Thursday: April 26, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 PM: Early Bird Registration
8:30 - 10:00 PM: A special viewing of VERA in the White Flint Amphitheater*. Enjoy an episode of the crime series starring this year's Poirot Award Honoree Brenda Blethyn, based on the books by Ann Cleeves.
*The White Flint Amphitheater is located in the Marriott Hotel conference center area where panels will be held
Friday: April 27, 2018
8:00 - 5:00: Registration Open
9:00: Malice Silent Auction Opens
9:00 - 9:30: Malice 101: An Introduction to Malice: Moderated by Judy Cater & Anne Murphy
9:30 - 9:45: Volunteers 101: Important Info for Attendees Who Want to Help During Malice
10:00 - 11:45: Malice Go Round: Author Speed Dating: Moderated by Jack Cater
12:00 - 12:50: A Little Spot of Poison. Luci Zahray, the Poison Lady, discusses the characteristics of a good poison.
1:00 - 1:50: You've Got Fan Mail: Honored Guests Discuss Interesting and Fascinating Fan Mail: Brenda Blethyn, Catriona McPherson, Louise Penny, and Nancy Pickard. Moderated by Verena Rose.
2:00 - 2:50: Make it Snappy: The Agatha Best Short Story Nominees: Gretchen Archer, Barb Goffman, Debra H. Goldstein, Gigi Pandian, and Art Taylor. Moderated by Michael Bracken.
3:00 - 3:50: Simply the Best: The Agatha Best Contemporary Novel Nominees: Allison Brook, Ellen Byron, Annette Dashofy, Margaret Maron, and Louise Penny. Moderated by Shawn Reilly Simmons.
4:00 - 4:50: Our Poirot Award Honoree Brenda Blethyn chats with Ann Cleeves and Martin Edwards.
5:00 - 5:30: Opening Ceremonies
7:30 - 9:00: Live Charity Auction Auctioneers: Hank Phillippi Ryan & Christine Trent
9:00 - 10:00: Welcome Reception & Anthology Signing for Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical
Authors in attendance: John Gregory Betancourt, Michael Bracken, Susan Breen, Carla Coupe, Kerry Hammond, Peter Hayes, Kathryn Johnson, Eleanor Cawood Jones, Kristin Kisska, GM Malliet, Cheryl Marceau, Edith Maxwell, Laura Oles, Alan Orloff, Rita Owen, Josh Pachter, Gigi Pandian, Nancy Pickard, Keenan Powell, Michael Robertson, Verena Rose, Harriette Sackler, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Triss Stein, Robin Templeton, Susan Thibideau, and Leslie Wheeler.
Saturday: April 28, 2018
7:30 - 9:00: Sisters in Crime Breakfast (This is a ticketed event managed by Sisters in Crime)
8:00 - 5:00: Registration Open
11:00 - 1:00: Kensington Author Signings in the Foyer near the Ballroom: Here's a list of Participating Authors
1:00: Agatha Ballot Deadline! All ballots must be turned in by this deadline or they won't be counted.
1:00 - 1:50: Interview of a Lifetime: Lifetime Achievement Honoree Nancy Pickard is interviewed by Sally Goldenbaum
2:00 - 3:50: Thirty Years of Malice Memories: Long time attendees and the Faithful Few swap stories with photos and videos in the White Flint Amphitheater.
4:00 - 4:50: It's an Honor: Guest of Honor Louise Penny is interviewed by Rhys Bowen
7:00 - 9:30: The Agatha Awards Banquet
Sunday: April 29, 2018
7:00 - 8:45: Mystery Scene Magazine Presents The New Authors' Breakfast
8:00 - 1:00: Registration Open
12:30 - 1:20: A Toast to Catriona McPherson with Lori Rader-Day
1:30 - 2:30: The Agatha Tea & Closing Ceremonies