STARFest 2018 brings you an exceptional lineup of great writers, many with brand new books only due to hit the shelves in the late summer and fall. Be among the first to get the scoop on new works of fiction from Eden Robinson, Patrick DeWitt and Esi Edugyan.
We love to invite guests whose own stories you will enjoy hearing, such as former Governor General David Johnston, iconic musician (and now writer) Tom Wilson, and the creator of the books that inspired The Murdoch Mysteries TV series, Maureen Jennings.
Once again STARFest introduces you to those who have written their first book: Katherine Ashenburg, Ellen Keith, Cait Flanders and Sharon Bala, and to a couple of writers whose first novels you loved and who have returned with amazing new titles this year: Elinor Florence and Emma Hooper.
This year STARFest also has a great lineup for lovers of speculative fiction with fantasy and game writer Patrick Weekes and a spooky panel of writers for Halloween.
This year’s hosts are Barry Bailey, Diana Davidson, Laurel Deedrick-Mayne, Marina Endicott, Michael Hingston, Jesse Lipscombe, Janice McDonald, Zach Polis, Richard Van Camp and SG Wong.
Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America. Conventions have been held from Anchorage to El Paso, from Boulder to Hawaii, and various locations in between.
Our purpose is to host an event where readers, authors, critics, librarians, publishers, and other fans can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their mutual interests.