Bouchercon is named after Anthony Boucher, writer, reviewer, and editor. This is an annual World Mystery Convention. The first Boucercon was held in Santa Monica, CA in 1970 and has moved around the country since that time.
The first Bouchercon I attended was in San Francisco, CA in 2010 and I was hooked. I attended the Bouchercon held in St. Louis, MO in 2011 and met many famous authors, made friends with many fans, took lots of photos and maybe, possibly, totally, had a few drinks. Among these authors was Dianne Fanning who is a bestselling True Crime author.
If you have the chance to attend one, please do. It will be good for you.
The next event is held in NEW ORLEANS! Here’s the link: Bouchercon 2016