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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Left Coast Crime Convention - Phoenix - 2016 - a teaser post.....



I attended The Great Cactus Caper, Left Coast Crime - 2016, last week in Phoenix and had an amazing time!  It was the first time I've done anything like this before - attending a mystery convention.  There were all kinds of activities and authors all over the place, plus fans like me of course.  This is just a little teaser post about my fun.  I'm going to be sharing a few things about what transpired in the desert, with pictures.  In fact, next week will be all about Left Coast Crime - 2016 here on kay's reading life.  Here's the schedule for my posts (and if you aren't particularly interested in book convention talk, well, come back week after next when things will be back to 'normal'):


Monday - Left Coast Crime - 2016 - kay's a major fangirl...

Tuesday - Left Coast Crime - 2016 - The Panels - fun, funny, touching, and informative...

Wednesday - Left Coast Crime - 2016 - The Books that came home to live in Texas...

Thursday - Left Coast Crime - 2016 - The Eats with books on the side, plus Author Speed Dating...

Friday - Left Coast Crime - 2016 - A Sum Up of a fabulous trip, plus 'Shout outs' to 'New to me' authors...  


I postponed my latest 'kay's favorites' post, which will go live tomorrow, because it's about Dana Stabenow and....she was at Left Coast!  I wanted to be able to add my sightings of her and also a little about what she said on panels and things.

I hope you'll stop back by for 'kay the blogger and mystery devotee goes to The Great Cactus Caper, aka Left Coast Crime - 2016'.  Stay tuned.....

34 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great trip! Can't wait to read all of your posts and see your photos!

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    1. I did have a great trip. Now to write those posts. LOL

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  2. So fun! It's always the best to go to things like this and be surrounded by people who enjoy the same things you do.

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    1. That was what struck me so much - everyone was either reading or writing or talking about reading or writing. LOL

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  3. What fun! Can't wait to read all about it :)

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    1. Hope you enjoy it when I get them written. :-)

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  4. Sounds like a fun trip and so exciting to meet the authors! Looking forward to your posts!

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    1. It was a fun trip and I was very excited about so many authors that I've enjoyed their work. :-)

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  5. I am just so happy you went! Years ago I used to read about such things on the DL list, and I thought how marvelous it must be to go. I can't wait for all your postings.

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    1. I remember that on Dorothy-L and I always thought it would be fun. It really was. I hope to be able to share my joy (for that's what it was) with everyone through my posts. I talked to my book group about it last night and think I've got them all headed to Hawaii in 2017. Not sure I'm headed there, but I think they are. LOL

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  6. Sounds like you had a great time! Looking forward to your posts... :)

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    1. Thanks. I did have fun. Hope to convey that to everyone.

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  7. I am definitely interested in your experiences at the convention.

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    1. It was great, Tracy. Now I have to write the posts. LOL

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  8. I think attending a convention, especially a mystery one, would be awesome. Looking forward to your posts.

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    1. It was lovely, really. Immersed in books and reading and talking about such. Just wonderful.

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  9. Lucky you, Kay! Can't wait to hear all about it!

    I'm not super-far from Phoenix here in SoCal, so maybe next year I can make the trip and take a mini vacation with hubs or son. I don't think I could physically drive that far anymore, or I could fly in myself... food for thought.

    I hear "Kittling Cathy" talk about it all the time :) Look forward to your impressions!

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    1. I really enjoyed it, Rita. This conference will be in Hawaii next year, but after that, I suspect it will be back somewhere in the 'left' coast. And Cathy was my 'convention buddy'. We had a good time.

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  10. Can't wait! I've never done anything like that either and I really really want to at some point.

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    1. I think you'd have a good time, Katherine.

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  11. I would love to attend someday. This sounds like so much fun.

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    1. You'd have a good time too, Wendy. Truly.

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  12. I'm on the edge of my seat, especially for tomorrow's post. :-D

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    1. Happily, I do have tomorrow's post finished. Whew!

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  13. Ah man! I need to pay more attention to stuff like that. My son lives in the Phoenix area and they are always having good booking events. I'm so envious!!

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    1. They are, Debbie. Honestly, when we vacation in Phoenix, I look at the Poisoned Pen's event schedule to see who is appearing and we plan around that. :-)

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  14. Love! Can't wait to see more about your adventures :)

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    1. Come back tomorrow and the next few days. I got them all written - finally! LOL

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  15. A mystery convention - this sounds FABULOUS! I hope you had a GREAT time - and share some of the experience with the rest of us.

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    1. I did have a wonderful time and I've finished all those posts for this coming week. They are long, but I'm glad I got a bunch of things down before I forgot them.

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  16. I'm so excited for you that you got to attend and I am looking forward to all of your posts. I would love to attend something like this!

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    1. You would like it I'm sure, Iliana.

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  17. I have not heard of this author but I love that bio and the description of those books. Sold! Thanks for sharing about her.

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