2011 Kick-off party planning page

IMPORTANT: The location will be at the Lunch Room, lower-level of the Naperville Municipal Center. Festivities begin at 11:45 AM (ice-breakers). Everything ends at 3 PM. Bring your stuffed animals for the photo!

Planning to attend

(37 definite, 2 maybe)

  • NewMexicoKid + (maybe) wife : carrot cake + chili + plates + utensils + napkins
  • cableshaft : baked good of some sort
  • Qberty : finger sandwiches
  • PersiaRose + friend: soup
  • Tree @ Home + friend Tim : finger food, sandwich type things
  • TipTappity : minestrone soup with sausage
  • fancieshmancie + daughter : makings for sandwiches
  • KatherineWriting + FinBarrMcG : main dish in a slow cooker
  • sari_anne : churry chicken pasta salad
  • TRRDEDEAN : ???
  • J.A. Kosse: sodas
  • Corrupted Flame : corn chips
  • catatone1 : something
  • DJRM + guest? : fruit tray
  • Qberty (arriving around 1:30 pm)
  • HarvestSparkle + HappyHeart + husband : ???
  • sobookish : appetizers (deviled eggs and beef roll-ups)
  • ajey : cheese
  • forgetregret + two friends : cookies or something
  • Cee-Bee : vegetarian main dish
  • bbasta : ???
  • Squiddy : pecan pastry
  • TeenWriter + brother : taco dip (will arrive late)
  • Michael R. Cross : carbonated beverages
  • izaya61 : ???
  • BIFgoWRITE : A mixture of fresh-baked breads
  • Divine Light : dessert
  • Roger Lubeck : Cider and donuts

Maybe attending

(16 possible)

  • RobinM : ?
  • MarciaPelham : ?
  • Kat_808 : ?
  • jtmarie : brownies
  • GwenWrites : ?
  • Editorial_Response  : ?
  • Helpme + husband? : chopped salad?
  • MarthaJoy : veggies and dip
  • omara33 : some dish if attending
  • susansuth : vegetable tray
  • camerondaye : fruit
  • Reader Dreamer + brother : something salty
  • dianedra : dessert
  • Lemon Fairy : either chips/something like that or a salad.
  • Tabloid319 + mom : cookies

Agenda

  • 11:45 - icebreaker (Dave) -- one that accommodates people arriving, setting food down, etc.
  • 12:15 - group icebreaker (Dave) (insuring that people intermingle a bit)
  • 12:40 - lunch
  • 1:15-ish - cleanup, but leave dessert available.
  • 1:20 - group photo (Tim)
  • 1:20 - door prizes, discuss NaNo, dealing with slow website, updating wordcount, buddies, write-ins, other stuff good to know.
  • 1:40 - group exercise
  • 2:00 - self publishing talk (Roger Lubeck) / group exercises/Web site help
  • 2:30 - making plot bunnies / group exercises/Web site help/games

Q&A

post any questions here

  • Q: What should I bring?
    • A: Yourself, what you committed to bring, NaNo String if you have it.
  • Q: Should I bring a laptop?
    • A: If you need help with jabber or the regional forum or anything web-related, then yes, do bring a laptop. Otherwise, while we will have some writing exercises, we will provide paper and pencil (if you prefer a pen, please bring your own).
  • Q: Should I wear a costume?
    • A: If you would like to! Depends on you. Not required, but it is getting close to Halloween.
  • Q: Should I tell you what dish I'm bringing?
    • A: Yes, please! It helps in our planning
  • Q: Should I bring a stuffed animal?
    • A: It is a Naperville tradition!

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