Bouchercon 2013 volunteer meeting tonight

Bouchercon is slated to come to Albany in 2013. And volunteers are being sought to make it happen.

What is Bouchercon, you ask? The full name is the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, a meeting of authors of mystery and detective fiction — and their fans — that has been going on since 1970. The man the event is named after was an author, editor and New York Times critic of both science fiction and mysteries. He died in 1968, and a memorial for him in 1970 has turned into the annual convention.

The Albany Bouchercon is slated to have some big names as guests of honor: Sue Grafton, Tess Gerritsen, P.C. Doherty and Steve Hamilton.

Al Abramson, one of the chief organizers of the convention, plans to hold an organizational meeting for volunteers.The meeting is slated for 5:30-7:30 tonight (Monday, July 16) at the Albany Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, 25 Quackenbush Square in Albany.



  1. The email for Al Abramson, the Chair of the Albany Bouchercon, is

    Also, the Bouchercon is slated to run September 19 – 22, 2013.


  2. Thank you to Michael Janairo and the Times Union for the support of Bouchercon 2013.

    We had a good turnout at the meeting. We failed to get contact info for one of the attendees so if you attended and Al doesn’t already have your contact info, would you please email it to him at

    There is also a Yahoo Group for Albany Bouchercon volunteers that you can join for more info – it is called Albanyboucherconvols.

    Chris Aldrich – Albany volunteer and Bouchercon National Board Member


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