Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Stalker's Guide to Finding Chris (and Kat!) at LCC 2016


Left Coast Crime is, without a doubt, one of my favorite conventions—and I'm not just saying that because THE KILLING KIND is up for a Lefty. (Thanks kindly to everyone who nominated me!) Its big-but-not-too size, gorgeous venues, and killer programming invariably conspire to create an awesome experience.

This will be my third straight year attending, and I've every faith it'll be as much fun as the last two... although I do have a bone to pick with the programmers. For the first time since Katrina and I started attending cons in 2011, we're scheduled opposite one another—and since she's way more charming than I am, I don't stand a chance at winning that head-to-head. (She also happens to review for Publishers Weekly, Mystery Scene, and Crimespree, which means every writer in attendance should be eager to hear what she has to say. But also, the whole charming thing.)

If you're headed to Phoenix next week, here's where you can find me (and Kat):

Thursday, February 25 (aka SPACEHOLM THUNDERDOME)

Panel:
The Other Dimension: Paranormal Mysteries
Chris Holm, Eileen Magill, Margaret C. Morse, Kerry Schafer, and Jo Perry (m)
3PM to 4PM
Ellis East Room

Panel:
Fans and Reviewers Talk Their Favorite Books
Katrina Niidas Holm, Lesa Holstine, Dru Ann Love, Lucinda Surber, and Bill Fitzhugh (m)
3PM to 4PM
Russell Room

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Friday, February 26

Panel:
Lefty Award Nominees: Best Novel Outside LCC Region
Lou Berney, Lisa Brackmann, Chris Holm, James Ziskin, and William Kent Krueger (m)
3PM to 4PM
Curtis Room

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Saturday, February 27

Lefty Banquet Table Hosting
My good friend Hilary Davidson and I will be co-hosting a table at the Lefty Banquet. If you'd like to dine with us (and maybe get some cool freebies in the process), be sure to sign up at the registration desk! (Fair warning: I reserve the right to cry on your shoulder if I lose the Lefty.)
7PM to 9PM

That's it for my formal schedule, but—as ever—I'm always* happy to chat, so if you'd like to say hello and/or get a book signed, please feel free. I hope to see you in Phoenix!

*Restrooms are excluded from this offer—and lurking in my hotel room is strongly discouraged**
**Unless you bring pie***
***Or promise to vote for me for Best World Lefty