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Our chairman, Paul Anik, passed away in January 2009.  LCC 2010 is dedicated to his memory.








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3/3/10 - Interested in Forensic Science Day?  Disappointed you were not able to go this time?  Well, send an email to crimelabproject@gmail.com and let them know you're interested!

3/2/10 - Reception at Angel's Flight with Michael Connelly -- this is a first come, first served event. No reservations necessary. Just show up and as long as there is room, you have a spot. We requested a headcount so we would know approximately how many people to expect and will be prepared. If you intend to attend Angel's Flight, and you have not let me know, please send me an email at leftcoast2020@gmail.com so we will have enough of everything for everyone! See you there.

2/28/10 - Forensic Science Day - a shuttle will be leaving from the front of the Omni Hotel at 7:30 a.m. and leaving from the Crime Lab to return approximately 5:30 p.m.

2/27/10 -Sisters in Crime and MWA -- Sunday, and Sunday only, is free to members of SinC and  MWA.  You must show your membership card to get in free on Sunday.  If you wish to attend any other day, you will need to register. 

2/27/10 - Awards Banquet?  Michael Connelly event at Angels Flight?  Walking Tours?  How do you register for these events?  You register for the convention – they are included.  Forensic Science Day is NOT included in your registration. 

2/25/10 - Authors will sign books immediately after the panels.

2/24/10 - Don't forget!  Daylight Savings Time beings at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14th.  Set your clocks ahead one hour.

2/22/10 - Attention all members of SinC and MWA: Sunday, March 14, all members of SinC and MWA are invited to Left Coast Crime 2010. Admission is free -- just show your membership card.

2/22/10 - Meet the Authors Wine & Cheese Social : In conjunction with Left Coast Crime/Booked in L.A., Sisters in Crime Los Angeles, and Metropolis Books, cordially invite you to our “Meet the Authors” Wine & Cheese Social Friday evening, March 12, 2010, 6 to 8 p.m. Metropolis Books, 444 S. Main St., Los Angeles CA, (Just three blocks from the Omni Hotel) Our Guest Host is Lee Child. Guest Authors are Toni L.P. Kelner, Don Bruns, Jacqueline Winspear and Parnell Hall.

2/22/10 - Need a roommate?  Please contact our roommate coordinator at lbwriter@gmail.com

2/22/10 - Parking Update:  Validations are available only if you are parking for the day.  If you are spending the night, validations are not available and parking is $30.00.  If you are spending the night and paying $30.00 to park, you have in and out privileges.  If you are parking for the day, and using a $15.00 validation you do not have in and out privileges.  Hopefully, this the final revision to parking.

2/19/10 - Packing and Shipping will be available through Box Brothers, please contact them about cost and details.

2/19/10 - Michael Connelly Hosts Lunch (courtesy of historic Cole’s Restaurant) at Angels Flight: If you’re planning to attend the reception, with lunch courtesy of historic Cole's Restaurant, at Angel’s Flight on Saturday, let us know. We need a headcount. The reception will be at the top of Angel’s Flight, right outside the Omni. FYI, Angel’s Flight is the world’s shortest railroad – approximately 298 feet long.

2/17/10 - If you registered for the entire convention, the Awards Banquet is included.  If you registered, or plan to register for Saturday, the Awards Banquet is not included, but you can buy a ticket for it.  The extra tickets are: (1) You registered and want to bring a guest who is not registered, $50.00 for the guest; (2) You registered for Saturday and want to attend the banquet $30.00; (3) You are not registered at all $75.00

2/17/10 - Day Passes are now for sell!  Thursday $75.00, Friday $100.00, Saturday $125.00 (does not include the Awards Banquet), Sunday $50.00

2/16/10 - Just released -- the itinerary for the James Scott Bell Walking Tour! We'll start at the top of Angels Flight, just outside the Omni, go down the stairs, to the Central Market, Million Dollar theatre, Bradbury building, Biddy Mason wall, the Jay Hunter killing scene, the old Subway Terminal, Pershing Square and end at the Biltmore. There may be some surprises along the way. Bring your walking shoes because this is a lot of walking, up and down some steep hills, and will take about an hour and a half.

2/16/10 - The Omni Hotel has extended the date for guaranteed convention rate to this Friday, February 19th, get your reservations now and don't miss out on the great convention rate!

2/14/10 - Parking vouchers will be sold, cash or check only, at the registration desk during the convention.  Registration will be open every day.  On Thursday, it will be open 1-5.  On Friday it will be open 8-5.  On Saturday it will be open 8-5.  Sunday hours are still to be determined.  If you are parking with a voucher, there is no in and out.  If you are paying the full $30 per day to park, you can come and go as often as you choose.

2/10/10 - We will have sign up sheets for all the walking tours including the Library tour.  The walking tours are very limited in size, so sign up early!  We'll have a clipboard to Registration beginning early Thursday.

2/10/10 - Room rate guarantee expires February 15th, room reservations after that date are not guaranteed the convention rate.

2/4/10 - Walking Tours!  These tours are free, but they are walking tours -- guests should be prepared to spend a couple of hours walking around.

Thursday, 10:00, Our unofficial pre-conference docent-led Los Angeles Central Library walking tour will include a tour of the outside and inside of the Central Library.  In order to meet the docent at 10 am on Thursday, anyone interested (up to 20) should assemble in the main lobby by 9:30 a.m.  Round trip should take about 2 hours total.

Thursday, 2:15, walking tour led by Gary Phillips.  Includes City Hall, LA Times Building, and the new Police Administration Building.  Be prepared to see the sights as you walk around downtown Los Angeles.

Friday, 7:30 (meet earlier), walking tour of the Los Angeles Flower Mart led by Naomi Hirahara.  No host breakfast in the Flower Mart.  This is a walking tour!  Those on the tour should be prepared to spend a couple of hours on their feet!

Friday, 11:00, James Scott Bell will lead a walking tour which includes Grand Central Market, the Biddy Mason Wall, and the Bradbury Building.

Saturday, time not set.  Sue Handa will escort a group to the Los Angeles Central Library for an architectural tour.

2/1/10 - We are forming a wait list for Forensic Science Day.  If you're interested, get your name to us.

1/22/10- Award Finalists have been announced.  Check them out on the Awards Page.

1/21/10 - Forensics Science Day is now sold out.

1/18/10 - VOLUNTEERS!  We need volunteers.  Please see the Volunteers page.

1/17/10 - Day passes are now available!  Thursday, March 11th - $75; Friday, March 12th - $100; Saturday, March 13th - $125; Sunday, March 14th - $50.  You can purchase in advance or at the door.

1/12/10 - Please send all auction items to: Beverly Docktor, 38910 30th Street East, Palmdale, CA 93550

1/12/10 - YES!  You can nominate yourself.  In fact, we hope you do!

1/12/10 - YES!  You can nominate more than one book for each category.

1/8/10 - Programming Sneak Peak - there is a Kellerman family panel scheduled for Friday, what an opportunity to meet the whole family in one place.

1/8/10 - We recently sent out via email a request for award nominations.  If you did not receive an email, please send us an email and let us know.  There are a few email addresses that "bounced" and, after checking the registration, we were not able to correct them.  So, please, if you did not get an email about awards and auctions, send an email to us!

1/7/10 - Need a roommate?  Contact our roommate coordinator Laurie Biundo.

12/23/09 - Suzanne Epstein is needing information from all advertisers and authors as soon as possible for the program book.  Please contact her at:  Suzanne Epstein

9/2/09 - Awards - Please start thinking about what books you'd like to nominate.  The books must have been published in 2009.  See the Awards page for a description of the awards.

9/1/09 - WARNING!  If you haven't made your room reservation yet, do so soon.  Rooms are going fast!!

7/26/09 - We've chosen our charities!  The Adult Literacy Program of the Los Angeles Library Foundation and the Crime Lab Project will be the beneficiaries of Left Coast Crime 2010 - Booked in LA!

7/10/09 - Our newsletter, issue number 1, was e-mailed to all registered attendees today.  If you did not receive it, please let us know.  Thank you.

6/27/09 - Confirmations have been sent to all who registered for Left Coast Crime 2010 : Booked in LA! and for Forensic Science Day.  Watch your mail for your confirmation.  If you don't receive one, drop us an email and let us know.  Thanks.

6/24/09 - Online registration for Forensic Science Day is now available.  Sign up now before this popular event fills up.

6/24/09 - Check out Left Coast Crime 2010 on Facebook at: http://tinyurl.com/l5nk5g

5/29/09 - All registered authors: Please send a short bio and picture to put on Author's Corner.

5/28/09 - Online registration is up and running correctly.

5/14/09 - Our PayPal account is being updated and is temporarily not working.  Please register by mail or check back in a couple days to register on-line.  Thanks.

4/21/09 - Forensic Science Day!  You won't want to miss this day at the California Forensic Science Institute (CFSI) and the Crime Lab Project (CLP).  Check out the link, and plan to spend the day with LA's own CSI.

4/21/09 - Due to Paul's untimely death, some items and information were lost (or are unavailable to us).  If you have registered for LCC 2010, and your name is not on the list of registrants, or your check has not been cashed, please contact us.  Thank you.

4/16/09 - The Omni Hotel is now accepting reservations.