Blazing Laptops 2011

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2011 Time: 9am - 6pm Number of sessions: ALL DAY LONG Members: $100 minimum Nonmembers: $100 minimum Location: 3343 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

What is Blazing Laptops?

Blazing Laptops Write-a-thon 2011 is our annual fundraising event for your favorite literary nonprofit: San Diego Writers, Ink. It’s a time to get together to write, raise money for a good cause, write, enjoy time with other writers, and WRITE.


Everyone is invited to participate. Minimum sponsorship is $100 in pledges which can come in all amounts, $5.00 to $500 or more. You can even sponsor yourself. Please register here. Your personal information will be stored securely and we’ll never share it, rent it, or sell it. Something to consider when you’re setting your personal fundraising goal, folks who raise $350 or more will be invited to this party the Friday after Blazing Laptops.

Want to donate?

Know someone who’s participating? Or want to find out who is? Here’s a handy list of folks who have already signed up. Any one of them would very much appreciate your support. As extra incentive to give, anyone who donates $150 or more to San Diego Writers, Ink (donation can be distributed to multiple writers) will be added to the invite list of this fun party.

The Venue

The Write-a-thon will take place at Lestat’s Coffee House, a long-time supporter of San Diego Writers, Ink. Their beautiful  room is an open and generous space with various configurations of large and small tables and chairs, sofas, lounges and easy chairs so you’ll be able to move around comfortably. But if you need a wrist-rest or foot stool or a portable footsie-wootsie, you’ll have to bring your own.

Food & Refreshments

We’ll treat you to your first cup of coffee and a morning pastry. Other food and refreshments will be available throughout the day, but it’ll be your treat. Lestat’s has great coffee and a wide variety of snacks and other goodies. We’ll take a break for lunch, which you’ll be able to order ahead of time at a special Write-a-thon rate. We know you’ll appreciate that all the money you worked so hard to raise will go directly to support San Diego Writers, Ink. Lestat’s is generously donating use of the venue, and we want to support them right back. Please don’t bring food or drink from outside Lestat’s to the event.


We know some writers like to work in their pajamas, but for Blazing Laptops, maybe something a little more along the line of public attire would be appropriate. Be comfortable. The afternoon will probably turn warm and with all of us writers cranking out the energy, the room may heat up.

Tips for Getting Sponsors

Getting sponsors is easy. Ask everyone you know to support you in your commitment to write for 9 hours. Even $5 minimum pledges can add up; all it takes is 20 people at $5 each to reach the minimum sponsorship. But we know you’ll want to set your goal even higher. Ask your co-workers, family and friends, your hair dresser or barber, your mail carrier, your kids’ teachers, your clients, your favorite store owners and others you interact with regularly! Some companies will match their employee donations: Ask your company to match your pledges dollar for dollar. Our Ideas for Participants offers suggestions for easy and fun ways to approach sponsors.

Got questions? We’ve got answers.

See our FAQ page for more information.