NoirCon returns after a four year absence with a virtual conference, to be held from Friday, October 21, 2022 through Sunday, October 23, 2022. The three-day symposium celebrates noir in all its artistic incarnations with live and pre-recorded events, including panel discussions, award ceremonies, author talks, art exhibitions, movie screenings, and more. A complete programming schedule will be released later this summer.

The virtual NoirCon 2022 will be held on the Accelevents platform. An all-access pass covering the entire conference is $36. Registration includes access to the Accelevents platform for 30 days after the event, so attendees can re-watch events or catch up on panels they missed. To register, please visit:

Switching to an all-virtual platform this year allows NoirCon to reach a broader audience than ever before. “Noir is truly a global phenomenon,” says NoirCon co-founder and president Lou Boxer. “By going fully virtual this year, we can connect with authors and fans from around the world. We’re very excited for what the digital experience can offer.”

The virtual NoirCon 2022 will be the organization’s biggest symposium yet, incorporating events that were planned for 2018 before that year’s gathering was cancelled due to the untimely passing of its beloved co-founder, Deen Kogan. “Deen was the heart of NoirCon. Her enthusiasm and brilliance gave it life,” explains Boxer. “NoirCon 2022 is dedicated to Deen’s memory.”

NoirCon 2022 will celebrate the honorees that were unable to receive their awards in 2018, as well as this year’s recipients.

2018 Award Winners
David Goodis Award: Walter Mosley
Anne Friedberg Award for Contributions to Noir and its Preservation: Dana Polan
Kogan Award For Excellence: Geoffrey O’Brien and Max Rudin

2022 Award Winners
David Goodis Award: Megan Abbott
Anne Friedberg Award for Contributions to Noir and its Preservation: Sarah Weinman
Kogan Award For Excellence: Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

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