening entertainment

Thurs Aug 31, 2023

  • Speed Dating 7am
  • Panels 9:30-5:30 (with lunch break)
  • Guest of Honor Interviews
  • Opening Ceremonies Reception
  • Bouchercon Anthology Event
  • Entertainment

Fri Sept 1, 2023

  • New Author Breakfast 7am
  • Panels 9:30-5:30 (with lunch break)
  • Guest of Honor Interviews
  • Underrepresented Voices Reception: Join us for the third annual Underrepresented Voices Reception, presented by Crime Writers of Color featuring readings, raffles and much more from a variety of established and up-and-coming crime authors from traditionally marginalized communities. All Bouchercon attendees are welcome to attend this free event!
  • Noir at the Bar: Noir at the Bar returns to Bouchercon for another noir-infused evening of short stories from some of today’s most respected crime fiction writers. Co-hosted by E.A. Aymar and Tara Laskowski, and featuring raffles, free drinks, and the chance to win a new car!* (* Offer for free drinks and new car void upon reading this┬ásentence, but there will be a raffle!)

Sat Sept 2, 2023

  • Panels 7:45-4:45
  • General Meeting LUNCH 11:30-12:30 (learn more about Bouchercon while eating!)
  • Guest of Honor Interviews
  • Anthony Banquet (extra ticket required–author “hosted” tables which you register for at check in)
  • Anthony Awards and Auction (any Bouchercon attendee may attend at end of dinner)

Sun Sept 3, 2023 (panels in morning–don’t leave until late in day–or Monday–or you’ll miss out on great programming)

  • Panels 9am-12:35pm
  • Closing Ceremonies 1:00-2:30 with Guest of Honor Panel (you won’t want to miss this!)
  • Optional afternoon tours