In 2015
We Welcome 

Anne Perry

 

and

Zoe Sharp

and

Denise Swanson


and

Local
Featured
Author

Robert
Goldsborough


Check back often to see who else is coming to next year's Con!

And thanks again to our 2014 Featured Authors:

Jamie Freveletti

Heather Graham

Peter Kornbluh

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Marcus Sakey

Local Featured Author:
Shane Gericke

for the 2015 Con

  
Testimonials
In my opinion, the Chicago Love is Murder conference is the best bang for your buck for any mystery conference around. This was my third time attending and I have to say it gets better every year. Here’s a brief run-down of some of the panel discussions, the behind-the-scenes takes you won’t get on a roster, and those ‘you just had to be there moments’ as Tweeted and Facebooked by attendees.

-Barbra Annino
Sisters in Crime
  
The Evelyn Hopkins Award

The Evelyn Hopkins Award has been awarded every year since 2009, the 10th anniversary of Love is Murder. It is presented in recognition of Outstanding Efforts on Behalf of Readers and Writers of Genre Fiction.

The first award was given to its namesake, Evelyn Hopkins. It was she who conceived of holding a truly mixed readers' and writers' genre fiction conference in Chicago; without her initial vision and dedicated efforts, we would not have this conference that we all love so much.

The first LIM was sponsored by William Rainey Harper College and attended by fewer than 60 people. Many years and two moves later (first to College of DuPage, then to the current venue at InterContinental Hotel), Evelyn's broad and inclusive concept held together a group of true believers to see LIM become the premier, and only truly independent readers' and writers' genre fiction con in the Midwest.

Winners:

2013 - Henry Kanar

2012 - Mary V. Welk

2011 - Ophelia Julien

2010 - no conference this year

2009 - Evelyn Hopkins

  
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