Wednesday, August 26, 2020


Hot off the press: Left Coast Crime 2021 Rescheduled to 2022

Due to the uncertainty of holding large gatherings in the spring of 2021, the Left Coast Crime 2021 convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been rescheduled for April 7–10, 2022 – same place, same week in April, just a year later.

The Left Coast Crime national committee is making this decision now because we cannot count on having favorable government policies and the hotel's ability to provide necessary services by next spring, as well as the willingness of our Left Coast Crime community to travel with confidence. We've been in continual conversations with hotel personnel and sought assurances from the State of New Mexico, but no one can say when conventions can resume, even in 2021.

Left Coast Crime 2022 — Southwest Sleuths — will feature the same incredible convention guests: Guests of Honor Mick Herron & Catriona McPherson, Fan Guest of Honor Kristopher Zgorski, Toastmaster Kellye Garrett, and Ghost of Honor Tony Hillerman.

2021 Lefty Awards: The Unconvention

Because of the current extraordinary circumstances, Left Coast Crime will be handling the 2021 Lefty Awards virtually to celebrate books published in 2020. Registrants for the Left Coast Crime Conventions in San Diego and Albuquerque will be able to nominate three titles in each category. Nomination forms will be emailed to all eligible LCC registrants by January 1, 2021. The Lefty Award categories are: Best Mystery Novel, Best Debut Mystery Novel, Best Humorous Mystery Novel, Best Historical Mystery Novel (The Bruce Alexander Memorial).
More information about the Lefty Awards

Registration is open for Left Coast Crime 2022


Priscilla said...

I was so happy to hear this. Great decision. I really wanted to go, especially after having to cancel San Diego because of COVID. But I was beginning to have doubts about safety here too. 2022 looks much better! Yay!

G.M. Malliet said...

I couldn't agree more, it is the best decision. And I'm so glad it remains in Albuquerque.