Hi all, just a quick post to pass along some important information from the Bouchercon organizers for anyone who attended Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach or is already registered for Bouchercon 2015 in Raleigh:
To all Bouchercon attendees:
If you were registered for the Long Beach Bouchercon last year, or the one upcoming in Raleigh, you will be receiving ballots Saturday, Feb 28 to nominate books and stories for the 2015 Anthonys to be awarded in Raleigh in October. They are trying something new, and testing the process for future Bouchercons, using a survey site called Survey Monkey to send and collate the nominations. Those who have attended past Bouchercons may be familiar with the surveys you received afterwards. (Some of you may have opted out of Surveys, and if so, you won’t receive the ballot unless you opt back in.) However, the links to the ballots are being sent via email, and emails being what they are, it will be inevitable that many won’t receive them because of spam filters, firewalls and other reasons. So if you can set your emails and servers to allow mail from Survey Monkey (www.surveymonkey.com) or Bouchercon or Anthony Ballots, or just check your spam traps, that will hopefully cut down on undelivered ballots. If you want some further info, and a sneak peak at the ballot worksheet, check out http://www.bouchercon.info/process.html . Remember, you are all members of Bouchercon, and the success of the Anthonys, being a fan-based award, are directly related to your participation.
Happy Nominating!...and Thank you.