Friday, December 19, 2014

Crimelandia News: Left Coast Crime, March 12-15, 2015

Save: Register before 12/31/14

The cost of registering for Left Coast Crime 2015: Crimelandia goes up after December 31st to $195. If you have friends who are procrastinating, remind them to register now!
Not sure if you have registered yet? Check the Crimelandia Attendee list.
Need to register? Registration page.

Author/Reader Connections

One of the best things about Left Coast Crime is the chance to get to know your fellow readers and writers. But sometimes, during the excitement and flurry of activities, it’s not always easy to find time to meet your favorite writer. At Crimelandia, a number of authors want to make it easy to connect with readers. With that in mind, Crimelandia has created Author/Reader Connections. It might be lunch or dinner, a quiet drink, or a walk together through town. All you need to do is click the link for the writer you’d like to connect with and sign-up. Then, during the conference, you’ll connect at the scheduled time and place. These connections are free, and in some cases may include some special benefits from the authors.

Visit our Author/Reader Connection page to sign up.

Crimelandia Award Nominations

Reminder: Keep making notes about your favorite books published in 2014 in order to be prepared for the Left Coast Crime 2015 Award Nominations, which happen very soon — in January!

Registrants of the 2014 and 2015 Left Coast Crime Conventions will be able to nominate three titles in each category. Nominations will be accepted between January 1 and January 23, 2015, for the Left Coast Crime awards in these four categories:

The Lefty: Best humorous mystery novel

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award: Best historical mystery novel covering events before 1960

The Rose: Best mystery novel set in the LCC region (North America Mountain Time Zone and all time zones westward to Hawaii)

The Rosebud: For budding writers, best first mystery novel set anywhere in the world

To be eligible, titles must have been published for the first time in the United States during 2014, in book or ebook format. If published in another country before 2014, a title is still eligible if it was published in the US during 2014.

Nomination forms will be emailed to all 2014 and 2015 LCC registrants on January 1, 2015. The nominations will be announced on January 26, 2015. Final voting will be by paper ballot at the convention in Portland. The awards will be presented at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Questions? Email Awards Co-Chairs Lucinda Surber & Stan Ulrich.

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