2015 Kick-Off Party!


ElCholoPasadena
Date: October 25, 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location:

El Cholo Café [in Paseo Colorado Mall, 2nd floor (PF Chang Side)]
260 E Colorado Blvd., Suite 203
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-5800
Map

Come greet your NaNo friends in preparation for November’s novel writing excitement!

Never done NaNoWriMo before? Meet your local volunteers (Municipal Liaisons) and other fellow LA Wrimos. Come learn the ins and out of 50k in 30 days!

Receive your swag bag filled with noveling inspirations like Achievement Passports, 2015 stickers, and more!

El Cholo CafeComplimentary nacho and mini-chimichangas bar provided.
(However, we do encourage you to purchase food and drinks at E Cholo. They have great margaritas and chimichangas!)

Need we say it again?  Mingling, fun, food, and prizes!

 

Don’t forget to RSVP (not required but appreciated) at the NaNoWriMo LA Region Forum!

Also for those who were sad we had to cancel our NaNo Prep sessions. Have no fear, we have complied an awesome NaNo Prep Packet that would appeal to the Plotter and the Panster for $5 a packet at Kick-Off. (All proceeds will go to the NaNo LA region events, swag, and prizes.)

NaNo Prep 1

2014 Kick-Off Party!

ElCholoPasadena

Date: October 26, 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location:

El Cholo Café [in Paseo Colorado Mall, 2nd floor (PF Chang Side)]
260 E Colorado Blvd., Suite 203
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-5800
Map

Come say hi to your NaNo friends in preparation for November’s novel writing excitement!

Never done NaNo before? Meet your local volunteer Municipal Liaisons (MLs) and ask them anything! Learn about the traveling shovel of death and the symbolism behind the viking helmet while soaking up the ins and outs of 50k in 30 days!

While you’re there, grab a swag bag filled with noveling awesomeness like Steampunk Achievement Cards, the 2014 “I Write” stickers, ninjas, and more!

Complimentary nacho and mini-chimichangas bar provided.

ElCholoSouthPatioNeed we say it again?  Mingling, fun, food, and prizes, yes PRIZES!

We’ll be raffling off a certificate for one two-day 2015 writing seminar ($155 value) from our friends at Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Writing Workshops Los Angeles offers courses and one-on-one fiction, non-fiction, and poetry instruction in small, fun classes that focus on work from a craft perspective, while delving deeply into the techniques of story, character, language, structure, and so on.  A post-November NaNo novelist’s dream!  Follow them on Twitter @writingla, Facebook, or Tumblr!

Also, as announced previously, many of you know Anita Robertson, an LA WriMo who gives lots of midnight word war encouragement.  She’s donating a kindle and a couple of autographed copies of her book (Welcome to Mineola) to NaNo LA in exchange for a microphone plug at Kick-Off.  We all thought that was a super great idea to help create a community of WriMos supporting WriMos.  If you’d like to do something similar, please contact Sara via email: smcbride@caltech.edu.

Don’t forget to RSVP (not required but appreciated) either on our Meet Up Page or at the NaNoWriMo LA Region Forum!

2013 Kick-Off Party!

Date: October 27, 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, but can stay later
Location:

El Cholo Café
260 E Colorado Blvd., Suite 203
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-5800
Map

Details: El Cholo in Pasadena is on the second floor of the Paseo Colorado shopping mall. (Next to PF Chang’s and Bodega Wine Bar.) This is the same place as last year in the bigger patio area of the restaurant. Look for NaNoWriMo signs.

There will be swag bags, stickers, event information, achievement cards, and Raffle prizes – All free!

Raffle is at 3:30 PM

There will be some NaNo Los Angeles t-shirts and totes on sale for fundraising from our Zazzle store, so bring cash if you’re interested.

Your MLs and Lucky are sponsoring a taquito bar to encourage mingling and ninja challenges. Margaritas are available here too!

Metro Directions: Take the Gold Line and get off at Memorial Park Station. Head South on Arroyo Pkwy towards Colorado Blvd. When on Colorado Blvd, go East towards the Paseo Colorado Mall.

Parking: You can park at the Paseo Mall for 90 minutes free (with validation), with a $6 maximum, or you can look for free street parking around the mall or at City Hall (one block away). Just be sure to check the signs, most street parking in Pasadena is free on Sunday, but check the signs!

Click on this Link to RSVP at the LA Region NaNoWriMo thread – RSVP is not necessary, but it helps us to have a rough headcount.