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, LCC 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 the Author/Reader Connection page to sign up.
Portland Area Side Trips
In addition to a great conference full of fellow mystery readers and writers, there are a number of fascinating side trips to enrich your time in the City of Roses.
Tour of the FBI’s Regional Crime Forensics Lab — Second Tour Added!
A close look at the high tech ways the bureau uses digital evidence to solve crimes.
The 7:45 AM tour filled up quickly, and luckily we were able to add an additional tour.
9:15–10:30 AM, Friday, March 13; FREE - 25 total spaces
Shanghai Tunnel Underground Tour of Old Portland
Join host Bill Sullivan for an exploration of Portland's underground tunnels, learning about Shanghai abductions, Chinese opium dens, brothels, and bootlegging in Portland's history.
1:00-3:00 PM, Saturday, March 14 (includes travel time to and from the tour location)
$20 per person, Limit 40 (minimum 30)
River Tour of Portland
Enjoy scenic views of Portland along the Willamette River from the Spirit Cruise Ship. Champagne brunch and live music included for $46, $43 for ages 60+.
Noon to 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 15 (meet in the lobby to take the MAX line)
Writing Workshop Left Coast Crime 2015 is excited to offer a day of instruction on writing mystery, suspense, and thrillers. We thank April Henry and Bob Dugoni for joining us and for sharing 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. More information and registration