Greetings! The Los Angeles Chapter September 2019 meeting saw a huge crowd of over thirty attendees, including four folks who’d come to check us out for the first time. New friend Jim Barmeier started the meeting with an offer to look at scripts for his production company. We stayed off script to have Chris Bennet read his new poem “Guillotine” for us. A rare treat, as we usually focus mostly on the business side of writing.
From there, we covered the many events happening with the HWA mothership: StokerCon UK, the first-ever standalone Librarian’s Day this May in Chicago, the LA Times Festival of Books in April, and so much more. All of this is also covered in the main Mailer.
Kristen Renee Gorlitz shared some amazing screenwriting opportunities from Universal Studios and Warner Brothers. Eric J. Guignard took the stage to share some terrific short-fiction markets. In a moment where you just had to be there, after Eric announced a science-fiction magazine’s title, someone’s phone rang with a very loud spaceship ringtone. It was one of those perfectly timed moments one couldn’t have planned!
Our Round Robin commenced, and we went over our time budget for the first time, with so many people having so much success to share.
We had an amazing September meeting, and we are looking forward to the October meeting, which will be followed a week later with the annual Cabeen Halloween Party! ‘Tis the season!