My friend K is doing GISHWHES again this year. She's trying to form her team, she has like-minded members already, but she still needs people.
She is not "In It To Win It." She just wants to have fun. She and the rest of her team all have jobs, husbands, children, etc...that take up a lot of their time, so although she wants to do her very best at GISHWHES, she knows that she's not going to end up staying in a Scottish castle with Misha. Basically, she's just in it to have fun with other fans! Or in her words:
"We will, of course, chat lots and do things that are fun; but we don't want to lose our jobs/children/self-respect by taking part :)"
Now, I know they round-out teams automatically if you don't know 15 people - but K is worried that if they do that, she might get put on a team with people who ARE "in it to win it" and they might get mad at her for not being able to devote her entire life to the challenge. Which makes sense - ambitious people should be on teams with ambitious people, and people who just want to have fun should be on teams that just want to have fun!
So, if any of you are interested in just having fun with GISHWHES and you don't currently in a team...and you might be interested in joining K's team, let me know and I'll put you in touch. K is an awesome person (I can vouch for this, because she lets me come over to her house whenever Supernatural is on and watch it on her big TV while I drink copious amounts of her wine.)