December 31 is the LAST DAY to save on your registration fees for two first-rate mystery conferences coming up in 2012.
If you're a lover of traditional mysteries (as I would hope all my readers are), then the 31st is the last day you can register for Malice Domestic, home to hundreds of mystery readers AND writers who specialize in the traditional forms, and pay just 225 dollars for the whole conference. The price goes to $250 on Sunday - still a good bargain, but why not save yourself the extra money? The conference happens April 27th through the 29th, 2012, in Bethesda, MD.
And the same clock is ticking down for registering for Bouchercon 2012, the world's largest dedicated mystery conference of authors and readers, which will be held October 4th through 7th, 2012, in Cleveland, OH. This conference is about all kinds of mysteries - every genre and sub-genre. The price - right now - an unbelievable $150 for four days of activities. But the price goes up Sunday - just to $175, but, again, why not save your money for book-buying at the conference?
I plan to attend both this year (and I am registered for them both, thank you). You ought to be there - they are tremendous fun. I'd love to see you there. Why not save yourself some money, go to those sites through the links above, and register.