Crimelandia News: Left Coast Crime, March 12-15, 2015
LEFT COAST CRIME: Crimelandia, March 12-15. Portland, OR.
Noir, cozy, thriller, historical, graphic novels, and more… Left Coast Crime, a fan convention, will encompass programming and events to meet a wide variety of reading
tastes. Festivities open Thursday afternoon, March 12, 2015, and
continue through noon on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Guests of Honor: Chelsea Cain and Tim Hallinan. Toastmaster: Gar Haywood.
registration fee is $175 through December 31, 2014, and then will
increase to $195. The registration fee includes the Welcome Reception,
two Breakfasts, the Awards Banquet, and access to all panels and
Although Left Coast Crime is a Fan Convention, there will be authors, writers and pre-published writers in attendance. Come early and register for LCC's Writing Workshop.
Left Coast Crime 2015 just announced a day of instruction on writing mystery/suspense/thrillers. April Henry and Bob Dugoni will share their bestselling craft wisdom. Whether you’re a published or aspiring novelist, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to learn from two of the best.
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Portland, the location of LCC 2015
Price: $70 for LCC registrants, $120 for non-LCC registrants
Register for the workshop Writing Workshop Schedule
Turn up the Tension and Plot Your Way to Success: 9:00 AM – noon Instructor: April Henry
Mysteries and thrillers are all about plot, and this workshop is all about providing tips for writing books readers can’t put down. April will share the techniques she uses to write her award-winning novels, including tips for getting your story started, growing your plot, and adding subplots. In addition, you will learn the key ingredient you only want in a book (and not in real life), traps you should avoid, how to fix stories that have stalled, and 47 ways to turn up the tension.
Playing God: Creating Memorable Characters: 1:00 – 4:00 PM Instructor: Robert Dugoni
What is it about certain books that when we finish the final page the characters stay with us for days? What is it about these characters that makes them so memorable? Using examples from his own books and from other writers, Bob will teach techniques to make your characters well-rounded individuals who will keep readers wondering about them long after they have finished reading your novel.