Left Coast Crime

I have never been to a mystery convention, but maybe I will take this opportunity. Unfortunately the Forensic Science Day has already sold out, otherwise I think that could have been really interesting.

Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, for mystery fans. The 20th Left Coast Crime Mystery Convention will be held in Los Angeles, California, March 11-14, 2010. The convention’s theme, BOOKED IN LA, highlights the special place of Los Angeles in the mystery noir literature of the early 20th Century.

The convention will feature panels of experts speaking about mysteries as a literary genre, awards to recognize outstanding books and people, special outings, and a booksellers’ room. About 200 mystery authors will be in attendance, as will representatives from publishing companies and booksellers. 

The Guests of Honor will be Jan Burke (author of the Irene Kelly mysteries) and Lee Child (author of the Jack Reacher series).

Those already registered are eligible to also register for Forensic Science Day. This pre-convention event will be at the California State University Los Angeles campus. The program will include a tour of the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, a crime laboratory serving the LAPD and LA County Sherriff’s Department.  

Registration information can be found at the convention website.

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  1. I wish I could go!! =/

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    01 February 2010 8:01