One of the great things about the Mystery community is that so many people volunteer their time to further the field by working on mystery conventions and promoting books and reading. Each year the national board for Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, awards the David S. Thompson Award to recognize extraordinary efforts to develop and promote the mystery and crime fiction community. Nominees include writers, publishers, readers, editors, and fans.
This years recipients are Bill & Toby Gottfried. Bill & toby have promoted mysteries and crime fiction through their involvement in mystery conventions, books groups, book buying, discussions and so much more.
Toby and Bill have attended almost every Bouchercon since 1985. They have actively participated on multiple Bouchercon committees and have chaired two Left Coast Crime Conventions. At each convention, they make authors and readers feel welcome.
Their involvement in the mystery community is driven by a love of people intellect, mystery, history, and fun. The David S. Thompson Award will be presented at Bouchercon 2015 in Raleigh, NC, on Saturday, October 10, 2015.