The Second (hopefully annual) Creatures, Crime, and Creativity conference will take place October 10 – 12 at the Hunt Valley Inn, north of Baltimore.
Unlike many conferences, C3 is not limited to a single genre. Readers and writers of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal will all find something to interest them. Meals are included as part of the conference activities, allowing readers to sit among the authors and ask whatever they want in a casual setting, as well as allowing authors to chat with their peers in different genres.
Among those featured to appear are:
Best-selling romantic suspense, paranormal, and dark fantasy writer Rebecca York.
NY Times bestselling thriller author and screenwriter John Gilstrap.
Shamus, Nero, and Lefty award winning mystery writer Brad Parks.
NYT Best-Selling urban fantasy and contemporary erotic romance writer C.J. Ellisson.
I wasn’t able to go last year, as C3 and Bouchercon ran on consecutive weeks and my work schedule would not permit it. I’ve been looking forward to it ever since, as I’m familiar with primary organizer Austin Camacho’s organizational and entrepreneurial skills and like the idea of getting in more or less on the ground floor of something I think will be a staple of the conference season for years to come.
For more information, go to the Creatures, Crime, and Creativity web site.