Left Coast Crime 2009 is off to a smashing start with Desserts to Die For last night at the Marriott Waikoloa, the convention hotel. Over 350 participants and even more friends and family have come to the big Island for this, the 19th Left Coast Crime. Panels, interviews, 15 minute Talk Stories, and more began in earnest today.
Participants have come from all over the world--from the U.S., Sweden, Australia, Germany, England, Japan, and I'm probably leaving some place out. Lots of informal places to chat at this beautiful property in Paradise. Birds keep flitting through, the turtles are on the beach, and the whales are passing by. What's not to like? And, we've all come here because we love mysteries!
Bill & Toby Gottfried have put together a great convention. The committee has worked hard for over two years, and the proof, as they say, is in the pudding. This is one sweet pudding! Wish you were here. And, if you are, and we haven't met, be sure and say hi! Mahalo.
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