NaNoWriMo 2016 is coming up, and the Typewriter Brigade is slinking out of hibernation in true chaotic fashion. This year's topic is set up here in the "Technology" forum (irony noted.)
If you've ever wanted to try your hand at writing a novel, NaNoWriMo is a high-velocity, low-expectations way to jump in. As you might guess, the Typewriter Brigade is a subculture unto itself, with many familiar names from around the Typosphere, plus a few new crazies that manage to get ensnared by our wit, charm, and tiny helpful rhinosceri.
We can't promise fame, fortune, or (alas) a future living easy on royalty payments, but we can provide a month of entertainment, amusement, and convivial companionship as we all attempt to squeeze 50,000 words of vaguely readable fiction out of our brains in 30 all-too-short days.
Check your machines carefully: you might just have a rhino of your own that wants to come out and play this November...
Sunday, 24th of July
Noon until ?
Hoop & Toy pub
34 Thurloe Place
Kensington SW7 2HQ
People can bring their own typewriters or use machines that others will bring.
There will be typing, chatting, eating, drinking, and spontaneous activities.
I will bring a copy of The Typewriter Revolution for people to peruse, and would be glad to sign any copies people may wish to bring. (I will not have any for sale.)
Please spread the word by all means available. Thanks to Piotr Trumpiel for the graphic! —Richard Polt
It's Typewriter Day! Plenty of activities are on deck for the weekend, but if you've got the time and inclination, pull out a machine and celebrate today.
I packed up the Corsair and some paper in a messenger bag last night and hauled them up a hill to a local park this morning, for a typecast to come. Pro tip: Corsairs are light, but still not terribly light when packed in a messenger bag with paper and hauled up a hill. I'm accepting any and all donations of a Groma Kolibri for next year's hike. (QWERTY if you've got it.)