I'm attending Bouchercon once again--the annual World Mystery Convention! Bouchercon has become one of my favorite cons and I've been impressed with how well-run they are.
One of the things I like about the programming (other than the cool topics) is that the panels aren't pushed right up against each other--after each panel they build in an autographing session (for all the authors on panels during that past hour) which usually takes place in the dealer room. It's a great idea and I wish more cons would do the same! It drives a lot of traffic into the dealer room and many books are sold and many books are signed!
I know at least one of the dealers will have copies of my recently released novel Iron Angels on hand. I think mystery/crime readers will enjoy it as the novel has quite a bit of FBI procedure between the covers.
As for my programming items this year: Unless one is a big name crime writer, being asked to sit on one panel is the norm. This year I'm on a Friday panel, and I think it'll be a lot of fun:
Friday, October 13th 3:30-4:30: Fact v Fiction. Novelists and true crime folk mix it up
Ann Cleeves, Mike French, Stephanie Gayle (M), Alistair Kimble, Spencer Kope, Luci Zahray