Left Coast Crime
March 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am – March 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
What Is Left Coast Crime?
Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first third of the year in Western North America. Conventions have been held from Anchorage to El Paso, from Boulder to Hawaii, and various locations in between.
Our purpose is to host an event where readers, authors, critics, librarians, publishers, and other fans can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their mutual interests.
Left Coast Crime is an all-volunteer organization — neither the members of the Standing Committee nor members of each annual convention committee are paid for their time. LCC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Each Left Coast Crime Convention raises money to support a local literacy organization with funds collected through silent and live auctions, and the annual Quilt Raffle.
Who Is Left Coast Crime For?
Left Coast Crime is for fans of the mystery/crime fiction genre: readers, authors, librarians, bloggers, publishers, editors, agents, and booksellers.
What Happens at a Left Coast Crime Convention?
Our days are built around panel discussions and other programming on a wide variety of topics designed to allow interaction among readers and writers. There are typically three or four programs to choose from during each time slot. The panels can be humorous or serious, educational or entertaining, and are often a mix of everything. Authors sign books after each panel slot and there is a Book Room to purchase books.
Several special events are included in your Left Coast Crime registration: Thursday Opening Reception, Friday Meet the New Authors Breakfast, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Awards Banquet. Other special events vary by convention.
Connections between authors and fans are encouraged with activities like Author Speed-Dating, Author-Reader Connections, and Author-Hosted Tables at the Awards Banquet.
Location: Tuscon, Arizona, United States