May 9, 2024 @ 8:00 am – May 12, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
CrimeFest is an annual crime fiction convention that caters to both casual readers and die-hard enthusiasts of the genre. This popular event brings together top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers, and reviewers from around the world in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere.
CrimeFest was born out of the success of the American Left Coast Crime convention, which made a one-off visit to Bristol in 2006. Inspired by this event, the British hosts decided to continue with a similar annual gathering, leading to the first CrimeFest in June 2008. Over the years, it has grown to become one of the largest crime fiction events in Europe and a notable highlight on the international crime fiction calendar.
One of the standout features of CrimeFest is its welcoming nature. The convention offers discounts for librarians, students, and delegates who are on benefits and/or disabled, ensuring accessibility for a diverse audience. Whether you enjoy crime novels as occasional reads or are a passionate fanatic, CrimeFest provides a platform to celebrate the genre, network with like-minded individuals, and delve into the thrilling world of crime fiction.