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2014 Sleuth Con

UPDATED: May 7, 2014

Bookmark this page! We'll keep updating with more info on the upcoming All-Series Book Convention, Sleuth Con II 2014, in San Diego, CA - June 2-8, 2014.

Sleuth Con is our all-series book convention within our regular Nancy Drew convention. Many of our members collect other series books or would like to learn more about the various series so we're adding in presentations and panels to cover those kinds of series for the enjoyment of our members and also for all you series book fans out there who wish you had a convention like this to attend every year! You may pick and choose among the presentations you wish to attend--be it only Nancy Drew or a mixture of all of them.

Register To Attend Sleuth Con...June 2-8, 2014:

CONTACT US here with questions!


HOTEL: Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109.

HOTEL RATE: $149/night + tax for doubles/kings. They are including the convention rate for 3 pre and 3 post days before/after June 2-8 for anyone coming in early or staying later. We encourage everyone to stay at our convention hotel as our low rates and convention pricing is based on booking a specific number of rooms for the duration of the convention.

HOW TO BOOK HOTEL: Book by clicking here to book online or call 800-576-4229. Be sure to mention "Nancy Drew Sleuths 2014 Convention" when calling to book to get the group rate.

DEADLINE TO BOOK HOTEL: UPDATE: The block is still open and bookings are open, so we should be able to keep accomodating those of you who need rooms until end of May :) Book quickly to make sure you get the convention rate, however!

AIRPORT SHUTTLE INFO: For those flying into the San Diego airport, check out Super Shuttle.

Cancellation policy on rooms booked is 72 hours in advance.


San Diego, Mission Bay area, Pacific Ocean/Beach, Old Town San Diego, San Diego Zoo.


DATES: June 2 - June 8, 2014
THEMES: In addition to Nancy Drew Files #19, Sisters in Crime and Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Super Mystery #36, Process of Elimination, we will be working other series books into our theme via presentations and also those with inventions/inventors to tie in with our local Tom Swift connection with the Keelines, will be featured in activities/mystery dinner on Saturday.

Tentative Schedule:

Mon. June 2 - A Sleuth Soiree Meet & Greet Party - 7:30PM at Bahia Resort. Dessert to Die For!

Tues. June 3 -Free Day - Take a trolley tour of many fabulous San Diego sites--with stops all over the city for exploring or go off on your own to explore. Evening: Group dinner in Old Town San Diego & 8:30pm Whaley House Ghost Tour.

Wed. June 4 - Bus to San Diego Zoo for the day - private luncheon and activities. Evening: Dinner at the Keeline's for the James Keeline Collection Tour.

Thurs. June 5 - Nancy Drew Convention/Sleuth Con II Begins. Day: Presentations from 9am to 4:30pm with merchandise and prize raffle. Evening: 7:30pm Nancy Drew TV Show Mystery Dinner Party with Special Guest, actress Pamela Sue Martin - TV's Nancy Drew plus actor Parker Stevenson - TV's Frank Hardy! Also attending: 70s TV show producers Arlene Sidaris & Joyce Brotman. Special TV Show Memorabilia Raffle. Autograph Session with Ms. Martin.

Fri. June 6 - Day 2 of Nancy Drew Convention/Sleuth Con II. Day: Presentations from 9am to 5:30pm with merchandise and prize raffle. Evening: 7:30pm - Scott Paulson's Nancy Drew & Friends Radio Drama. Bahia Belle Cruise at 9:00pm.

Sat. June 7 - Day 3 of Nancy Drew Convention/Sleuth Con II. Day: Presentations from 9am to 4:30pm with merchandise and prize raffle. Evening: 6:30pm - A Vintage 30s Sleuthpunk/Steampunk Mystery Dinner & Nancy Drew Gift Exchange.

Sun. June 8 - Breakfast at hotel restaurant at 9:30am - farewells until Hawaii April 2015 - Nancy Drew's 85th Anniversary Land & Cruise Event. Sleuth Con III will take place in 2016 in Texas--location TBD.

A Few Clues To The Mystery:

2014 will find us celebrating Nancy Drew at our 14th annual convention in San Diego with our combined all-series book Sleuth Con II taking place Thurs.-Sat. Our themes range from San Diego set Nancy Drew modern books to some themes at various parties and events involving classic Nancy Drew books with inventor themes to tie into our Tom Swift connection for Sleuth Con II.

Mon. June 2 - A Sleuth Soiree M&G Party: We'll be kicking off the convention with a mystery theme Nancy Drew/all-series book meet & greet party! 7:30pm at the hotel. Goody Bags, Dessert to Die For & Icebreakers. Calling all Sleuths!

Tues./Wed. Tours: Tues.=Free Day - take the Old Town Trolley Tour through San Diego with many stops throughout the city including: Balboa Park (zoo & lots of museums), Old Town San Diego, Coronado Island, Midway/Harbor area, and more! Evening: Meet up in Old Town San Diego for a Mexican dinner and an evening ghost tour at the Whaley House Museum. Wed=Day trip to the San Diego Zoo with a special private lunch and activities. Evening: Dinner at Sleuths James & Kim Keeline's home to view his spectacular collection including Stratemeyer books and Tom Swift.

Thurs. June 5 - Sat. June 7 Convention Day Activities: Each day from 9am to 4:30pm (5:30pm on Fri.), we will be having our convention days at the Bahia Resort Hotel with speakers, displays, merchandise, and our raffle for neat Nancy Drew and series book prizes.

Speakers include: Thurs. June 5 - James Keeline - Building a Series Book: The Production, Publication, Promotion of Twentieth-Century Juvenile Series Books, Dean Burcham - Book Hunting: What to look for, where to look, Kelly Boettlin - Uncle Sam Wants You! - An Overview of the Fighters for Freedom Series, Jennifer Fisher - Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys - TV's Groovy 70's Super Sleuths, and Todd H. Latoski - Nancy Drew, the Sincerest Form of Parody.

Fri. June 6 - Linda Joy Singleton - From Fan Letter to Published Series Author, Pamela Hancock - The Many Faces of Aunt Gertrude (Hardy Boys), Lea Shangraw Fox - Around the World with Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew Foreign Editions), JoAnn Olson - Bonita Granville in Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem (Nancy Drew), and V.C. Stanley & C.L. Gaber - Jex Malone: Bringing Back Girl Detectives for a New Generation.

Sat. June 7 - Lindsay Stroh - Part I-Judy Bolton and The Strange Likeness & Part 2-Judy Bolton and the California Connection, Jennifer Fisher - Mildred Wirt Benson - A Real Life Nancy Drew, Lorraine Rogers - Connie Blair, Career Girl and Detective, George Dombi - State of Fan Fiction in the Tom Swift Universe, and Stuart Moulder, CEO of Her Interactive & Cathy Roiter, Designer from Her Interactive - Nancy Drew: Creating Canon.

Thurs. Evening: 7:30pm - Nancy Drew 70s TV Show theme dinner party with special guest, actress and TV's Nancy Drew, Pamela Sue Martin plus actor Parker Stevenson - TV's Frank Hardy! Also attending: 70s TV show producers Arlene Sidaris & Joyce Brotman. It's a vintage 70s theme, so come in your groovy best and prepare to sleuth for mystery will be afoot! Meet Pamela Sue Martin, special autograph session, and special 70s TV show raffle. Special commemorative booklet & party favors.

Fri. Evening: Scott Paulson will dazzle us again with another great old-time radio show--Nancy Drew and Friends Radio Drama--featuring Nancy Drew and series book pals at 7:30pm. We'll hop the Bahia Belle, the hotel's sternwheeler, for a short cruise on Mission Bay around 9:00pm.

Sat. Evening: Wrapping up our exciting week in San Diego will be our vintage 30s "Sleuthpunk"/"Steampunk" mystery gala featuring Nancy Drew and some of your favorite series book heroes and heroines and a host of villains too! Go back in time to "sleuth-tacular" mysteries and adventures from the 1930s series books for an evening of mystery and mayhem as you play sleuth to solve the mystery. Dress in vintage garb for a "Sleuthpunk" look and/or add in a little Steampunk with a great Tom Swift/Inventor/Victorian influence. Come in costume as your favorite character or villain from a 30s series book - we'll have a costume contest.

Nancy Drew & Series Book Gift Exchange: If you want to participate in our Nancy Drew gift exchange we have three tables--1 for handcrafted Nancy Drew gifts and a 2nd for store bought Nancy Drew gifts. The 3rd table will be for non-Nancy Drew series book theme gifts. Store bought items must be Nancy Drew items. Handcrafted gifts must feature Nancy Drew imagery. The all-series table can feature vintage or handcrafted non-Nancy Drew series related items. Gifts are wrapped anonymously and left on the appropriate table. They are to be marked "for a man/woman" if gender specific.



If you are finding our site and learning about our convention in March/April 2014, you might e-mail us and check on availability--it's possible we might still have room on some or all events--contact us by Mid-May at the latest. Otherwise, if you're local or in the area see below on attending on convention days.

***SAN DIEGO AREA LOCALS: For local/non-Sleuth members in the San Diego area, you can attend our Convention days from Thurs. June 5-Sat. June 7 (see schedule info at left) at Bahia Resort at just the cost of paying for raffle tickets as admission! Raffle ticket pricing begins at $10.00 and goes up. Pay at the registration table when you arrive each day. Our raffle includes lots of fun Nancy Drew and other series book prizes from vintage books and collectibles to modern merchandise and handcrafted goodies too. New raffle items each day.***

***PLEASE NOTE: If you are just attending the Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys TV Show Bash on Thursday, June 5 at 7:30pm and want to purchase a ticket for that--please see below for details.***


DATE: Thurs. June 5
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: Bahia Resort-Mission Bay/San Diego
DINNER/PARTY COST: $75.00pp or $199.00pp with hotel

If you want to purchase a ticket to just attend the Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys 70s TV Bash on Thursday, June 5 at 7:30pm--they are $75.00 per person and that includes meeting our special guests at the party, a special booklet, and dinner.

We also have a ticket option for both the dinner/party and also 1 night's hotel stay at Bahia Resort for $199.00pp. A great deal--their regular room night rate is much higher and this includes the party/dinner too!

Deadline to purchase your tickets is May 20th!

To purchase a ticket, please visit our Nancy Drew Square Shop online to pay via credit card or send a check or money order to us at:

Nancy Drew Sleuths
P.O. Box 128
Higley, AZ 85236-0128.

Bring items for our special guests to sign or purchase signed photos and items at the event. Special 70s TV show raffle too. It's a 70s bash, so come dressed in your 70s groovy best--costumes optional.


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***For Absentee Registration, you have 2 options noted below. You will receive our goody bag from this year's convention. Includes shipping. *** (IMAGE SHOWN OF BAG IS A SAMPLE OF BAG/GOODIES FROM OUR 2010 EVENT)


OPTION 1: $40.00 (includes goody bag/shipping)

OPTION 2: $75.00 (includes goody bag, convention program, & Advertising Sponsorship--with your name in our convention program, and shipping)

OUTSIDE USA PLEASE NOTE: If you are outside the US you need to add additional shipping for the priority shipping--everything is too heavy to ship first class international: Canada/Mexico: Add $20.00. Overseas: Add $40.00. Any excess shipping will be refunded following shipping.

HOW TO PAY: You may pay by check or money order: Payable to Nancy Drew Sleuths, P.O. Box 128, Higley, AZ 85236-0128. Or you may pay via our Square Nancy Drew Sleuths Market Shop. Click here to visit the shop and purchase an absentee registration--be sure to select the appropriate one to add to your cart depending on whether you are in the US, in Canada, or Overseas. Your goody bag will not ship until end of June 2014 once we return from the convention.

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