From the MWA Board of Directors

Mystery Writers of America is aware that Bouchercon 2014 has on its schedule an event called, “Men of Mystery.” While we support the participants and organizers of this event, MWA feels that hosting this at Bouchercon sends the wrong message to fans, reviewers, and authors that writers can, and should, be divided by gender.

We are not asking for this event to be cancelled or altered. However, we offer this objection in the hopes that future Bouchercon committees work harder to be inclusive to all authors, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.