Left Coast Crime 2024 Seattle Shakedown is coming up fast—and members of MWA-Northwest, including several board members, will be out in force.

Whether you’re a member or not, please try to connect with board members to say hello and learn more about MWA-NW. We’ll be wandering the halls of the convention hotel, lurking in the book room, and hanging out at the bar. You can also look for board members on the following panels (in order of appearance):

  • Doug Levin – “TL;DR Won’t Be a Problem Here: Satisfying Short Reads,” Thursday, April 11, Noon-12:45, located in Grand EF
  • Brian Thornton – “Pitch Black: The Noir Panel,” Thursday, April 11, 3:45-4:30, located in Grand AB
  • Scotti Andrews – “Weren’t Women Already Strong? The Strong Woman Trope,” Saturday, April 13, 9-9:45, located in Grand EF
  • Larry Keeton – “Nothing Soft About It: Hardboiled Crime Fiction,” Saturday, April 13, 11:30-12:15, located in Grand AB
  • David B. Schlosser and Brian Thornton – “The Straw That Stirs the Drink: The Villain Panel,” Saturday, April 13, 11:30-12:15, located in Grand EF
  • Michael Munro – “What Makes Fiction ‘Historical’?” Saturday, April 13, 4-4:45, located in Grand G
  • Laurie Rockenbeck – “Is It Indie, or Is It…” Sunday, April 14, 10:15-11, located in Grand EF

The complete schedule of panels can be found here.

A shout out as well to several board members—Scotti Andrews, Larry Keeton, Laurie Rockenbeck, David B. Schlosser, and Brian Thornton—who are members of this year’s convention committee and helped organize the event.