The World Mystery Convention

Welcome to Bouchercon New Orleans, 2021, where we bring you the world’s premier annual crime fiction event. Join the mystery community — from authors, fans, and publishers to reviewers, booksellers, and editors — for 5 days of panels, parties, and pure mystery fun.

Registration is now live!!!  Hotel Registration is up too!!

Just a note to let you know that if for any reason the convention cannot be held in person, all of your money will be refunded.  

If the convention is held in person, cancellation fees will be $25.00 if you cancel before July 1st and forfeiture of registration if you cancel after July 1st.

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Due to  Norway's Covid regulations, Jo Nesbo will not be able to come in for Bouchercon in New Orleans this year. However he is going to be a Guest of Honor for Minneapolis next year.  We are very grateful to our Minneapolis Bouchercon Team for being able to accommodate him.  The book he has coming out next year has the location placed in Minneapolis.

Bouchercon 2021 Guests of Honor

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Michael Connelly

Lifetime Achievement Award Guest of Honor

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Steph Cha

Rising Star Guest of Honor

Craig Johnson

American Guest of Honor

Charles and Caroline Todd

Historical Mystery Guests of Honor

Alafair Burke


Ali Karim

Fan Guest of Honor

Jonathan Maberry

Kid's Bouchercon Guest of Honor