May 11, 2006

Bouchercon as an ongoing event

Every year mystery fans gather at conventions and conferences. Bouchercon is clearly the BIG SHOW.

When you attend you become a "member" for one year. This basically means you get to nominate for the following year's anthony awards. But it's also meant to make you feel like a part of the whole. Part of that is also making you aware of how the money is spent.

The previous post shows exectly where the money went for the Toronto convention. While Vegas still has not shown any finances, and Chicago may not, count on Madison and Baltimore to show them. You pay to go to the convention and as a member of Bouchercon you are entitled to know about the money end of things. Al Navis has nothing to hide and sent his out to the world.

I think what this shows is that it is possible to host one and put on a hell of a show. 2009 is still open people!


Sandra Ruttan said...

I swear I heard the Jordan's were hosting B'Con 2009 in their backyard and that topics include the reason for Bryon Quertermous's obsession with Mexican Donkeys and how he's creating a new subgenre of Jackass Noir.

Seriously, $30,000 donation. Very nice. Thanks for the update.

Anonymous said...

We are so proud to have been a part of Bouchercon Toronto 2004, our final dinner and the handing over of those cheques made all the blood, sweat and tears worth it. I hope it is the beginning of a tradition for the future Bouchercons