No, that's not a typo. I didn't mean to say "Left Coast is the Right Coast." Read on...
Left Coast Crime is my favourite conference. It's more laid-back than, say, Bouchercon. And best of all, it's a true FAN conference, and I'm into fans :-)
At last year's LCC I met - for the first time - the incredibly talented Marshall Karp, the infinitely hugable Robert Fate, and the charming (and funny) Troy Cook. Following the conference, I moderated a book club discussion on Robert Fate's BABY SHARK, I free-lance edited Troy's ONE MINUTE ASSASSIN, and I'm "mentoring" Marshall Karp's daughter Sarah (when she has time to write; she's a busy bee).
This year's LCC is in Denver...my old 'hood. I plan to be there with bells on. And probably some other clothes, too.
LCC/Denver is scheduled for March 6-9, 2008 at the Adam's Mark Hotel, and it's shaping up to be a phenomenal event! Programs include an optional ski day in Breckinridge on Wednesday, March 5th, an LCC Party Bus that will tour some of Denver's more famous crime sites, a surveillance exercise --- tracking your favorite authors --- on the 16th Street Mall, a Forensics track on Saturday, March 8th, the Alferd E. Packer (Colorado's notorious cannibal) Memorial Banquet, a Hawaiian fashion contest, and an optional trip to Estes Park the following Monday (March 10th) to see and dine at The Stanley Hotel, where Stephen King wrote part of THE SHINING.
LCC/Denver will even feature a Celebrity Chef: my friend, author Joanne Pence.
You can see a current list of registrants and find out more information by going to the website. Registration is $165. That low registration rate is set to increase on November 16th. So why not register now and spend the money you save on something really useful like more time in the bar OR as partial payment for one of the nifty trips planned before or after the conference? Or, hey, you can even buy Jeff Cohen's SOME LIKE IT HOT BUTTERED, which is only $6.99...and still have lots of money left over for the bar.
Below are some photos I snapped at LCC/Seattle. Rick (Mofina) and Steve (Brewer) and Chris Goff (to the right of Rochelle) will all be at LCC/Denver. So will Jeff Cohen, but he didn't like the photo I shot of him (at Malice), so I'm not posting it because I don't want to piss him off because I hope he'll give me an author's quote for STRANGLE A LOAF OF ITALIAN BREAD, which is due to be turned in to my publisher December 1...therefore, I'll now say over and out, Deni (who can't post photos for beans).