Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America. Conventions have been held from Anchorage to El Paso, from Boulder to Hawaii, and various locations in between. Its purpose is to host an event where readers, authors, critics, librarians, publishers, and other fans can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their mutual interests. In 2019 LCC is being held in Vancouver, BC. Cathy Ace is honoured to have been selected to be Toastmaster at the convention. For full details of how you can attend, check the convention website here: http://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2019/index.html
WORD Vancouver: I'm delighted to be moderating a panel of author members of Crime Writers of Canada. The title of the panel is: Truth or Fiction? – True crime and crime fiction writers talk about their work. Dave Butler, Eileen Cook, Elizabeth Elwood, Eve Lazarus and Kathy Matak are on the panel. For more information about WORD Vancouver: http://wordvancouver.ca/
Bouchercon is the World Mystery Convention, the premier annual event for readers, authors, and all lovers of crime fiction. Cathy Ace will be in attendance. For full details of this event, which is open to all those who wish to attend, check the convention website here: https://www.bouchercon2018.com/
I'm delighted to report I'll be on two panels, attending the Speed Dating event as a speaker, and I'll be hosting a table at the Librarians' Tea. I hope to see as many attendees as possible...and will post to Facebook as regularly as I can.
High Park Club, 100 Indian Road, Toronto. The Bony Blithe Award is presented for Best Light Mystery by a Canadian. Cathy Ace's book THE CASE OF THE UNSUITABLE SUITOR is shortlisted for 2018. This mini-con will celebrate everything that's "fun" about mysteries. The festivities run from 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. and include lunch, panels and/or round-table discussions, afternoon nibblies, a dealers room, loot bags, and the award banquet where the monarch of merry murder will be crowned. That’s 10 hours of criminous capering, all for $65. For more information or to buy a ticket for the mini-con/gala, contact us at
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The Arthur Ellis Awards are the annual Canadian national awards for excellence in crime writing. Full details here: http://www.crimewriterscanada.com/awards/arthur-ellis-awards/about
Cathy Ace will be hosting the evening's events, introducing the shortlisted authors, as well as the presenters and winners.
Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. Our mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers with readers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and media.
Cathy Ace is Board Chair of Crime Writers of Canada.
CRIMEFEST is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. Drawing top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world, it gives all delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in a friendly, informal and inclusive atmosphere.
PANEL #1 - Thursday 17th May 3.50pm: Darkness and light: are you cosy or noir? Cathy Ace, Participating Moderator; panel members Rosie Claverton, Jane Correy, Chris Curran, Dolores Gordon-Smith
PANEL #2 - Friday 18th May 10.10am: Acting on Impulse: Bad Behaviour. Steph Broadribb, Participating Moderator; panel members Cathy Ace, Kate Medina, Mel Sherratt, Camilla Way.
I'll be talking about my life as an author, my books and...well, who knows what else, because that depends on the questions being asked by those who attend. This is open to the public, and free, but please check with Sketty Library beforehand, so they have some idea of numbers. https://www.swansea.gov.uk/skettylibrary
I'll be at the library where I lost myself with Nancy Drew and Secret Seven books as a child - talking with a reading group about THE CASE OF THE UNSUITABLE SUITOR and my writing life in general. Open to the public, free of charge, but check with the library ahead of time so they have some idea of numbers, please. https://www.swansea.gov.uk/brynhyfrydlibrary
Established in 1989, Malice Domestic™ is an annual fan convention in the metropolitan DC area that celebrates the traditional mystery, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is loosely identified as mysteries which contain no explicit sex, or excessive gore, or violence.
2pm Saturday - Panel: Bookish Sleuths - Moderator Edwin Hill, panel members Cathy Ace, Mary Angela, Victoria Gilbert, Marion Moore Hill, Leslie Wheeler.
Attendance only for conventioneers - full information here: http://malicedomestic.org/index.html
Cathy will be the evening’s MC, and will moderate a panel of local BC authors comprising A.J. Devlin, Debra Purdy Kong, Judy Toews and Iona Whishaw. This event is part of Crime Writers’ of Canada’s 35th anniversary celebration – so there WILL be cake! Free to attend – please check Vancouver Public Library website for attendance information: http://www.vpl.ca/location/central-library
Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America. Conventions have been held from Anchorage to El Paso, from Boulder to Hawaii, and various locations in between.
1.15pm 22nd March: It’s Now or Never: Late in Life Authors & Protagonists – Terry Shames (M), Cathy Ace, Ellen Kirschman, Pat Stoltey, Heather Young.
11.30am 25th March: Final Guest of Honor Panel (Cascade 1-2) Cathy Ace (M), Todd Borg, Naomi Hirahara, William Kent Krueger.