- What is CrimeFest?
- Where do I stay?
- How do I get there?
- Is there parking?
- When will I receive my tickets?
- How do I know what is on?
- What events can I attend?
- Do I get anything else when I register?
- Are meals and receptions included; and what is the dress code?
- Do I need to reserve seats at panels?
- Can I get books signed?
- Can I swap my convention bag books?
- How do I get the cheapest tickets for next year?
Where to Stay
Delegates receive discount codes for the convention and Clayton hotels after registering for CrimeFest.
The hotel has its own parking garage, adjacent to the hotel. The daily charge for Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel guests is £15 per day.
How to Get to CrimeFest
For information on how to get to Bristol Temple Meads Train station, please visit the National Rail website.
For information on how to get to Bristol coach & bus station from other UK locations, please visit the National Express website.
For driving directions to the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EL, please visit Google Maps.
ALTERNATIVE FOUR-STAR HOTELS
Per arrangement with the Clayton Hotel, the cost for discounted parking at the offsite NCP Rupert Street, Nelson Street, and Queen Charlotte Street carparks is £15 per twenty-four hours or per exit, whichever is the lesser amount of time.
Please check with the hotel for rates and cancellation policy.
Go to Visit Bristol for accommodation information. Visit Bristol – Official Bristol Tourist Information Site
The convention hotel charges for parking which is provided on a first-come-first-served basis.
Once your registration has been processed you will receive a payment confirmation email. Your physical passes will not be issued until you sign in at the CrimeFest registration desk at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel. Please bring proof of identity or a print-out of your confirmation email.
What events can I attend?
A full pass provides access to all panels, interviews, CrimeFest quizzes and the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Shortlist reception, and the pre-Gala Dinner reception.
Every day and full weekend delegate receive a complimentary programme that includes an itinerary, information on the participating authors, and the CrimeFest awards shortlists.
Full Weekend Pass holders also receive a canvas convention bag with a selection of books and one or two other surprises. These will be given to you when you register at the CrimeFest registration desk.
All full weekend and relevant day pass holders are welcome to attend receptions that form part of the CrimeFest programme. Meals are not included, but Gala Dinner tickets can be purchased as an optional extra at BUY TICKETS. The dress code for the Gala Dinner is casual-smart.
Do I need to reserve seats at panels?
All panels are seated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Can I get books signed?
Yes! There will be an onsite bookseller.
Book signings take place in the signing room next door to the event room immediately following the panel. Books should be purchased from the Book Room before the signings.
Books can be swapped at the swap table next to the CrimeFest registration desk. You’ll also find bookmarks, postcards and other crime fiction related information here.
How do I get the cheapest tickets for next year?
Delegates registering during this year’s convention for the CrimeFest 2023 Convention Special will make a significant saving, as Full Weekend Passes will incrementally go up to at least £200.