With our Kick-Off Party just around the corner, I’m sure everyone is excitedly anticipating the minutes before we can officially furiously type away at 12:00:01 AM November 1.
Halloween? What’s that? I see October 31 as NaNoWriMo Eve! To celebrate NaNoWriMo Eve, we’re holding some Midnight Blast-offs to get your fingers warmed up for NaNoWriMo.
[Hollywood] Midnight Blast-Off
Location: IHOP Restaurant, 7006 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Details: Come and hangout with your ML Xander (ArtofCheatery) as you wait for the clock to strike 12:00:00:01 so you can start your first NaNoWriMo write in! Feel free to arrive straight from a Halloween party and in costume!
There is power and parking, but no internet (unless you bring it with you). We usually sit in the back near the emergency exit.
[Google Hangouts] Midnight Google+ Hangout
[Chatango] Midnight Nano Los Angeles Chat
Time: 11PM – Midnight (PST) (Or earlier if anyone wants to sign into the chat early.)
Location: Google Hangout at NaNoLosAngeles G+ Page and Chatango window on our right hand sidebar or follow this link.
Details: For those who do not want to venture outside on NaNoWriMo Eve, ML Jennie (AthenaKTT) is going to hold a NaNoLosAngeles Google+ Hangout and also have the Chatango window open so anyone who can’t get into the Google+ hangout (I think there is a 10 person limit.) can still chat with other WriMos on the Chatango window on our site.
If you have a Google+ account, make sure to circle us, so we can invite you to our hangout.
For Chatango, you don’t need to make an account, you can still post in the chat as a guest, but you are welcomed to make an account if you wish.
Google Hangouts is a video chat feature available to Google+ users. You’ll need to install a plugin to use this video chat feature. However, a microphone and webcam are NOT mandatory. You can still join the voice chat with just your mic. There is also a chat window in the hangout. So you can video chat and type chat too!
Chatango is a virtual chatroom that we have embedded on the NaNoLosAngeles.org site, so if you can’t get into the Google Hangout, come over to our Chatango and join us in a virtual chat there!
[Manhattan Beach] The Kettle
Location: 1138 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Time: 9:00 PM -1:00 AM
Details/Info: Your ML Nita (nitaspitas) will be hosting this gala with swag bags for those who missed out on them at the kick-off. The Kettle is open 24-hours so feel free to stay later!
Free Wifi. Plenty of parking (meters are free after 9pm, and there’s metered street parking and a metered lot nearby). There is only one outlet for emergencies, so come with enough laptop power to last through an hour or so of writing.
Activities before midnight will include talking, eating, and using pen and paper, so you don’t need laptops for the first three hours. She will also bring a portable laptop battery that powers/charges Macs and may be able to power PCs depending on whether or not she has the connector for it.
No RSVP is needed. Just show up and celebrate the coming of 2013 NaNoWriMo!