This is being written on my way home from Malice Domestic 24, the convention for traditional mystery readers and writers. It was a great weekend, and I'm sorry to see it end.
But look what's coming next year: Malice Domestic 25, the 25th anniversary edition, which will be held in Bethesda, MD from May 3 to May 5, 2013. As of today, here are the great writers being honored at next year's convention:
- Guest of Honor: Laurie R. King
- Toastmaster: Laura Lippman
- Lifetime Achievement award: Aaron Elkins
- International Guest of Honor: Peter Robinson
- Malice Remembers: Dick Francis
- (Plus a Fan Guest of Honor, Cindy Silberblatt)
Will I be back? As they say, God willing and the creek don't rise...but I am duly registered for next year. When Malice is ready for online registrations, I'll post an update. But if you're a traditional mystery fan - and why else would you be reading this? - now is the time to mark your calendars.
UPDATE 5/1 It looks as if Malice is using Yahoo to book early registrations for next year. Check it out here.