ThrillerFest XV • July 7 – 11, 2020 • Grand Hyatt • New York City

ThrillerFest 2019 was a fabulous success!  Thank you to all the attendees for choosing the premier conference for thriller lovers. We sincerely enjoyed seeing you, and hope to see you again in 2020!

Attendees tucked away many memories and tips to help with their craft. New friendships were made and established ones renewed. Thriller Award winners were announced at the banquet.

Looking forward, ThrillerFest XV – 2020 will be held from July 7 – 11. Our team is already working on another terrific experience for you.

Anyone who missed their chance to get straight answers to questions on FBI protocol at Thrillerfest can submit questions in writing:

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We’re pleased to announce that the 2020 ThrillerMaster will be …
Diana Gabaldon!
Diana Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander novels, which have been adapted for television. Her books smoothly blend multiple genres: mystery, adventure, historical fiction, romance, and science fiction/fantasy. Learn more about Diana on her website.

In case you weren’t able to be in multiple places at once at ThrillerFest, you have the opportunity to purchase recordings of sessions, including interviews and panels, you missed. Click on the image above to select individual sessions or relive the entire conference (or previous conferences).

Registration for 2020 will open in September 2019 with Early Bird Rates. Come share in the excitement of another thrilling conference!


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