Hard to believe the big day is nearly here. The convention proper starts on Thursday, but I’m heading north from my Eugene Lair today.

I’ll miss my sweetie, as well as the Dark Poodle of the Apocalypse and the Lord High Tyrant Cat, but I know I will have lots of fun this weekend. But first, gotta get there and help with the final touches. There will be lots to do tomorrow to get ready, with many volunteers stuffing book bags and helping with lots of other tasks. Very exciting!

Be sure to look me up if you’re there, or even take in one of the two panels I’ll be on.

Saturday, March 14th at 1:30pm—Oregon State of Mind: Crime in the Beaver State

Sunday, March 15th at 11:00am—One Star: The Dos & Don’ts of Reacting to Reviews

Of course, there’s a whole host of amazing panels and activities to choose from. Be sure to check out the Left Coast Crime website for more details. And if you’re in the Portland area and aren’t registered already, day passes are now available.