The San Diego Chapter had a discussion led by Chapter President Brian Asman on distance words in fiction. “Look,” “watched,” “saw,” “heard,” “smelled,” and more lend unnecessary distance between the text and the reader. Unless the act itself is more important than the subject being perceived (e.g., “He looked longingly at it), leave out distance words altogether.
Several members attended Paul Tremblay’s event at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore for his latest novel, Cabin at the End of the World. Mysterious Galaxy is always looking for more horror events, and the San Diego HWA Chapter is happy to support them.
The San Diego Chapter hosted the HWA table at Midsummer Scream in the Long Beach Convention Center, July 28 and 29.
The chapter also hosted an HWA social gathering at the San Diego Comic-Con. The event was held at the Odysea Lounge in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.