The Los Angeles chapter met shortly before StokerCon™, with several new faces in attendance. We reviewed the results from our table at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. We were all happy with the fact that we focused on good conversations rather than numbers. We’ve found over the years it’s a much more effective strategy.
Next year, the Festival of Books falls on exactly the same weekend as the U.K. StokerCon! We quickly found not one but several members who will not be able to attend StokerCon, and who will man the booth at the Festival of Books back home.
We also have Mid-Summer Scream appearances in August. This is in partnership with the San Diego chapter. It’s the biggest Halloween-haunt convention going, and it’s always an amazing venue for outreach, as well as just being plain fun.
Individually, our local members continue to move forward at various levels. Some are working toward their first sale, while others are looking to close on their next big novel placement. The camaraderie and support remain across the board.
We will return June 15.