ThrillerFest XVII • May 31 – June 4, 2022 • Register Today!

Welcome to ThrillerFest XVII which will take place May 31 to June 4, 2022! We’re excited to present a blockbuster line-up this year, featuring 2022 ThrillerMasters Frederick Forsyth and Diana Gabaldon, 2022 Spotlight Guest Alafair Burke, 2022 Spotlight Guest Joseph Finder, and 2022 Spotlight Guest Veronica Roth. We’re also celebrating our 2022 Thriller Legend, Writers House, and our 2022 ThrillerFans Theresa Lee and Rosie Stroy. Join us for Master Class, CraftFest, PitchFest, ConsultFest, ThrillerFest, and more. We encourage all thriller enthusiasts to join the ITW family.


New York City has a Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate for hotels, conferences, gyms, and restaurants!
Be informed BEFORE you register by reading the mandate below.
Click here to read the mandate: Key to NYC.

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).

Please drop by the ThrillerFest Facebook page then “like” us, and help spread the word! You can also follow ITW on Twitter and Pinterest.

Your ThrillerFest team is looking forward to a fun and memorable year. We’re excited to celebrate the following staff members: Jen Kreischer as PitchFest & ConsultFest Director; Christopher Graham as Art Director; Kimberley Howe as ITW’s Executive Director; Dennis Kennett as Registrar; Jeff Ayers and Samuel Octavius as ThrillerFest’s Co-Executive Directors; and Nick Openshaw as Social Media Director. If we can answer questions or help out in any way, please touch base anytime:


ThrillerFest is the annual conference of the International Thriller Writers.

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