Pitch In!

Pitch-InLast year using our Chip-In Widget, we raised $140 for our awesome region, which all went to funding our Kick-Off Party and raffle prizes!

So thanks again for everyone who chipped in last year!

Because of last year’s success, we are bringing back the “Pitch-in” widget to fundraise for the Region’s events. Since “Chip-In!” is no longer available, we’re asking you to “Pitch-In” instead! Pitch-In works just like Chip-in. Click on the “Pitch-In!” link on the widget in this post or on top of our left sidebar and donate. The page will eventually take you to Paypal where you will complete your transactions.

Also every $10 donation will qualify you for an additional raffle ticket for the Halo Raffle to be drawn at the TGIO party, which includes a Raffle Prize of an iPad Mini and more!

So Pitch-in and Lucky will do a happy dance!

NOTE: Donating to Pitch-in will NOT give you a Halo over your name on the NaNoWriMo site. You only get a Halo when you donate through NaNoWriMo’s Donation Station or win a Halo in an Adopt-A-Day challenge.

2013 Halo Raffle!

Angel HaloThe Halo Raffle is back!

What is a HALO?  The Halo is that little golden ring around the top of your profile picture on NaNoWriMo.org.

Why do you want a HALO?  Having a Halo enters you into a special raffle where you might win an iPad Mini or several other totally amazing prizes.

How do you get a HALO?  You donate $10+, or you participate in the Adopt-a-day challenges until you eventually win a Halo from an Adopt-a-day Fairy Godmother.

When is the HALO raffle?  At the TGIO party, Dec. 1, the HALO owners will all have tickets in a box, and we’ll draw names in front of a ton of WriMo witnesses. You do not need to be present, but it’s much more fun if you are! The names will be posted as a yellow note in the forum, and Sara will NaNo mail you for your mailing address. Or email you if you prefer.

How do you enter the HALO raffle?  Once you have a HALO on your profile picture, put your name in this thread, and Sara will write your name on a raffle ticket and enter you.

Can you get 2 raffle tickets?  YES, you can! If you earn a HALO and you donate $10 or more to the “Ptich in” box in the top left corner of this website, then tell us you “pitched in” (on this thread), and Sara will put in an extra ticket in the box for you.

You can also Pitch-In bying clicking on this link.

Can I enter the Los Angeles HALO raffle if LA is not my home region?  No, unless your home region is really small and you don’t have an ML, like Ventura, or Big Bear, then write Sara and tell her. Idyllwild – You’re already clear for entry.

What are the RAFFLE PRIZES?

1. The Chris Baty Fan Pack! (The King of Awesome who created NaNoWriMo.

  • A Chris Baty Studio full sized poster
  • 2 Chris Baty Studio small posters
  • An entire Chris Baty Studio post-card set
  • Chris Baty’s book, Ready, Set, Novel
  • Chris Baty’s No Plot, No Problem Kit
  • NaNoWriMo notebook (One of the cool new ones with a typewriter cover!)

​2. The Visual Storyteller Pack!

  • A collection of modern fairy tales and newly illustrated old stories, such as:
  • The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders & Illustrations by Lane Smith
  • The Star Wars Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
  • Mark Twain’s A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage
  • Roman Dirge’s Lenore Noogies
  • Will Eisner’s Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative
  • Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Three Golden Keys by Peter Sis

3. The Traveling WriMo Pack!

  • A new slim, comfort, hiking backpack
  • An inspiration card deck
  • Story teller dice
  • Caffeine
  • Fiber
  • NaNoWriMo Notebook (The new really cool one with NaNoLand cover!)
  • NaNoWriMo travel cup (The new really cool one with Nutritional details!)
  • $25 gift certificate to Starbucks

4. A brand new, still wrapped in plastic, 16G iPad Mini.  

You can contact Sara about the Halo Raffer via NaNoMail through her Profile or email her at smcbride (at) caltech (dot) edu

So go donate at the Donation station and Pitch-In (Note: Pitch-In donations will NOT get a Halo on their profile picture), and don’t forget let Sara know you’ve got your Halo! (And yes, she does check to see if you have a Halo.)