Registration: Early registration will open on Wednesday from 3:00–6:00 PM. The registration table will be open beginning at 8:00 AM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and remain open for most of the day for registration and to answer any questions.
Materials: When you register you will receive an envelope with your name tag, LCC Awards ballot, and your banquet ticket. In addition, you'll receive a book bag with a Name Tag Holder, the Program, a Pocket Program that will fit inside your Name Tag Holder, and of course several books. Please wear your Name Tag at all times during the convention. It is your ticket into all the events and helps us all get to know each other.
Exchange Table: Outside the Book Room you will find an Exchange Table. If you receive a book or magazine in your bookbag--or have a book you've finished on the plane-- please place it on the Exchange Table and help yourself to anything you find there!
Promotional Materials Table: Outside the Book Room you will find a table to place bookmarks, postcards, or other promotional materials.
LCC 101 Panel: Come to the Left Coast Crime 101 panel on Thursday at 10:45 in De Anza 1 for more tips about enjoying the convention from Janet Rudolph (LCC founding member), Bill Gottfried (Calamari Crime Co-Chair), Toby Gottfried (Calamari Crime Co-Chair), and Brad Parks (Calamari Crime Toastmaster).
Volunteer: This is a great way to get to know your fellow mystery fans.
Don’t be shy! Introduce yourself to those sitting next to you at a panel, standing in line to get a book signed, browsing in the Book Room, drinking in the bar, or enjoying a cup of coffee in the Hospitality Room and share your passion for the mystery/thriller genre!
There are many official and 'unofficial' events inside and outside. Be sure and come to the Opening Reception, movie night, Guest of Honor talks, panels, and a few other 'noir-ish' events.
O.K. and here's the hashtag #lcc2014. Be sure and tweet!