For any questions not answered here, please contact us.


At this time, the hotels are closed. Bouchercon 2020 is negotiating with both convention hotels to cancel all reservations made by our registrants using the convention rate. We hope to take care of it for you so it’s one less thing you have to worry about.

Yes. Persons who were registered as of April 13, 2020 to attend Bouchercon 2020 will receive a full refund by check. Please contact [email protected] if your mailing address has changed since you registered.

We will process and issue refunds as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience during this time.

You also have the option of donating your registration fee to Bouchercon 2020’s charity beneficiary, 916 Ink. Please contact [email protected]2020.org if you’d like to do that.

Bouchercon 2020 Cancellation

Anthony Award nomination titles are submitted and voted on by persons who are registered for Bouchercon 2020 and/or attended Bouchercon 2019 in Dallas. Nominations are due by June 5, 2020. Please go to the Anthony Award tab on the website main page for detailed information on award categories and qualifications.

Stay tuned for developments regarding the Anthony Award ceremony itself.

Still have questions? Email [email protected].

Given the global public health pandemic, and after much deliberation, the Bouchercon 2020 Co-Chairs and the National Board have decided to cancel Bouchercon 2020 in Sacramento.


We are planning and designing an online Bouchercon 2020. It’s a little too early for details, but we can assure you that it will contain the Bouchercon traditions of a General Members Meeting, the Anthony Awards Ceremony, and a published Anthology.

Stay tuned for details.

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