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December 22, 2022

Third Guest Speaker; Some Good “Muse”

Third Guest Speaker; Some Good “Muse”

Third Guest Speaker; Some Good “Muse”

Third Guest Speaker; Some Good “Muse”

Following a brief break, returning to the SCWC for the first time with not only a few of her exceptional workshops, but the latest release in her Love and Loss series, none other than Claudia Whitsitt will be our third Special Guest Speaker for San Diego 37. In Lingering Clouds, a jad[Click For The Rest...]
November 17, 2022

Second Guest Speaker; So Many New Workshops

Second Guest Speaker; So Many New Workshops

Second Guest Speaker; So Many New Workshops

Second Guest Speaker; So Many New Workshops

Of her work legendary mystery novelist Tony Hillerman lauded, “Neat, suspenseful plots about the kind of people you worry about, written with skill.” L. C. Hayden (Harry Bronson Mystery Thrillers) calls her latest, “A must-read … A fascinating, well-written story.” J[Click For The Rest...]
October 13, 2022

First Guest Speaker; Mucho Good “Muse”

First Guest Speaker; Mucho Good “Muse”

First Guest Speaker; Mucho Good “Muse”

First Guest Speaker; Mucho Good “Muse”

In every major European invasion of the war, a force of volunteers on specialized duty that their own government projected would have a 50 percent casualty rate, led the way. Joining us for the first time, veteran journalist and New York Times bestselling author Scott McGaugh will dis[Click For The Rest...]
August 01, 2022

SD37 Discounted Registration is Now Open and In-Person

SD37 Discounted Registration is Now Open and In-Person

SD37 Discounted Registration is Now Open and In-Person

SD37 Discounted Registration is Now Open and In-Person

The conference kitty, Willis Wiggin Boyo, is ready and looking at you. Dates for our 37th annual winter event in San Diego are Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 17-19, 2023. Steeply discounted pre-registration is now open. Even this far out, it’s already shaping up to be another[Click For The Rest...]
February 28, 2022

SD36 Wrap & Reality Check

SD36 Wrap & Reality Check

SD36 Wrap & Reality Check

SD36 Wrap & Reality Check

The view from our new home in San Diego at sunset. Pretty welcome after two wounded years away. Good job, everybody. Thank you. Take a well-earned bow. And major elbow bumps to our special guest speakers, Jeff Pollak (First Second Coming), Joe Ide (The Goodbye Coast), and Grant Farley[Click For The Rest...]
February 04, 2022

Third Guest Speaker; Working Schedule Up

Third Guest Speaker; Working Schedule Up

Third Guest Speaker; Working Schedule Up

Third Guest Speaker; Working Schedule Up

In a starred review Booklist calls Bones of a Saint, “A celebration of the power of story … This ambitious debut invites serious contemplation as it examines the role of religion, a connection to The Canterbury Tales, and more … A compelling, unforgettable reading experien[Click For The Rest...]
January 13, 2022

SD36 Conference COVID Protocols

SD36 Conference COVID Protocols

SD36 Conference COVID Protocols

SD36 Conference COVID Protocols

For the safety and general well-being of all, during the course of conference weekend, we’ll be requiring that masks be worn by conferees inside all ground floor level areas–SCWC meeting spaces, lobby, bar, restaurant–as well as inside elevators. I’m told the Marriott Mission Valley s[Click For The Rest...]
December 12, 2021

Second Guest Speaker; New Track and More

Second Guest Speaker; New Track and More

Second Guest Speaker; New Track and More

Second Guest Speaker; New Track and More

Taken longer than ever before, but we finally have a new home for our annual San Diego event: Marriott Mission Valley, located roughly three miles from where we’ve dug in for so many years. Given the number of workshops debuting in February, it’s only fitting a fresh environment was w[Click For The Rest...]
July 31, 2021

Pre-registration Open; Guest Speaker Confirmed

Pre-registration Open; Guest Speaker Confirmed

Pre-registration Open; Guest Speaker Confirmed

Pre-registration Open; Guest Speaker Confirmed

Joe Ide returns to the SCWC for San Diego 36 with his sixth novel, a departure from his critically–lauded, award-winning series tracking the life of private investigator Isaiah Quintabe, which includes IQ (New York Times Critics’ Best of the Year and winner of the Anthony, Macav[Click For The Rest...]
February 18, 2021

SD35 Wrap & Reunion

SD35 Wrap & Reunion

SD35 Wrap & Reunion

SD35 Wrap & Reunion

What a weekend. Fully one year since our 2020 ground conference we transitioned to a cloud event and got to see so many invaluable members of our community, it was a bit overwhelming. By all accounts exceeding expectations that we could emulate our traditional events so successfully o[Click For The Rest...]