I'm attending Bouchercon once again--the annual World Mystery Convention! Bouchercon has become one of my favorite cons and I continue to be impressed with how well-run and organized 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!
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 Saturday panel, and I think it'll be a lot of fun:
Saturday, September 8th @ 12:00pm: Interesting Day Jobs Lead to Interesting Stories