This year’s Bouchercon is in Toronto, which in my case, is extra incentive to go, as I love the city, but haven’t been there since 2010. I was somewhat tickled this morning when I saw a blurb from B’Con on the Book of Faces:
Do you have a criminal conviction in your past?
Canada, like most countries, has laws excluding visitors with criminal convictions in their past[s].
This would include things like: theft, assault, manslaughter, dangerous driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or possession of or trafficking in drugs or other controlled substances — and more. Some are major and some minor.
The blurb goes on with links to Canadian immigration. I think it’s good of the B’con people to provide this warning; it’d be a drag to show up at the border only to be sent back, especially if it was for some youthful indiscretion. As for me, I guess if I can hold out until mid-October, I’m cool. I’ll just try to keep the crimes fictive.