From the Booking Desk:
Last year, I created a series of four blog posts which offered advice to the attendees of Bouchercon (and really any book conference). I did it as a way of putting my own thoughts down on paper, but by the time Bouchercon 2014 rolled around, it was clear that the posts were proving helpful to many of my followers as well. Of all my postings on BOLO Books, these Countdown posts are some of the most often cited by people as being helpful to them.
As such, I decided to amend – and lightly update – the posts to make them more relevant for all Bouchercons. This will allow me to share them again prior to current conventions.
With that in mind, here are links to each of the four parts of this Countdown to Bouchercon series. I hope that you find them useful. I’ll see you at the next convention!
Countdown to Bouchercon – Part I (Attendee List & Schedule)
Countdown to Bouchercon – Part II (Books & Dealer Room)
Countdown to Bouchercon – Part III (Special Events)
Countdown to Bouchercon – Part IV (Panel advice for moderators, panelists, & audience)
Thanks for posting this series. I will print off and study. This will be my first Bouchercon and my first time to be on a panel. Alternately thrilled and terrified!
Thanks Judy. The most important thing to remember is to have fun. These guidelines (from experience) will help, but ultimately, it’s about meeting fans and making friends.
Loved this series last year. Glad to see you updating and streamlining for yearly use!
Thanks Art. After many requests, it just made sense. Glad that folks are finding it useful.
Thank you for this! I’ve done Malice and I think I’m getting that figured out, but then I saw the program for Bouchercon. Whew! One must certainly draw up a battle plan! Thanks for all the good advice.
My pleasure Shari. It can be overwhelming. Just remember, you don’t have to do everything.