Tag Archives: TGIO

2015 Thank Goodness It’s Over Party

Saturday, December 5th saw about fifty people come to celebrate the end of National Novel Writing Month. The fun began with an ice breaker created by co-Municipal Liaison Frank Dahlman, where each of five groups was given two characters, a setting, and two objects and told to create a story. As people came in, Sarah […]

Thank Goodness It’s Over – 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014 was our annual Thank Goodness It’s Over (TGIO) pot-luck lunch party at the Naperville Municipal Center. We had around 55 people there. Festivities kicked off with a fun ice-breaker that Katherine created where participants tried to order themselves based on a 10-25 word excerpt they brought in from a favorite novel. […]

What a great NaNo season 2013!

See the pictures from our 2013 TGIO: It was a great NaNo season and a wonderful Thank-Goodness-It’s-Over party! Many thanks to Ky (scrapacat) for contributing this beautiful scarf she made, to Steve (Whitey) for contributing a very handsome handmade journal (which I won in the raffle), and to Paula (catatone1) for contributing a very precious […]

Pictures from the alternate TGIO

Katherine (KatherineWriting) organized a fun-filled and delicious alternate TGIO for those unable to make it on Saturday. Here are photos from the event: 121213 – Alternate TGIO dinner Several prizes were awarded, including an old NaNo poster, a signed mini poster, and two nanobots.

2012 TGIO a fun event

So our 2012 NaNoWriMo experience is at an end. “It’s Over!” We had over 35 people come to the TGIO (not sure of the exact numbers because not everyone signed in and some folks came by late). Dave started us off with the fun “Books in Common” ice-breaker, which Sabrina (bookgrrl) won by having the […]

Another great TGIO (2011)

December 3rd was the date of the wonderful TGIO celebration. We started off with two ice breakers devised by co-ML Katherine (KatherineWriting). The second of these was to write a 100 words (or less) short short story from the perspective of a plot critter. Her tale went like this: Soft. Crowded, but soft, lots of […]

Pictures from our TGIO

And so another National Novel Writing Month comes to a close. We had a great Thank-Goodness-It’s-Over (TGIO) pot-luck lunch party, courtesy of co-ML Katherine (KatherineWriting) who organized the event and came up with the brilliant and fun ice breaker: speed noveling. Final stats for our region: Number of affiliated people = 1193 Number of active […]