Bouchercon XX

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Bouchercon XX
"Give Me Liberty or Give Me...Death"
DateOctober 6, 1989 (1989-10-06)
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Hosted byDeen Kogan & Jay Kogan

Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction.[1] It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and editor Anthony Boucher; also the inspiration for the Anthony Awards, which have been issued at the convention since 1986.[2] This page details Bouchercon XX and the 4th Anthony Awards ceremony.


The convention was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 6, 1989; running until the 8th. The event was chaired by Deen Kogan and Jay Kogan, founders of the Society Hill playhouse.[3]

Special Guests[edit]

Anthony Awards[edit]

The following list details the awards distributed at the fourth annual Anthony Awards ceremony.[5]

Novel award[edit]



First novel award[edit]



Paperback original award[edit]




  1. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Home". Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  2. ^ Jacobsen, Teresa (November 4, 2010). "Bouchercon 2010 by the Bay: The World Series of Mystery". Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "Philadelphia News". Weekly Press. July 15, 2009. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  4. ^ "Mystery writers have nothing to hide anymore". Beaver County Times. Google. November 9, 1989. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  5. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". October 2, 2003. Retrieved January 31, 2012.