Monday, December 17, 2018

LEFT COAST CRIME 2019: Whale of a Crime NEWS

Register for Left Coast Crime 2019 by December 31, 2018 for discount and to be considered for placement on a panel. There are only three more months until LCC in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada! March 28-31, 2019!

Guests of Honor:
American Guest of Honor: C.J. Box; Canadian Guest of Honor: Maureen Jennings: Fan Guests of Honor: Don & Jenn Longmuir; Local Legend: William Deverell; Lifetime Achievement Honoree: Sue Grafton; Ghost of Honor: L.R. Wright.

Left Coast Crime 2019 NEWS:


Left Coast Crime 2019 is pleased to announce a Writing Workshop for writers, published or not, interested in learning about adapting work for the screen and screenwriting. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 9:00 AM to Noon, at the convention hotel, the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.

Cost: $75 CAD for LCC registrants, $100 CAD for non-LCC registrants
Note: The workshop will be cancelled if the minimum is not met. Registration will be limited to 60.

Hollywood North
The film industry in Canada is alive and well and is often referred to as Hollywood North. How does a book become a TV series, a movie, a play or anything else people are turning “properties” into in the 21st century? How do you pitch a project? And would you rather pitch your book, option it or hide under the covers when a producer calls to ask about your baby? How “attached” do you want to be an adaptation of your work? And how attached can you be? Mark Leiren-Young explores the realities of navigating the media scene.


We hope you have been making lists of all your favorite mysteries published in 2018. If not, start looking back over your notes because your Lefty Nomination Form will be coming your way very soon! Registrants of the 2018 and 2019 Left Coast Crime Conventions will be able to nominate three titles in each Lefty Award category. Nominations will be accepted the first two weeks of January, for the four 2019 Lefty Awards:
  • Best Mystery Novel
  • Best Debut Mystery Novel
  • Best Humorous Mystery Novel
  • Best Historical Mystery Novel (The Bruce Alexander Memorial), covering events before 1960
To be eligible, titles must have been published for the first time in the United States or Canada during 2018, in book or ebook format. (If published in other countries before 2018, a book is still eligible if it meets the US or Canadian publication requirement.)

Nomination forms will be emailed to all 2018 and 2019 LCC registrants in late December. The Lefty Award nominees will be announced around January 16, 2019. Final voting for the Lefty Awards will be by paper ballot at the convention in Vancouver.

Questions about the Lefty Awards? Email Awards Co-Chairs Lucinda Surber & Stan Ulrich


Left Coast Crime encourages organizations to sponsor a variety of events such as the Opening Reception, the Awards Banquet, the Friday “Meet the New Authors” breakfast, the Saturday breakfast, and the hospitality suite. Other options include sponsoring one of our Guests of Honor or supporting Left Coast Crime by sponsoring products such as the convention book bag.

Books for Book Bags
We are happy to accept crime fiction and non-fiction for distribution in the book bags. There is no charge, but you will need to ship the books to arrive in early 2019. For non-Canadian donations, we are negotiating with a Canadian company to accept shipments and transport them over the border with no additional cost to the shipper. We prefer not to have more than 200 copies of a single title; multiple titles are recommended if you would like to place a book in every bag. In order to make book distribution work for both the participants (who will love receiving your books) and the booksellers (who will plan to bring different books to sell), we ask that you provide the title(s) and number of books you would like to donate.

If interested in donating books or other sponsorship opportunities, please email Lucinda Surber for  details.

Attention Authors! Please encourage your publisher to advertise in the Left Coast Crime Program Book. There are sizes and prices for every budget. Don’t be left out! The deadline for reserving ad space is February 15, 2019. Details and Ad Form

And, so much more!!!

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