2015 TGIO Party!

CC_logoIt’s December, do you know what that means? It means it’s Party time! It’s TGIO Party time!

What is TGIO?

For those wondering what in the world does TGIO stand for, TGIO Party is The Thank Gosh It’s Over TGIO) Party. The TGIO party is a time honored NaNoWriMo tradition. The TGIO party is the perfect place for us to share our NaNoWriMo experiences, celebrate our successes and failures, and connect with our compatriot WriMos who’ve also survived the  month long suffering of writing our beloved novels.

Here are the details for this year’s party.

Coffee Connection FrontLocation:
Coffee Connection
3838 S Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Date: December 5, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Details: We’ll be meeting in the Courtyard/Gallery area of the cafe. Parking is mostly street parking on Centinela.

We’ll have raffles and prizes galore, and games and hilarity to share. Oh, yes, and there will be cake! CAKE!

To Bring:

Come prepared. Bring the following to enter our new roster of games and win fun prizes:

  1. Premise. On a single page of paper, type your title and a one-sentence premise of your book. No name on it, please.
  2. One Page. On a single page of paper, print one page of your new novel. Any page – first, last, middle. Double-spaced, with one-inch margins (prepares you for submitting your book to publishers!). No title, no name.
  3. Best sentence. Pick a sentence, any sentence from your novel. Something that you know sings or zings. You knew it was good when you wrote it, so now, why don’t you flaunt it?

Also if you’ve been diligently filling out your achievement cards, bring them too! Anyone with the most achievements accomplished gets a little prize!


  • $200 Write for Success Gift Certificate for Editing Services
  • $50 Bodega Wine Bar Certificate
  • $25 Central Library Gift Store Gift Certificate 
  • A Backpack of Writing/Publishing Books
  • A Tote of Writing Books
  • Totes of Fiction Books
  • Movie Tickets
  • and much much more! 

So come one, come all to TGIO! See you there!

RSVP at our TGIO Thread. (RSVPs are not mandatory, but appreciated.)

2015 Midnight Blast Off!

Boo picMidnight Blast Offs!

Just like ghosts November 1st is sneaking up on us! But we are going to be ready for Nov. 1 because we’ll be having our Midnight Blast Off and getting our fingers and brains all limbered up for 12:01 midnight! So come join us Halloween Night!

[Pasadena] Du-par’s @ Pasadena

Location: 214 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Date: 10/31~11/1
Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Details/Info: Your MLs Jennie (AthenaKTT) and Xander (ArtofCheatery)  will be hosting this gala with swag bags for those who missed out on them at the kick-off. Dupar’s is open 24-hours so feel free to stay later!

  • Free parking in the big lot behind the restaurant, off Mentor.
  • Only two outlets, so come charged, but I’ll have power strips for a few people and we can trade around chargers.
  • Wifi is available.
  • Good drinks, soup, pancakes, hot cocoa, coffee, and PIE!
  • Tell the waiter a separate check when you order.
  • Midnight WORD WAR!
  • Ask for the “Writing Room”.
  • NaNo Los Angeles Fortune cookies and Plot Bunnies return!
  • NaNoWriMo Bingo!
  • Raffle Prizes, lots of fun, and more!
  • Come in costume if you like. Your MLs may be in costume!

RSVP by replying at the Midnight Blast Off Thread. (RSVP not required by appreciated to help with planning.)


[Online] Virtual Kick-Off – California :: Elsewhere

Date: 10/31~11/1
Time: 9:00pm – Midnight (PST) (Or earlier if anyone wants to sign into the chat early.)
Location: Online ChatNaNo 
Details: For those who do not want to venture outside on NaNoWriMo Eve, Elsewhere ML Skybluefusion is hosting a Virtual Kick-Off.  For information go to: http://nanowrimo.org/forums/usa-california-elsewhere/threads/258842

2015 Kick-Off Party!

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

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

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