Celebrating its 18th year, Magna cum Murder, a weekend-long murder mystery, crime fiction convention at Ball State University in Muncie brings together an array of authors, fans, booksellers and publishers to discuss and learn from the best the industry has to offer. Starting on October 26, the weekend’s schedule consists of panels, programs, interviews, and presentations brimming with enthusiasm and excitement, making this almost-two-decade-long tradition one of the most well-respected crime fiction forums in the United States.
This weekend-long celebration of crime fiction is open to anyone who enjoys this genre of writing. Readers, writers, fans and booksellers alike all gather in Muncie to discuss and learn about this beloved form of fiction, forming a community of crime fiction aficionados. Sign up early though, because the weekend is capped at only 400 people.
Dubbed as a “murderously fun house party for several hundred of your closest friends,” this year’s Magna cum Murder will feature writer S.J. Rozan, author of 11 books in the Lydia Chan/Bill Smith Series, and Eric G. Wilson, professor of English at Wake Forest University in North Carolina as the two keynote speakers.
In addition to the panels and interviews, the weekend includes an evening reception as well as breakfasts, two seated luncheons, and a banquet to facilitate conversation and engagement between all of the attendees.
With several different registration options, participants have the opportunity to enjoy the entire weekend or just attend sections of the forum. For more information about the events during Magna cum Murder and for registration information, click here.