NoirCon 2016 Registration Info

NoirCon 2016
Wednesday 10/26 – Sunday, 10/30


Register online here!

Or register by mail here!

Schedule at-a-glance:

Wednesday 10/26
Special Noir at the Bar Kick-Off!
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Pen & Pencil Club, 1522 Latimer Street, 19102

Thursday 10/27, Friday 10/28, and Saturday 10/29
Panel discussions 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Hotel Brotherhood USA, 1523-29 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA. 
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Panels begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Don’t be late!

Friday 10/28
Awards Banquet at Penn Landing Caterers, 1301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA. 
Party begins at 7:00 p.m. Arrive early for music and other surprises!

Sunday 10/30
Hair of the Dog! Final panels and closing party at Port Richmond Books, 3037 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Panels begin at 10:00 a.m. 


Registration fees for conference only
(see next section for special lodging rates):

$300 All-access to events, panels and parties.

Single day passes for Thursday, Friday (Awards Banquet separate), and Saturday are $150 each.

Single day pass for Sunday is $50.

Additional tickets for Friday 10/28 Awards Banquet: $90 per person.

Register online, or print and fill out the registration form and send check to:
NoirCon c/o Deen Kogan, 242 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Please make checks payable to "Society Hill Playhouse."

NoirCon Lodging:

Please note that The Sonesta Hotel is currently SOLD OUT, and there are no more rooms available.

Alternative hotels in the immediate area include the following:

Westin Philadelphia – 215-563-1600
Warwick Hotel – 215-735-6000
Hotel Palomar – 215-563-5006
The Logan Philadelphia – 215-963-1500
Sofitel Philadelphia – 215-569-8300
Club Quarters - 215-282-5000
Embassy Suites - Philadelphia Center City - 215-561-1776


Award Winners and Keynote Speaker

The David L. Goodis Award: Aurélien Masson (editorial director, Série Noire, Éditions Gallimard).

The Jay and Deen Kogan Award for Excellence: Charles Ardai (author and publisher, Hard Case Crime) and Ann and Stona Fitch (publishers, Concord Free Press).

The Anne Friedberg Award for Contributions to Noir and Its Preservation: Barry Gifford (author, screenwriter, and publisher, Black Lizard).

Keynote Speaker: Woody Haut (author, Pulp Culture: Hardboiled Fiction and the Cold War; Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction; Heartbreak and Vine: The Fate of Hardboiled Writers in Hollywood; and the novel, Cry For a Nickel, Die For a Dime).


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Hope to see you in Philly this October!