Registration Instructions

Registration Instructions
Please choose your registration preference, either Basic or Comprehensive. A Comprehensive Registration includes a meal choice option for the Agatha Awards Banquet. Be sure to select your meal choice: chicken, beef or vegetarian.

If you are registering for more than one person, please provide the names and contact information (email, phone and city to print on their badge) of the additional people you are registering for the comments section.

Authors will be sent a Mystery Author Information Form by the Programming Chair prior to panel programming.

All cancellations are subject to a non-refundable $50 fee. No refunds will be processed after 3/15/19. Registrants who cancel become Friends of Malice 31.

If you have questions about your registration, please email Shawn at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The current Malice Policy for Authors:

In order to provide the best possible experience to the fans for whom the convention was created, the Malice Domestic Board of Directors has adopted a policy defining author eligibility for program participation:

Malice Domestic does not guarantee a program slot to any participant.

Malice Domestic will only offer author assignments to traditionally published authors or those who have been nominated for established mystery awards.

Traditionally published authors include those who:

1. Did not pay any costs associated with the publication of their books.

2. Are published by a company that:

a. publishes at least three authors other than the publisher, members of the publisher’s family, or staff of the publishing company. (Authors publishing under multiple pseudonyms count as a single author.)

b. does not guarantee publication of all submissions and provides editorial support to its authors.

Established mystery awards include the Agatha, Anthony, Arthur Ellis, Barry, BONA, Dilys, Edgar, Hammett, Lefty, Macavity, Nero, Shamus, and the Dagger awards presented by the British Crime Writers Association.

If you have any questions regarding the author policy, please contact