Neil Gaiman put this up on Twitter. There's no point in RTing it there since everyone already follows him, so for you non-Twitter people here you go:
In tandem with Clarion West, Clarion UCSD will be running its second annual Write-a-Thon this summer. We'll be egging each other on and sharing resources. We are pleased to be part of this joint effort, and are excited about the outlook for another year of cooperation and competition!
What is a write-a-thon, anyway? Think charity walk-a-thon. In a walk-a-thon, volunteers agree to walk as far as they can in return for pledges from sponsors who agree to donate to a charity, usually based on the number of miles the volunteer walks. Our Write-a-Thon works the same way, except instead of walking or running, our volunteers write with a goal in mind. In return, sponsors make donations to Clarion, sometimes based on number of words written, sometimes based on other goals, sometimes just to show support for the writer and Clarion.