Left Coast Crime

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Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America. (For details and a map, see LCC Geographic Region.) Conventions have been held from Anchorage to El Paso, from Boulder to Hawaii, and various locations in between.

Our purpose is to host an event where readers, authors, critics, librarians, publishers, and other fans can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their mutual interests.

Left Coast Crime is an all-volunteer organization — neither the members of the Standing Committee nor members of each annual convention committee are paid for their time. LCC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Each Left Coast Crime Convention raises money to support a local literacy organization with funds collected through silent and live auctions, and the annual Quilt Raffle.

Left Coast Crime Scholarships: There were many deserving applicants for Left Coast Crime #29 in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 28-31, 2019, and we are thrilled to announce that five scholarships have been awarded! The LCC Scholarships include a free registration to the convention in Vancouver (currently $300 Canadian) plus $200 US expense money (or Canadian equivalent). LCC Scholarships are intended to encourage fandom and talent in crime writing of all types by providing some financial assistance to attend the convention. We look forward to seeing our scholarship winners at Whale of a Crime in Vancouver.

2019: Vancouver, Canada
March 28–31, 2019
2020: San Diego, California
March 12–15, 2020
San Diego