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Program


The following is a preliminary schedule for LCC 2016. Note that details are subject to change and more information will be added as it is available.

Wednesday, February 24

3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Pre-registration packet pickup

Thursday, February 25

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.:
Author Brand-Building Workshop (separate registration fee)
LCC Registration open
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.:
Author Speed Dating: Readers and fans! Join us for tableside pitches from 40 different authors.
11:00 a.m.-4:30p.m.:
Silent Auction opens: View and bid on donated items, with all proceeds to benefit KidsReadsUSA
12:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.:
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.:
Interview with Guest of Honor Gregg Hurwitz, interviewed by Erica Ruth Neubauer
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.:
A Million Ways to Die in the Desert: Was it an accident, or murder? Desert Sleuths and Tucson Sisters in Crime Chapters welcome you to Left Coast Crime's happy hour. Enjoy drinks, snacks and games. There are a million ways to die in the desert, but one sure way to have fun. Join us!
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.:
Left Coast Crime Opening Ceremonies: The LCC Saloon opens for mystery fans, authors, and friends to share drinks and tall tales of the Wild West. Attendees will mingle and chat over drinks while honored guests and Lefty nominees are introduced.

Friday, February 26

7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.:
Meet the New Authors Breakfast: Continental breakfast with this year's crop of new authors who get one minute to present the salient details of themselves and/or their debut mystery novels. Hosted by Mike Befeler.
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.:
Silent Auction opens: View and bid on donated items, with all proceeds to benefit KidsReadsUSA
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.:
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.:
Interview with International Guest of Honor Ann Cleeves, interviewed by Toastmaster Catriona McPherson
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.:
Meet the Canucks: Enjoy cocktails and Canadian-themed nibbles while hunting down your favorite Canadian authors to win prizes. Sponsored by Crime Writers of Canada.
9:00 p.m.:
Have Your Cake and Murder, Too: Late-night dessert with a screening of a never-before-seen episode of Vera (Season 6), the series based on Ann Cleeves' mysteries.

Saturday, February 27

7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.:
Discover Mystery Breakfast: Enjoy a continental breakfast and hear about the wide variety of crime fiction published by Poisoned Pen Press. Giveaways and authors at every table.
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.:
Silent Auction opens: View and bid on donated items, with all proceeds to benefit KidsReadsUSA
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.:
3:00 p.m.:
Silent Auction closes: Winners must pay and collect their items by 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.:
Interview with Toastmaster Catriona McPherson: interviewed by Deborah Lacy
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.:
Leftys Awards Banquet: Dine at an author-hosted table and cheer for Lefty recipients.

Sunday, February 28

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.:
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.:
Closing Ceremonies: Interview with LCC 2016 Guests of Honor.