If you've never been to Left Coast Crime, you're in for a good time!

  • Come hear the experts in mystery, crime, and thriller fiction.
  • Attend multi-track panels on subjects from forensics to historical mysteries.
  • Participate in writing workshops.
  • Bump into the authors you've been reading, like our guests of honor Laura Lippman and Craig Johnson, toastmaster David Corbett and troubador Parnell Hall, and many others.

The registration fee for the full convention ($255, unless registered early) includes: a Friday night welcome reception, the Meet the New Authors Breakfast on Friday and the Meet the Established Authors Breakfast on Saturday (full buffet), Special Guest Interviews, multi-track programming for FANS and WRITERS, and several surprises.

DAY PASSES are available for Friday and Saturday at the cost of $125. Passes will allow you to attend breakfasts, panels and evening events, with the exception of the Banquet on Saturday Night. The banquet is an extra charge for everyone. Extended Day Passes are available on Thursday for those attending the morning writing workshop.

SATURDAY NIGHT AWARDS BANQUET TICKETS are available for $60. This special event showcases the winner of THE LEFTY—Best humorous mystery novel; THE BRUCE ALEXANDER MEMORIAL HISTORICAL MYSTERY—Best historical mystery novel covering events before 1960; THE ROCKY—Best mystery novel set in the Left Coast Crime Geographical Region; and THE WATSON—Best sidekick in a mystery. More details on program as convention draws near.

THURSDAY MORNING CHARACTER WRITING WORKSHOP. Spend a few hours with a master of character, our own Toastmaster David Corbett, and receive a copy of his new book THE ART AND CRAFT OF HUMAN PORTRAYAL IN FICTION, FILM & TV, due out from Penquin Books in January, 2013. Cost is $75, for the morning workshop ONLY (workshop is not included in basic registration); or $125 for the workshop plus access to afternoon programming and evenings events.

Click here to register for the convention or buy banquet tickets and day passes!

Register by Mail:
Print out the registration form (PDF) or (WORD) and send it along with your check to:

Left Coast Crime 2013
c/o Christine Goff
P.O. Box 3280
Evergreen, CO 80437

Early Bird Special closed
$235 from April 3, 2012 to December 31, 2012;
$255 from January 1, 2013 to kickoff.

Day Passes: $125 per day (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). On Friday and Saturday the cost includes: all breakfasts, panels and special events, with the exception of the Saturday Night Award's Banquet for which ALL tickets must be purchased separately. On Thursday, the day price includes: a morning CHARACTER WRITING WORKSHOP taught by our Toastmaster David Corbett, afternoon panels and any special events.

Banquet Tickets: $60, include dinner, the awards presentation and a short, special program (stay tuned for details).

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel before Jan. 31, 2013, you will receive a refund of your registration fee less $25.
If you cancel after Jan. 31, 2013, you will not receive a refund.

Make sure you qualify under LCC's bylaws. Even if you don't, you might have a special expertise that would be of interest to our LCC membership. We are interested in receiving your suggestions for programming!

Anyone whose books are published by a firm that pays standard advances and royalties is qualified to be listed as an author at Left Coast Crime. Active members of the Mystery Writers of America are automatically accepted as authors but anyone who is not an MWA member but who meets their requirements is an author. This includes anyone who has ever been published by an accepted publisher regardless of their current situation. Authors from publishers who do not meet the MWA's years in business or number of titles rule but who do pay advances and standard royalties are accepted by Left Coast Crime on a provisional basis but must submit an affidavit (including a standard contract) attesting to that fact. Only authors who have contributed financially to the publication of all of their books either through self-publishing or through a vanity or subsidy press are not eligible unless they have been shortlisted for a major mystery award (the Edgar, the Anthony, the Agatha, the Dilys, the Barry, the Hammett, the Macavity, the Lefty, the Nero Wolfe, the CWA Dagger, the Shamus, the Arthur Ellis, and the Bruce Alexander Awards). Non-American writers without U.S. publishers who meet the above requirements or who are active members in their national mystery writer associations also qualify.


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