Greetings Bouchercon Friends,
Many of our Bouchercon committee members were in San Diego last week when San Diego County shut down Left Coast Crime. In addition to the upset for a lot of authors who had panels and books sales canceled, and fans who’d come to meet their favorites, there was a lot of speculation about Bouchercon 2020, particularly since Malice Domestic, Sleuthfest and other cons on the horizon were facing cancellation.
Now, March 22, 2020, the closures and cancellations have gone far beyond the mystery world, but we can’t know what the future holds. We’re watching, waiting and reading all the news (after all, we’re in California where the governor ordered a statewide “shelter in place”).
But it’s early days still and we’re continuing with our planning. An event like Bouchercon takes a lot of time and planning to make it the stellar event we want for mystery fans and authors. One thing we’ll be looking at over the next few months will be our cancellation/refund policy. In light of the virus, we plan to adjust it, although we don’t have specifics yet.
So register, stay tuned, and we’ll all stay sequestered to stop the spread and be healthy in October.