NOTE: Online registration for Left Coast Crime will end on Tuesday, March 27, at 6 PM Pacific time. No more full registrations will be sold after that time. You can purchase day passes for Friday or Saturday at the registration desk; we accept checks and cash only.

If you've never been to Left Coast Crime, you're in for a good time!

  • Come hear the experts in mystery, crime, and thriller fiction.
  • Attend multi-track panels on subjects from forensics to historical mysteries.
  • Participate in writing workshops.

The registration fee for the full convention ($225) includes a banquet/awards ceremony, reception, and breakfast.

DAY PASSES are available for Friday and Saturday at the cost of $75. Passes will only allow you to attend panels; please note that breakfasts and Saturday night banquet are not included in this special rate.

Day passes for full-time students with valid ID will be available at the door on Friday and Saturday.

BANQUET-ONLY TICKETS are now sold out.

We are also offering a WRITERS' WORKSHOP on Thursday for an additional charge. Read more about it on the Program page.


Registration: $225
Day passes (Friday and Saturday only): $75
Banquet-only tickets: $75

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel before Jan. 31, 2012, you will receive a refund of your registration fee less $50.
If you cancel after Jan. 31, 2012, you will not receive a refund.

Make sure you qualify under LCC's bylaws. Even if you don't, you might have a special expertise that would be of interest to our LCC membership. We are interested in receiving your suggestions for programming!

Anyone whose books are published by a firm that pays standard advances and royalties is qualified to be listed as an author at Left Coast Crime. Active members of the Mystery Writers of America are automatically accepted as authors but anyone who is not an MWA member but who meets their requirements is an author. This includes anyone who has ever been published by an accepted publisher regardless of their current situation. Authors from publishers who do not meet the MWA's years in business or number of titles rule but who do pay advances and standard royalties are accepted by Left Coast Crime on a provisional basis but must submit an affidavit (including a standard contract) attesting to that fact. Only authors who have contributed financially to the publication of all of their books either through self-publishing or through a vanity or subsidy press are not eligible unless they have been shortlisted for a major mystery award (the Edgar, the Anthony, the Agatha, the Dilys, the Barry, the Hammett, the Macavity, the Lefty, the Nero Wolfe, the CWA Dagger, the Shamus, the Arthur Ellis, and the Bruce Alexander Awards). Non-American writers without U.S. publishers who meet the above requirements or who are active members in their national mystery writer associations also qualify.


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