ThrillerFest XIII • July 10 – 14, 2018 • Grand Hyatt • New York City

Thanks for the phenomenal memories of ThrillerFest 2017. Stay tuned for when we announce registration opening for 2018 when we welcome George R.R. Martin as our 2018 ThrillerMaster, and our 2017 ThrillerMaster, Lee Child.

Welcome to ThrillerFest XII. We’re excited to present a blockbuster line-up featuring 2017 ThrillerMaster Lee Child, 2017 Silver Bullet Award recipient Lisa Gardner, 2016 ThrillerMaster Heather Graham, 2016 Silver Bullet recipient John Lescroart, and the authors of ITW’s new anthology MATCH UP, including Lara Adrian, Steve Berry, C.J. Box, Sandra Brown, Nelson DeMille, Diana Gabaldon, Andrew Gross, Charlaine Harris, Lisa Jackson, Peter James, J.A. Jance, Michael Koryta, Eric Van Lustbader, Gayle Lynds, Val McDermid, David Morrell, Kathy Reichs, John Sandford, Lisa Scottoline and Karin Slaughter. Join us for the FBI workshop, Master CraftFest, CraftFest, PitchFest, ThrillerFest, and more. We encourage all thriller enthusiasts to join the ThrillerFest family.



Volunteers are an integral part of the ThrillerFest experience. We couldn’t do it without you. If you would like to assist us, please be sure to check yes to “Volunteer” during registration. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and get involved in ITW (Please note: volunteers must be registered for ThrillerFest).

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Your ThrillerFest team is looking forward to a fun and memorable year. We’re excited to announce the following staff members will be returning: Sandra Brannan as PitchFest Director; Christopher Graham as Art Director; Elizabeth Berry as ITW’s Executive Director; D.P. Lyle, M.D. as CraftFest Director; Dennis Kennett as Registrar; Kimberley Howe as ThrillerFest’s Executive Director; Jessica Johns as Conference Coordinator; and Jillian Stein as Social Media Director. If we can answer questions or help out in any way, please touch base anytime:



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