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Our program has been posted! View the program

Book Room: The Book Room will be open during the convention (exact times TBA).

The Rue Morgue
Tom and Enid Schantz
87 Lone Tree Lane
Lyons CO 80540

Thom Walls and Bryan Barrett
2621 Parkmont Lane SW #A
Olympia WA 98502
Authors, it would be helpful if you would send a list of your available titles, along with ISBNs, publishers and prices to The Rue Morgue, which will be handling most of the new book sales.

Silent Auction: Shh! There will be a silent auction at the Say Aloha to Murder conference on the Big Island. The auction will run from Sunday, March 8th until Tuesday, March 10th. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to a local Big Island charity. If you would like to donate an item to be auctioned off please contact Cheryl Stevens by email at You can donate ARCs, a collection of your published materials, including the winning bidder's name in your next book, or anything you can think of that everyone will want and bid top dollar to possess. The auction will also include items from local businesses to enjoy on this trip or your next visit to the Big Island. Shh! There will be a silent auction in Waikoloa. Mahalo.

Preliminary Schedule: To help you plan for your trip to Hawaii for our Left Coast Crime Convention (think mystery and vacation at a wonderful beach resort), some idea of our schedule might be of interest.

The convention begins with programming at 1 PM on Saturday, March 7. The events will feature speakers who will provide an introduction to Hawaii such as A Picto-Historical Talk about Hawaii, the Natural History of Hawaii by the Hawaiian Forest and Trail leader Rod Pacheco, and our own Hal Glatzer's introduction to Hawaii. In the early evening, the Desserts To Die For Social will allow time to greet your fellow mystery lovers.

On Sunday, March 8, programming begins at 10 AM with a LCC 2009 Welcome followed by Panels. A Welcome Luau begins at 6 PM ending promptly at 7:30 PM so we can enjoy the Earl Derr Biggers Charlie Chan play "The House without A Key" directed and produced by Hal Glatzer.

Plan to arrive at the latest on Saturday, March 7—most planes get in from the Mainland around the 11 to 1 o'clock hour, though there are some that arrive later in the afternoon. It is very easy to relax at the hotel the minute you arrive (it is like you have been there forever).

Full day programming, from 9 AM to 5 PM, is scheduled for Monday (9th), Tuesday (10th) and Wednesday (11th) with "to be announced" evening events.

Wednesday, March 11 will begin with a brunch, followed by an afternoon of more programming.

Wrap-up programming is scheduled for Thursday, March 12th, in the AM, followed by an Afternoon Beach Party as the closing event!

There will be pre-convention and post-convention trips, including an Excursion Around the Island, whale watching, snorkeling, visit to a working ranch, hiking into the Back Country with a nature guide, moonlight cruises around the Island, a visit to the world famous Keck observatory (weather permitting) and a trip into the mystical Waipi'o Valley by Jeep or horseback.

The hotel rates are as good as they get and you can book your hotel rooms now for details. We have the same rates guaranteed for three days prior to and three days after the convention if those rooms are not already booked (we are going in High season and rooms sell out fast—so consider booking now).

Aloha, and we look forward to your visit to the BIG ISLAND and Left Coast Crime 2009!

Program Chairs: Judy Greber & Louise Ure

Judy   Louise

Judy and Louise are interested in receiving your suggestions for programming (what excites you? what would you like to see which has not been done before?). They will have the pleasure of making final decisions on
programming and selection of participants after they have had a chance to evaluate attendees and your recommendations for programming.

E-mail them at



Registration fees:

$200 until March 9, 2008 (the end of LCC Denver)
$225 after March 10, 2008

Online registration

You can also send a check to:
Left Coast Crime 2009
2625 Alcatraz Ave #331
Berkeley, CA 94705
Printable registration form
Registering by mail?
Be sure to let us know if you're an author!


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