I’ve attended quite a few Left Coast Crime mystery conventions over the years, but never until this year has there been one in my home city. Yes, this year, Left Coast Crime is in Portland, Oregon.
I’ll do some sort of update each day, just as I did last year, from LCC in Monterey, CA.
March 12-15, 2015
For the uninitiated, LCC is a regional mystery convention. Mystery readers and writers mix, socialize. There are panels on various topics of interest to mystery people, there’s a book room, author signings, a reception, an awards banquet – the Left Coast Crime awards are called The Lefties – there will be eating in any of the excellent Portland restaurants, quaffing at micro breweries, and getting outdoors, as it turns out the weather is really excellent this year. It was 70 here yesterday.
We’ll be there all four days, participating in our quiet way, seeing friends, attending panels, rubbing shoulders with other fans and enjoying the hell out of ourselves. I can hardly wait.