July 10th, 2006


Last night we had another meeting of the burgeoning HWA San Fernando Valley chapter, and I'm really happy with the way this group is shaping up. Granted, it was a screenwritery kinda gathering - Courtney Joyner, Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson, Alex Sokoloff, John Palisano, and yours truly were among the screenwriters present (Del Howison almost counts as a screenwriter too, I guess) - but it was also a group of people who want to see the HWA SFV and the parent organization both become more active in the right ways. Among our plans: A presence at the UCLA Festival of Books, a chapbook/magazine of members' work to give away at cons and trade shows, an actual printed membership application (gasp!) to hand out at our appearances, a coming mixer at a nice restaurant, and...well, okay, damn it, yes - we do want to campaign to get the Stoker Award for Screenplay reinstated.

All in good time...