Less than 24h left to sign up for RegentTweet Ticket Lottery

You have about 24h to get signed up for RegentTweet – the most hotly anticipated event from London Girl Geek Dinners and Sister PR who work with Regent St.

This year is focus on bloggers year and as such, you need to have a blog to enter. Please don’t be put off by this though as I know a lot of you are bloggers with your own blogs and you write about a whole range of things.

The registration for #RegentTweet is now LIVE and so please go to http://247.regentstreetonline.com/ and click on the banner. You’ll see  a registration page pop up. There are a number of required fields  including Blog URL and Twitter name. In “How did you hear about us” PLEASE remember to put in “London Girl Geek Dinners” so that you can  be properly identified and membership of the Google Group is checked so make sure your name is on the Google Group profile.

This year, as last year, the RegentTweet is open to people not from  LGGD but this year it is open to male fashion bloggers as well as us.  But you know we make the most noise and we get things trending on  Twitter so let’s keep the positive momentum going! Let’s show then how  amazingly supporting LGGD are for Regent St and RegentTweet! I shopped  at Bose, Crabtree & Evelyn, Hawes & Curtis, Moulton Brown, the Apple  Store, East India Trading Company, WholeFoods, Nespresso, Freggo and  other shops on Regent St since last year – where have you shopped?  Tweet support for #RegentTweet and let them know what you loved, where  you shopped or what you’re hoping to do on the day this year!

Please start tweeting about your excitement over #RegentTweet too so  that we know you’ve signed up. Remember – this is a limited event and  so only a few will be selected but you need to enter to get into the  selection process 🙂

The London Girl Geek Dinners Drinks and Film ‘Best Friends Forever’

The London Girl Geek Dinners drinks and talks is being promoted along with a film called  Best Friends Forever .

The details for the event are below.

– 6.00pm arrivals and drinks
– 6.30pm talk starts (45mins max: 15-20 mins talk plus 5-10 mins Q&A each)
– 7.15pm Best Friends Forever (the lead, Vera is flying over for intro/q&a)
– 8.50pm finish

Stratford Picturehouse – East London, Salway Rd, London E15 1BX

We’ve made the talk part of the ticket for the screening of Best Friends Forever, so if you buy a ticket to BFF then you also get to come to the talk so ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get £5.50 ticket

Join us in the bar from 6.30pm for a LONDON GEEK GIRLS DINNERS Networking event. We then have a talk from Holly Gramazio, games designer at Hide and Seek and Ste Curran from One Life Left. Then this fantastic movie and we are super-excited that Vera Miao producer, co-writer and co-star of BEST FRIENDS FOREVER will be joining us for the screening and Q&A!

In this indie, post-apocalyptic THELMA AND LOUISE, two LA hipsters take a road trip across America, unaware of the mass destruction around them.

Harriet, played by Brea Grant (Daphne from HEROES), is a comic book artist, with issues. Her best friend is Reba (Vera Miao), a reckless fun-loving girl who is the antithesis of Harriet. They set off in a beat-up old hatchback to start a new life in Austin, Texas (possibly the hippest city in the US). En route, many misadventures befall our heroines, most of which are perpetuated by the events they are ignorant of.

Being low-budget, most of the apocalyptic elements come from inference, allowing the film to concentrate on the relationship between the two friends as they discover the truth of what has happened.

The two leads co-wrote the screenplay, with Brea directing and Vera producing and women held key crew roles: editing, sound and cinematography (it was shot on Super 16 film, rather than digitally). This is a film that easily passes the Bechdel Test, which is something of a rarity for genre films. While this is not hard sci-fi, it fits nicely into the postapocalyptic sub genre, and will especially appeal to audiences tired of seeing ‘tough men with guns’.

This is a great example of what can be done with relatively little money and plenty of imagination.

Some of the cast and crew are going to be attending so it is REALLY important that we fill that auditorium with LGGD members who are watching the film so the talk is part of the discounted ticket! Anyone who quotes ‘geek girls’ will get tickets for the screening of BEST FRIENDS FOREVER at the members rate of £5.50 rather than £8.50

Details about the film are here:  http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2013/programme/feature/best-friends-forever

So please do buy a ticket, support SciFi London who have supported us so much and support this film which is important to support. Even if you don’t stay for the whole film, you’ll be helping out 🙂 ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get £5.50 ticket for the May 2nd LGGD event

Plus it means us LGGDers own the whole cinema – WOOOOOO!

See you at the SciFi London event May 2nd at the Stratford Picturehouse – East London, Salway Rd, London E15 1BX

Remember – ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get the £5.50 ticket

We’re Turning 7 & We Want You To Join Us

We’re turning 7 on August 16 and the lovely folks at Mozilla have given us the use of their space for the evening. YAY MOZILLA!

We’ve decided that this year instead of a raffle (because I asked and people answered) that we will do a first past the post method with tickets released in 3 waves. We will be releasing the tickets on Thursday August 2nd at 2pm, Saturday August 4th at 12 noon and on Tuesday August 7th at 10am. This will hopefully mean everyone knows well in advance if they got a ticket and we will have a waiting list for those who didn’t get a ticket.

For free tickets join the London Girl Geek Google Group!

THANK YOU to the lovely Auto Trader who have already donated some lovely stuff for us. Also to Uber who are donating for the raffle and the amazing Thoughtworks may be helping too! I’m working on a sponsor for things like a cake and whatnot too so stay tuned!

There will be a raffle! As in previous years I’ll also work on getting some excellent stuff for the raffle so please do help support our efforts and buy a ticket (or 5) on the night! If you use one of the “donation tickets” you’ll get free raffle tickets as well 😉

Thanks so much everyone and thank you to Mozilla & Auto Trader & Uber & Thoughtworks  – WE LOVE YOU!

Would you like some love? We’re always looking for sponsors! You will get your product and company and jobs out in front of over 3,000 London-based geeky women. We can give you some details on what you’ll get if you get in touch at londonggd@gmail.com

Sci-Fi London & London Girl Geek Dinners Presents… 2012

We’re going back to Sci-Fi London and once again you can buy your Sci-Fi London tickets at a discount as well since you’re a LGGD member! “GEEK GIRLS” is the code for your discount – THANK YOU SCI-FI LONDON!!  http://www.sci-fi-london.com/

The London Gir Geek Dinner event will be on the evening of Thursday 3rd May.  The drinks will be from 19:30 with the talk starting at 9pm.  We have to do it this way because of the films in the screens.
Thanks so people not showing for the EA Games event we do have leftover wine so a big THANK YOU to EA Games for the wine 🙂 Have you contacted them yet about job opportunities?  You should! Amanda Cowie was the lovely person at the last event and you can contact her with your CV on acowie@ea.com
If anyone wants to go to screening of the shorts at 6:30 that evening it will be over in time for the LDDG talk – like previous years everyone will get a code for getting a discount on films at the festival.
We’re just confirming speakers. We hope to get a couple of women to talk about the ZX Spectrum and how it changed programming (especially for women) and possibly Raspberry Pi but this is proving difficult so we may have people speaking on Gaming but hey – that’s half the fun of going to a LGGD talk – no matter what the topic you know it is going to rock – and have the world’s largest power point slides!
So if you’d like a ticket for networking with other women and amazing talks, grab a ticket NOW!
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Remember – we opperate a 3 strikes policy so if you can’t make it please don’t grab a ticket and let someone else come – THANKS!

British Women in Manga who live near London and like cheese…

We’d like to say a massive thank you to Sci-fi London for putting on the excellent LGGD British Women in Manga evening yesterday….

Sci-fi London runs until 3rd May and there are still some tickets left – plus if you tell them you’re a LGGD member you get a fabulous 10% discount! Check out the progamme here!

We also need to say another huge thank you to our panel – our British Women in Manga, for presenting their work and for the hugely passionate panel discussion afterwards. There were so many questions that we could have kept the Q&A open for another 2 hours and still not have finished!

There were a few themes to the evening, with the panel discussing the use of technology within the comic creation process, and the different ways in which the 3 artists work.

Also of interest were the differences between British & European, North American and Asian styles of illustrating, storytelling and portraying emotion.

Getting on to the differences between Shojo and Shounen, the panel were also asked whether it’s more difficult for women to break into the comic industry, to which the conclusion was it’s just difficult; (whether you’re male or female)!

There was also a debate as to our habit of putting everything into boxes; hence the title of this post, a quote from Emma Vieceli, who it’s fair to say, doesn’t like to over categorize things; and we have to say we agree – let’s celebrate having a diverse comic industry and spread the word!

On that note, please check out our panel’s websites:

Emma Vieceli
From Manga Shakespeare to Dragon Heir webcomics… check out Emma’s site at: http://www.emmavieceli.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Emmavieceli

Kate Brown
See why Kate won the 2010 Arts Foundation Fellowship Graphic Novels award, and follow her work on the forthcoming Fish & Chocolate at: http://www.danse-macabre.nu/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/autojoy

Karen Rubins
Currently working on an intruiging new project, having just finished a residency at the V& A museum, Karen’s  (self coded) website is at: http://www.karenrubins.com

And also worth checking out; her V&A blog at:

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Plus for anyone interested in all things cartoon/manga/illustration; you might like to check out London Expo; at the Excel Centre; 29th and 30th May 2010.

Geeky Gadgets & Gizmos – a Christmas Event

London Girl Geek Dinners and the British Computer Society (North London Branch) have joined forces to bring a wonderful Christmas event to you all.  The “Geeky Gadgets & Gizmos” event is a fun pre-Christmas party where 120 people gather to watch some of us show off their favourite gadgets, judged by a panel of geeky gadgety experts.

You don’t have to present your favourite gadget – you can just come and enjoy watching others present and of course the festive season cheer.  With mince pies galore, friends, fun, wine, juice and geeky gadgets, it’s sure to be a fantastically fun event!

To join up for this brilliant evening, simply visit: http://bcsnlbdec09-lggd.eventbrite.com/

This is a special LGGD & BCS combined event so let’s show our support by grabbing a ticket quickly and visiting one of the homes of geekyness – The British Computer Society.

If you’re curious about being a member, they are always happy to chat membership so just find a BCS member on the night or ask me – Judith Lewis – and I’ll help you find some information.

See you there!

London Girl Geek Dinner 4 Year Anniversary Event Announcement!


We have just finalised all the details for this year’s anniversary Girl Geek Dinner.  Since we know that there will be way more demand for this event than we could possibly cater for we are also going to live stream the event.

The tickets will be released in two batches.  The first batch will be released on the 08/17/2009 at 1:30pm so that it’s across lunchtime rather than meeting times! The second batch are at an after work time of 8:30pm on 08/18/2009.  Remember to add those times to the diary.

We will open up a small reserves list but we need to know drop outs asap as we can’t have more than 80 people for fire & safety reasons and Channel 4 require a list of attendees in advance of the event for name badges and to provide to security.

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London Girl Geek Dinner 4 Year Anniversary – Sponosored by Channel 4!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (GMT)

Channel 4 (In Cinema, Downstairs!)
124-126 Horseferry Rd

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Want to Organise Girl Geek Dinners in London?

Since most of the current organisation committee are now based outside of London or have high workloads we’re looking for some new members and a leader for our organising committee.

What we are looking for are passionate, driven women who love the IT industry and want to help encourage more people into the industry and make the industry a friendly and welcoming place for those currently in the industry. We are looking for people who have great ideas, connections with geeky companies and people who have spare time available on a regular basis to spend time creating events, update the website, market the events and keep an eye on the e-mail inbox. All organisers must be really good at communication as communication really has been something that is key to our success!

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Fly Me to the Moon release If you are interested in joining the organisation committee please send us an e-mail detailing what areas you see yourself being most useful in, and why you are passionate about helping out with this community. Please note that the events are non-profit and the organisers are unpaid volunteers.

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On a personal note I will be stepping down in August as the key organiser for London Girl Geek Dinners due to an increased workload and my Girl Geek Dinner focus being placed more on supporting and structuring the Global Girl Geek Dinners and on getting Girl Geek Dinners it’s charitable status within the UK but with a focus on taking the charity global. I’m also looking for a friendly lawyer and accountant to work with us on the Girl Geek Dinners worldwide charitable work on a pro bono basis. If you know of anyone suitable or are interested then please e-mail me and I’d be happy to discuss this further with you.

How the Internet Gives Entrepreneurs the Edge :: A Joint Event with London Girl Geeks, Silicon Stilettos & Blurb.com Self-Publishing

Far from being the cruellest month, April is our most benevolent and busiest so far this year, with the SCI-FI LONDON event taking place on 30th April (for which there are still places, sign up now!), and also an opportunity for us to hold the below joint event with those sassy Silicon Stilettos, and Blurb, who are kindly sponsoring the event to be held at the Soho Hotel, Soho.

The event will commence from 6.45pm in Screening Room 2 at the Soho Hotel. Unfortunately, Blurb’s CEO, Eileen Gittens, has had to cancel her trip to London, so the event will now commence with a talk from Aruna Khanzada, a photographer and member of Blurbnation, a community of editors, writers, designers, artists, and photographers who have all built or added to their own businesses making books for clients on the Blurb platform. Aruna will be accompanied by Teresa Pereira from Blurb, who will be available for the Q&A session answer any questions you may have on Blurb or Blurbnation, after which, the event will flow on to the drinks reception.

We are delighted we’re able to share the opportunity to learn more about the Blurbnation community with Aruna :

  • Aruna Khanzada :: Formerly a barrister, Aruna took up photography as her profession after the birth of her two children. Despite a successful 15 years at the Bar, Aruna has now started her own extremely successful business, Open and Shut, combining photography and book publishing. Aruna will talk about how the Internet has enabled her to build a business creating and selling products on her own terms.
  • Teresa Pereira :: Aruna will be accompanied by Teresa Pereira from Blurb, who will be available for the Q&A session answer any questions people may have on Blurb or Blurbnation.

    Do join us for the talk, post-talk drinks and for entrepreneurially-inclined conversations/networking!

Many thanks to Eileen, Kate & Suz for helping make things happen!

Full Details:

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  • Date & Time: Thursday, 23rd April 2009, from 6.45pm
  • End Time: The event will continue until around 10.00pm
  • Venue:

    Screening Room 2, Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, W1D 3DH. The Soho Hotel is situated in a quiet street between Dean and Wardour Street in Soho, the heart of London’s ‘entertainment’ neighbourhood.

  • Hosted by: Girl Geek Dinners, Silicon Stilettos and Blurb
  • Food & Drink: Refreshments provided courtesy of Blurb
  • Subject for the evening: How the Internet Gives Entrepreneurs the Edge
  • Format: Talk, post-talk refreshments, and conversations.
  • Capacity: 50 people (with 20 spaces through Silicon Stilettos)
  • Attendees: As ever, boy geeks are welcome to attend if invited by a girl geek although on this occasion we do stress that there are few and limited spaces so more boy geeks = less girl geeks.

If you’d like to attend on 23rd April, please sign up via this link, and we’ll see you at the event!

(London) Girl Geek Dinner: 3 Year Anniversary! – Sponsored by Google!

Girl Geek Dinners have been going now for almost three years!  (Officially that would be 3 years on the 16th August 2008 but due to venue availability we are celebrating on the 28th instead!)  So we had a long think about the perfect place for a reasonably large girl geek birthday/ anniversary party and came to the conclusion that Google are great hosts with the perfect space, so we asked them if they would like to join us in our celebration! Lucky for us they said yes!!!

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We thought it was a good chance to get together, share some wine, food and conversation!

It should be a fun event and one that I hope you will all enjoy.  There is only one release of tickets for this event.  After which a reserves list will be created.  Tickets will be strictly on a first come first served basis.  Sign up early to avoid disappointment.  We will also do our best to live stream the event via UStream.tv to here and the girlgeekdinners.com site.

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