Schedule of Events

Keep an eye on this page for updates to the Bouchercon 2020 schedule.

Wednesday, October 14

  • Pre-Bouchercon Programs: Plan on arriving in Sacramento a day or two early to explore the city or take a guided tour. Our excursion schedule is being finalized but you can visit the EXCURSIONS page for more information.
  • Early Registration Opens 1 p.m. (Sheraton Grand)
  • Book Bazaar Opens 1 p.m. (Sheraton Grand)
  • Book Store Opens 1 p.m. (Hyatt)

Thursday, October 15

  • Opening ceremonies 8 a.m. (Memorial Auditorium)
    —Welcome by Catriona McPherson, Master of Ceremonies
    —Interview with Janet Rudolph, Fan Guest of Honor
    —Presentation of Winners of McCavity, Barry, and Other Awards
  • Registration
  • Panels & Programming
  • Nero Wolfe Banquet 6:30 p.m. (Ticketed Event)

Friday, October 16

  • Registration
  • Author Speed Dating 8 a.m.
  • General Meeting 12:30 p.m.
  • Panels & Programming

Saturday, October 17

  • Registration (closes at noon)
  • Meet Debut Authors Breakfast
  • Book Bazaar (closes at 1 p.m.)
  • Panels & Programming
  • Live Auction (Poolside w/ entertainment)
  • Anthony Awards Banquet (Memorial Auditorium) (Ticketed Event)
  • Anthony Awards Presentation (Memorial Auditorium) (No ticket required)

Sunday, October 18

  • Panels & Programming
  • Closing Ceremonies
  • Book Store (closes at 12:30 p.m.)