Journey to Alaska for the Mystery Writers Conference

The cold, snowy lands of Alaska are the perfect place for a crime.

Perhaps that’s why Bouchercon, the annual mystery writers conference, is being held in Anchorage this year.

The event, which kicks off September 27, brings together more than 225 mystery writers as well as actual professionals routinely spotlighted in their work–such as Dr. Abby Chidambaram who will be lecturing on the use of DNA technology in crime solving. There will be symposiums, signings, work shops, children’s events, and even a local version of CSI Alaska.

I’m no big fan of the mystery genre, but what other arm of literature so actively encourages its writers and readers to interact in such a cool way? Agatha Christie would be so proud!